Healthy Aging Articles

Aging is inevitable but how you age is not. You can be 20 years older or 20 years younger than your chronological age. The difference lies in the choices you make. Healthy aging can be easy. Nothing shows your age more than being off balance, slow to react and slow to think. These things not only sh... Read More
Feeling fat, fatigued, forgetful, foggy, slow and constipated? These are symptoms of an underactive thyroid. The health of your thyroid is affected by your diet. If you have these symptoms, following an underactive thyroid diet may heal your thyroid gland and prevent the need for thyroid hormones. ... Read More
Dr. Lorraine Maita MD, based out of Basking Ridge, NJ, is offering a fresh perspective on hormone replacement options for men and women, and would like to draw attention to recent studies comparing bioidentical hormones to synthetic. “Through comparing two hormone replacement options — bioide... Read More
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after a hysterectomy is often offered to patients in order to compensate for the hormones that your body previously relied on your ovaries to produce. Before I go into detail about receiving HRT after a hysterectomy I’ll first discuss hysterectomies in general ... Read More
As we get older, start to see our changing reflections in the mirror, and begin to feel as though we don’t have the energy we used to, it’s human nature to go in search of anti-aging solutions. Before I get into the anti-aging solutions, let’s first get to the causes of aging, so to speak. ... Read More
Got PMS? Bloating, weight gain, mood swings, cramps, headaches, tension, anger, anxiety, irritability, cravings, increased appetite, tender breasts and fluid retention are hallmarks of premenstrual syndrome fondly known as PMS. These symptoms generally peak a week or two before your period and then ... Read More
Many men and even women entering mid life experience depression, fatigue and anxiety and may lose their competitive edge. Some of this may be due to hormonal changes. There is a link between testosterone and motivation and some effects can be modulated by adrenaline and cortisol. Studies among co... Read More
I get this question from patients all the time: “What is HRT?” Simply put, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment for women whose estrogen and progesterone levels drop as a result of menopause and for men whose testosterone levels drop as a result of andropause or male menopause. It... Read More
Thyroid diseases are disorders affecting the thyroid gland that disrupt one or more of the gland’s primary functions.  The thyroid gland is an essential organ for producing thyroid hormones which regulate metabolic processes. Specific types of thyroid diseases include the following: Hypothyro... Read More