Lionel Bissoon, M.D. – NYC Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor
Men and women often mistakenly believe that fatigue, low sex drive, insomnia, weight gain and other symptoms of menopause, andropause, adrenal fatigue and thyroid disorders are just an inevitable part of getting older. However, these symptoms are in fact caused by imbalanced hormones of the body. Many people have found relief with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. This natural therapy is considered anti-aging because it works to combat the symptoms attributed to aging and it can improve longevity and quality of life.
We take special care to ensure all patients have a thorough consultation and custom tailored treatment.
During your first visit, you’ll work one-on-one with the doctor to establish personal goals and go over your individual needs. If neccessary, we’ll run specific tests to establish your hormone or nutrient levels.
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We’ll compile all the data from the initial consultation and develop a personal treatment regimine for your particular needs.
Your journey back in time begins with your second visit. We’ll go over our findings with you, suggesting a series of appropriate treatments and setting a timeline for results.
Anti-aging Medicine’s Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) doctors take an integrated approach to anti-aging medicine for both men and women. Our programs are customized and prescribed by our specialized physicians to include proper fitness, nutrition and supplements in combination with possible anti-aging Bio-identicall Hormones. This balanced preventive medical approach helps put an end to suffering and the negative effects caused by stress induced adrenal fatigue, peri-menopause, menopause, post-menopause, andropause (the male menopause), hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
Who needs Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Women suffering from premenopause, menopause, post-menopause, thyroid disorder, or adrenal fatigue symptoms who are seeking to put an end to hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, mood swings, weight gain, and low libido are turning to Anti-aging Medicine to replace their female hormones. Our anti-aging hormone therapy is designed with each individual in mind and our customized programs provide relief for many women suffering from the symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
Life moves so fast these days we rarely are able to take time out for ourselves. We change the oil on the car, fix the water heater, plumbing leak, mow the yard, and yet often put off the most important piece of equipment we own. Our BODIES.
Women are far better at keeping tabs on their health than men, however it is hard to stay on the cutting edge of the latest medical treatment, and preventive health practices due to an explosion of new information over the past decade.
You are also different from men in many respects. Your female hormones protect you from some diseases yet put you at risk for others. You are vulnerable to osteoporosis, breast and ovarian cancer along with many other conditions. Cellulite and weight gain due to hormone imbalances and/or Menopause can result in devastating changes in your bodies composition, skin, hair, energy levels, and consequently have additional drastic negative effects on your psyche.
As we age, certain hormones like estrogen, progesterone, HGH – human growth hormone – thyroid hormones and even testosterone decline. This decline causes an hormonal imbalance that can trigger sexual, mental and physical problems.
Women in their mid-thirties and forties can suffer from pre-menopause and women in their fifties and beyond can suffer from menopause.
Interestingly most men who seek testosterone replacement therapy think that this is the only option. For those who are interested in doing self injections, there is a training session where Dr. Bissoon will teach you how to perform self injections safely. This session takes about 10-15 minutes.
Treatment with injections is a better option; a shot of testosterone is usually performed 1-2 times a week based on the dose. Dr. Bissoon does prefer twice a week dosing with smaller doses to avoid extremely high and low levels. The down side is the hassle of self injection and the pain associated with the shot. In addition to the pain associated with the injection there may be some pain form the actual testosterone –which is rare.
Injectable testosterone is in an oil base and can produce some muscle soreness after injections. The oil base allows for the testosterone to be time released for 7-10 days. With testosterone injections, the injection sites can be rotated between injections. There is also the potential to develop a skin infection at the injections site-which is why we do an injection training session. This is extremely rare if you follow the injection technique as taught.
We specialize in age management medicine which is a preventative medical treatment program tailored to your needs, and focused on regaining and maintaining optimal health, vitality and vigor. Improving your metabolic function and optimizing hormones like testosterone, HGH, DHEA and others, can give you a better opportunity for a healthy and vigorous life. Hormone therapies can have a significant and positive impact on men’s health. Anti Aging Medicine has the knowledge and the expertise to maximize your potential for improvement.
Dr. Bissoon utilizes a three-pronged approach aimed at balancing hormones, optimizing nutrition and exercising intelligently and effectively. When followed carefully, the results speak for themselves. All three factors work in synergy to produce a state of health and well-being that you can feel, see, and even radiate.