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 A Man’s Story: Spectacular
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 y Dr. Donna Becker
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BIheard his voice politely asking if he could see me for just a few minutes before my next patient and then the secretary came in smiling, “you need to see this!” (Name is changed) In walked George, a bear of man, smiling holding his arms open wide, exclaiming, “Look at me! Can you believe it doc? I’ve lost a hundred pounds! A hundred pounds!!”
This very tall, smiling man came to see me about eight months ago having read an article in a local publication. He had no libido, very obese, tired, depressed, constipated, and very fatigued all the time. I spoke to him gently about the necessity of extensive lab testing, nutrition and vitamins, and hormones if needed. I told him about the importance of becoming aware of his state of health and taking responsibility for himself. “Sign me up; my doctor just gives me more prescriptions which make me feel worse!”
His labs revealed suboptimal thyroid, low testosterone, elevated cholesterol, borderline diabetes and low B12. I counseled him on the benefits of replacing his thyroid and testosterone to bring him into the mid-range for both hormones. I gave him a diet plan based on low carbohydrate, higher protein and good fats. I referred him to cardiologist and urologist for specialist clearance. I taught him how to give himself testosterone injections and B12 injections. Repeat labs obtained 3 weeks after initial prescriptions helped guide his therapy. And then, I prescribed good old phentermine. An appetite suppressant, similar to an amphetamine, phentermine is not for everyone. This medication can elevate the blood pressure and heart rate. It can also cause anxiety. I saw him over a 2-month period and started him out on the smallest available dose, 15mg. He took it 5 days on and 2 days off. If taken daily, the medication seems to lose its effectiveness, and patients might be tempted to increase
the dose, but that is not recommended or even helpful.
There are crazy diet schemes out there which do not work. I especially do not like the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, HCG, injections given daily for weight loss. HCG is a powerful hormone given to stimulate the ovaries or testes in certain situations. Vitamin injections, while probably not harmful, should be guided by vitamin levels. I can help.
Dr Donna Becker
Specializes in anti-aging & health maintenance medicine.
(210) 545-5224
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Focus of Treatments:
• Hormone restoration to healthy young adults levels
• Thyroid issues
• Hot Flashes/ Night Sweats
• Moodiness, “Emotionality”
• Loss of Libido
• Brain Fog
• Insomnia
• Bone Loss
• Vitamin Deficiencies
• Blood levels guide treatment
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Erectile, Dysfunction, Fatigue and Weight Gain
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mature their children’s palates can be. Maybe they’ve heard about a dish on television or learned about a specific ethnic cuisine at school and want to give it a try.
• Watch cooking shows together. How-to cooking shows and competitions appear on both cable and network television. Kids may enjoy watching Gordon Ramsay mentor young chefs; Robert Irvine help to renovate a failing restaurant; or Ann Burrell assist self-proclaimed “worst chefs” shed those monikers. Cooking shows can introduce kids to food-related terminology and get them heated up about cooking their own meals.
• Ask for help in the kitchen. Tailor cooking activities to youngsters’ ages.
Little ones can begin by adding and stirring ingredients. As they get older, children can segue into chopping or even mixing foods on the stove. Many kids like being taste testers and offering advice on whether a food needs more spices. By middle school, many kids have the wherewithal to plan meals themselves and cook them from start to finish.
• Be adventurous. Introduce kids to various flavors by not only cooking various dishes at home, but by dining out at different restaurants. This can encourage kids to appreciate different cultures and cuisines.
Learning to cook is a vital skill. Lessons can begin early in childhood and become more extensive as children age.
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