You Don’t Have to Suffer These Hormone-Related Health Conditions as You Get Older

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You Don’t Have to Suffer These Hormone-Related Health Conditions as You Get Older

Aging comes with numerous benefits, but it also triggers some unique challenges. In many cases, these have to do with hormone-related changes. Your hormones play a crucial role in your overall health and wellness, so even minor imbalances can cause significant issues. And these imbalances can affect both genders. 

Common hormone-related health conditions include:

  • Diabetes
  • Adult acne
  • Thyroid disease
  • Infertility
  • Irregular periods and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Obesity

At The Doctor’s House in Edina, Minnesota, Dr. Adepero Okulaja offers a variety of anti-aging treatments that keep you looking and feeling your best. You can’t avoid aging, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise your health in the process.

Hormones and aging

Your body experiences dramatic changes and fluctuations in hormone levels at several points during your lifetime. One that seems most obvious is puberty. And hormonal imbalances also become more common with age as hormone production declines. 

It’s easy to assume this only impacts people assigned female at birth who go through menopause. But those assigned male at birth also experience declines in testosterone. In fact, 20% of men over 60 have total testosterone levels below the normal range. By age 80, those numbers rise to 50%.

Common signs of hormone imbalance include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Irregular fat distribution
  • Skin tags (growths)
  • Constipation, diarrhea, or frequent bowel movements
  • Tingling and numbness in the hands
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Low libido or erectile dysfunction

Anti-aging treatments address these imbalances whether they develop because of menopause, low testosterone, or other hormone-related health issues.

Understanding anti-aging care

At its core, anti-aging care works to keep you optimal health, regardless of your age. As an internal medicine specialist, Dr. Okulaja takes a whole-life approach when helping people in her care reach optimal wellness — and maintain it at every stage of life. 

To accomplish this, Dr. Okulaja uses a variety of solutions to soothe the symptoms of hormone imbalance, such as:

  • Health coaching: lifestyle changes to positively impact every aspect of life
  • Hormone therapy: treatments to restore hormone balance
  • IV infusions: rapid fluid absorption to keep your body function in top form
  • Vitamin mineral supplementation: dietary supplementation to enhance your health
  • Preventive care: disease screenings to detect health problems before they progress

But anti-aging treatments look different for everyone, so your journey starts with a comprehensive appointment with Dr. Okulaja.

What to expect from anti-aging care

During your consultation, Dr. Okulaja gets to know you and discusses your health, symptoms, and medical history. She performs a physical exam and may recommend diagnostic tests, like blood work or urine screenings, to look for specific information — like hormone imbalances, vitamin shortfalls, or medical issues.

Based on this assessment, Dr. Okulaja can customize the most effective solutions to help restore hormone balance so you feel your best again.

You don’t have to navigate the aging process alone, or worse, resign yourself to negative changes in your health and wellness. Instead, work with a partner you can trust. Contact The Doctor’s House to schedule an appointment and learn about our anti-aging treatments today.