Boca Raton, FL, January 13, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- With menopause now a household name, women have a pretty good idea of what to expect when going through “the change.” Most men on the other hand are unaware that a male menopause even exists. In fact, men often dismiss tell-tale signs of hormonal imbalance as a part of growing old and usually don’t realize the severity of the condition until it’s too late. As men age, hormones, namely testosterone and DHEA levels begin to naturally decline. This progressive hormonal decline is medically classified as a hormonal imbalance. In men, a hormonal imbalance can manifest itself through a constellation of symptoms that men often describe as losing their edge; feeling like they’re not as sharp as they once were.
As a means of increasing male menopause awareness, BodyLogicMD, the nation’s largest network of bioidentical hormones experts, has announced the debut of the all new docu-drama blog: MANopause Maniac. The new blog spot will feature real-life stories from real men, discussing the realities of the male menopause known as andropause.
Two years ago, BodyLogicMD unveiled Menopause Maniac, a reality blog dedicated to women suffering from perimenopause and menopause. Now men too can join in the conversation and share some trials and tribulations of their own and offer advice on ways to overcome symptoms of andropause and restore hormonal balance.
“Trying to live out my life with a healthy dose of taking care of myself… Wow! What a simple concept, right? Wrong. Belly fat, low energy, arthritis pain, off-and-on depression… Stop! I can’t let that be the life I live if there are choices — and there are. As a part of the MANopause Maniac community, I plan to make men aware of the treatment options available to them to treat the symptoms of andropause,” shares MANopause Maniac Larry B.
“When I first started practicing integrative and functional medicine, my patient base was primarily comprised of women,” shares BodyLogicMD Medical Director and Larry B.’s BodyLogicMD physician Dr. Jennifer Landa. “But as time went on, I began treating more and more male patients, many of which were curious as to why their symptoms were so similar to what their wives were experiencing during menopause. They were often confused because the vast majority of them were under the impression that hormonal imbalances only affected women.”
About Larry B.
Larry Biddle began feeling the effects of andropause in his early 40’s and after years of dealing with the many unpleasant symptoms of andropause, he was propelled to find a solution. Larry sought out the help of bioidentical hormones expert and BodyLogicMD Medical Director Jennifer Landa, M.D. As a MANopause Maniac, Larry looks forward to charting his progress and sharing his experiences with men who also going through andropause.
Larry has a degree in organizational management from the University of Delaware and is an E-Commerce Fellow at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the past 35 years, Larry has raised over $350 million for nonprofit organizations and $31 million for political candidates, earning him the title “the arbiter of the new hotness” in a September of 2004 issue of Wired magazine. Larry is currently the Principal of PlanningWorks and is working on launching a new grassroots micro-financing web-based project to fund innovative scientific research projects in the U.S.
About Dr. Landa
Jennifer Landa, M.D. is the Medical Director of BodyLogicMD and leads BodyLogicMD of Orlando. Dr. Landa dedicates her practice to bioidentical hormone therapy, customized nutrition and fitness programs to help women and men resolve menopausal and andropausal symptoms, including weight gain, sexual dysfunction, declining energy levels and stress. As a former gynecologist, Dr. Landa has always desired to help patients achieve wellness through hormone balance and preventive medicine. Recently Dr. Landa was featured as a cover story in a December issue of Florida Trend magazine.
Founded in 2003, BodyLogicMD currently has nearly 40 locations nationwide – each led and owned by highly trained physicians specializing in natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy integrated with fitness and nutrition for men and women suffering from hormonal imbalance, menopause, and andropause. BodyLogicMD is currently featured as an expert resource on Oprah.com; Suzanne Somers’ latest book, Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness, lists BodyLogicMD as an expert source and her book Ageless, The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones dedicates an entire chapter to BodyLogicMD, BusinessWeek cover story March 2006, features the BodyLogicMD business story.