Age Management Medicine
Age management medicine is a new specialty that focuses on optimizing cellular health in order to maximize vitality. Our slogan "optimize your aging body to free your youthful spirit" encapsulates what the field tries to accomplish. As an Ivy-league trained physician, Dr. Akey offers the best in state of art traditional western medicine coupled with cutting edge age management medicine approaches such as bioidentical hormone replacement for men and women, gastrointestinal health, and maximizing cellular health through stress management and targeted nutritional supplementation through clinical lab testing. She has over twenty years of clinical experience in hospital-based and outpatient medicine.
Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are chemically and molecularly identical to those which our bodies produce naturally. In other words, they are "human-identical". Synthetic hormones (hormones that are slightly different than what are made in the human body) can cause a number of undesirable side effects. Bioidentical hormones have been shown to be safe and effective in appropriately selected individuals. To see if Bio-identical hormone therapy is right for you, simply call Ageless Medical Solutions, LLC today and make an appointment for a bioidentical hormone consultation. Hormone therapy is not right for everyone. Through a thorough medical evaluation, our physicians can determine whether or not you are an appropriate candidate.
What can Bioidentical Hormones do for me?
There are numerous symptoms associated with declining hormone production. Both men and women can experience them beginning as early as the mid-thirties. The greater your stress levels the more likely you are to experience early onset of these symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance, bioidentical hormones may relieve your symptoms and improve your health from the inside out. Imagine having your energy back, feeling strong and vital once again. Imagine an improved sex drive, better sleep, weight loss, more focused thinking, and clearer, younger-looking skin. Over the years, thousands of men and women have benefited from using natural bioidentical hormones.
Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women (include but are not limited to):
- Depression & Anxiety
- Weight gain in the midsection
- Dark pigment on the face (Melasma)
- Vaginal dryness
- Itchy, dry skin
- Night Sweats
- Brain fog
- Difficulty sleeping
- Lack of sex drive
- Aging skin
Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Men (include but are not limited to):
- Lack of energy
- Weight gain in the midsection
- Loss of muscle tone
- Sexual dysfunction
- Difficulty concentrating
- Loss of ambition/indecisiveness
How are bio-identical hormones administered?
First, your physician will conduct either blood or saliva tests to determine if you have hormone deficiencies. Following hormone testing and a full medical evaluation, the doctor will prescribe for you only those hormones in which you are deficient, at precise levels for your body. Hormones are administered in the form of creams, pills, or orally. Over time your hormone levels will continue to be monitored and adjustments made as necessary. The key to successful results is an individualized approach created by a physician specially trained in bioidentical hormone therapy.
Weight Loss Management
At Ageless Medical Solutions, the physician-lead clinical team performs a comprehensive assessment of the multiple reasons why an individual may have gained weight. Oftentimes, there is a psychological component, such as using simple carbohydrates like simple starches to feel good temporarily, a social component where, for example, a family’s main focal point of connection is “eating out”, and most importantly physical and physiological reasons for weight loss resistance that we specialize in uncovering and managing.
The physical and physiological reasons for which we employ state-of-the-art medical testing are food sensitivities and hormonal imbalances. Rarely, do we have to use FDA-approved medications that assist in weight loss such as phentermine hydrochloride (Adipex-P ® or Suprenza ®) or topiramate ((Topamax®) or combination phentermine hydrochloride/topiramate (Qsymia). If these weight loss medications are employed, they are used in conjunction with a comprehensive program of hormone balancing, exercise, food elimination based on food sensitivity testing, psychological support and appropriate nutraceuticals (vitamins) and protein shakes to fortify body during the food elimination and restrictive phase. We do activity journaling which has shown to increase the success of permanent weight loss.
Become a Patient
If you are ready to work with a healthcare professional dedicated to supporting you to take back control of your health, apply to become a patient of Ageless Medical Solutions. To learn more about how you can schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (352) 332-4640.