Dr. Morrison has been overseeing my hormone replacement therapy with bioidentical hormones since January, 2014. Since that time my health has improved remarkably. I am 55 years old. My progress can be measured numerically. In January, 2014 I weighed 144 pounds. At that time I began a weight training and cardio workout with my then fiancé. Although I was not overweight, my stamina was low and I was very weak. My weight remained the same over time until June, 2015 when I notice a 4 pound weight gain. My percentage body fat was measured at that time at between 28 and 29%. I changed my exercise program to include more enjoyable activities. I was able to do so in part because I had built up strength. Just prior to that measurement, Dr. Morrison increased my testosterone dosage. I increased my weight training and began Zumba classes. Now my weight ha increased to 151 pounds. I have begun to measure body fat percentage in addition to weight My body fat percentage .is 26.9% which falls on fitness chart, within between average and ideal range for a 35 year old woman and within the ideal range for a 155 year old woman. To measure body fat percentage use www.healthstatus.com. I am trying to lose the weight I gained, but with the hormone replacement therapy, diet and exercise, the metabolism decline that results from aging has been reduced to a minimum.
If I had it to do over again, I would have had my hormone levels tested when I was in my late forties. At that time I noticed difficulty sleeping. A doctor recommended estrogen replacement when I was 50 years old and my difficulty sleeping resolved. I have had very few hot flashes. My skin has aged more slowly. I began bioidentical hormones at age 52 with a doctor who added progesterone and a small dose of testosterone and noticed a marked improvement in my health. When I began seeing Dr. Morrison he gradually increased the testosterone level my quality of life improved in terms of increased energy, strength and metabolism. Sex drive and function are very good as a result of the treatment. I have a serious migraine condition that has been helped by my increased general level of health. My golf game has improved and I have energy to enjoy the things in life that I did not have time to do when I was young. For instance, on a recent vacation trip with my husband I was able to walk all over the city and see all of the sites. Without hormone replacement and even prior to progress I made under Dr. Morrison’s care, I would have had to take frequent breaks to lie down. One of the most meaningful pieces of information Dr. Morrison gave me is that women experience a 100% decrease in hormone levels almost immediately, while men experience a 50% decrease over the rest of their life. If men were lined up at age 50 and told that they would be castrated, not much time would pass before a medical treatment was perfected. Safe, medically approved hormone replacement is a necessary part of quality health care for women.