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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
3 Great New Anti-aging Treatments For Men and Women.
Bio-identical hormones… are they right for you?
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT has been a treatment for menopausal and pre-menopausal symptoms for quite sometime and more recently public interest and demand has exploded. Suzanne Somers was the first well known personality promoting BHRT through her books, Ageless, The Sexy Years, Breakthrough and through her many appearances speaking on the subject. She describes how BHRT relieved her menopausal symptoms, increased her energy levels, increased her sexual desire and recaptured her overall zest for life! In actuality, BHRT is a popular therapy not only for women but for men as well. The main hormone panels tested for are:
Andropause (male menopause)
By balancing and optimizing these hormone levels…patients report an increase in lean muscle mass, decrease in body fat, greater energy and overall zest for life, sharper thinking and memory, greater sexual desire and performance.
There are great differences between bio-identical and synthetic hormones. Bio-identical hormones are created in a lab and possess the exact molecular structure as those produced by your body. Synthetic hormones are also created in a lab however possess an altered molecular structure. The cells in your body absorb and synthesize bio-identical hormones easily and seamlessly whereas synthetic hormones often cause a variety of side effects and conditions. As medical studies worldwide have concluded… bio-identical hormones are a safer and more natural alternative to their synthetic versions.
What is Intravenous Nutrition?
Intravenous nutrition offers better bioavailability of nutrients to the body’s metabolic needs since the delivery is not dependant on the gastro-intestinal system or intestinal wall membrane. The goal of intravenous nutrition therapy goes well beyond that of providing general nutritional needs for a healthy body.
The degree of disease response and improvement reported by patients is well documented in clinical studies. Intravenous nutrition also allows the body to reach optimal therapeutic levels and maintains a better control and monitoring of the conditions being treated.
All patients are evaluated with blood and urine tests to asses their nutritional and metabolic status and therapies are prescribed accordingly. The nutrients used are vitamins, anti-oxidants, minerals, anti-microbials and amino acids.
PRP Therapy is a form of regenerative medicine utilizing your own blood; blood contains components called platelets and platelets contain growth factors. Growth factors activate and stimulate cellular regeneration in the body.
PRP Therapy is effective in the skin for overall rejuvenation and healing and in the scalp to awaken dormant follicles and stimulate hair growth. When released, growth factors encourage collagen production and formation of new capillaries.
The treatment is simple and can be completed within an hour. A minimal amount of blood is taken from the patient and then placed in a centrifuge for separation. The Platelet Rich Plasma is separated and transferred to a syringe. PRP is golden in color, viscous and easily injected without pain or downtime.
By using your own tissue (Autologous) virtually eliminates the potential problems with allergies or rejection. Utilize your own stem cells for regenerative therapy. Clinical Trials and empirical data have shown that platelets can increase the production of collagen and Elastin.