Pennsylvania Bioidentical Doctor – Monica Carezani-Gavin, M.D. of Azani Medical Spa
Hot flashes, loss of libido, restless nights. Are all women destined to experience these symptoms associated with menopause? And what about men, do they experience a change of life as well?
The truth is, the human body was originally designed to reproduce offspring, but then die shortly thereafter. With people generally living longer—sometimes well into their 90s and 100s—quality of life issues have now come to the forefront.
Hormone replacement does not just mean estrogen and progesterone for menopausal women. It means replacing all hormones: testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, cortisol, thyroid, etcetera, in both men and women. Unlike synthetic hormones, intentionally designed to be different so drug companies can patent them, bio-identical hormones are developed in a lab to produce an exact match for the hormone being replaced.
The bulk of the studies on BHRT have been conducted in Europe. They confirm that with proper administration such as transdermal estradiol; there is a reduced risk of cardiovascular events, decreased risk of cancer, and a decreased rate of osteoporosis. The studies also confirm the up side of treatment—a noticeable improvement in the quality of life.
“Men are truly suffering, just like women, but they do it quietly,” explains Dr. Gavin. “I get a tremendous amount of satisfaction from helping my male patients. They feel ignored and when they have a medical practitioner in their corner, they truly feel heard, and have their concerns taken seriously. They don’t get the standard, ‘Well, you’re just getting old.’”
It’s a fact of life that as we age all of our hormone levels decline. We don’t just have to accept it and do nothing. “Suzanne Sommers does a wonderful job explaining all of this in her book Ageless, which in my opinion, everyone should read,” says Gavin.
The goal of anti-aging medicine is to remain as vital and healthy as we possibly can by replacing all of our hormones to normal youthful levels—the levels we had when we were in our 30s.
Our mission is to help every patient mange their age effectively, combining wellness and aesthetic medicine.
Age managenment is the great model of health for the new Millenium. Age Managenment focuses on preserving quality of life and youthful looks, making every effort to modulate the process of aging. To this end we provide medical services to include anti-aging, weight control, hormonal replacement, genetic testing, wellness programs and the finest aesthetic medical treatments and plastic surgery procedures.
Under the direction of Dr. Monica Gavin, Diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, our team of caring and licensed health care professionals is dedicated to helping people look and feel their best. Our treatments are safe, effective, affordable, and FDA approved.
With each visit to our beautiful and soothing medical spa, you will renew yourself! We look forward to serving you,
Monica Gavin, M.D. & Staff