Ana Feels 20 Years Younger Thanks for BHRT
What encouraged you to enroll with Dr. Lara’s program?
My primary care Physician recommended Dr. Lara when I contacted her about having severe Menopausal symptoms. (I had just entered menopause about 2 months prior to my contacting her). She mentioned that Dr. Lara had an Age Management - BHRT Program which she highly recommended.
Please share your story
I started having menopausal symptoms the month after I ceased menstruating. These symptoms included weight gain (even though I hadn't change my diet), hot flashes, brain fogginess, insomnia, agitation, limp hair and overall I was not functioning well.
I called my primary care physician and she referred me to Dr. Lara because she knew that he had an age management program. I had heard of Dr. Lara through various family members who went to him for Weight Management so I was comfortable with contacting him.
When I called Dr. Lara's office I was practically in tears I was so uncomfortable. The staff member who answered the phone was very empathetic and sympathetic. She was able to get me an appointment with Connie right away. Connie called me to let me know that I would be given a thorough physical exam including blood work. Dr. Lara reviewed the results of my blood work with me and said that my estrogen level was "0", my progesterone level was "0" and I was depleted of testosterone, and melatonin and TSH as well. No wonder why I wasn't feeling well!
I had not heard about Bioidentical hormones before meeting Dr. Lara, however had heard awful things about over the counter hormone treatments so I did not try them. Dr. Lara explained about Bioidentical hormones, and, he believes in only bringing the hormone levels to where they should be, not over-medicating his patients. I felt much better - like a new person within a week of taking the Bioidentical hormones. It was a night and day difference!
I've been a patient of Dr. Lara's now for 3+ years, and I've found him to be patient, caring, thoughtful, conservative, and safe. I also do my part by scheduling blood work every three months as suggested and scheduling my follow-up appointments with Dr. Lara to discuss my blood levels, eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise. I've also spoken with Connie and she is very helpful and caring as well. Dr. Lara's entire staff has been wonderful! I told Dr. Lara about my Thyroid Cancer diagnosis and removal of my thyroid 8 years prior to starting the BHRT program. He pays close attention to my thyroid hormone levels and I have not had any adverse reactions at all such as weight gain.
How has your lifestyle improved after becoming a healthier you?
My lifestyle has improved as I feel 20 years younger and my mind is much sharper! I can concentrate, the fog has lifted, I lost 8 lbs., am sleeping like a baby and no longer have hot flashes. Also, my hair is more lustrous and overall my life has improved 200%!
What would you say to someone thinking about Dr. Lara’s BHRT?
I have referred friends to Dr. Lara for the BHRT program. I've told them that it is safe and that DR. Lara is an M.D. and is knowledgeable. I've also told my friends how much better I'm feeling and how much my life has improved. I was basically not functioning well and didn't know why. It was scary, however I'm glad I went to Dr. Lara and he helped me understand hormone levels and how having very low or no levels can really affect our bodies in a negative way. I'm so glad and so grateful for Dr. Lara and his staff. I don't know what I'd do without them! Dr. Lara also offers medical-grade supplements which have also been helpful to my health such as Pre/Probiotics, Vitamin B-12, Collagen supplement, etc.
How do you feel now?
I feel absolutely wonderful now. My hormones have been brought back up to normal levels. I don't take for granted that I get 7-8 hours of sleep every night and wake up refreshed, my mind is sharp and I'm ready for the day. My immune system and overall health has improved. I don't remember the last time I had a cold! My friends have noticed that my skin has improved and that I am looking younger, more energetic, and rejuvenated! My relationship with my husband has improved, I'm much happier, I feel an inner peace and my overall health has improved - (mental, physical and spiritual)!