When meeting with clients for the first time, I like to see the whole picture of what is going on. Just suggesting a new diet regimen is not always enough if ther'e an underlined problem.
Symptoms like weight gain, less energy, decreased sex drive, hair loss, or wrinkles don't have to be just a part of “Aging”. Unfortunately that’s what we’ve been told and have learned to accept it. Yes, good genes play a role in how we age, but there are so many things we can do to prevent the course of aging as well.
As we get into our 40’s and 50’ that’s when the changes really start to happen. Diagnostic Testing will help to monitor hormones, uncover whether or not you are prone to specific medical problems, and how to deal them before they become an issue.
In addition to the routine blood tests performed by your PCP, some less mainstream tests that give a clearer picture as to how the body is functioning are by checking Liver and Kidney Function, Bone Mineral Density, Neurotransmitter Function, Homocysteine, and C- Reactive Protein.
Women should also check their levels of Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone. When these hormones are out of balance it can cause dry skin, hair loss, loss of libido, and weight gain. While traditional hormone replacement therapy can be one option, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to deal with these issues without the side effects.
Thyroid disease is very common in women and should be checked yearly. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, weight gain, depression, hair loss, and more. Make sure to ask your doctor for a TSH test so you can prevent and if necessary correct any problems.
Remember -knowledge is power! By taking responsibility you can alter the way you age and live a longer, happier, and more youthful life…