Val Manocchio, M.D. – Fort Lauderdale Bioidentical Hormones
Fort Lauderdale Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Val Manocchio, M.D. at Doctors Best Medical Weight Loss & Wellness Center uses a combination of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy programs, supplements, weight loss therapies, and functional medicine to help his patients recover from their health challenges and increase their vitality. The clinic’s programs are based on a philosophy of enhanced patient care through a strong doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Manocchio believes in compassionate human interaction and guidance, improving overall health and wellness. The result is comprehensive healthcare at its best at a state-of-the-art wellness center.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Programs
One of Doctor Manocchio’s primary therapies for getting to the root of patient health problems is to balance their hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. When hormones are out of balance, the body cannot function optimally. Hormones are the catalysts for all the bodies’ reactions. Our bodies are fascinating, complex, and beautiful machines that work true miracles 24 X 7 even when running a little out of sync. Therefore it is no surprise that most patients don’t even realize minor imbalances, unless carefully questioned, but over time these stressors can add up. Fort Lauderdale Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Val Manocchio, M.D. feels that it is wise to evaluate the total wellness picture even if our goal is weight loss.
One common issue with hormone balance is clinical hypothyroidism, or a lack of thyroid hormone, and these unfortunate patients feel weak and tired all day, have difficulty sleeping all night, and experience mood swings, irritability, and dry skin. However, with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, it is relatively simple to correct.
Although the phenomenon of hormone balance is extremely complex, let’s simplify one system, the thyroid, and its effect on temperature. Cholesterol, through a series of intricate reactions, forms Cortisol, Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone and several other essential steroids. This is a delicate balance, upon which our “feeling and being” normal depends. If these conversions occur optimally at 98.6 degrees and your temperature is only 96 degrees, then these reactions must be compromised. A simple test and treatment of a small dose of Natural, Bioidentical thyroid can bring a patient back to running at 100% efficiency. At American Physicians, we measure, we determine what you’re missing, we replace the identical substance lacking, then retest to confirm the proper dose.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Benefits
During birth we are moved from the protective “Uterine Waiting Room”, to a new zip code with a family who shall feed, shelter, support, and show us love. The process of birth, by itself, is a highly stressful event. Fortunately, we are all built to withstand the birth process. Birth is much like the stress that a space shuttle faces upon reentry of the earths’ atmosphere. Imagine that the day we were born is the LEAST STRESSFUL day we may ever face. From that day forward, we wear and tear away at our bodies as we age. In fact the very process of “Aging” is the chronic inflammation of our bodies during our lifetimes.
A body takes us to and from work, gets us to a vacation from our chaotic lifestyles, allows us to enjoy sports, can let us visualize an exciting adventure and then capture it within our memory banks, or even allow us to behold a magnificent sunset on a beach at the end of a day.
Our protection, or “force field” to minimize this deterioration, is the vast array of hormones in our body which work together sending messages to express, defend, and coordinate each body system. Some hormones will peak in our teenage years, while others will begin to drop as we approach the age of 30.
This might be one of the reasons we find less energy to play after a long days work. It may be why our relationships have lost the chemical or sexual attractiveness we all thought lasted a lifetime. It is one of the central causes for our focus and memory loss. If we do not sleep enough, then our nighttime “body repair crew” cannot mop up and dust off the stressful damage we have done to our bodies throughout each day. This might lead to poor memory or mistakes when we cannot think clearly. “Wake up and smell the coffee”, is an actual sign of our body telling us loud and clear how much we are stressing it beyond safe limits. Each part of our body will now begin to breakdown if we do not urgently correct the stress.
The majority of our stress is not from bills we are unable to pay, or a person who did not show for an appointment. It is from everything. From the second we awake, until we lay our heads back on a pillow, we are exposed to the stresses of our environment. It could be invisible radiation, chemicals on the processed food we consume, or toxins which absorb on our skin, or enter right through our body’s front door: the nose, mouth, or lungs. These foreign invaders attack all parts of us, and eventually sneak into the smallest cells, which make up and run every part of our body. The cells may begin to fail in the function they were originally designed to do, or may even stop working altogether. This leads to organ and body systems, which become out of tune. Much like when a car engine needs a total overhaul. Ultimately we become exhausted people who do not want to play or enjoy our lives anymore, regardless of our ages.
Our medical system has tried to patch these various breakdowns with medicines and procedures, rather than understand why the process broke down in the first place. An overriding problem is that one specialist will not listen to another specialist who deals with another part of our body. Worse yet, they believe each body system functions independent from another. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Each and Every Body Component is Part of One Synchronous Body Orchestra
To begin our tune up, we must start in the gut. This is the center where everything we shall ever eat enters and leaves our body. It is even the master control center of our bodies Immune Defense System, and has direct links to our nervous system. Therefore, what we eat, literally affects how we feel after certain foods. Much like the phrase, “We are who we hang with”, our mood may be affected by what we eat.
Stress wears down all areas of our bodies. Our stresses come from job, financial, society, and family, just to name a few. Can you now grasp that we are stressed from head to toe, inside and out, and start to finish of each and every day?
Like the ocean eroding the seashore, stress regularly breaks down our “Nutritional Intestinal Border”. Even if we say we can handle stress well, stress will affect our intestinal walls whether we like it, agree with it, or not. Not only do we then fail to absorb the necessary nutrition which allows us to repair and maintain our bodies, but we lose the nutritional building blocks that we must have in order to run our bodies as we journey down the road of life. Once nutrients are absorbed, they are shuttled to any area of our body, which needs them.
One of the major nutritional uses is in the formation of “Hormones”. These are the messengers, which instruct our body on what to do. Hormones turn on and off basal temperature, turn on functions the body needs to survive, and are involved in the repair of our bodies, as well as endless other operations. Hormones allow us to express the generations of secrets locked up inside our family’s genetics. Hormones allow us to enjoy human relationships by producing the chemicals to attract us to each other in the first place, all the way to the ultimate miracle of all: the ability to create another human life.
Hormones lower with age, and the signs we show can vary based on which hormones are involved, how old we are chronologically, and other hormones which may be out of balance as well. Just as we add oil to a car whose level is too low, we replace a hormone with the amount, which is deficient, and never overfill. A “Bio-Identical” hormone will be added in a specified amount, which is individual to each person. This guarantees the exact same structure, and function which our body requires. It is recognized as IDENTICAL, and therefore gives us the SAME response as though our body produced it ourselves. The results are nothing short of astounding.
Fort Lauderdale Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Val Manocchio, M.D. understands that most of us were not aware that such restoration was possible at all. Our bodies can now allow us to enjoy activities to levels never dreamt possible. The miracle of Bioidentical Hormones is only minimized when we do not believe we deserve the very quality of life we may have been seeking for years. They are here. They are available. They are designed to fit each and every one of you.
To learn more about receiving a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, contact Fort Lauderdale Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Val Manocchio, M.D. today to schedule a consultation!