Denver Bioidentical Hormones Specialist
Dr. William H. Lee began operating Age Management M.D. as a companion practice to Women’s Health Care in 2001, as his vision and training for creating healthy aging evolved. During the last 12 years, he has continued to provide exceptional gynecological care for the more than 2000 women he and his professional staff care for, while providing an ever increasing level of Age Management training and balancing for their patients.
As the demand for Age Management care has grown, the need for a larger office necessitated the move to a new location and expanding the Age Management aspect of the practice. As the GYN patients become perimenopausal, they have the advantage of being cared for by Dr. Lee, a national expert in anti-aging medicine. The blending from premenopause to perimenopause and beyond is a smooth transition with the whole array of services already in place. Additionally, men come in to their mid life transition of Andropause around 40 and are welcome to come to Age Management M. D. to address their needs. Dr. Lee has specific days to schedule men’s appointments.
Age Management M.D. is a unique medical practice that emphasizes the enhancement of health over the treatment of illness through the balance of hormones, nutrition, and exercise. Traditional medical practices follow a, “fix it when it breaks,” or, “diagnose and treat,” approach. At Age Management M.D. the focus is on prevention and wellness, with the emphasis on optimal health and longevity. The menopause and andropause or male menopause years can be a very rewarding time of life, setting men and women up for feeling wonderful through the later years.
Dr. Lee offers specialized Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs for men and women going through age-related changes. Bio-identical Hormones are unique in that they are identical in molecular structure and function to the hormones made in the human body, and therefore, the body can easily metabolize them to make them active and effective. Dr. Lee offers specialized Bio-identical Hormone programs for Menopause, Perimenopause, and Andropause.
Bio-identical Hormone Programs For Perimenopause
There are many symptoms that can begin with perimenopause, typically in the 40’s. During Peri-menopause, the ovaries begin to produce less estrogen and progesterone in preparation for stopping reproductive functions. When first symptoms appear, such as insomnia, fuzzy brain, mood swings, hot flashes, and loss of libido, AMMD offers the information and process for alleviating symptoms. Dr. Lee will look at a woman’s life style in conjunction with lab results and then prescribe a course of supplements and bio-identical hormones.
Bio-identical Hormone Programs For Menopause
After 12 months of amenorrhea, the body enters into menopause. During menopause, the ovaries have permanently closed down reproductive capabilities, and the ovaries have stopped producing healthy amounts of estrogen and progesterone. This change in hormone production can cause women to experience insomnia, night sweats, vaginal dryness, low libido, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and mood changes. The goal is to assist women in creating renewed vitality and vigor by learning to manage the aging process. Dr. Lee gives women the opportunity to put the well back into wellness with bio-identical hormone supplementation. For the first 6 months of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, he will recheck blood levels as many times as needed until consistent levels are established and symptoms are alleviated.
Bio-identical Hormone Programs For Andropause
Andropause is the male equivalent of menopause, and although it is subtler than menopause, the symptoms are just as real. With men, there is a gradual decline in androgens, the male sex hormones, usually starting in the 40’s. The symptoms may include a lack of energy, poor cognition, waning interest in sex, difficulty in having and maintaining an erection, decreased sexual satisfaction, as well as fatigue, depression, irritability, aches and pains, and stiffness. Along with the decline in androgens is a rise in SHBG or sex hormone binding globulin, which are proteins that bind to testosterone that limit the amount and effectiveness of this hormone as men age. The loss of testosterone contributes to the familiar, “pot belly,” and declining muscle tone in middle-aged men. Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help men to recover from the effects of hormone decline and reduce the risks of various illnesses.
At AMMD the definition of being healthy is to live with energy and vitality. It is our commitment to help you achieve this state of health and wellbeing. The process begins with a comprehensive assessment of your history, a thorough analysis of your blood and an evaluation of other biomarkers of aging. The AMMD healthcare team will then design a program tailor-made for your particular needs and goals, whether you are a man experiencing andropause or a woman with menopause symptoms.
800-775-4902 Ext. 534 to schedule your consultation, discuss your symptoms and decide on a course of treatment.