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The Secret to Aging Gracefully: How Hormones Play a Key Role

The fear of aging is a natural and common feeling experienced by many individuals. It can be driven by a variety of factors including societal pressure to maintain a youthful appearance, fear of losing independence or mobility, or concerns about declining health. However, it is important to remember that aging is a natural part of life and doesn't have to be scary- What if I told you the secret to aging gracefully isn’t really a secret at all- It's hormones!

As we age, our bodies undergo various changes, including changes to our hormones and bodily functions.

Here are just a few of the changes that occur as we age:

While these changes are a normal part of the aging process, there are steps we can take to help maintain our health and well-being as we age, such as staying active, eating a healthy diet, and optimizing our hormones!

Hormones play a vital role in controlling various bodily functions, including heart rate, sleep cycles, metabolism, mood, and more. While many people associate hormones with women's health, they are just as important for men.

It is a proven fact that as we age, our hormones decline, and those uncomfortable symptoms increase...

Connecting the Dots

Most of those age-related changes and symptoms that we mentioned above like  reduced muscle mass, decreased metabolism, immune system response, skin elasticity and libido are directly related to our hormones! 

The Solution 

By ensuring that hormones are functioning as they are supposed to be, we improve our quality of life as we age. Hormone Therapy is an option! Hormone therapy is crucial for maintaining the balance of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in women, and testosterone in men. Maintaining the balance of our hormones is vital to aging gracefully!

Hormone Optimization Therapy

The goal of hormone optimization is to assess whether hormone levels in the body are below their optimal threshold and, if so, to treat this by developing a plan to improve hormone function. If your body is simply not producing the hormones as it should, hormone optimization therapy could help!

At Gershon Preventative Medicine, our providers are expertly trained and certified in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. We offer support to our patients as they go through the aging process. Our goal is to ensure our patients have access to the quality healthcare and life they deserve.

If you are ready to take the fear out of aging and learn more about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, reach out to us at Gershon Preventative Medicine and talk to an expert today so that we can help you get a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy plan in place and unlock your potential to live your best life!


Dr. Gershon Steven Gershon, M.D., is the medical director at Gershon Pain Specialists in Virginia Beach, Virginia. As a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor with specialties in pain management and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, he provides compassionate care that incorporates traditional, alternative, and holistic therapies for the best patient outcomes.

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