We’ve all heard the phrase “aging gracefully” but is this just a common phrase or is it actually possible to age gently, stop or reverse the diseases associated with aging and live to be 100 years old? Dr. Johanan Rand a Physiatrist, Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation Doctor at the Healthy Aging Medical Center in West Orange, NJ not only thinks it’s possible but he believes he has found “evidence-based” support for using bio-identical hormone therapy as the key to living longer.
Dr. Rand, a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, specializes in integrative medicine, an approach that emphasizes the importance of the relationship between doctor and patient and focuses on caring for the whole person. The cornerstone of integrative medicine is evidence-based treatment, meaning the doctor must have published evidence that a treatment works for a particular ailment before subscribing. The latest in this type of treatment is bio-identical hormone therapy (https://www.crunchbase.com/person/dr-dov-rand).
As described by Dr. Rand, Bio-identical hormone therapy is a method of replacing hormones to treat certain conditions such like menopause including the unpleasant side-effects such as; decreased energy and stamina, night sweats, extreme fatigue, hot flashes, mental fogginess, and a decrease in libido. Dr. Rand also uses bio-identical hormone therapy, the combination of bio-identical estrogen and progesterone, to protect his patients against age-related diseases such as heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s. All these diseases can be traced back to decreasing hormones. Dr. Rand explains that if we replace the hormones that are lost with bio-identical hormones we can slow the aging process. The thing to know about bio-identical hormones is that they replicate the body’s own natural hormones and so are much safer to use than synthetic hormones. Bio-identical hormones are typically derived from soy or yam and have no side effects. Dr. Rand explains that it is extremely important to only use hormones that the body will recognize as its own and not synthetic hormones which have been linked to breast cancer and other diseases.
At the Healthy Aging Medical Centers, Dr. Johanan Rand will do a complete analysis of your hormone level and prescribe a bio-identical replacement and balancing regime designed specifically for his patient.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Johanan Rand, call 800.775.4902 EXT. 354 to schedule your Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy consultation.