Last updated 2 days 21 hours ago
With age, the body gradually declines in muscle mass regardless of an individual’s efforts in the gym. This is one reason why hormone therapy may be appropriate for some individuals. Hormone therapy may help you re-establish your lean muscle mass, which is critical for overall health. You may already know that the more muscle mass you have, the more calories you’ll burn—lean muscle mass can give your metabolism a boost and help you maintain a trim figure. In turn, maintaining a healthy weight can reduce your risk of chronic health problems, including diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
As you grow older, you may notice that your balance isn’t quite what it used to be. Impaired balance is why older adults tend to suffer from falls that can cause serious health problems, including hip fractures. By maintaining lean muscle mass with the help of hormone therapy, adults can reduce the risk of these issues. Having lean muscle mass will support your joint health and facilitate an overall active lifestyle.
If you’re curious about whether hormone therapy might be right for you, connect with Gary London, M.D. by calling (424) 230-7776. At our anti-aging clinic in West Hollywood, we’ve helped countless people reclaim their wellness and vitality.
Last updated 10 days ago
Leading an active lifestyle is an important part of any anti-aging regimen. However, for many individuals, a long work day coupled with a sedentary job can make it difficult to be active on a daily basis. The good news is that even if you do have a sedentary job, there are ways of incorporating physical activity into your daily routine. Anti-aging experts recommend using a pedometer and modifying your workstation, among other approaches.
Use a Pedometer
A pedometer is a simple device that tracks how many steps you take each day. Wear a pedometer for a few days and record your steps at the end of each day to determine an average. Then, try to increase your number of steps by a few hundred every day for a week. The next week, increase your steps even further, and so on. Some simple tips for increasing your number of daily steps include parking your car at the far end of the lot and using the stairs instead of the elevator.
Hold Walking Meetings
Another way to boost your anti-aging routine and increase your daily steps is to hold walking meetings. Stroll down the sidewalk or in a nearby park with your colleagues rather than sitting at a conference table. You and your colleagues are likely to find that walking meetings are invigorating for both the body and the mind.
Modify Your Workstation
Change your workstation so that items you frequently need are further away. For example, position your filing cabinet at the far end of your office, rather than right next to your desk. Place your phone, stapler, and other essential items on an elevated shelf. This will increase the number of times you have to stand and take short walks throughout the day.
Get Active during Lunch
After eating a light lunch, consider going for a stroll outside the office or walking up and down the stairs a few times. Even if you don’t work up a sweat with this type of mild exercise, doing it will still be highly beneficial for your overall wellness.
Have you lost muscle mass, gained body fat, and experienced other unpleasant side effects of aging? Consult West Hollywood’s premier anti-aging expert, Gary London, M.D. Los Angeles residents can schedule an appointment at our anti-aging clinic by calling (424) 230-7776.
Last updated 16 days ago
Aging is inevitable, but poor health isn’t. Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean that you have to give up on feeling your best. A few simple lifestyle choices can help you maintain good health throughout your life.
Watch this video for tips on staying healthy as you age. You’ll learn about the importance of a good night’s sleep and how to eat a delicious diet that provides vital nutrients without promoting weight gain. You’ll also find out how to manage your stress levels in healthy ways, such as with exercise, and why you should keep an optimistic attitude.
Hormone therapy can be another key ingredient to good health. Gary London, M.D. can help you beat fatigue and weight gain as you reclaim your healthy life. Schedule an appointment today by calling our West Hollywood office at (424) 230-7776.
Last updated 23 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.
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 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.
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.
Last updated 1 month 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.