Age Management for Men
New Vitality Medical Institute
Dr. Kenneth Ricci Dr. Kenneth Ricci

A Proactive Approach to Aging for Men

At what age should men consider an age management regimen?
Age management medicine refers to a proactive, preventative approach to healthcare for individuals who are 40 or older. Around age 30, there is a small but gradual decline in hormone levels. By age 40 and onward, the decline becomes so significant that men begin to feel the negative impact associated with those changes.
In what ways do men age differently than women?
For men, the decline in hormone levels is more gradual. For women, especially during menopause, the changes occur over a shortened time frame. This usually causes more acute symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, insomnia, vaginal dryness, decreased libido and cognitive changes.

What are some common symptoms of a hormone imbalance in men (andropause)?
The symptoms and their severity vary from individual to individual. However, the general symptoms include fatigue, loss of energy and vitality, increase in body fat, loss of muscle mass, diminished response to exercise along with longer recovery time, generalized aches and pains, diminished libido and erectile function, loss of motivation and poor memory, focus, or concentration.

What are some common age-related diseases men need to be aware of?
The prevention of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer and dementia are always important.

What are some preventative steps men can take to maintain optimal health and well-being?
A review of a man’s lifestyle, his medical history, along with a complete physical examination and comprehensive laboratory evaluation by a physician experienced in age management medicine provides the basis to determine what risks or problems exist and what measures should be taken. At that point, a personalized, proactive treatment plan can be established.

What are some natural remedies for andropause?
Proper nutrition, weight loss, exercise and sleep are the best first steps.However, some forms of exercise are more effective than others, so the key is not necessarily exercise duration. There are different approaches to nutrition as well, but what works best for most people are food combinations that help maintain stable levels and relatively low insulin levels. That said, optimized bioidentical hormone replacement is not achieved through nutrition and exercise alone in individuals with low levels. Therefore, the best results are seen in individuals who incorporate sound nutrition and exercise with hormone replacement if it’s use is clinically indicated.

What are three things a man can do on a daily basis that can slow the aging process?
Eat properly, exercise (provided your doctor has cleared you to begin an exercise program) and a get a good night’s sleep.

New Vitality Medical Institute

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5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 53
Alpharetta, Georgia 30022

At New Vitality Medical Institute, we help our patients improve the way they look and feel so that they enjoy a good quality of life, regardless of their age. Dr Ricci has been focused on achieving these outcomes during the course of his entire career, which began in 1986. While he is certified in family medicine and is a diplomat of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, he refined his skills in adult and internal medicine while working with a multi-specialty medical practice for 15 years. During that time he counseled his patients on nutrition, exercise, neutraceutical supplementation, and prescribed hormone replacement therapy. Since that time he has been actively praciticing in the field of Age Management Medicine.