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/

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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

 

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/