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So, why does the sex drive, or libido, of some men decrease with age? Although age may play a role, most men continue to have a vigorous sex life even as they get older. Like almost all traits of humans, the sex drive varies. Most men’s sex drive would be considered to be in the “normal” range, when age, health, more »

What if I am not actively experiencing symptoms? Hormone restoration is not just for those who are already experiencing symptoms, as you will typically see a reduction in hormone levels before symptoms begin. Keep in mind that although the symptoms of Menopause itself can begin somewhat abruptly, and will typically begin after a long period of low hormone levels – more »

Contrary to earlier fears that hormone replacement therapy could be a cause of breast cancer, significant new findings indicate that HRT can reduce heart disease related deaths without increasing risks of cancer when taken for ten years. HRT Decreases Heart Related Deaths, Does Not Increase Cancer Risks Indicates Reassuring New Study Hormone replacement therapy has long been a hot topic more »

Description Low libido is subjective, with the patient identifying lack of desire as a problem with having little or no sexual interest or arousal. The Mayo Clinic Defines Low Libido as: A woman’s sexual desires naturally fluctuate over the years. Highs and lows commonly coincide with the beginning or end of a relationship or with major life changes, such as pregnancy, more »

Overworked and overtired are symptoms most adults can identify with from time to time. Usually, though, feeling fatigued is temporary and the symptoms dissipate with rest and proper nutrition. Fatigue is a physical and/or mental state of being weak and tired. Fatigue may result from overwork, poor sleep, worry, boredom, or lack of exercise. Anxiety and depression may more »

Progesterone plays a pivotal role in controlling your mood and your overall sense of well-being. When progesterone falls below its optimal levels, women may experience anxiety, changes in appetite, weight gain, aches and pains, sleeplessness, irritability and difficulty concentrating. When women go to their doctors with these symptoms, they’re likely to receive a prescription for pharmaceutical anti-depressants. These drugs may help the more »

A very important distinction must be made between synthetic versions of the hormone progesterone and the bioidentical progesterone we use at Revita Anti-Aging. Progestin, a synthetic progesterone, can significantly increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer and heart disease; biodentical progesterone does not. Progestin vs. Progesterone Synthetic progesterone is not actually progesterone, but progestin. Progestin is structured differently than the hormone more »

The thyroid is a gland in the neck that secretes hormones into your bloodstream and performs functions essential to your overall health. Low thyroid activity or low activity of the thyroid hormone may cause a suite of symptoms, including: fatigue, weight gain, brittle nails, thinning skin, thinning hair and depression. The most common test for low thyroid identifies one type more »

Getting old is an inevitable part of life. Suffering from the health complications associated with aging, however, need not be. You can take the proper steps to ensure that you age well. Replace hormones to optimal levels People tend to measure their own hormone levels against what is normal for their demographic. How is my estrogen level compared to other more »

Though best known as the male sex hormone, testosterone actually functions in both healthy men and women. Testosterone is derived from cholesterol, produced in our sexual organs and acts to retain protein and grow muscle mass.

At puberty, both sexes experience a spike in testosterone, and men continue to produce higher levels of testosterone throughout their lives. Higher testosterone levels in men facilitate their ability to “bulk up” more easily than women.

The age and rate at which testosterone levels decline depends largely on genetics. Typically, levels start to decline during their late 20s and early 30s. Around the age of 40,the effects of declining testosterone levels start to noticeably present itself in the body. Low levels can, however, be caused by environmental factors such as exposure to chemicals, synthetic testosterone use and chronic or acute stress.

When testosterone levels fall below their optimal levels, a range of symptoms – from decreased libido to weight gain to memory loss – can start to impact a person’s life. These symptoms are often misdiagnosed, or dismissed as part of the “normal” aging process.

Brown fat (also known as “trapped fat” or “emergency fat”) is typically stored in the stomach, thighs and buttocks, and is the last fat that disappears when a person loses weight. It is the body’s de facto reserve fat, which means that it will remain even as weight is lost from other parts of the body, such as the face, chest and more »

If you go to a doctor’s office and ask what they can do for aging, nine out of ten times they will tell you that there is nothing to be done. They will say that getting old is a fact of life. Though this resignation seems logical, it is plainly not true. Aging cannot be prevented, but the deterioration to more »