Feeling overweight and being overweight may be two different circumstances, but they can still result in the same emotional response — personal dissatisfaction and lowered self-esteem. Here in Los Angeles, many of us can relate to this sentiment and have tried myriad routes to weight loss only to gain it back time after time. A key component to achieving lasting weight loss is our ability to compare ourselves to others less and to focus more on what weight loss really represents to each of us on a personal level. [Read more]

The problems underlying obesity include more than just the facts that we’re eating more and moving less; people who are significantly overweight can have a much more difficult time losing those pounds, thanks to weight-related metabolic changes that occur as a result of obesity. For many people, dieting and exercising on their own just isn’t enough to take weight off and keep it off. That’s when medical weight loss can help. [Read more]

The conventional wisdom has always been that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie, and as long as you are expending more than you are taking in, you’ll lose weight. But many people who have struggled with weight loss have long felt that there was something wrong with that point of view. New medical research suggests that they are right. [Read more]

More than 13 million men in the United States suffer from low testosterone levels due to the natural decrease in hormone production that occurs with aging, often beginning at about age 30. If you’re 35 or older, the symptoms of low testosterone, or “low T,” may sound familiar:
• Loss of muscle mass
• Hair loss
• Weight gain
• Sleep disturbances
• Moodiness, irritability or depression
• Diminished sex drive
• Erectile dysfunction
Just as women can benefit from hormonal therapy once they enter menopause, the symptoms of low testosterone in men can be treated through testosterone therapy.
Low T: Causes
In most cases, low testosterone in men occurs as part of the natural cycle of aging. During adolescence, testosterone levels peak and remain high into early adulthood. But as we age, our bodies begin to produce less of the hormones necessary for healthy reproduction, which means decreases in levels of testosterone in men and lower levels of estrogen in women. The average decline in testosterone levels is about 1 percent per year, but it can be higher in some men; by the time a man reaches age 60, natural production of testosterone may be half of what it was during adolescence.
Far less often, low T can be the result of disease, injury or even prescription or nonprescription drug use. A simple blood test can determine if you have low T, and a physical exam can help determine if age-related changes are the cause or if there might be another factor at play.
Testosterone therapy: How does it work?
Once the diagnosis of low T has been made, testosterone therapy can be effective in relieving many of the symptoms low T causes. After your physical and blood testing are complete, you and your doctor will decide on the type of treatment that can help resolve your specific symptoms. During treatment, ongoing blood work will ensure your treatment uses the lowest amount of hormone required to achieve symptom resolution.
In addition to testosterone therapy, lifestyle changes such as weight loss, healthy eating, regular exercise and quitting smoking can also help improve symptoms of low testosterone in men. The first step in diagnosing low T and getting appropriate treatment is to schedule an evaluation with Delight Medical Center. Dr. Payam Kerendian has helped hundreds of men throughout the Los Angeles area resolve their low T symptoms quickly and effectively.
Are you experiencing any of the symptoms of low T? Contact our office today to schedule your evaluation.
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Suffering from chronic pain can be debilitating, affecting every aspect of your life and making it difficult to manage even the simplest tasks of daily living. Multiple medical studies have demonstrated that people who suffer from chronic pain like knee or neck pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or fibromyalgia also suffer from a much lower quality of life. [Read more]

Eating Healthy on the Run

Posted In: Wellness Blog By Delight Medical

Your boss handed you a huge stack of projects, you stayed at work late to finish up a report, your kids need to be picked up from practice, and all of a sudden you find yourself pulling through a McDonald’s drive through to grab a quick dinner. Life happens, and a hectic day can derail all of your healthy eating intentions. Fortunately, a little preparation goes a long way in maintaining your healthy habits while on the run. [Read more]

Our bodies change with age. The nutrients you needed as a child to help you through puberty weren’t exactly the same as the ones you started taking in college to help you with the long nights as you became starved for mental energy. When you prepared to have children your vitamin focus may have shifted again as you prepared to bring life into this world. Now that you are approaching menopause, you may benefit from shifting your supplement focus yet again. [Read more]

Hot flashes, sleep disturbances and mood swings: these are some of the most common symptoms of menopause, but they are far from the only ones. Every year millions of women experience lingering pain throughout their bodies coming from their joints and muscles. This pain isn’t in your head. This is unfortunately one of the side effects that comes with age, but in Los Angeles, anti-aging therapy can help. [Read more]

Antiaging therapy can help reduce or eliminate the many symptoms of menopause, but for the best treatment results you shouldn’t wait too long to talk to your antiaging doctor. Many women in Los Angeles wait until long after their last period to start talking with their antiaging doctor about the mental and physical changes they’ve experienced with age. Talking to your doctor early on as the symptoms of menopause develop can save you from months and even years of discomfort—and treatment is even shown to be more effective the earlier it begins. [Read more]

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