While thirty percent of Americans say they get regular physical activity, forty percent say they get none. With all that’s known about the importance of being active and the benefits it provides to both physical and mental health, Americans’ refusal to start and stick with a regular exercise program is only a few clicks short of insane. Excuses just don’t cut it here, folks. End of story. READ MORE ￫
I’m known for spending significant amounts of time with my patients at each and every one of their appointments. I don’t do this because it takes me a long time to conduct a physical exam, run a routine test or write a prescription.
What takes up most of the appointment time is simple, enjoyable conversation.
I talk with my patients about all kinds of things: work, marriage, passions, children, stress, hopes and fears. READ MORE ￫
Psychological symptoms – mood swings, frustration, anxiety and depression – can really throw a wrench in the works of a menopausal woman’s life. For years, women that were experiencing these severe symptoms were simply prescribed anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs to make the “crazy” go away. But, there’s good news! Ageology physicians believe that these drugs are no longer the only option for women looking to reduce the psychological symptoms of menopause. READ MORE ￫
Women have outlived men by a pretty big margin for as long as anyone has been keeping track. In 1989, men lived an average of seven years less than women. But according to recent data on lifespan in both genders, men are closing the gap.
In 2009, the longevity gap was only five years. Put another way: life expectancy rose by 4.6 years in men in the interim between ’89 and ’09, while women’s life expectancy rose by only 2.7 years during that time. READ MORE ￫
Heart attack risks rise dramatically for women at menopause. Estrogen helps keep “good” HDL cholesterol high and “bad” LDL cholesterol low. It relaxes blood vessels, allowing oxygen-saturated blood to circulate to the muscular, hardworking walls of the heart and throughout the whole body. Estrogen also has antioxidant effects, which protect blood vessel walls against the harmful effect of free radicals – a major contributor to damage that leads to atherosclerosis (clogged blood vessels in the heart that lead to death of part of the heart muscle, also known as a heart attack). READ MORE ￫
Lean in. Empowering women is always a worthy endeavor. Anything which encourages us to better care for our health, and lower our risk for certain disease and illness is something we should all get behind.
Ageology experts agree the top three leading causes of stress are work, money and health. The uncertainties in life and sudden tragic events like the Boston Marathon explosion also skyrocket stress levels. It is difficult, but important to manage stress in our lives in healthy ways. In addition to heart disease, ulcers, sleep problems and an increased likelihood of infectious diseases; cortisol can also cause belly fat, excessive weight gain and even obesity. READ MORE ￫
An amazing 77% of Americans report that they regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. “The figures are staggering,” says Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Specialist Dr. Paul Savage, “Chronic stress is an American epidemic.
Get the skinny on hormones and weight gain on the Ageology Facebook Page. What exactly do hormones have to do with weight gain? It’s a fact: as men and women age, especially after the 40th birthday, weight begins to creep up even when the healthiest diets and exercise regimens are in place. Why? Hormone imbalances not only influence and can dictate a healthy weight, but also increases the chances of chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. READ MORE ￫
Did you know that suboptimal hormone levels increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and many other chronic diseases? If you’ve past your 40th birthday you may have noticed it’s not as easy to shed those unwanted pounds. You may also have noticed that it’s much easier to gain those pounds! Without taking action now, this is the beginning of a recipe for obesity. The numbers are staggering. READ MORE ￫