Kansas City MO Bioidentical Hormones Specialist
Kansas City Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Marilyn Richardson, M.D. at KC Wellness Center has colossal levels of experience in treating patients with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
As a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Richardson has been serving patients for over 30 years, and she has treated several thousand patients experiencing hormonal imbalances or decline with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Her mission is to work with patients as a team and to help them make educated decisions about their health.
Taking a patient centered approach, Marilyn Richardson, M.D.’s unique process has allowed countless men and women to greatly improve their overall health.
As your body makes the transition from young adulthood to middle age and eventually into old age, it undergoes many physical, mental, and emotional changes along the way. For some people, these changes make them feel old long before they are ready for it. The hormonal changes in both men and women can be especially challenging.
Some of the specific problems experienced by both genders include:
- Persistent fatigue
- Irritability, anxiety, and depression
- Difficulty with sustained mental focus
- Decreased sexual libido
- Weight gain, especially in the abdominal area
Additionally, men and women may struggle with gender-specific issues related to hormone imbalance. Erectile dysfunction is a common problem for middle-aged and older men while women may experience symptoms of sexual dysfunction as well. Unfortunately, a lot of people internalize the message that these problems are a natural part of getting older and there is nothing they can do about them. Dr. Richardson, who specializes in anti-aging treatments and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), wants you to know this is not true. A long-lasting solution to the discomfort of aging is closer than you might think.
Anti-Aging Medicine Defined
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine defines anti-aging medicine in this way:
“Anti-Aging Medicine is a clinical/medical specialty and field of scientific research aimed at the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related decline. It is well-documented by peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals and employs evidence-based methodologies to conduct patient assessments.”
As an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a special emphasis on Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Richardson agrees wholeheartedly with this position. Regardless of the specific symptoms you are experiencing, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with KC Wellness Center to learn more about how Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can give you the energy, drive, and enthusiasm for life that you had as a young adult.
Your Symptoms Are Not as Unrelated as They May Appear
For most people, the symptoms of hormone imbalance, dominance or deficiency can come on gradually and they don’t realize that the many new issues that have developed up over the past several years are related. This is especially true of men since their hormones decline at a much slower rate than women. Even though there is a marked decrease in testosterone as early as age 30, it typically takes several years for men to feel the effects. That is because the average man loses one percent of his testosterone annually for the remainder of his life.
While women can have symptoms of perimenopause for up to 10 years before they are officially menopausal, they tend to make the connection to hormonal imbalance faster than men. That is because women know to expect these bodily changes and men often do not. The medical evidence to support andropause in men, a process similar to menopause in women, has only recently gained acceptance in the larger medical community.
What To Expect When Getting Started With Bioidentical Hormones
Marilyn Richardson, M.D. has used Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help men and women prevent age related diseases and improve their general health. Often, patients come in to treat one symptom, and several others end up being alleviated, along with their chief complaint. Upon the initial visit, Marilyn Richardson, M.D. will test the levels of all major hormones in order to understand the full picture. After obtaining a detailed patient history and an analysis of the patient’s goals, Marilyn Richardson, M.D., will design a personalized treatment plan to address the patient’s health concerns. She offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in the forms of injections and pellets. Patients are offered continued support throughout their Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, and the clinic sees patients face to face for follow up visits between every 1-4 weeks.
Kansas City Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Marilyn Richardson, M.D. at KC Wellness Center has helped countless men and women to overcome the challenges that often present with hormonal imbalances or decline, and many patients have been able to live fuller, healthier lives after beginning a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program.
To learn more about the benefits that can be obtained with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, contact Kansas City Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Marilyn Richardson, M.D. at KC Wellness Center today to schedule a consultation!