Menopause Awareness

Let’s talk about Menopause.

Menopause is not a disease or a disorder, but a natural and normal part of aging.

Despite the increased access to information there still remains a lot of stigma and misinformation associated with menopause. This period in a woman’s life is often poorly portrayed in the media, and reinforces stereotypes and fear for many women.

The best thing a woman can do during this time is educate herself on the facts and know that she is not in this alone.

Menopause is different for everyone and can last a long time. The basis of menopause is when our hormones become imbalanced.  Like a finely tuned machine, when some of the settings are out of whack we can experience some symptoms of menopause.

Some are blatantly obvious, but other medical changes occur that impact our estrogen, ovaries, testosterone and progesterone. This can often result in mood swings changes in libido and irregular or cessation of periods.

 

 

Featured Doc – Megan Sontag, PA

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Megan Sontag, PA who practices in Tulsa, OK and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since 2011.

Please see Megan Sontag, PA’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/megan-sontag-pa/Location

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Featured Doc – Kara Nakisbendi, MD

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Kara Nakisbendi, MD who practices in Woodinvile, WA and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since 2008.

Kara Nakisbendi, MD profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/kara-nakisbendi-md/
Follow Kara Nakisbendi, MD, on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SophiaHealthInstitute

Sophia Health Institute
18106 140th AVE NE 102,

Woodinville, Washington, 98072, United States

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Featured Doc – Joe Vaughn, MD

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase  Dr. Joe Vaughn, MD who practices in Rome, Ga and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since September 2008.

Floyd Primary Care
28 John Davenport Dr ,
Rome, Georgia, United States

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Please see Dr. Joe Vaughn, MD profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/joe-vaughn-md/

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Health & Wellness

Modern Bodies Fitness – Bobbi Parker Hall

I love to encourage women going through midlife changes to reclaim their bodies by going through my online workout Modern Bodies Program. You see, I believe getting strong and fit can give us back the confidence and courage so many of us lose as we age. This doesn’t mean we have to try to look like a Victoria Secrets Model, it just means we work towards being the best version of us. Becoming stronger physically translates into being stronger mentally and emotionally. When we work out and build muscle it overlaps and helps strengthen our connection to our mental and emotional muscle. And, when a woman has found her confidence again and remembers her hopes, her dreams and her purpose in life…watch-out….. she will be unstoppable!

This is exactly what happened to me, at age 54 a friend convinced me to compete in a bikini competition. Through pursuing this goal I found that I had the sheer focus, lady balls and determination that I never knew I had. Mostly because I had been living in an abusive relationship for so long and constantly doubted myself. Once my body started changing and getting stronger, I realized that I could follow through and get better at something. I then found the courage and strength I needed to leave a 30 year toxic marriage and started creating a better life for myself!

This is why I created a workout to help midlife women feel strong and empowered again. Many of them, including myself gain back the confidence to chase their dreams again.

Figuring out our hormones at this age plays a big role in helping us be the best we can be. Four years ago a client told me about SottoPelle. I was having a few complications with my bladder control and had visited a some doctors. None of them giving me an answer or solution that sounded good to me. I decided to give the SottoPelle a try and have never looked back. Almost overnight, I could sleep again and my bladder/vagina issues went away never to return. Oh, I still have a few leaks here and there occasionally when I run or jump but it’s nothing like it was.

I recommend all my Modern Bodies Clients having hormonal issues talk to their Doctors about this. I see a Naturopath for mine and he follows up diligently as recommended by having my blood work done and making sure my levels of hormones stay balanced. I really don’t know where I would be today without them. I want all Modern Bodies women to have the chance to experience this – so I am offering a 20% discount on my Modern Bodies program to any women that want to start and are on SottoPelle therapy.

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Doc of the Day – Dr. Ivonne Reynolds, DO

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Dr. Ivonne Reynolds, DO  who practices in Margate, FL and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since 2/6/2009.

Please see Dr. Ivonne Reynolds, DO’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/ivonne-reynolds-do-facoog/
Follow Dr. Ivonne Reynolds, DO, FACOG, on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Ivonne-Maria-Reynolds-DO-LLC-1545742159023901/?fref=nf

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Featured Doc – Dr. Fern TaiSenChoy-Bent

Every day we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc series.” Today we showcase Dr. Fern TaiSenChoy-Bent, MD, FACOG who practices in  Margate, FL and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since 9/28/2010.

Please see  Dr. Fern TaiSenChoy-Bent, MD, FACOG’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/fern-taisenchoy-bent-md-facog/

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Andropause and Aging Athletes 

 When it comes to aging, most people know about menopause in women. Yet, many have never heard of andropause in men. Andropause is the phase men go through when there is a decrease in the production of testosterone. During this time, men experience bodily changes similar to what women experience. Sex drive is one of the first noted complaints, as well as fatigue, depression, weight changes and general health begins to decline. Illness like heart disease and brittle bones are also signs of andropause in men. 

Male athletes that have worked hard to keep their bodies in shape often find that during andropause, using bio identical hormone therapy can help to prevent medical issues associated with aging 

 For male athletes that want to increase their testosterone levels naturally, the best line of defense is, and always has been, through a committed exercise program. Exercise, especially when maintained actively can increase testosterone and help men to continue building strength to help with aging bones and muscles naturally.  

An issue that many men facing andropause have included in their battle against aging has been incorporating the use of steroid drugs and synthetics into their system. Not only are these drugs dangerous, but over time they effectively tend to break down the composition of muscles, thus reducing the strength that andropausal men are trying to maintain. 

 Having a diet rich in leafy green vegetables is suggested to help maintain muscle agility and strength. Leafy green vegetables also provide antioxidants and fuel needed for maintaining a strong exercise regimen. As a matter of fact, leafy green vegetables are the primary ingredient in many anti-aging pharmaceuticals because of their natural ability to fight the signs of aging in both men as well as women.  

 Herbal remedies and vitamins like vitamin C and E are exceptional for athletes as they have been shown to reduce post-exercise muscle fatigue and soreness, especially in men that are susceptible to andropause. Aging athletes that try to use performance enhancing drugs (PED’s) often find that they begin feeling the very bodily stresses that they were trying to prevent in the first place.  

Sure, they may lose weight fast or build some muscle mass faster than they would through traditional ways, but those build-ups don’t tend to be long lasting and their health and well-being could end up suffering in the long-run.  

Featured Doc – Dr. Clark Brittain, DO

Every week we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc series.” Today we showcase Dr. Clark Brittain, DO who practices in Bloomington, IN, and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since 5/18/2007.

Please see Dr. Clark Brittain, DO’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/clark-brittain-do/

Do you know an amazing SottoPelle doctor? Nominate them here to be a Featured Doctor!

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