FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Stacey Nottingham and Dr. Scott Fogle from Life Extension, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based organization dedicated to the extension of the healthy human lifespan, will be guests on The Suzanne Show premiering this week on the Lifetime Network Wednesday, September 26 at 7 a.m. (ET/PT).
Dr. Nottingham whose appearance is one in a series of segments devoted to sexuality and desire, will discuss the effects of menopause on the female libido. Dr. Nottingham is an outspoken advocate of post-menopausal intimacy as part of a healthy, happy lifestyle.
Dr. Fogle will to review hormone imbalances in men. He will also reveal the simple truth behind the male mid-life crisis, and just how easy it can be for men to get back to feeling like themselves again.
The Suzanne Show ushers in a new day for morning talk on Lifetime. This one-hour weekly show invites viewers to join Suzanne Somers, her expert guests and celebrity friends for conversations unveiling ways to achieve an ageless and more fulfilling life. Featuring candid, yet clearly caring style fans expect from Somers in her role as a passionate healthcare advocate, this is a show filled with bombshell information for anyone wanting to empower themselves with cutting-edge solutions for today's health, wellness, beauty and lifestyle issues.
Most women experience a considerable decrease in their desire for sex after menopause, but according to Dr. Nottingham this is the time when women actually have the greatest potential for sexual liberation. After getting through the stage she calls the care years, during which women expend a great deal of energy nurturing their children and family, they are then able to enter the sexual mastery years. At this point women are often more comfortable with their bodies, the possibility of pregnancy is off the table and they also have more time to explore intimacy with their partner.
"Many people believe when you lose your reproductive capacity, you lose your sexuality," explains Dr. Nottingham. I say no way. Hitting menopause is not a time of crisis. It's a time of liberation and it should be a fantastic time of life. Yes, it can be challenging, but there are so many easy things you can do to bring back that loving feeling," Dr. Nottingham added.
Like a sucker-punch directly to the ego, men over the age of 40 typically get hit with a number of emasculating physical changes, from hair loss and belly fat to reduced sex drive and even difficulty maintaining an erection. But there are profound mental changes that occur as well, says Dr. Fogle, including loss of assertiveness, mood changes, and depression. The solution, however, does not involve the purchase of a new motorcycle or a visit to the local college bar. Instead, Dr. Fogle recommends middle-aged men schedule an appointment with a doctor that specializes in hormone modulation to get checked for low testosterone.
"The personality changes and body changes we see in middle-aged men are often caused by a man's hormones being unbalanced," explains Dr. Fogle. "Every year stress, environmental toxins, poor diet, and illness combine to take a toll on the body and we just naturally lose the ability to maintain good hormone levels as we age. Testosterone is especially important and if you want optimal health you need to have healthy youthful levels of it," says Dr. Fogle.
In addition to a reduction in cholesterol and triglyceride levels and an increase in cardiac output, some studies have indicated that men with more testosterone may even outlive those who have less of the hormone. As part of their mission to conquer the aging process, Life Extension has reported on the benefits of hormone therapy for decades and now offers men an online resource for information on the topic. Life Extension's Male Hormone Restoration Protocol describes the most effective ways men can work with their physicians to safely restore youthful testosterone levels. The protocol is written in easy-to-understand language and is available upon request through the Life Extension website.
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Sheldon Baker, Director of Public Relations
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