Life in the Middle Ages: A New Understanding of the Male Aging Process

Functional and integrative medicine specialist Uday Jani, MD presents a complimentary talk focused on men’s health issues

Wednesday, December 7, 3 to 4:30 pm, Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Avenue

Male health issues are too often ignored and left unaddressed, a challenge recognized by physicians nationwide, and by global charity Movember Foundation, which raises funds each year by encouraging the growing of mustaches and beards in November. Dr. Uday Jani, a well-respected local internist, wholeheartedly supports enhancing awareness of male health, which becomes of particular concern as men age.

“While the symptoms and challenges of female menopause are widely recognized and accepted, males too face a formidable number of issues as they enter middle age,” says Dr. Jani. “The hormonal changes in men, known as male menopause, or andropause, is very much a reality, along with a host of other concerns ranging from depressed libido to increased risk of prostate problems.”

Dr. Jani urges both men and women to attend his complimentary presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 7, to explore the changes that can be expected as males enter their 50+ years. “Men traditionally are not thought of as ‘good patients,’ because they tend to avoid reporting medical issues or scheduling checkups and doctor visits. It will be of great benefit to their partners to be able to recognize some of the key changes that occur as men grow older, and encourage them to reach out for professional assistance,” explains Dr. Jani, who specializes in functional and integrative medicine.

“Men experience more than what was previously thought of as a mid-life crisis, and there are a number of ways to cope with the challenges specific to male aging. The first step is recognizing that this is not just a phase or a life stage that may pass unnoticed, but results in tangible symptoms that can and should be addressed in a holistic way,” says Dr. Jani.

Frequently seen changes as a result of lowered testosterone and the aging process include*:

  • Sexual function – erectile dysfunction, reduced sexual desire and infertility.
  • Sleep pattern disturbance – insomnia, increased sleepiness, sleep apnea.
  • Physical – increased body fat, reduced muscle bulk and strength, decreased bone density.
  • Emotional – depression, lower self-confidence, problems with concentration or memory.

“The functional and integrative approach to male menopause may include natural remedies, adjustments in exercise and diet, strategies for stress reduction…all tailored to the individual patient,” explains Dr. Jani. “What is most important for men to keep in mind is that this represents an ideal opportunity to enhance and enrich your current lifestyle, and open the door to a vibrant second act.”

To register for the free program: http://tinyurl.com/zv6fcj6

 

About Dr. Jani

Dr Jani, a board-certified Internist, completed a two year Integrative Medicine fellowship in 2012 at the University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew Weil, the renowned founder of Integrative Medicine. The Fellowship in Integrative Medicine has achieved international recognition as the leading integrative medical education program in the world. Dr. Jani’s concierge medicine practice, Shore View Personal Care, is located at 28312 Lewes Georgetown Hwy, Milton, DE. For more information, please call (302) 684-0990 or visit his website at www.udayjanimd.com.

*Source: Mayo Clinic

Movember

 

A ‘Growing’ Movement. Dr. Uday Jani proudly sports his new beard, which he grew last month to support the Movember Foundation’s annual awareness and fundraising drive focused on men’s health issues. At an upcoming community talk on Wednesday, December 7, at Lewes Public Library, Dr. Jani will turn his focus on men’s health, presenting innovative solutions to the specific challenges faced by males as they age.

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/zv6fcj6

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