Aging Women

Declines in estrogen and progesterone in middle-aged women is a hot topic when it comes to women’s health. These hormones can decline by about 25% during menopause between the ages of 35 to 50 years old. Since a balance of these two hormones protect women from aging-related diseases, having a decline in them causes women to be more susceptible to diseases and conditions. Examples of diseases and conditions that women would be susceptible to include breast cancer, osteoporosis, depression, heart disease, uterine cancer, sagging breasts and more (

The decline in estrogen and progesterone can be battled by replacing the hormones. Although synthetic hormones are available, they don’t work very well because they can’t mimic the bodies naturally-produced hormones. They cause side effects such as bloating, weight gain, an increase in blood clotting incidents, depression, and more. The body doesn’t recognize them as hormones that your body produced, but rather some random chemical substance. In order for hormone therapy to mimic the hormones that your body produces, it should be natural.

Bioidential Hormone Replacement Therapy is a treatment that provides the body with natural hormone replacement. Johanan Rand, MD., the founder and medical director of Healthy Aging Medical Center in West Orange, New Jersey, offers this type of treatment. At Healthy Aging Medical Center, they analyze patients’ hormone levels and blood work, then create customized programs for each individual. Healthy Aging Medical Center offers hormone replacement therapy for women as well as men.

Johanan Rand is a Physiatrist (also known as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, or PM&R physician). He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and completed a residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is associated with Chilton Medical Center. Dr. Rand is currently working on a book titled “It’s Not Too Late to Live Past 100”.