Fatigue, weight gain, and hot flashes? Read on as we chat with a local expert on natural hormone replacement who just released an exciting new book!
Weight gain, hot flashes, low libido, decreased energy, and skin that’s lost its sparkle are all associated with getting older. But one local expert says they don’t have to be.
Dr. Magdalena Kerschner, a board certified anesthesiologist, interventional pain expert and the Owner of Montgomery-based Victory Wellness & Medspa, is now the author of “Get Your Mojo Back,” a book she released last week.
“Get Your Mojo Back refers to getting your spunk, your joy de vivre, your zest of living back,” she explains. “As we get older our bodies and hormonal balance changes and we actually become hormone depleted, which often results in fatigue, weight gain, sleeplessness, sexlessness, and loss of enthusiasm and energy to do what we once enjoyed.”
Kerschner says that her inspiration to write her book came from her patients and friends who are always asking her for information and stories on lost mojo.
“I feel that through the written word I can deliver hope to many more people that there is a solution to our problems of advancing age and we can continue to thrive and live stimulating and productive lives well into advancing age,” says Kerschner.
In the book, Kerschner gives readers the opportunity to identify with her own stories and the stories of other women who are middle-aged and their challenges to know that they’re not alone in their struggles.
“Most importantly,” she says, “I want them to know that there is an effective solution to these problems that has worked for myself and many others.”
The book provides basic, evidence-based information about bioidentical hormones and how they function in our body while also offering a list of the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy as well as the difference between natural and synthetic hormones.
What separates Kerschner’s book from others written about hormones is that she herself has experienced the symptoms explained.
“I am someone who experienced symptoms of middle-age such as loss of hormone balance and successfully treated those symptoms to enjoy my life to the fullest,” says Kerschner. “I am also a physician in clinical practice actively engaged in helping people be their best.”