Last updated 3 days ago
Hypogonadism is a condition in which the sex glands fail to produce sufficient amounts of hormones. For women, hypogonadism occurs when the ovaries either produce little or no estrogen. Before puberty, hypogonadism can delay breast development and the start of menses. After puberty, hypogonadism produces hot flashes, loss of body hair, decreased sex drive, and menstrual irregularities.
In most cases, hypogonadism can be easily treated with hormone therapy. Options include estrogen and progesterone pills or patches. Women may also receive injections to stimulate ovulation to treat infertility related to hypogonadism as well as low dose testosterone to boost sex drive.
To find out if hypogonadism is causing your symptoms, make an appointment with Gary London, M.D. At our West Hollywood practice, we diagnose and treatment many different kinds of imbalances with hormone therapy. Make your appointment now by calling (424) 230-7776.
Last updated 10 days ago
From long days spent in front of the computer to hours spent watching TV, Americans are moving less, and that’s bad news for their health. Not getting enough physical activity increases the risk of certain cancers, high cholesterol, and, of course, obesity, which itself can trigger hormonal imbalances and other health concerns. The good news is that it is easy to pack more activity into your days, no matter how busy your schedule is. Give these techniques a try.
Cut Back on Your Emails
If you’re like many modern workers, it’s likely that dealing with emails takes up a large chunk of your day. Your inbox is a great way to keep communication flowing with out-of-town clients and colleagues. However, instead of emailing the people down the hall, get up and go talk to them face-to-face. You may be surprised by how many extra steps you can fit into your day by moving around the office more. As an added bonus, face-to-face communication may just boost office morale and help you complete your work more efficiently.
Take a Stand
When you face a choice between grabbing a seat and standing, consider staying on your feet. Standing burns an extra 50 calories an hour over sitting, plus, prolonged periods of standing help to build your leg muscles. Huddle around a high table with co-workers for meetings or consider changing to a standing desk. Even if you can’t stand for long portions of the day, getting up and standing for five minutes once an hour will help.
Your parents and teachers probably taught you not to fidget as a child, but refusing to sit still is good for your health as an adult. Move your legs, pace when you’re on the phone, and balance on an exercise ball instead of sitting in a chair. These extra movements will keep you energized and burn calories.
Balanced hormones are also crucial for healthy energy levels and weight. Gary London, M.D. can diagnose hormone deficiencies and boost your wellbeing with hormone therapy. Find out how hormones can help you by calling our West Hollywood office for an appointment at (424) 230-7776.
Last updated 15 days ago
Aging is a natural part of life, but sometimes, people feel older than they actually are. Maintaining healthy habits throughout your life is an important part of the anti-aging process. No matter how old you are, it’s a good idea to stay active to improve your physical, mental, and social wellbeing. People in their 40s and 50s may want to consider joining a local Beverly Hills sports league to meet people and get fit at the same time, while those in their 60s and 70s may opt for more relaxed activities such as golf or yoga. If you feel like you’ve lost a step even though you’re physically active, it may be time to consider how hormone therapy can help you with anti-aging. Take a look at this infographic to see more ways you can maintain healthy habits at any age. Please share with your friends and family!
Last updated 17 days ago
It is never too late to get yourself into shape; exercise provides a variety of health benefits and increases your energy, alertness, and quality of life. Fitness is one of several anti-aging elements that can help you live to your fullest throughout your entire life. Keep reading to learn about the importance of fitness during middle age.
Onset of Disease
Chronic diseases are an unfortunate result of years of certain habits, diets, and vices. However, there are several factors that influence the length of time that individuals live with these conditions. Staying fit can help to prolong the onset of diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Instead of spending the last several decades of your life suffering from a chronic disease, fitness can help reduce that time frame to the last few years.
Those who are in better shape during middle age are likely to live longer than those who are in poor shape. In addition, those who are fit during these years are likely to live with a higher quality of life. Although you cannot stop aging, staying fit helps you to enjoy the years after retirement and truly relax. Fitness increases your lifespan on different levels; whether you consider your lifespan to be the day you are born until the day you die, or the day you are conscious until the day you can no longer function on your own, fitness increases both timeframes.
Effect of Exercise
Even if you do not go into middle age in the best shape, it is not too late to reap the benefits of fitness. Exercise is one of the most efficient anti-aging techniques and can be done in any environment and at any time. Exercising while you age is a critical way to increase your lifespan as well as your quality of life.
If you would like to know more about the importance of fitness during middle age, call the offices of Gary London, M.D. at (424) 230-7776. Dr. London provides hormone therapy in the West Hollywood area. For more information about his anti-aging services, feel free to visit his website or stop by his offices today.
Last updated 24 days ago
Gary London, M.D. is a seasoned veteran of medicine. With more than 40 years of experience, he is considered an expert in his field and it shows in his work. Read on to get to know Dr. Gary London.
Dr. London began his journey by graduating from UCLA. He then moved on to New York University School of Medicine, where he earned his M.D. After undergoing postgraduate training at USC, Dr. London began his award winning career. He has delivered thousands of babies, and doing so frequently dealt with hormones. He decided to narrow his focus to the anti-aging properties that hormones possess, and is now a leading specialist in hormone supplementation. He has authored a book entitled “Thank You Suzanne Somers” and receives recommendations in Ms. Somers’ books.
Would you like to know more about Dr. Gary London? If you live in the West Hollywood area, come in and meet with him in person. Dr. London utilizes anti-aging techniques to help treat patients with hormone conditions. For more information, please feel free to call (424) 230-7776 or visit his website.