Dr. Jo Ann Holoka, Medical Director of BodyLogicMD of Jacksonville, dedicates her wellness-driven practice to natural bioidentical hormone therapy, personalized nutritional support, pharmaceutical-grade supplementation regimens, physical fitness, and lifestyle coaching, all aimed at optimizing one’s overall quality of life.
June 13th kicks off Men’s Health Awareness Week – a week-long campaign that runs through Father’s Day, aimed at heightening the awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging men to take action to reduce their risk of disease. This year, the highly trained physicians within the BodyLogicMD network have come together to educate men about a common problem that is often overlooked. The problem is hormonal imbalance, most often due male menopause or andropause.
Hormone therapy programs aren’t only for women. Men experience a more gradual loss of hormones, mainly testosterone. The result is andropause, known as the "male menopause."
Declining hormone levels aren’t just a problem for women. Men also lose hormones over time — particularly testosterone. This decline is referred to as andropause and it can have a significant effect on a man’s life.
“Menopause, andropause (the male menopause) and other age-related conditions may be facts of life, but that doesn't mean people have to suffer with uncomfortable symptoms. At my BodyLogicMD practice, I’m proud to offer patients a complete age-management program for with unparalleled service in treating menopause, PMS, perimenopause, andropause and other hormonal imbalances associated with aging.”
Even as recently as the 90’s, estrogen was only considered important in women and of little value to men. However, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association proves just how critical estrogen is for males and how unbalanced levels of estrogen can increase mortality rates in men. While men like to blame estrogen for their female issues, their life may actually depend on their own healthy balance of the hormone. It is believed that approximately 99 percent of men today do not know where their estrogen levels stand, so it should be no surprise that our nation is bogged down with age-related diseases.
Nashville bioidentical hormones expert, Benita Swartout, D.O. was recently featured in a special report on andropause – the male menopause on WNDU Local News. According to the report, more than 50 percent of American males over the age of 50 currently suffer from the hormonal imbalance known as andropause – that’s somewhere in the ballpark of 25 million men.
Learn how bioidentical hormones have helped thousands of women and men overcome health challenges oftentimes associated with “getting older,” using a combination of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and customized nutrition and fitness regimens.
A letter recently surfaced, written by Mel Gibson in the weeks leading up to his infamous meltdown. In the letter written to his girlfriend at the time, Oksana Grigorieva, the actor blamed his uncontrollable anger on the male menopause. Gibson allegedly told Oksana that he was worried he was no longer in control and that he could possibly “drink or commit a crime.” In the letter, the actor appeared scared and desperate, saying “the anger seems to be out of my control – I need to do something about it, something lasting, not just a band aid.”
A former OB/GYN, Kenneth Raskin, M.D. is the medical director of BodyLogicMD of Milwaukee, helping women and men overcome symptoms of hormonal imbalance, oftentimes brought on by menopause, andropause (the male menopause), thyroid disorders and adrenal fatigue. In addition to using bioidentical hormone therapy, Dr. Raskin also offers patients customized wellness programs that include personalized nutrition and fitness regimens and stress reduction techniques to treat the body as a whole and restore optimal overall health.
More and more men are beginning to realize that many of the symptoms they experience as they get older are in fact the result of an underlying hormonal imbalance, namely andropause – the male menopause. Symptoms of andropause include weight gain, low sex drive, fatigue, hair loss, irritability, erectile dysfunction and impotence.
Wade Huey, M.D. began his journey into integrative and functional medicine about five years ago. Trained as a Board Certified Family Practice physician, Dr. Huey wanted the opportunity to treat disease states and health conditions as a whole and not as constellation of symptoms.
According to researchers, women aren’t the only ones dealing with menopause – men get it too and it’s called andropause or “the male menopause.” Studies have indicated that men undergo many of the same changes that women experience during menopause. In the men, the hormonal imbalance is typically concerned with declining testosterone levels.
Low-T is an umbrella-term used to describe a variety of conditions in men that result in abnormally low testosterone levels. In some cases, Low-T is the result of andropause- the male menopause – while other times the cause isn’t so “natural.”
BodyLogicMD provides targeted and comprehensive seminars, focusing primarily on natural bioidentical hormone therapy and customized fitness and nutrition programs. Highly trained physicians share their expertise and explain how each BodyLogicMD wellness program is specifically tailored to suit the needs of each patient. Guests enjoy the opportunity to speak directly with the physician,