Kenneth Varano, D.O. – Philadelphia Bioidentical Hormone Doctor
Philadelphia Bioidentical Hormones Doctor, Kenneth Varano, D.O. of BodyLogicMD in Philadelphia Pennsylvania specializes in the use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help men and women find relief from the symptoms and conditions of hormonal imbalance.
Using only the highest quality in natural Bioidentical Hormones, Kenneth Varano, D.O. has dedicated his Philadelphia Pennsylvania practice to providing the very best in Preventative and Anti-Aging Medicine through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
As an active member of the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine and with extensive training through a fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Kenneth Varano, D.O. stays up to date on the latest advances in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Anti-Aging Medicine.
After years practicing primary care and Family Medicine, Dr. Varano wanted to offer more to his patients. Looking for a way to step outside the box of traditional medicine and offer his patients the personalized care that they needed, Kenneth Varano, D.O. began to shift his energy towards Preventative and Anti-Aging Medicine.
A Focus on Preventive Care Helps Philadelphia Residents Lead Healthier Lives
Kenneth Varano, D.O. isn’t the only one who has become disillusioned with acute care. Men and women in Philadelphia and the surrounding communities are seeking alternative healthcare options because they know that not having a diagnosable disease doesn’t mean they are actually healthy.
Unfortunately, traditional medicine sends the message that patients are fine as long as they don’t have a condition that requires treatment with surgery or prescription drugs. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is part of a larger Functional Medicine approach that believes in preventive care and using natural remedies whenever possible. The services Dr. Varano offers can help you achieve a quality of life that you didn’t think was possible.
Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
Kenneth Varano, D.O. has treated numerous health conditions in his role as a Philadelphia Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Expert. Men and women of any age can benefit from this plant-based alternative. Dr. Varano customizes each patient’s treatment program based on the symptoms he or she presents with, the results of hormone screening, and the patient’s own wellness goals. The conditions described below are among the most common that Dr. Varano treats using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
- Adrenal Fatigue
Although it is a common hormonal disorder, doctors frequently ignore or misdiagnose adrenal fatigue. Your body requires balanced levels of cortisol, which is produced in the adrenal glands, to help you manage the various sources of stress in your life. When you experience prolonged stress or illness, it affects your body’s ability to produce the amount of cortisol that you need. As a result, it may attempt to convert estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone into cortisol and leave those hormones deficient. Some indications that you may have adrenal fatigue include constantly feeling exhausted, craving foods that are sweet or salty, depression, decreased sex drive, inability to concentrate, and a tendency to catch more contagious illnesses. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in the Philadelphia area balances all of your body’s hormones so it can produce enough cortisol on its own.
Thyroid disorders are also common, although hyperthyroidism is the less common of the two types. This condition occurs when your body’s thyroid gland produces an excess amount of hormones. Typical symptoms include anxiety, unintended weight loss, diarrhea, insomnia, muscle loss, and an abnormally fast heart rate. Reducing the thyroid hormones by increasing others is essential to help you feel better. Dr. Varano accomplishes this with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy after completing a hormone screening to determine your current thyroid functioning.
People with hypothyroidism feel as if they are moving in slow motion because having insufficient thyroid hormones decreases the body’s metabolism. Common symptoms associated with hypothyroidism include weight gain, depression, low libido, irritability, sensitivity to cold, hair loss, and low blood pressure. After treatment with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, many people report that they have an easier time losing weight in addition to finding resolution for the other symptoms.
- Insulin Resistance
Your body produces insulin in the pancreas and then releases it into the blood stream to help control blood sugar levels. When too much blood sugar is present, it causes diabetes and all of the complications that come with it. Having diabetes can also lead to insulin resistance or prevent the pancreas from releasing enough insulin to give the body the balance it needs. If you are pre-diabetic or have been diagnosed with Type II diabetes, consider Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help balance your body’s insulin levels.
Andropause is the name for a collection of symptoms that men experience as the result of hormone decline. While testosterone starts decreasing production as early as age 30, most men don’t feel the full effects of andropause until they are in their 40s and 50s. It’s at this point that the symptoms become significant enough to interfere with daily living. Common symptoms of andropause include irritability, low sex drive, muscle atrophy, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, and loss of scalp and body hair. Bringing testosterone and other essential hormones into balance with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps gives men the energy and optimism they need to enjoy this transitional time in their lives.
As women leave their childbearing years behind, their ovaries gradually stop functioning. This can take many years, cumulating in the permanent cessation of menstruation. Dr. Varano doesn’t consider female patients post-menopausal until they haven’t had a menstrual period for one full year. Some of the health issues that women may experience due to the hormonal changes of menopause include hot flashes, night sweats, painful intercourse, frequent headaches, low energy levels, unstable moods, bone loss, and difficulty with concentration. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy balances estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones to relieve these symptoms or even eliminate them altogether.
Women’s bodies start preparing for the eventual shift to permanent infertility in their 30s or 40s before completing menopause around age 50. One of the hallmark characteristics of perimenopause is having menstrual periods that are shorter, longer, closer together, further apart, heavier, or lighter than normal. Some women also spot between periods. Other perimenopausal symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, mental fogginess, dry or oily skin, low libido, bloating, mood swings, and several others.
Achieving hormonal balance with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps women ease the symptoms of perimenopause while they are still actively menstruating.
Kenneth Varano, D.O. has helped thousands of men and women achieve their wellness goals as an Anti-Aging Specialist and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy expert. If you are struggling with one of the conditions described above, you are probably in survival mode rather that truly enjoying your life.
Bioidentical hormones are a near-perfect match to the hormones your body normally produces on its own. Because of this, your body can’t tell that they are hormone replacements and you experience fast relief of your symptoms. If you want an individualized program and ongoing medical support, contact BodyLogicMD of Philadelphia today to schedule your Bioidentical Hormones consultation with Kenneth Varano, D.O.