Page 13 - SOH_9_22
P. 13

Hormones: Decline and Restoration HBy Dr. Donna Beckerormones begin their slow- sometimes rapid-decline as women enter perimenopauseusually mid to late 40s. Hormones decline for men 1% per year after age 30 (!). Bad health choices, like weight gain, alcohol and tobacco, and even stress can accelerate these changes.It’s somewhat easier for men to shrug off tiny incremental decreases in energy, libido, motivation, and even strength. Not so easy with women, because the decline is more sudden and accompanied by hard- to-ignore symptoms such as sweating, insomnia, and memory decline.Hormone therapy is really just replacement therapy, restoring your hormones to what they were in your 2nd or 3rd decade of life.“Well, I don’t want to take medicines all my life. I want to be natural”Hormones are natural, while sleeping pills, antidepressants, and essential oils are most definitely not found in the young healthy human.A simple, inexpensive blood test can exactly measure your hormones. Take the hormone(s), repeat the blood test to make sure that is the amount and the right combination of hormones for you.“I’m scared of taking hormones! What about cancer?”Are you scared of crumbling bones? Wrinkling skin? Decreasing memory? You might be diagnosed with cancer whether you do, or do not, replace your hormones.“ was determined that combined estrogen/progestin Hormone Therapy increased the risk of dying from breast cancer from 1.3 deaths per 10,000 women per year to 2.6 deaths per 10,000 women per year” hormone-therapy-and-breast-cancer/Quality Craftsmanship At Every Stroke• Interior & Exterior Painting • Fence & Deck Staining• Cabinets - Refinish• Garage Epoxy Flooring• Drywall Repair• Power Washing & MoreFREE Estimates$100 off with project of $1,000 or$200 off with project of $2,000+Magna Painting of Stone OakOver 30 Years of Hands on ExperienceCall (210) 326-9687 www.magnapainting-stoneoak.comupdated July10, 2015(Please note: I never prescribe progestin,which is not a natural hormone.)This conclusion is from the results of theWomen’s Initiative Study, WHI, which also found that estrogen alone was associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer.I think it is more truthful and clearer to say that you can get diagnosed with cancer whether you do or do not take hormones. Some studies say you might have an increased risk. while others say not so.Further, I do not find that everyone who comes to my office for a free 15min interview isacandidateforhormonetherapy. Inthe3 pages of labs I review, sometimes I find iron deficiency anemia, extremely low B12, high homocysteine, a marker for Alzheimer’s and heart disease, or thyroid issues, or something else to cause symptoms and not their lack of hormones! I can help.Dr Donna BeckerSpecializes in anti-aging & health maintenance medicine.(210) 545-5224 www.antiagingsa.comGet Your Vitality Back!Focus of Treatments:• Hormone restoration to healthy young adults levels• New Weightloss Medications • Thyroid issues• Hot Flashes/ Night Sweats• Moodiness, “Emotionality” • Loss of Libido• Brain Fog• Insomnia• Vitamin Deficiencies• Blood levels guide treatmentMen’s issues:Erectile, Dysfunction, Fatigue and Weight GainDr. Donna BeckerThe Enhancementof Life CenterCall to schedule your FREE consultation (210) 545-522414603 Huebner Rd,. Suite 2601 (Huebner & NW Military)www.antiagingsa.comThese Hands - continued from page 10 this year in 2022. “These Hands Love” is the titleofherpainting.Heracrylicartfeatures, “hands painted in the MAC’s brand colors making a heart shape that symbolizes the organization’s love, inclusiveness,and boldness to create such a venture for our special needs community that will enhancesomanylives.”ForSwisher,itisan honor to be selected and involved with a great organization.Rain or ShineSaturday Sept. 24, 2022 11am-10 pmBring Ad Get Lakehills Community Two Admission Center, Lakehills TXTickets For The Live Music! Price Of OneHome of the Great Gumbo Cookoff!Commercial & Residential(210) 277-0424• Carpet Cleaning• Tile & Grout• Upholstery Cleaning • Air Duct Cleaningand More!September 1341st Annual$50 off on tile cleaning Exp. 9/30/22

   11   12   13   14   15