Functional Medicine, Integrated Medicine, Age Management, Longevity Wellness & Preventative Medicine
Whatever you want to call it today these doctors have one thing in common, to get you back to a healthy and productive life with the energy and zest you had ten years ago.
Hormone Replacement Therapy – What happens to our body as we age?
We all expect to get lines and wrinkles as we age. But what about all the changes that happen inside your body?
The ones you can’t see.
Your sex drive isn’t what it used to be, you get tired faster, it becomes harder to lose weight, you start to experience hot flashes and mood changes – the list goes on.
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Good wellness programs are designed to improve and extend your quality of life. Our goal is to help you take charge of your aging process, stabilize your endocrine system, evaluate your physical, emotional and mental level for improvement. And along the way help you find that young, energetic, life you once had.
Programs includes a comprehensive physical, laboratory and cardiac evaluation followed by the institution of the basic five:
Your Functional Medicine Specialist will follow you accordingly making decisions based on clinical findings 80% and laboratory findings 20%. Once you have started your individualized program, you will be re-evaluated on a weekly-monthly schedule. Changes will are made as needed to your program along the way and once goals are met your specialist, and their staff will be there for you to help you find and maintain your vitality once more.
What Does a Functional Medicine Specialist Do?
A Functional Medicine Specialist helps you address these concerns by tailoring an individual treatment plan to respond to hormone imbalances brought on by aging or adrenal fatigue caused by stress. Functional Medicine is another term used to address prevention and treatment of specific diseases and nutritional deficiencies.
All About Hormones
For women, age-related hormone loss happens during menopause; men are not immune either. Men go through a similar condition called andropause or “male menopause.”
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but is unavoidable and there is no escaping it. Menopause often occurs between the ages of 40 to 55 for women and around 50 years old for men. The good news is there are treatments to help soften the blow of aging. One of the most traditional treatments to help you feel “normal” again is called Hormone Replacement Therapy, often referred to as Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
There’s No “One-Size-Fits-All” Approach to Functional Medicine
We are all unique. Based on your own physical and labs your age management specialist will utilize a combination of different hormones to help you maintain your vitality, strength and sex life.
Your functional medicine specialist will work with you to develop a strategy that is right for you by providing you with a multi-faceted plan to improve your whole body. Additional procedures may include stress management, mental health, exercise routines, nutritional advice and weight loss programs all to help you live a peaceful and healthy life.
FIND A Top10MD FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST NEAR YOU
There are hundreds of Functional Medicine Specialists to choose from; however, not all doctors are created equal. Functional Medicine takes the skill and finesse of an experienced Functional Medicine Specialist. That’s why we’ve selected your city’s best Functional Medicine Specialists – to make the decision process easier for you and your family.
For your peace of mind, Top10MD Functional Medicine Specialists’ credentials are validated yearly to verify medical licenses have no serious patient care sanctions, current Board Certifications in their given medical specialty, current DEA & DPS licenses, and malpractice insurance. A Top10MD has at least 5+ years experience or has performed 300+ procedures in their given specialty and a current Patient Satisfaction Score of 8.5 or higher.
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*Age Management, Functional Medicine and Integrated Medicine is an evolving medical specialty, currently there is no Board Certification for these specialties. Doctors from many different specialties practice this specialty.
Part of your work-up your doctor will order a series of blood work and other laboratory testing. The blood work will include lipid profile, hormone levels, level of general inflammation, and genetic markers that indicate whether or not your risk of serious disease may be elevated in anyway.
The older you get the higher your risk of developing heart disease. For this reason, your Age Management Doctor will likely perform a carotid intima-media thickness test (CIMT) to measure the thickness of the intima and media, the two layers of your carotid artery. Early detection is key to living a long, healthy life.
Your team may include nutritionists, sports medicine and performance experts, stress management specialists, sleep specialists, preventive cardiologists, and endocrinologists all headed by a physician who specializes in age management. Your team will provide regular checks on your health and progress as well as continuous advice and assistance for following and fine-tuning your program. Continuous care will keep track of:
- Body Fat
- Bone Density
- Cardiovascular Function
- Hormone Profiles
- Intellectual Acuity
- Muscle Tone
- Nutritional Status
- Physical Health
- Sexual Health
- Sleep Quality