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    Why Do Men Need Hormones?

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Although it is common knowledge that women go through menopause and often choose hormone therapy, it’s perhaps less well known that men also have their own version of menopause, called andropause. This period of declining hormone production is less obvious in men because the symptoms develop gradually over time. Although the symptoms may first appear during the 40’s, some male hormones can begin to decline as early as the 20s. 

    The hallmark symptoms of andropause, also referred to as low-testosterone or low-T, are decreased sexual performance and libido. However, men can experience other symptoms such as an expanding waistline, lack of energy, low endurance, poor muscle definition, and a sluggish metabolism. Low hormone levels can even contribute to higher cholesterol levels, poor memory, insomnia, and poor skin texture. These troublesome symptoms are why so many men have turned to hormone therapy to help them look and feel young again.

    If you think you could be experiencing declining hormone levels, set up a personal consultation with Gary London, M.D. of West Hollywood. Call (310) 270-4500 and ask how hormone therapy can help you regain your energy and your health!

    Nutrition Tips for Healthy Aging

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Following a well-balanced diet can help you live well at any age. However, good nutrition is even more important as you grow older. As your metabolism slows down, choosing nutrient-dense, low-calorie foods can help you maintain your weight and your health. Aim for five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Additionally, make sure your daily meal plan includes whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy products.

    Watch this video for more healthy eating tips. This registered dietitian explains the types of fruits and vegetables you should choose. She also offers some advice for beginning an exercise program and discusses the importance of a positive attitude for total wellness.

    In addition to following a healthy eating plan, you can boost your anti-aging efforts by exploring hormone therapy. West Hollywood residents can call Gary London, M.D. at (310) 270-4500 for a personal consultation to explore hormone therapy.

    Understanding the Changes Men Go Through As They Age

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Just as women go through menopause, men go through their own version, known as andropause. Andropause can be more difficult for men to detect as compared to detecting menopause in women, however, since the symptoms tend to develop gradually over time. As you grow older, certain hormones decline, such as testosterone, DHEA, and pregnenolone. The declining hormone levels exacerbate the changes men experience as they age. Fortunately, hormone therapy offers an excellent anti-aging solution for men.

    Sexual Health

    Many men seek hormone therapy because of troubling changes in their sexual health. The declining hormone levels can cause difficulty achieving an erection, longer time between erections, and less firm erections. Men also tend to experience reduced sexual drive, smaller testes, infertility, and a reduced number of spontaneous erections.

    Physical Changes

    Many of the physical changes associated with declining hormone levels are commonly interpreted as being inevitable with age, when in fact hormone therapy can resolve these issues. Some of the physical changes men experience include a reduction in muscle mass, difficulty building muscle mass despite exercise, and reduced endurance. Men may also find it more difficult to lose weight, they may find that their skin becomes inelastic and thin, and they may experience sleep disturbances such as insomnia.

    Emotional Issues

    Men may try to ignore the emotional issues that are associated with andropause. These can include difficulty concentrating, depression, and reduced self-confidence. They may struggle with poor motivation and feelings of sadness. After starting a hormone therapy program; however, men report improved emotional wellness and better self-confidence, in addition to physical and sexual benefits.

    Anti-aging solutions such as hormone therapy are your pathway to good health. To schedule a consultation for hormone therapy, call Gary London, M.D. at (310) 270-4500. For more than 40 years, Dr. London has helped countless men and women in West Hollywood regain their sense of youthfulness with customized hormone therapy.

    Everyday Habits that Can Boost Your Health

    Last updated 2 months ago

    The older you get, the more important it is to embrace healthy living. However, it’s also more difficult to form new habits in your later years. You only get one body, and it’s up to you to take good care of it. To increase your lifespan, consider changing small things about your lifestyle. Here are a few everyday habits that will help you lead a healthier life

    Get 30 Minutes of Exercise

    Regular exercise can have numerous benefits for your wellbeing. In addition to helping you manage your weight, exercise can reduce your stress and improve your mood. It’s also great for strengthening your cardiovascular system and reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke. Most doctors recommend 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, which works out to 30 minutes a day, five days a week.  

    Eat 5-6 Small Meals

    Americans have traditionally eaten three large meals a day, but more doctors are recommending that people eat five or six smaller meals throughout the day. Research suggests that smaller, more frequent meals help people avoid hunger, and are great for balancing the metabolism. For the sake of your health, incorporate more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein into your diet. Try to limit your intake of alcohol, sugar, and processed foods.

    Drink Plenty of Water

    Relatively few people drink the recommended amount of water every day. Water is essential for flushing toxins and keeping your body sufficiently hydrated. Men should drink about three liters of water a day, while women should drink just over two liters. You don’t have to keep a measuring cup with you at all times; to stay hydrated, simply carry a water bottle with you and take occasional sips.  

    The Importance of Sleep

    Going to bed and waking up early can help improve your quality of sleep. Getting between seven and nine hours of sleep can help prevent a wide range of health conditions, including heart disease and cancer. If you can, try to go to bed and wake up around the same time each day, as getting off your sleep schedule can compromise the quality of your nighttime rest.        

    If you’re over the age of 40 and haven’t been feeling like yourself lately, consider hormone therapy from Gary London, M.D. Dr. London has been practicing medicine in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California for over 40 years, and will gladly answer your questions about hormone therapy. Call (310) 270-4500 to learn about Dr. London’s anti-aging remedies. 

    A Day in the Life of a Healthy Person [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Do you sometimes feel like everyone else knows a secret about living a healthy life that you have somehow missed out on? The truth is that health isn’t something that just happens. Healthy people have very specific habits that enable them to look and feel their best, even as they age. Things like getting up early, eating small meals throughout the day, and drinking plenty of water can dramatically improve your overall health. This infographic from Gary London, M.D. highlights the healthy habits that could change your life. Our Beverly Hills practice can also play a key role in helping you stay well as you age with hormone therapy to restore balance to your system. Help your friends and family unlock the secret of good health by sharing this information with them. 

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