Healthy Aging Articles

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Suffering from middle age spread? Are finding that the things that you used to do to lose weight just don’t work anymore? Aging and weight loss are tied together in a hormonal and environmental symphony which strikes some unharmonious cords as a person ages. Aging and weight loss are like a see sa... Read More
Hypothyroidism, also referred to as underactive thyroid, is more common than you may think. In fact, many people may have it and not even realize unless they’re aware of the symptoms of low thyroid function. Simply put, hypothyroidism is a condition where your thyroid gland does not make enough t... Read More