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Hormone therapy may be the catalyst between feeling young and old

Posted Oct 01 2008 8:20pm
Since hormones decline as people get older, providing hormonal therapies is a big part of anti-aging medicine.

Dr. Carolann Littzi offers these therapies for men and women at her preventive and anti-aging clinic in Shavertown.

Women experience dropping hormone levels during menopause. Men's hormones also decline hormones "andropause," the male version of menopause."Once our hormones start to decline, that's when we start not feeling as well," Littzi said. "We start to develop our chronic diseases of aging right around the same time that our hormones decline.

Littzi checks people's hormone's levels and replaces them back to where they were when they were younger. By doing this, people feel better, she said."We're not talking about using massive doses of hormones," Littzi said. "We're just replacing a little bit of hormones to put you back where you were when you felt better and were functioning with a lot of energy."

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