Menopause (for women) and andropause (for men), are the terms used to describe a set of symptoms and risks that occur from a hormone deficiency. The work that hormones do is subtle, yet when they fall out of balance the symptoms are obvious and hazardous to your health. Many people suffer in silence or chalk up their symptoms up to “aging.” That is unfortunate because when levels of estrogen, testosterone and/or progesterone are restored so is your vitality, quality of life and your health.
In a world where the internet is the main source of information and doctor visits are usually short, people tend to self-diagnose. Time is also a consideration as most people make their appointment and trust the first person that they see.
This patient testimonial inspired the blog.
“I was seeing another Anti-Aging /TRT doctor in Louisville and they hyper increased my testosterone and bottomed out my estrogen. I broke out in a severe rash on my chest, with terrible acne on my back; plus, I had hot flashes at night when I slept. I felt like a hulk with dermatitis, teenage acne, and going through menopause all at the same time. It was a horrible feeling for a man trying to regain his vitality and youth.
I found Dr. Cummins online, read his reviews, and set an appointment. On my initial visit, he spent almost an hour with me reviewing my previous labs and medical records. (Note: This was 45 minutes more that I had spent over two months with the other doc.) Dr. Cummings immediately lowered my testosterone injections over 75%, and changed my supporting supplements /medications. Within two weeks I started feeling healthy again, could sleep without breaking out in night sweats, minimal acne, and lost 7 pounds.
I highly recommend Dr. Cummins and his friendly support staff to any middle age man trying to regain your youth and vitality, you won’t regret it. I feel like I’m in my 20’s again!” C.M., Louisville, KY
If you’re considering hormone therapy, here are some tips when doing your research:
Tip #1 Take our hormone quiz.
Tip #2 Find out if they have any specific training or certifications in hormone therapy. Hormone therapy is not a specialty that is taught in medical schools. It is not legally required that a practitioner receive additional training or certification to prescribe hormones; but without it, creating an effective protocol is like cooking a gourmet dinner with no recipe.
Tip #3 Find out if treatments are custom to the patient. Individual’s hormonal requirements are distinctly different, a comprehensive diagnostic approach is needed to resolve both the obvious symptoms and serious health issues like thyroid, heart disease, cancers, osteoporosis, and the list goes on.
Tip #4 Experience can be very misleading. Does your doctor have 15 years of experience treating hormones twice a month or 3 years of experience treating hormones every day?
Tip #5 Passion. If your physician has passion for hormones, they spend their free time reading, learning and growing their education on hormones. What are you passionate about and are you an expert on that subject matter?
Tip #6 Consultation. Your body is your house and you want someone working on your house that understands you and your goals.
Tip #7 Follow up. Does your doctor schedule follow up appointments to regulate your progress?
If you follow the 7 tips and your prescribed protocol you too can have life-enhancing results such as:
- Improved sense of well-being
- Increased mental & physical energy
- Decreased levels of depression or anxiety
- Improved sleep quality
- Improved sex drive & sexual performance
- Increased muscle tone
- Decreased body fat
- Lower blood pressure & cholesterol
To schedule a hormone therapy consultation at RevitaLifeMD in Louisville, call 502-272-4801 or fill out the form on this page!