We have stories of women in menopause who are going through symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings and the overall feeling of low mood coupled with one of their biggest complaints which is weight gain and not recognizing themselves anymore...
And how they tried to reach out to their doctors but were either dismissed or just offered a patch.
Menopause can be a lonely journey especially if you don't know where to start or how to manage the symptoms.
And if you have been listening regularly, you'd know that I gained 50 pounds when menopause hit me.
"What the hell is happening to me?" was what I said.
I went to my doctor at that time and was told that I just got to wait it out.
But I didn't want to wait it out!
So I went to a gynecologist, and to make the long story short: I took hormones, got a period again, but I didn't want that.
The body has the ability to heal itself and since balancing hormones is an industry belief, I don't want to brush off some women who can't take hormones. This means it's possible to get balanced by making lifestyle changes.
And yet hormone replacement therapy is a fantastic option especially if your doctor understands and recommends a treatment plan based upon your story.
In today's episode of The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast, I'm with the first male guest on our podcast, Dr. John Carrozzella who was a former orthopedist who became a hormone and metabolic specialist when his ex-wife descended into MENO-Misery.
He sought out a treatment and when he found it, he made it his mission to help as many people as he could with their hormone problems.
During the podcast, we talked about how he got from orthopedics to hormones PLUS:
- The difficulties involved with practicing medicine in America now, especially as a private practitioner who must interact with insurance companies
- Treating people, not lab numbers
- The science and symptoms of low testosterone in men and where to go for help Menopause and weight
Tune in and find out your HRT options, what Dr. John Carrozzella does for sexual rejuvenation in women, how he does it, and the results he sees.
What's Discussed in This Episode:
[4:52] How Dr. John Carrozzella transitioned to becoming a hormone expert
[10:58] Story of when Dr. Carrozzella left traditional medicine
[11:26] Problems private practitioners deal with patients and insurance companies
[17:49] Hormone therapy in menopause
[22:17] Symptoms of low testosterone in men and women
[25:39] The problem with tests conducted for men and women
[28:01] Positive responses with testosterone and women
[28:32] Addressing weight gain issues for women in menopause
[32:00] Why hormonal imbalance is associated with weight gain or weight loss
[35:11] Hashimoto's Disease
[40:47] Weight management and being healthy
[44:44] The direct correlation between hormones and diseases associated with aging
[46:58] Pellets for hormone therapy
[49:33] Costs of a consultation and treatment from Dr. John Carrozzella
[53:32] Sexual rejuvenation
About the Guest:
Dr. John Carrozzella was an orthopedic surgeon for 25 years before he switched his focus to the non-traditional medical centers of hormone replacement sexual health and dysfunction and age management.
In August 2016, Dr. Carrozzella was awarded a master's degree in metabolic and nutritional medicine from the University of South Florida. He became a diplomat of the American Board of anti-aging and regenerative medicine in 2013. He carries a certificate in Sexual Medicine from the American Academy of anti-aging medicine, a certificate in advanced endocrinology from the University of South Florida and a certificate in advanced bioidentical hormone therapy from Worldlink medical.
He currently practices in Orlando, Florida where he serves the needs of patients with hormonal deficiencies, sexual dysfunction, incontinence, nutritional imbalances and age management issues.