The hormones which govern our lives
ENDOCRINOLOGYOur hormones have a crucial influence on our well-being, our physical and mental health, our libido and our vitality, etc. As we get older we produce fewer hormones, which is why it is worth looking at the hormonal status of women starting from the age of 40 and men from 50 onwards.
The production of growth hormones and DHEA falls by approximately 10% with every decade of our lives. When women reach the menopause, the production of the sexual hormones (oestrogens, progesterone and androgens) even stops altogether. In men it starts to fall off once they reach fifty or so.
As we get older, we also see disruptions to the thyroid function and the bones, with the risk of developing osteoporosis (a reduction in the osseous mass with an increased risk of fractures) and other factors include poor diet and a lack of physical exercise. So we see disruptions to the glucose (risk of type 2 diabetes) and lipid (hypercholesterolaemia and cardio-vascular risks) metabolisms.The aim of Dr C. Waeber Stephan’s ageing-related endocrinology consultation at Laclinic is to look after the patient’s overall health. An anamnesis, a study of the patient’s history, a clinical examination, biological examinations, an echography of the thyroid gland and an examination of the osseous densitometry all help to produce a detailed assessment, on the basis of which the patient is offered an appropriate "à la carte" treatment, which may involve hormone replacement or some other form of care. If necessary we will offer advice on a balanced diet or lifestyle.