Decreased Strength & Performance

Declining hormone levels can cause loss of muscle mass and endurance in both women and men. If you’re concerned about losing your edge, Longevità Medical can help with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). At our Victor, NY, office in the Greater Rochester area, our medical team specializes in hormone replacement therapy and can restore your energy and performance levels so you can feel like yourself again.

When Should You Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Expecting to maintain the same level of energy, strength, and performance at age 50 that you enjoyed at 30 isn’t realistic for most men and women. But if you’re feeling unusually lethargic and weak, declining hormone levels could be the cause. Even though declining physical performance affects both men and women, the symptoms associated with hormonal changes differ.

Men often experience a more significant decrease in strength and an increase in fatigue than women. In addition to those symptoms of andropause, men often notice:

  • Bone density loss
  • Muscle loss
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Personality changes

These changes are often difficult to notice at first because a man’s testosterone level diminishes gradually for decades.

Women, on the other hand, typically experience a precipitous decline in estrogen levels as they enter menopause. And, as estrogen and progesterone levels rapidly drop, the changes experienced by both physically active women and women who lead more sedentary lifestyles can be unpredictable. Besides feeling less energy and losing strength, women may also notice:

  • Weight gain
  • Bone density loss
  • Hot flashes
  • Muscle loss
  • Mood changes

Even active, fit women may begin to struggle with weight during menopause as body composition changes. The body starts storing fat around the midsection, and it becomes more difficult to build and maintain muscle.

Meet Our Providers

Owner and medical director Dr. Vito C. Quatela, along with Dr. Maria Karipidis Pouria and Julie A. Chatt, MSN, FNP-C, provide regenerative medicine care tailored to the needs of their patients so they can live their best lives.

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The Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can boost your energy levels and enhance your ability to build muscle and burn fat. Hormone replacement therapy may also enhance cardiovascular health and reduce a woman’s risk of developing diabetes, osteoporosis, and macular degeneration.

Bioidentical hormones differ from synthetic hormones because they are the same at the molecular level as those produced by the body. Our medical director, Dr. Vito Quatela, and Julie A. Chatt, MSN, FNP-C, are both certified providers of bioidentical hormone therapy. BHRT relieves the symptoms associated with menopause and andropause, which can restore not only your competitive performance levels but your quality of life, too.

Julie will create a treatment plan designed to meet your specific need based on your medical history, goals, and hormone levels. Your hormone levels are regularly monitored using blood tests, so treatment is likely to change over time.

Request Your Consultation

If you’ve been a lifelong athlete or took up recreational or competitive sports in your 30s or 40s, it can be difficult to accept declining performance levels. If hormonal changes are the reason, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at Longevità Medical offers a potential solution. You can request a consultation using the online form to meet with a specialist or call us at (585) 244-1506 to schedule an appointment.

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