David Lans, D.O. – BodyLogicMD of Westchester
New York Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, David Lans, D.O. of BodyLogicMD in Westchester County New York has over thirty years of experience practicing medicine. Dr. Lans offers advanced Functional Medicine and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs for men and women suffering from chronic diseases, immune dysfunction, and age related conditions in the Westchester County New York area.
Practicing mainly conventional medicine for many years, Dr. Lans observed its limitations, and chose to shift his focus to understanding the root causes of illness, as opposed to only treating the symptoms. Dr. Lans has always embraced integrative, functional, and holistic modalities of medicine, and he incorporates the best aspects and protocols of these medical modalities into his treatment plans.
After completing a fellowship with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Dr. Lans now specializes mostly in Functional and Anti-Aging Medicine, which allows him to effectively treat many physiological dysfunctions that occur as a result of aging.
Focusing on preventative medicine techniques, Dr. Lans uses his advanced knowledge and skills to help patients avoid the disease process, and he helps patients who are experiencing the symptoms and conditions related to hormone imbalances to regain their health and vitality. Specializing in cardiovascular health, musculoskeletal disorders, autoimmune diseases, internal medicine, and rheumatic diseases, Dr. Lans understands the positive impact that balanced hormones and functional medicine can have on overall health and wellness levels. As a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Dr. Lans uses his comprehensive treatment plans to improve the lives of his patients and to treat countless conditions and illnesses. Throughout his years of practicing medicine, David Lans, D.O. has changed the lives of thousands of men and women across the State of New York and Westchester County.
New York Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, David Lans, D.O. at BodyLogicMD of Westchester New York practices Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy as part of a total wellness plan focused on functional medicine. Dr. Lans has over 30 years of experience providing Purchase New York and Westchester County New York area residents with a safe and natural solution to their hormone related ailments in the form of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Take charge of your wellness and learn more about how a custom tailored Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy offered by New York Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, David Lans, D.O. at BodyLogicMD of Westchester County New York can provide you the relief you need.
What Makes Functional Medicine Different?
When you have a specific health concern, the typical course of action is to visit a doctor for a prescription, testing, or advice. The doctor treats your symptoms and sends you on your way. This works well until the problem returns or you have new issues that concern you. If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, you may feel it never gets better despite spending much of your time at doctor appointments and undergoing continual testing. This is neither the doctor’s fault nor yours. While you are doing what you can to improve your health, the doctor is treating one symptom at a time just as he or she was trained to do.
Functional medicine differs from traditional medicine in many ways, especially in its treatment approach. At BodyLogicMD of Westchester, for example, Dr. David Lans works closely with patients on a personal level, acting as a partner in your long-term goal of wellness. For people who are used to a disease model of medical care always treating symptoms as they arise, and never addressing the root cause of the issue, this patient-centered approach can take some getting used to. Getting to know patients and understanding the underlying causes or contributing factors to all of their ailments is the way Dr. Lans is able to provide the most effective treatments to each patient every time.
Why Acute Care Treatment is Quickly Becoming Outdated
Acute care, which is the diagnosis and treatment of short-term problems such as a broken arm or a ruptured appendix, is ill-equipped to handle issues related to aging and hormone imbalance. As a result, you’re unlikely to get the help you need to deal with your symptoms and feel your best. Even if your doctor does write you a prescription to help make you more comfortable during menopause or andropause, it usually isn’t enough to improve your quality of life. That is because the medication is the same for anyone who complains of similar symptoms. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, on the other hand, is effective because it only provides natural replacement hormones where your body actually needs them.
BHRT is an Important Part of Functional, Patient-Centered Care
Just because you don’t have a diagnosable disease, it doesn’t mean that you are feeling the best that you can. Women may experience frequent mood swings, bloating, insomnia, and low energy due to having too much estrogen in relation to progesterone. Men who are low on testosterone may feel frustrated with an unfulfilling sex life and not have the career ambitions that they once had due to an unrelenting feeling of apathy. While most doctors will tell you there isn’t a lot they can do to help you feel better, a functional medicine practitioner like Dr. Lans welcomes the challenge.
One of the tenets of patient-centered care are doctors who truly listen to their patients in order to understand their history, current lifestyle, genetic factors, and physiological makeup that affect how their hormones interactions with one another. Dr. Lans is just as interested in your mind and spirit as he is in the dysfunctions of your body. Along with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Lans works with you to improve your diet, encourage exercise, reduce stress, and other practices that improve your well-being while reducing symptoms commonly associated with aging.
How Functional Medicine Providers Work with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy differs from medication your regular doctor may prescribe for hormone related conditions in a few important ways. The compounds are created from plants, which means that they are natural and safe, also their bioidentical structure matches exactly the cellular and molecular structure of hormones already present in your body. In contrast, synthetic hormones are manufactured in a laboratory and often do not match the hormones they are designed to replenish. Men and women are able to benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy because the body favors natural replacement hormones over artificial ones.
Hormone decline in women usually begins around the age of 35, and this initial phase of hormone decline is known as perimenopause. During this phase, estrogen and progesterone begin to decline, and women can experience symptoms that include fatigue, depression, acne, weight gain, mental fogginess, low libido, and irregular periods. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to slow down the process of hormone decline by replacing deficient hormones. It can help women to regulate their periods, have more energy, improve mental cognition, lose weight, and increase their sex drive.
Symptoms of Menopause
Menopause results in the decline of ovarian function in women. This reduces the body’s reserves of progesterone and estrogen, which are both essential for many areas of mental, sexual, and physical health. Some of the common symptoms women experience during menopause include mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia, depression, night sweats, vaginal dryness, anxiety, and the atrophy of vaginal and uterine tissues. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to supplement the body with progesterone and estrogen, helping to reduce the symptoms of menopause and reducing the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis.
Symptoms of Andropause
As men approach middle age, testosterone levels begin to decline naturally. As testosterone declines, men often notice a reduction in libido, reduced muscle tone, weight gain, mood swings, fatigue, hair loss, and erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, men often feel like they have lost their virility, which often results in self-consciousness and anxiety. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may prove helpful for men dealing with androgen imbalances. By supplementing testosterone, men can regain libido and improve muscle tone, which offers many mental and quality of life benefits.
The thyroid gland is responsible for releasing hormones that control the efficiency and speed of the body’s metabolism. Hypothyroidism, which is often referred to as an underactive thyroid, often causes low blood pressure, cold sensitivity, goiter, weight gain, depression, thinning hair, and lethargy. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may be used to effectively treat thyroid problems, particularly hypothyroidism.
An excessive production of thyroid hormone is known as hyperthyroidism, and this condition can have adverse effects of the heart if it is not treated. In cases of hyperthyroidism, thyroid hormone speeds up the heart rate, which can lead to myocardial infarcts. Other symptoms of hyperthyroidism can include bulging eyes, excessive weight loss, muscle atrophy, nervousness, panic attacks, anxiety, and insomnia. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been shown to greatly reduce the effects of hypothyroidism and help the body to maintain optimal thyroid hormone balance.
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome is often overlooked and misdiagnosed by traditional doctors. The adrenal glands in the body are responsible for producing hormones that help men and women manage stress from physical, social, and emotional triggers. It also helps the body to fight off infectious diseases. When a person experiences high levels of stress, the adrenal glands cannot keep up, and they literally become fatigued. Common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include cravings for salt and sugar, extreme tiredness, frequent infections and minor illnesses, rapid mood shifts, feeling depressed, lack of focus and concentration, and a low sex drive. Maintaining optimal hormone balance in the adrenal glands with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been shown to treat adrenal fatigue syndrome and promote healthy energy levels in men and women.
Insulin is a hormone that works to balance blood sugar in the body, attaching to cells and helping cells use sugar in the blood for important metabolic processes within the body. Individuals with pre-diabetes or diabetes often suffer from insulin resistance or a lack of insulin secretion. For many diabetics Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to supplement the body with insulin to manage and treat this condition.
David Lans, D.O. at BodyLogicMD of Westchester County New York will evaluate your symptoms using state-of-the-art diagnostic tests, such as, saliva, urine and blood tests to determine your hormone levels and your unique hormonal needs. After starting a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, Doctor Lans will monitor and re-evaluate your hormone levels, meeting with you regularly, to ensure that your hormone levels are maintained at their optimum balance. Do not wait any longer to overcome your hormone related condition, schedule a consultation with New York Bioidentical Hormones Doctor, David Lans, D.O. at BodyLogicMD of Westchester County New York learn more about how a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help you achieve optimal hormone levels and wellness.