MARCH 2019 the Beauty BOOK
Sometimes I talk to patients who have been feeling off for a while. They don’t have the energy they used to, or they feel like no matter what they do, they aren’t able to lose fat in stubborn areas. What they’re feeling is often due to a hormone imbalance. As we age, our hormone levels change. Some of this is due to normal life cycles: menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. But a chronic imbalance can impact your daily life and leave you feeling not quite yourself. Especially during menopause, in addition to affecting the way you feel, an imbalance can increase your risk for cancer, stroke, and other diseases. We can’t overlook the role our hormones play in our health. They are the chemical messengers in the body that help regulate many important functions. I often have conversations with patients about what we can do to evaluate and regulate hormone levels because bringing back harmony to your hormones can make a big difference in your day-to-day life. Imbalances don’t know gender — both men and women suffer from them. Hormone testing is available for everyone. Using a simple saliva test, you can find out what level of hormones are bioavailable, or active, in the blood. Thanks to scientific research, we know there is a strong correlation between hormone levels found in saliva and the amount that’s available in the blood. The test shows us if hormone levels are healthy. If they’re not, we can recommend hormone replacement options, like BioTE, that bring your hormones back to healthy levels. There’s almost nothing better than helping a patient regain their energy and zest for life — and in some ways, their youth — through medicine. If you’ve been feeling like your energy is lacking, I’m happy to talk to you more about what we can do to boost your health and return balance to your body. It’s what motivates me and makes me excited to come to work every day. I love bringing my patients treatments that benefit their lives and keep them healthy and beautiful.
Strategies for a Healthier, Happier Life
There have been a lot of viruses going around the past month, and it makes me think about the simple steps we can take to improve our health. We could probably all use an immune boost, starting with simple changes to our diet, like eating more fruits and cruciferous vegetables, which are also the best foods to eat for glowing, younger- looking skin. Exercise is also key to maintaining and boosting our health. The hormones we produce during exercise help fight off disease and illness. As I’ve shared before, I always recommend patients get the flu shot to keep themselves healthy. I’ve seen too many people end up in the hospital because of the flu. There’s just no reason to take that risk.
To health and happiness,
-Dr. Sanchez OWNER, MEDICAL DIRECTOR
BeautiqueMedicalSpa.com | 956-664-1234www.beautiquemedicalspa.com
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