Great Sex During Menopause? Yes, it is Possible!

GettyImages_57443222A large study by researchers at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and the San Diego Veterans’ Affairs Department has revealed some surprisingly positive conclusions about women’s sexuality in the post-menopausal years.

If a woman’s desire for sex or enjoyment of sex drops off at menopause, and the man still enjoys and desires sex with his partner, this can be difficult for both. Couples used to bonding in this way may miss that closeness. A man whose desires haven’t flagged may feel frustrated and sad when his partner begins to turn away because sex hurts or desire wanes. READ MORE →

Can Testosterone Lengthen a Man’s Life? (Part Two)

MyHealthNews-1Testosterone replacement therapy remains a hotly debated topic in the medical world. As an Ageology physician, I, along with the rest of the Ageology network, strongly believe that testosterone replacement therapy lengthens both a man’s lifespan (how long he lives) and healthspan (the period within lifespan where an he is healthy and thriving, not just surviving) when prescribed to treat a lack of this hormone. READ MORE →

Can Testosterone Lengthen a Man’s Life? (Part One)

riwan-1A few months back I clicked on an article in the Washington Post because of its intriguing headline—“New study highlights the role of testosterone in longevity.” I was hoping to see further evidence in favor of the benefits of testosterone (T) replacement for men that have decreased levels of the hormone. Here’s what I read:

Now, a study that analyzes the longevity of eunuchs, or castrated men, suggests that testosterone may play a part in shortening men’s lives.

Needless to say, that was not what I was expecting. READ MORE →

The Other Side of the Story – a Physician Response to More Magazine’s “The Hormone Hoax Thousands Fall For”

Ageology: Dr. Paul Savage. July 1, 2013. Photo by Andrew Collings.I am a board-certified physician who specializes in integrative metabolic medicine.  This means that I have made it my life’s work to help people overcome the health challenges that increasingly confront them as they age.  The goal? To support every patient in the quest for wellness and quality of life – however that is defined by the individual. READ MORE →

Breast Cancer and Hormones: What’s the Truth?

hormonesOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a national, collaborative effort between The American Cancer Society and breast cancer charities across the country to raise funds for breast cancer research, and to bring awareness to its causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

According to The American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 American women – or 12 percent – will develop some form of invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. READ MORE →

New Study Supports Transdermal Hormone Delivery in Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

happy-middle-aged-beautiful-woman1Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHT) is a big part of what we do at Ageology. If a patient is experiencing symptoms that have not been able to be cured with traditional medicine, we evaluate them to see whether a hormone imbalance exists. Then, we start low with bioidentical hormones, building slowly until we achieve symptom relief with ideal levels (which vary from person to person). We continue to meet with the patient over time, because their needs will change as their bodies change.

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Happy Menopause Awareness Month!

Screen shot 2013-09-24 at 4.35.39 PMSeptember is national menopause awareness month. Thanks to the Internet and determined women’s health bloggers everywhere, menopause awareness month is rapidly becoming as popular as breast cancer awareness, and other important women-related health issues.

What you might not know, however, is that the FDA first implemented the nationwide campaign in 2004, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Health and Human Services. READ MORE →

My (Hormone-Filled and Bumpy) Ride Through Perimenopause

Magnolia2In May of 1998, I was 41 years old.  I had just graduated from college with an = accounting degree; I was embarking on a new career as a CPA, and exploring a budding and exciting romance with a handsome (and much younger) military officer.

After five long years of struggling through a prior divorce, attending college, and raising two young children by myself, I was ready for a change. But little did I know that the change to come would be far more than I had bargained for.

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