Unexpected Health Problems After 50 — Dr. Vedamani Featured in Eat This, Not That

Unexpected Health Problems After 50 — Dr. Vedamani Featured in Eat This, Not That

A big thank you and shout out to Eat This, Not That for featuring Dr. Vedamani in their article entitled, “50″Unexpected Health Problems After 50.

Many SDBody clients come in wanting to address signs of aging like improving energy levels, improving memory, controlling anxiety and more. Your body’s hormone production can change and decline as early as in your 30s, leading to health problems associated with aging.

We like to work with our clients on a holistic approach to their health as they age, looking at all lifestyle factors including diet, exercise, medical conditions, family history, stress levels and hormone levels. Often, clients find that this combination of lifestyle improvements with hormone replacement therapy can improve their quality of life as they age.

With 50 different tips from physicians around the country, the article is a great read. It includes these three tips from our very own Dr. Shawn Vedamani:

On Energy Loss with Aging

“Everyone suffers from signs of aging eventually. What people don’t realize is how many of these symptoms are due to hormonal decline, which in turn leads to other issues and a decline in health and quality of life,” says Dr. Shawn Vedamani, MD, a Board Certified Physician in San Diego. “Both men and women can experience energy loss with hormone changes. Unfortunately, a lack of energy can set off any number of negative chain reactions as well—poor performance in the gym and in the bedroom, lack of effectiveness at work or school, depression and just an inability to do the things you love doing. It can make it hard to continue to pursue the activities you’ve enjoyed your whole life and maintain progress and motivation at work and at play.”

Eat This, Not That: 50 Unexpected Health Problems After 50

On Anxiety Issues

“Anxiety is a very real psychological disorder that affects many people,” says Dr. Shawn Vedamani, MD. “Some people are more susceptible to anxiety than others and your current physical health can play a role in how anxiety manifests itself in your life. And because hormones play such an important role in the development of anxiety, many people with anxiety feel that their symptoms continue to increase as they age.”

Recommendation: Talk to your doctor and a psychologist or psychiatrist about the proper course of action. “Some anxiety medications attempt to treat the symptoms of anxiety when hormonal imbalance could be causing your anxiety and depression,” says Dr. Shawn Vedamani.

Eat This, Not That: 50 Unexpected Health Problems After 50

On Sleep Problems

“When you think about getting a good night’s sleep, you may not immediately think of hormones,” says Dr. Shawn Vedamani, MD. “Sleep and hormones are deeply interconnected. Your body produces hormones during restful sleep so that we can have optimal energy, immunity and natural drive. Yet, changes in hormone levels can affect our ability to sleep.”

Recommendation: “If you are experiencing symptoms of sleep disorder, difficulty falling and staying asleep and find yourself always tired when you wake up, it’s possible that hormone therapy can get your sleep patterns back on track,” he says.

Eat This, Not That: 50 Unexpected Health Problems After 50

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