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Hormonal imbalances can result in sleep disturbances such as insomnia in both men and women. For women, insomnia is a common problem associated with menopause. As a woman’s estrogen and progesterone levels decline, hot flashes and night sweats are common. These issues can make it difficult to get a restful night of sleep, which is why so many women have turned to hormone replacement therapy.
However, menopause isn’t always to blame for insomnia. Sometimes, other types of hormonal imbalances resulting from endocrine problems are to blame for tossing and turning at night. Imbalances of testosterone and cortisol levels are just two examples. The thyroid gland is responsible for producing certain hormones and when it is overactive or underactive, sleep disturbances can result.
For a better quality of sleep and enhanced overall well-being, turn to Gary London, M.D. and learn about the benefits of hormone replacement therapy. You can set up a personal consultation with Dr. London of West Hollywood by calling (888) 385-3495.
Last updated 12 days ago
Any time you start a new medical treatment, having questions about side effects is normal. Since your body is so sensitive to hormones, this is especially true when you start hormone replacement therapy. What should you expect from treatment, and are there any looming side effects you should be concerned about?
The good news is that study after study has confirmed that when hormones are administered at the right levels, side effects are extremely rare. In fact, restoring hormone balance should resolve symptoms you’re experiencing and help you feel better than you may have in years. The trick is to work closely with your doctor to monitor your hormone levels and adjust dosages until you find the perfect balance.
Reclaim your good health and work with Gary London, M.D. to achieve a healthy hormone balance through hormone replacement therapy. To learn more about the role of hormones in health and to schedule a free consultation, please call our West Hollywood office at (888) 385-3495.
Last updated 19 days ago
What does it really mean to grow old? Are you destined to watch your good health fade away, or can your golden years actually be the best of your life? The truth is that you don’t have to be a victim of passing time. Committing yourself to a healthy lifestyle and working with your doctor to maintain a healthy hormonal balance will help you stay healthy long into the future. Forget what you think you know about aging and check out these facts behind common myths about getting older.
Myth: Depression Is Part of Aging
There’s no reason to think that your happiest years aren’t ahead of you when you get older. In fact, according to the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the best time in your life may just start around retirement age. If you are experiencing depression as you get older, don’t accept it as normal. See your doctor to discuss your symptoms. Something as easy to treat as a hormone imbalance could be to blame.
Myth: You Will Become Frail
As you age, your risk of developing conditions that impact your strength, like osteoporosis, increases. However, becoming weaker is not a forgone conclusion. A healthy diet and regular exercise will help keep you strong at any age. Hormone replacement therapy can also help you battle muscle loss if your hormone levels decline.
Myth: Mental Decline Is Inevitable
If you notice that you're experiencing brain fog more as you get older, you shouldn’t assume that it is simply part of the aging process. Mental fogginess, lack of concentration, and forgetfulness are also symptoms associated with hormone imbalances. Hormone replacement therapy could restore your clear thinking.
You may be surprised by how many symptoms you attribute to natural aging that are actually tied to hormone decline. Schedule a consultation with Gary London, M.D. in West Hollywood and find out if you have a hormone imbalance that could be impacting your health. To learn more, call (888) 385-3495.
Last updated 26 days ago
Addison’s disease is a condition in which the body produces an insufficient amount of cortisol. It can lead to weight loss, darkening of the skin, digestive problems, and even coma when left untreated.
Watch this video to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of Addison’s disease. A problem with the adrenal glands or with the portion of the brain that stimulates cortisol production often triggers the disease. Cortisol replacement therapy can help control the symptoms and restore balance.
Hormonal balance is the foundation of good health. Get your hormone levels checked by Gary London, M.D. and find out if hormone replacement therapy could help you. Make an appointment at our West Hollywood office by calling (888) 385-3495.
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. By understanding your risk of developing heart disease, you can take action to help keep yourself from becoming a statistic. The first step is to work with your doctor to get checked for underlying issues that could impact your heart health. As you get older, it is more important than ever to know where you stand with everything from your blood pressure to your hormone levels. You should also be alert to the following risk factors for heart disease.
You’re a Smoker
Smoking is a disaster for your health. According to the American Heart Association, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and it is a major contributor to heart disease. Smokers have dramatically increased risks of high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, and other factors that contribute to heart disease. The good news is that giving up the habit can quickly reverse some of the damage caused by cigarettes.
Being overweight is a leading cause of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes, which are all heart disease risk factors. Excess weight also makes your heart work harder. If you’re struggling to lose weight, a hormonal imbalance could be to blame. In addition to sticking to a healthy diet, ask your doctor to test your hormone levels. If you have a deficiency, hormone replacement therapy can help.
You’re Under Chronic Stress
Stress itself can put undue pressure on your heart and contribute to heart disease. Stress can also lead to other behaviors that increase your heart disease risk, like smoking, drinking, and eating an unhealthy diet. If you’re living with chronic stress, talk to your doctor about ways to cope.
Having a healthy hormonal balance is one of the most important parts of maintaining good health. To see if hormone replacement therapy could help you, make an appointment for a free consultation at the West Hollywood office of Gary London, M.D. You can reach us at (888) 385-3495.