Anti-Aging and Wellness Services for Men and Women

Audra Foster, N.D. at Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center offers a wide number of anti-aging and wellness services. While the process of aging is inevitable, how a person ages can be improved with specialized therapies. As a Santa Cruz Anti Aging Specialist, Doctor Foster has used individualized Bioidentical Hormone programs to help patients reduce the signs of aging from the inside out. Improving skin elasticity, muscle tone, and hair thickness are just a few of the anti-aging benefits of Bioidentical Hormones. Her other services are designed to help patients achieve and maintain their general health, as she has helped countless patients to achieve peak levels of wellness.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Dr. Foster has extensive experience in using naturally derived bioidentical hormones for treating conditions requiring hormone balancing. She has hormones compounded specifically for a patient, which can include estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, testosterone, or DHEA. These hormones are identical to the human hormone, thus are safe for the human body.

Women’s Health

Dr. Foster specializes in women’s health and she treats a wide range of gynecological conditions using integrated naturopathic methods. Her services include gynecological care, such as annual exams and sure-path PAPS, breast exams, and physical exams. Her approach is comprehensive and compassionate.

A few of the conditions she specializes in are the following:

  • Menopause
  • Breast Cancer
  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Infertility
  • PMS
  • Low Libido
  • Cervical Dysplasia (abnormal pap)
  • Vaginal Infections
  • STDs

Anti-Aging Medicine Defined

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine defines anti-aging medicine in this way:

“Anti-Aging Medicine is a clinical/medical specialty and field of scientific research aimed at the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related decline. It is well-documented by peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals and employs evidence-based methodologies to conduct patient assessments.”

As a Santa Cruz Anti Aging Specialist with a special emphasis on therapies to reverse or delay problems associated with aging, Doctor Foster agrees wholeheartedly with this position. Regardless of the specific symptoms you are experiencing, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with the Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center to learn more about how Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can give you the energy, drive, and enthusiasm for life that you had as a young adult.

Your Symptoms Are Not as Unrelated as They May Appear

For most people, the symptoms of hormone imbalance, dominance or deficiency can come on gradually and they don’t realize that the many new issues that have developed up over the past several years are related. This is especially true of men since their hormones decline at a much slower rate than women. Even though there is a marked decrease in testosterone as early as age 30, it typically takes several years for men to feel the effects. That is because the average man loses one percent of his testosterone annually for the remainder of his life.

While women can have symptoms of perimenopause for up to 10 years before they are officially menopausal, they tend to make the connection to hormonal imbalance faster than men. That is because women know to expect these bodily changes and men often do not. The medical evidence to support andropause in men, a process similar to menopause in women, has only recently gained acceptance in the larger medical community.

How Bioidentical Hormones Can Make You Feel Young Again

Since imbalanced hormones directly cause many of the unpleasant changes of aging, bringing them into balance can help to improve your symptoms rapidly. However, this doesn’t always happen with medications and other therapies prescribed by most traditional doctors. The main reason for this is that doctors who practice traditional medicine usually prescribe pharmaceutical drugs to address symptoms as they present themselves, instead of a comprehensive treatment plan that considers the patient as a whole. Some people may show improvement on these drugs, but many others show no changes at all, some actually have their symptoms increase in severity or become complicated by unpleasant side effects of the medication.

Enjoy your middle and old age with the youthful vitality you started your life with. Achieve optimal hormone levels with a custom tailored Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy from Audra Foster, N.D. of Santa Cruz County and surrounding areas. Take charge of your wellness and live every stage of your life to the fullest with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

At Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center, Audra Foster, N.D. performs the appropriate diagnostic testing to help patients determine which services can benefit them the most. Her individualized treatment protocols are based of the patient’s genetic factors, medical history, lifestyle habits, and health goals, and no two treatment programs are ever exactly the same. As a Santa Cruz Anti Aging Specialist, Doctor Foster can help patients that are suffering from hormonal imbalances to correct disproportionate hormone levels. Her customized wellness plans and services have helped countless men and women to greatly increase their quality of life.

To learn more about the services and programs offered at Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center contact Santa Cruz Anti Aging Specialist, Audra Foster, N.D. today to schedule a FREE 15 minute consultation!