• The Ostrich Raises Her Head from the Sand and Becomes a Swan

    by Dr. Susan Sklar
    on Sep 26th, 2014

How can you take charge of your life and feel good again?  Why am I talking about an ostrich with her head in the sand? 

It’s not that any of us wants our heads in the sand, but I know that women, because of demands in their lives with family, children, taking care of older parents, maintaining jobs, and maintaining the household for a long period of their lives, feel as if they’re buried in the sand.  And around the time that the kids have grown and maybe things have settled down a bit, women start to look at their lives and their health. 

This phenomenon is something that I’ve observed in over 30 years in clinical practice with women and really was one of things that propelled me into the new field of anti-aging and bioidentical hormone medicine.  To me, it’s like an ostrich raising her head from the sand and starting to look around.  This, of course, is very exciting for me as a physician, because when women do that, they are very open to any education they can get about taking care of themselves for the rest of their lives.  And becoming a swan is about the transformations that I’ve seen in my own practice.  I’ve cared for so many women who are feeling really awful from fatigue, lack of energy, lack of sex drive and poor self-esteem  and body image.  I’ve witnessed their incredible transformations. 

And I have to tell you that, as a physician, it’s very inspiring for to make a recommendation to a patient, who accepts it, goes with it, implements it, and then sees an improvement in how she feels.  This time in a woman’s life is particularly inspiring time for me because women are so open. 

Also, things are much different than they were 34 years ago, when I started in medical practice. These days, women and men are talking about menopause, and talking about peri-menopause which was not even a term 30 years ago.  It’s on television and in other media.  The subject of menopause is much more out in the open.  This enables us to take control and do something about it. I still see that men are somewhat bewildered about what is going on with their life long partners.  Sometimes they feel like they have lost the woman they knew. 

The use of hormones for relief of low energy, sleep problems, mood disorders, and sexual function problems is tremendously valuable.  There are many other ways hormones improve quality of life and extend your healthy span of life, which is the goal of anti-aging medicine.  Please join us and invite the men in your life to come to our September 2014 live Sklar Center event so that all of you can understand the changes and learn about the solutions.

Author Dr. Susan Sklar

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