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    Signs That You Might Have Low Testosterone

    Last updated 2 days ago

    As men get older, it’s common for their testosterone levels to take a dip. The symptoms of low testosterone—also referred to as low T—are easy to mistake for simple signs of aging. Simply chalking these symptoms up to the passage of time could prevent you from getting hormone therapy, which could drastically improve your wellbeing. If you notice the symptoms discussed below, talk to your doctor to learn about testing your testosterone levels and how hormone therapy could help you. 

    Diminished Libido

    Testosterone is one of the dominant factors in determining sex drive. Men with low T often experience a significant decline in their interest in being sexually active. In addition to challenges with sex drive, low T can also make it difficult to achieve an erection and an orgasm.

    Hair Loss

    Hair loss is a symptom that is prominent in men as they age, and may be caused by low T. One way to distinguish between hair loss due to aging and hair loss due to low T is to consider where the hair loss is occurring. Age-related hair loss often happens on the head, while hair loss linked to low T impacts hair on both the head and the body. Experiencing hair loss without a family history of balding is another indicator that low testosterone levels could be to blame.

    Mood Changes

    Women aren’t the only ones who experience mood changes in response to declining hormone levels. Men with low T have mood symptoms similar to those that women have during menopause. A decline in testosterone is linked to irritability, depression, and difficulties with focus.

    If these symptoms sound familiar, it could be time to talk to a doctor about low T. Gary London, M.D. can diagnose your hormone imbalance and provide hormone therapy to reverse your symptoms and support healthy aging. Schedule a consultation at our West Hollywood office to find out if hormones are impacting your health and how hormone therapy could help you. Call (424) 230-7776 to set up your appointment.

    Treating Hypogonadism in Women

    Last updated 9 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.  

    Easy Ways to Keep Active Every Day

    Last updated 16 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.

    Embrace Fidgeting

    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. 

    Healthy Habits at Every Age [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 21 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!

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    The Importance of Fitness During Middle Age

    Last updated 23 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.

    Lifespan

    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.

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