Married Couple Proves Age Is Just a Number

Terrisa and Kirk Swan have been married for 29 years. She is 56 and he is 59 but they feel like they are in their 30s.

Terrisa and Kirk Swan have had success with Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Terrisa and Kirk Swan have had success with Hormone Replacement Therapy.

They have owned Swan Roofing, LLC for 39 years and Kirk still easily climbs roofs.

They own several acres of farm land in Pilot Point and Kirk happily cares for all of the yard work.

He also does 300 sits ups as part of his 3-hour workout on Saturdays.

Terrisa is 56 and helps her husband with the roofing business, the care and upkeep of their property and enjoys Barre3 workouts and power walking.

She has always lived a healthy lifestyle and when she started feeling a bit of sluggishness and her hormones showed they were starting to become depleted, Terrisa took the next step in taking care of herself by taking Bioidentical hormones.

Terrisa thinks she was able to avoid all of the common menopause symptoms like weight gain, night sweats and mood swings by balancing her hormones.

Now she sleeps like a baby, her energy levels are right where they need to be and she has good muscles mass and an enjoyable sex drive.

“Age is just a chronological number,” Terrisa shares. “You don’t have to be old.”

With the success of her own balanced hormones, Terrisa encouraged her husband to go see Dr. Jacob at Heart & Vitality in Plano.

Kirk had begun to experience a loss in muscle mass, exhaustion and he wasn’t sleeping well.

Thanks to testosterone pellets, Kirk has been able to avoid the mid-life crisis many men his age face. He has the motivation to exercise, which has led to an increase in muscle mass and he’s sleeping well. Most couples their age simply accept a slow fading of their intimate lives. However, Kirk and Terrisa still enjoy a great level of intimacy.

“I encourage everyone to pick your battles. You can fight aging. With your hormones in balance, it’s not hard to do what your body needs like exercising and eating clean,” Terrisa shares.

Dr. Jacob is dedicated to helping patients improve their quality of life. His approach to the science of age management has been shown to decrease the risk of age-related disease, increase physical and sexual vitality, improve sleep quality, increase muscle tone, decrease body fat and sharpen mental acuity.

We encourage you to take the first step in improving your quality of life.

Please call Heart & Vitality at 972-596-7399 to schedule your initial bloodwork.

6 Scary Facts About Hormonal Imbalance

Do your symptoms of imbalanced hormones scare you?Scary Facts About Hormone Imbalance Flier

Things like weight gain, depression, mood swings and exhaustion really can be scary.

At Heart and Vitality in Plano, we believe that just because you age, doesn’t mean that you have to be scared and suffer.

No one should have to live with an untreated hormone problem.
Here are 6 scary facts about hormonal imbalances

  1. Weight Gain/Low Metabolism
    Underlying hormonal imbalances make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight.
  2. Fatigue/Insomnia/Loss of Energy
    Can’t make it past mid-morning without some sort of pick-me-up? How about that mid-afternoon crash? It isn’t normal to feel sluggish, scattered or mentally foggy.
  3. Mood Swings
    Many experience mood swings and feel anxious in situations that they used to handle calmly before.
  4. Mental Fog
    Brain fog is typically characterized as an inability to focus, poor memory functioning, and difficulty learning new things.
  5. Decreased Libido
    Another noticeable symptom of hormonal imbalance is low libido, which starts with disturbed sleep. Without quality sleep our sex hormone production can diminish.
  6. Depression
    Depression and anxiety are well-known symptoms of low testosterone.

Restoring peace in your body

If you suffer from depression, insomnia, hot flashes, low libido or any other symptoms that may result from a hormonal imbalance, Dr. Jacob wants you to know that you are not alone, and there is no need for you to suffer any longer. 

Because hormones naturally decline as early as mid-30s, Heart & Vitality offers solutions for those feeling depleted of energy and enthusiasm.

Eliminating the “hormone clinic only” stereotype, Heart & Vitality offers a full wellness approach, specializing in hormone replacement therapy for both men and women, weight loss, cardiovascular screenings, non-invasive drug/surgery-free pain management and aesthetics.

Heart and Vitality was created by Dr. Abraham Jacob, a respected cardiologist who is also certified in Age Management Medicine.  His passion is to help his patients live longer and healthier lives.

Heart and Vitality is the premier Hormone Replacement Therapy Center located in Plano Texas, serving the greater Dallas area and beyond. Please call us to schedule your complimentary consultation. 972-596-7399

You may also visit our website to learn more about our Hormone Replacement Therapy services. http://heartandvitality.com/services/

How to Stay Healthy to Enjoy Your Nest Egg

You are a hard worker. You put in dedicated, long hours in the office.You work hard!

Your retirement savings have been steadily building over the years.

Will you be healthy enough to enjoy it?

Merrill Lynch and Age Wave, which does research on population aging shares that in a recent study, 81% of retirees said that the most important ingredient for a happy retirement is good health.

Dr. Abraham Jacob, a respected cardiologist in Plano, TX as well as a certified Age Management Specialist is dedicated to helping his patients live healthy, productive lives.

Here’s how Dr. Jacob of Heart & Vitality can help you improve your physical and emotional health so that you can enjoy the nest egg you’ve worked so hard to create:

Cardio Screenings

A cardiovascular screening is important because they are tests performed to find disease before symptoms begin. The goal of screening is to detect disease at its earliest and most treatable stage. This way, you can treat the risk factor with lifestyle changes before it ultimately leads to the development of heart disease.

For many patients, screening results can serve as a wake-up call. When the test comes back and you see abnormal numbers, it becomes personal. Suddenly, the idea of making lifestyle changes isn’t just a recommendation in a pamphlet. It’s something that can impact your life and health.

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Studies have shown that normal testosterone levels help to keep blood sugar levels at a normal level, which could prevent diabetes, as well as maintaining cardiovascular health, which could prevent heart disease or other cardiovascular issues.

Balancing hormones can help men and women become strong and energetic.

Men and women have different symptoms, and therefore different needs. We pride ourselves on the ability to help both, offering an array of different hormone replacement therapies to give our clients the best possible results for their situation.

Weight Loss/Nutrition

At Heart & Vitality, our weight loss plans are designed to provide you with the resources and tools you need in order to implement a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Guided by our Weight Loss Program director, we provide three different programs where you will receive:

  1. Consultation/guidance on setting realistic goals.
  2. Food menu.
  3. Nutrition schedule/Meal plans
  4. Exercise instructions.

Inspired by his own success with Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Jacob created Heart & Vitality to help improve the lives of his patients. Dr. Jacob is healthier and more fit now in his 50s than he was in his youth. He is headed in a healthy direction to enjoy his own next egg that he has worked so hard to create.

We invite you to call Heart & Vitality today at 972-596-7399 to get healthy and age well!

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Dr. Abraham Jacob – Hormone Replacement Therapy Testimonial

Dr. Jacob’s own success with Hormone Replacement Therapy was a part of the inspiration to create Heart Vitality in Plano, TX.

When Dr. Jacob was in his mid-40s, he started experiencing extreme exhaustion. It was more than just the demands of raising two boys and running a busy cardiology practice.  He was not resting well and so even a 10-minute drive left him fatigued. The lack of energy was debilitating and concerning.dr-abraham-jacob

A colleague, who Dr. Jacob noticed had a lot of energy and looked very fit, shared his success with hormone replacement therapy.

Dr. Jacob decided to get educated and learn the science behind hormone replacement therapy. He took a course in age management through Cenegenics.  He also had his own bloodwork done and the results showed that his hormones where low.

After Dr. Jacob began testosterone injections, he finally had the required energy and motivation to exercise on a regular basis. Instead of hitting the couch after work, he had the stamina to hit the gym. Balanced hormones and daily exercise resulted in an increase in lean muscle mass.

Now in his early 50s, Dr. Jacob feels that he is more fit than he was in his youth.

With his own hormone balancing success, Dr. Jacob was thrilled to be able to help his cardio patients. In the past, he was able to give them the right medication to help control their heart disease and Diabetes. Now, he is also able to help them balance their hormones so that they have the motivation and energy to exercise and eat healthy.

Dr. Jacob is dedicated to helping patients improve their quality of life. His approach to the science of age management has been shown to decrease the risk of age-related disease, increase physical and sexual vitality, improve sleep quality, increase muscle tone, decrease body fat and sharpen mental acuity.

Just like Dr. Jacob, we encourage you to take the first step in improving your quality of life.

Please call Heart & Vitality at 972-596-7399 to schedule your initial bloodwork.

As We Age, We Tend To Gain Weight. Here’s Why…

Dr. Abraham Jacob shares 5 reasons you are gaining weight in an article he wrote for Natural Awakenings Magazine.
As we age, our hormones tend change and we tend to gain more weight. scale

Hormone Imbalance & Weight Gain

  1. Estrogen & Testosterone levels decrease causing weight gain and the redistribution of fat causing an apple or pear shaped body.
  2. Increased insulin levels can reduce the body’s ability to regulate the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats, resulting in weight gain and sometimes Diabetes.
  3. Hypothyroidism causes our metabolism to slow down and can result in weight gain.
  4. Leptin, a hormone released by fat cells, triggers the brain to feel satisfied and reduces the urge to eat. The brain can become less sensitive, resulting in not feeling full during or after a meal.
  5. If your body is out of sync and suffering from a hormonal imbalance, your efforts to get healthy and fit are uphill battle that you may never defeat.

You can break the cycle of weight gain by optimizing your hormones. A simple blood test to check four major hormones levels, sex hormones, leptin, insulin, and thyroid hormone may point to the reason you are gaining weight.

Call Heart & Vitality in Plano today to schedule your complimentary consultation.

972-596-7399

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Dr. Abraham Jacob Featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine

Dr. Abraham Jacob, a respected cardiologist who is also certified in Age Management Medicine and the founder of Heart & Vitality in Plano has written several articles for Natural Awakenings Magazine.

You are encouraged to read these important health articles to learn how to live longer and healthier.

#1 – Hormone Imbalance & Weight Gain dr-abraham-jacob

You will learn:

  • As we age, our hormone levels change and we tend to gain more weight. Dr. Jacob explains.
  • You can break the cycle of weight gain by optimizing your hormones.
  • A simple blood test to check four major hormone levels: sex hormones, leptin, insulin and thyroid hormone may point to the reason you are gaining weight
  • When estrogen and testosterone levels decrease, fat is redistributed in the abdominal apple-shaped region.
  • If your body is out of sync and suffering from a hormonal imbalance, your efforts to get healthy and fit are uphill battle that you may never defeat.

 

Click here to read his article in Natural Awakenings Magazine.

 

#2 – How Your Mental Health Is Affected by Hormones

 

You will learn:

 

  • Symptoms such as depression, anger/irritability, anxiety, brain fog, memory loss, insomnia, weepiness and suicidal thoughts can possibly mean hormonal issues.
  • Abraham Jacob is a cardiologist certified in age management medicine and helped many patients restore hormonal balance and aid their body back to optimal function.

Dr. Jacob shares how your mental health is affected by your hormonal health in his article for Natural Awakenings.

#3 – Heart & Vitality: The Premier Hormone Replacement Therapy Center located in Plano, TX.Heart-Vitality-Logo

You will learn:

  • Abraham Jacob founded Heart & Vitality, in Plano, because he noticed a trend of younger-than-normal patients being admitted to the emergency room with cardiac events.
  • He wants to identify pertinent risk factors and establish healthy living patterns before a patient might be subject to a life-altering illness.
  • Because hormones naturally decline as early as mid-30s, Heart & Vitality offers solutions for those feeling depleted of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Eliminating the “hormone clinic only” stereotype, Heart & Vitality offers a full wellness approach, specializing in hormone replacement therapy for both men and women, weight loss, cardiovascular screenings, non-invasive drug/surgery-free pain management and aesthetics.

 

Learn more in Dr. Jacob’s article in Natural Awakenings.

Call Heart & Vitality in Plano for your complimentary consultation!  972-596-7399

 

Preventing heart disease in Plano & the Greater Dallas Area

For many women, the demands of family, friends, marriage and career can leave little time for anything else. However, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.busy woman

The secret to preventing heart disease is recognizing and managing your risk factors. But how do you know which ones you have?

Board Certified Cardiologist, Dr. Abraham Jacob provides a simple, yet thorough Cardiovascular Screening Program as part of his services at Heart & Vitality, the Premier Hormone Replacement Therapy Center located in Plano, TX.

“A cardiovascular screening is important because they are tests performed to find disease before symptoms begin. The goal of screening is to detect disease at its earliest and most treatable stage. This way, you can treat the risk factor with lifestyle changes before it ultimately leads to the development of heart disease,” explains Dr. Jacob.

For many patients, screening results can serve as a wake-up call. When the test comes back and you see abnormal numbers, it becomes personal. Suddenly, the idea of making lifestyle changes isn’t just a recommendation in a pamphlet. It’s something that can impact your life and health.

Fortunately, should any numbers from your cardiovascular screening come back abnormal, Dr. Jacob and his staff provide a variety of nutrition and wellness services to help you live a longer and healthier life.

The Cardiovascular Screening at Heart & Vitality in Plano includes the following:Cardiovascular Screening Program at Heart & Vitality

  • A comprehensive blood screening. This is a more detailed look at your blood chemistry. We will look at your basic blood levels, cholesterol levels, Cardiac CRP – a test that is directly correlated with your risk of heart disease, Vitamin D, Thyroid Panel, Hemoglobin A1C – identifies if you are at risk for diabetes, and much more!
  • You will undergo a series of screening exams which include:
    • Coronary Calcium Score – This quick CT scan looks at the coronary arteries and identifies any calcified plaque. This test is vital in determining if you are at risk.
    • Limited Echocardiogram – A sonogram of your heart looks at the “structural” aspect of your heart.
    • Carotid Intima Media Thickness (CIMT) – This sonogram of your carotid arteries allows us to measure the thickness of your Carotid Arteries.
  • Consultation with Dr. Abraham Jacob. With the results in hand, Dr. Jacob will review the findings and discuss your options. A detailed plan will be provided to put you on a path for healthy living.

At Heart and Vitality in Plano, we believe that just because you age, doesn’t mean that you have to suffer.

Heart and Vitality was created by Dr. Abraham Jacob, a respected cardiologist who is also certified in Age Management Medicine.  His passion is to help his patients live longer and healthier lives.

Heart and Vitality is the premier Hormone Replacement Therapy & Cardiovascular Screening Center located in Plano Texas, serving the greater Dallas area and beyond. Additional services include nutrition and weight loss plans.

Please call us to schedule your complimentary consultation. 972-596-7399

You may also visit our website to learn more about our Cardiovascular Screening. http://heartandvitality.com/services/

8 Signs Women May Be Suffering from a Hormonal Imbalance

Many women experience a sense that something is “off” or “not quite right” in their body. As hormonal imbalance intensifies, they begin to suffer from symptoms that range from mild to severe. Even women in their 30s can have signs of a hormonal imbalance.

No one should have to live with an untreated hormone problem.

Here is a guide to some of the most common signs of hormone imbalance—and what you can do to restore harmony.Woman with copy

  1. Weight Gain/Low Metabolism
    Many women have underlying hormonal imbalances that make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight.
  2. Hot Flashes/Night Sweats
    For many women, night sweats and hot flashes are the first uncomfortable sign that something is amiss.
  3. Shrinking, Sagging Breasts
    A change in hormone levels will affect the breasts’ connective tissues and muscles. Your breasts may lose firmness and fullness, and, in many cases, they can change cup sizes.
  4. Decreased Libido
    Another noticeable symptoms of hormonal imbalance is low libido, which starts with disturbed sleep. Without quality sleep our sex hormone production can diminish.
  5. Painful Intercourse
    A significant effect of low estrogen levels on a women’s sex life is reduction in natural vaginal lubrication of the vagina due to decrease in blood flow to the vagina. Reduced lubrication causes vaginal dryness and discomfort and pain during intercourse.
  6. Mood Swings
    Many women experience mood swings and feel anxious in situations that they used to handle calmly before.
  7. Fatigue/Insomnia/Loss of Energy
    Can’t make it past mid-morning without some sort of pick-me-up? How about that mid-afternoon crash? It isn’t normal to feel sluggish, scattered or mentally foggy.
  8. Depression
    Depression and anxiety are well-known symptoms of low testosterone.

If you suffer from depression, insomnia, hot flashes, low libido or any other symptoms that may result from a hormonal imbalance, Dr. Jacob wants you to know that you are not alone, and there is no need for you to suffer any longer. 

At Heart and Vitality in Plano, we believe that just because you age, doesn’t mean that you have to suffer.

Heart and Vitality was created by Dr. Abraham Jacob, a respected cardiologist who is also certified in Age Management Medicine.  His passion is to help his patients live longer and healthier lives.

Heart and Vitality is the premier Hormone Replacement Therapy Center located in Plano Texas, serving the greater Dallas area and beyond. Please call us to schedule your complimentary consultation. 972-596-7399

You may also visit our website to learn more about our Hormone Replacement Therapy services. http://heartandvitality.com/services/