Preventative Care for Healthy Aging
At New York Health and Wellness, our goal is to prevent the discomforts associated with the onset of perimenopause and menopause.
The definition of menopause is the absence of a menstrual cycle for twelve (12) consecutive months. Perimenopause, the precursor to menopause, can begin as early as ten years prior, while women are still cycling. Therefore, the appearance of symptoms can occur much before cycle cessation. The consequent underproduction of estrogen and progesterone can cause a myriad of symptoms, which include, but are not limited to the following:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Decreased libido
- Unexplained weight gain
- Skin wrinkling
- Memory loss
- Urinary incontinence
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you want to know what’s going on and how to ameliorate your distress. Just know this: you are not crazy! Your symptoms are very real, and there is a solution at hand. Recognizing the symptoms and understanding what they are is vital to your pursuit of good health.
Your body is a unique fingerprint of who you are and your own individual makeup, and your symptoms will vary for explainable physiological reasons. Did you know that you have hormone receptors (molecules that bind to specific hormones) in various parts of your body? Estrogen, for example, has four hundred known uses. It not only affects your cycle, but also has an effect on your heart, your bones, and even your eyes. The number of hormone receptors vary from person to person; and as a result, hormonal changes will affect each woman differently. Knowing why your body is reacting in a certain way, at a certain time is the biggest step in the right direction — not to mention a huge relief. Though the symptoms may still be present, you can control and ameliorate them, and go through the process of midlife changes in good shape. To that end, your objective should be to find a functional (integrative) practitioner, who will treat you as an individual, with your needs in view. Look no farther.
If you believe that you are having symptoms, don’t wait! It’s not “in your head.” Don’t settle for just a prescription that will treat something unrelated to your actual symptoms.
Dr. Timothy Morley will provide you with the requisite knowledge and comprehensive treatment protocols to set you on the right path.
We are committed to helping you age gracefully and healthily, while debunking the myths about advancing through time. Aging does not — and should not be — synonymous with ill health. Each day is a chance to begin anew. Choose health, choose wellness — for life!