Women's Health & Aging
"Dr. Kass specializes in working with women (and men), especially with all the changes our bodies experience as we age. I cannot say enough good things. Dr. Kass is professional, sensitive, easy to talk to and has a wealth of knowledge and ways in which she can help with different issues. I recommend her highly."
Optimizing Your Health, No Matter Your Age
Despite our best efforts, women’s health can be inconsistent. It can seesaw from optimal to challenging, or quietly decline for no apparent reason. Maybe, even with otherwise excellent health, something just doesn’t feel quite right. Needless to say, this is confusing and frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be. With a thorough foundation in functional medicine and a commitment to bringing you cutting-edge protocols and treatments that address your specific concerns, Dr. Kate Kass can help.
At certain times in our lives—such as perimenopause or menopause—it can feel as if our bodies are declaring anarchy: chronic pain, digestive issues, depression, loss of energy, lowered sex drive, brain fog, wrinkles, weight gain, and a whole rogues’ gallery of other less-than- awesome symptoms. We don’t feel feminine. We don’t feel like everything’s working like it should. We don’t feel like ourselves any more.
No amount of kale is going to cure what ails us.
But we don’t have to accept the symptoms that crop up as we move through life. In fact, Dr. Kass believes that we can optimize our health at any age. She is passionate about helping women maintain their vitality and confidence, and achieve their best self both inside and out. She rejects that potentially undesirable changes are inevitable, because she has seen the amazing transformations that women have experienced under her treatment.
That leads us to one of Dr. Kass’ areas of expertise: hormone and thyroid optimization.
Optimizing hormone & thyroid health
At some point, a woman will experience hormonal imbalance. That’s a fact. Endocrine (i.e. sex hormones and thyroid) changes can trigger the following symptoms in your body at any time and at any age:
Brain fog, trouble with recall, or other cognitive changes
Changes in fat distribution, more belly fat
Changes in skin and hair
Decreased sex drive
Difficulty with bladder control
Low self-esteem, lack of confidence
Moodiness, depression, or anxiety
That’s quite a list. And while these symptoms can be influenced by several factors, such as genetics or lifestyle habits, they are often due to inherent hormone changes as we age. Hormonal changes that can be treated.
Bridging the technologies of functional & conventional medicines
Dr. Kass utilizes the most advanced diagnostic technology and protocols from conventional medicine in combination with innovative diagnostic tools and treatments from the fields of age management and functional medicine. (Read more about Dr. Kass’ philosophy.)
Dr. Kass is passionate about treating the system and not just the symptoms. She works with you to get to the root cause of your health concerns, using compounding pharmacies, neurotransmitter testing, genetic testing, advance testing for gut health, and in-depth lab panels for treatment and early detection of disease.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
In addition to shoring up your foundation with functional medicine, Dr. Kass is an expert in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and often utilizes it for women of perimenopausal or menopausal age. Identical on a molecular level to the hormones that naturally occur in the body, BHRT can be a powerful tool for the treatment of menopausal symptoms (see list above) and the prevention of age-related disease. BHRT can profoundly improve the quality of life as women move through menopause and beyond.
When contemplating hormone replacement therapy, seek out a health care practitioner who is an expert in the current literature. Dr. Kass has extensive training and experience in all the safe methods of BHRT delivery. She is one of the few doctors who offer bioidentical hormones via pellet implantation. With so many challenges around aging, hormone replacement is a critical piece of the puzzle to being your best self at any age.
Dr. Kass utilizes other advances in the field of anti-aging, such as I.V. nutrient therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair, breast, and facial rejuvenation (the Vampire Facial®).
Working together to make your life better
Your constellation of health and wellness concerns is unique to you. Dr. Kass tailors her treatment to your specific needs, taking into account your medical history, lifestyle, current health issues, and test results to create a customized plan that will result in an immediate improvement in your health, appearance, and energy level. You have a lot of living to do, so don’t just “live with” symptoms that can be treated, reduced, and maybe even eliminated.
Dr. Kass’ Pillars of Functional Wellness
For these treatment to work optimally, patients should shore up their foundation, using Dr. Kass’ Pillars of Functional Wellness as a guide. The five pillars are: healthy gut function, emotional well-being, reduced toxin exposure, balanced hormones, and physical activity. The Pillars of Functional Wellness create a sustainable strategy for long-term health.
Contact Dr. Kass to start living your best life today.