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A Hormone Check Could Make the Holidays Happier

Oct 30, 2016 10:31AM

For people over 40 that are feeling a loss in energy, lagging sex drive, moodiness or are missing their get up and go, perhaps an evaluation of their hormones is in order. Men and women both experience a decrease in hormone production as they age. Whether it involves a decline in estrogen or testosterone, the impacts can challenge our ability to live a full, energetic life. Men face challenges from low DHEA and testosterone that may include loss of libido, a decrease in mental sharpness or motivation, mood changes and slower recovery after physical exercise. Men can also start seeing weight gain due to increased fat accumulation as muscle mass declines

A bioidentical hormone regimen comes from natural, plant-derived compounds that have the same molecular structure as those made by the body. Some benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) include support for cardiovascular and bone health and increased cognitive function.

For a hormone consultation, call Sandra Levitt, M.D., of Innovative Primary Care, in Gilbert, at 480-776-0626. For more information about BHRT hormone treatment options, visit

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