Miami Anti-aging and Metabolic Institute
Dr. Mercedes Schaafsma is the Chief Medical Officer of The Miami Anti-aging and Metabolic Institute. She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement: menopause and andropause and metabolic medicine. She prescribes bioidentical hormones, as well as order tests (salivary, blood spot, serum or urine) from FDA approved facilities.
There are a number of ways to achieve hormonal balance. One of the safest and most natural methods is called bioidentical hormone therapy. This method is used by our anti aging doctor, Mercedes Schaafsma, D.O., to tweak your hormone profile and get it back into balance.
Dr. Schaafsma uses small precise dosages of an anti aging hormone formula to get your system back to a healthy balance where you look and feel much better, and have the energy and optimism you had when you were younger.
The use of bio-identical hormones is specially indicated in the treatment of menopause and andropause, however can help treat a variety of hormonal imbalances, including; Thyroid Disorders, Weight Gain, Adrenal Fatigue and more.
Firstly bioidentical hormones are more efficacious as they are easier to metabolize; secondly bioidentical hormones are indigenous to the human body so when we supply it with bio-identical compounds the body’s immune system does not mount an inflammatory response as it will consider the bio-identical compound one of its own.
The optimization of these hormones requires precise testing to determine baseline levels and follow up testing to determine the results of the anti aging hormone preparations that you have been given.
The anti aging doctor who specializes in natural hormone therapy will know which tests to give you and how to read the results. She will then write a prescription that will be filled by a compounding pharmacy for your customized anti aging hormone formula.
It really is possible, and it will make you realize that you don’t have to suffer the hormonal deficiency problems of aging, when you can restore healthy hormone levels and really start enjoying your life again!
The Institute of Anti-aging and Metabolic Medicine will improve your health and wellbeing by applying biochemical body analysis, the use of bio-identical hormones, body-mind integrative medicine and genomic approach to diagnosis and treatment.
In essence we will treat you as the unique individual you are with a unique set of chromosomes and genomic expression.
If you are tired, fatigued, have insomnia or difficulty sleeping, have problems with bloating, diarrhea or constipation, have history of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, cannot concentrate, have Depression or Anxiety, if you are Obese or Overweight, or just do not feel well and do not know why, please come see us. We want to help.