The Human Growth Hormone (HGH) has been called the “elixir of youth.” HGH is naturally produced by the pituitary gland and is responsible for the body’s growth during childhood and cellular well-being throughout life. As we age the pituitary gland secretes less and less HGH. This decrease in HGH levels is one of the leading causes of degenerative diseases, as well as the daily aches and pains we develop with age. After the age of 28, HGH declines by 25 percent every 10 years. Also suitable for muscle building.
Studies have shown a multitude of benefits:
- Increased bone density
- Increased muscle tissue
- Improved skin tone
- Hair growth
- Rejuvenation of heart, kidney, lung, and liver function
- Fewer wrinkles
- Reverse greying
- Increased oxygen intake
- Stronger immune system
- Improved emotional stability
- Increased energy levels
- Heightened mental alertness and memory skills
- Increased sexual potency
- An improved overall sense of well-being
A person may not need to begin hormone replacement therapy (HRT) until they are deficient. There are also many herbs, supplements, and vitamins that can effectively treat symptoms associated with andropause, menopause, and perimenopause.
The goal of hormone replacement therapy is to replace hormonal deficiencies and create an optimal balance using hormones that are biochemically similar to the hormones that the human body produces naturally. These hormones are known as bio-identical hormones, they are compounded hormones that are customized for individual patients by pharmacists with special training. Synthetic hormones are also made in a laboratory but they are not identical to your natural ones. Bio-identical hormones are the most natural form of hormone replacement therapy for men and women.
In women, hormones can become imbalanced as early as age 35, even if they are still having normal menstrual cycles. Hormone imbalance can lead to fatigue, memory loss, dizziness, and irritability. This is in addition to symptoms commonly associated with menopause such as night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, depression, skin dryness, and headaches.
Estrogen and Progesterone Therapy
Estrogen is a hormone that declines in women just prior to menopause. It is associated with the symptoms of accelerated aging, osteoporosis, heart disease, loss of skin elasticity, vaginal dryness, and depression. Bio-identical Estrogen replacement therapy can delay or prevent these symptoms associated with menopause and the aging process.
Progesterone is a hormone that keeps Estrogen in balance and is an important part of HRT for women, even in those cases where a woman’s uterus has been removed. There is a wide range of hormonal imbalances that are not due to estrogen deficiency. It is vital to keep levels of thyroid and Adrenal hormones in balance as well.
Both men and women need Testosterone for optimal health. It is needed for libido, muscle mass and strength, leanness, and a general sense of well-being, positive mood, and sharp mental function. Women who have low levels or non-detectable testosterone levels suffer from a loss of libido, an increase in body fat, and osteoporosis. A loss in testosterone in men can lead to atherosclerosis, increased risk of heart disease, obesity, fatigue, depression, and anxiety. There is no evidence that testosterone therapy causes prostate cancer although it can cause undetectable cancer to grow larger if present.
Andropause is often referred to as male menopause. This is a state in which the hormonal balance of men is deficient and they may suffer decreased libido, decreased sexual function, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, and depression. Some men describe it as a feeling of sudden and rapid aging. The cause of this condition is often multifactorial, being a result of adrenal fatigue as well as low levels of Testosterone, DHEA, and Growth Hormone.
DHEA and Cortisol Therapy
DHEA is produced in the adrenal glands. It declines gradually as we age usually beginning around the age of 30. DHEA plays an important role in lowering cholesterol, healthy heart function, controlling weight gain, and the prevention of arthritis, diabetes, and senility.
Cortisol is also produced by the adrenal glands. It is an important hormone for the body as a whole. An imbalance in cortisol can contribute to colon or bowel pain, conjunctivitis, bronchitis, asthma, skin rashes, allergies, mood swings, and fatigue. It also has a relationship to diabetes.
Hormonal imbalances can severely affect the quality and overall health of men and women. The resulting negative symptoms, discomfort, and illness impact your social, personal, and work life. These imbalances can be treated and corrected resulting in a more vibrant and healthy life.
Recent scientific research has indicated that that placenta extracts are very rich in growth factors, hormones, proteins, nucleic acids, glycosaminoglycans, vitamins and other concentrated nutrients that have the ability to regenerate organ tissue. After injecting the placenta extract into the body, the many active ingredients act to awaken the dormant and poorly functioning cells within the human body, hence stimulating new and healthy growth of tissue. The placenta extracts also act to repair and regenerate the old and malfunctioning cells, something that no vitamin or mineral can ever do.
Cytokines are also contained within placenta extracts which have an array of effects including: anti inflammation, regulation of nervous system, improvement of circulation, wound tissue healing, balancing hormone levels, analgesic effects, and improvement of the intestinal environment. Placenta extracts provide the components required by your old, injured or diseased cells to enable them to heal and regenerate. The only other substances that can do this are human growth hormone and stem cell therapy. Placenta extract also contains vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin E that act as free radical scavengers. As you might well know, free radicals are a major cause of aging within the body. Placenta extract eliminates free radicals at the many levels of the body — from cells deep inside of liver to epidermis of skin. Placenta extract is astoundingly effective as an anti-aging substance.
These effects differed according to the individual’s age and health status, but commonly reported benefits included:
- Various effects leading to improved fitness, including increased feelings of energy, vigor and inner strength;
- Improved mobility, coordination, strength and endurance; and increased desire for physical activity.
- Improved joint function and reduced symptoms of arthritis.
- Improved mental capacity, concentration and ability to maintain attention; increased clarity of thinking, speech and memory.
- Improved psychological state, including elevated mood and positive attitude; decreased irritability, sleepiness and apathy.
- Improved sleeping pattern, with decreased insomnia and other sleep disturbances, and feelings of being refreshed upon awakening.
- Restored activity of impaired and damaged internal organs and tissues.
- Normalized production of red and white blood cells and improved immune function.
- Enhanced sexual function.
- Improved appetite.
Stretchmarks [striae distensae] are characterized by wide linear bands of discolored or wrinkled skin that occurs in areas of collagen damage due to stretching. Striae are usually found on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and breasts. Women develop striae more commonly than men, and striae are seen in 90% of pregnant women due to a combination of hormonal factors along with increased stress on the collagen and elastin in the skin. Some studies indicated that striae are a form of scar tissue that forms in response to collagen rupture and elastic fiber changes. Two types of striae are described, newly formed, reddish colored “striae rubrae” and older, white “striae albae.” The treatment of striae distensae has been challenging and various modalities have been studied. These include topical retinoids (Retin A), microdermabrasion, intense pulsed light (IPL) and fractionated laser skin resurfacing. Although striae are thought to be a result of collagen rupture and breakdown during stretching of the skin, until recently, few treatments actually targeted the root cause of the striae formation, the damaged collagen in the dermal layer. Furthermore, laser and light modalities are not safe for individuals with darker skin tones. Carboxytherapy is the only treatment available for both old and new stretchmarks that visibly repairs the broken collagen and is safe for all skintypes. Carboxytherapy causes the formation of new collagen and subsequently thickens the skin to improve the appearance of the stretchmarks by rebuilding the collagen matrix.
Cellulite refers to the lumpy fat bulges on the thighs and buttocks of over 95% of the normal female population. There are many reasons why most women are predisposed to cellulite whereas the condition is much rarer in men. To begin with, the underlying structure of the skin is different in males verses females. Male skin tends to be thicker and the fibrous septae has strong cross-linking of the connective tissue. Females have thinner skin and no cross-linking of the underlying septae. Women have more fat layers than men, and the subcutaneous fat layer in women is regulated by hormones and does not respond to diet and exercise. The female hormone estrogen causes these fat cells to store fat, whereas the male hormone testosterone stimulates the fat cells to break down fat. So, women are genetically superior at storing energy in the form of fat to provide energy during pregnancy. Women also have a higher percentage of body fat in the areas of the thighs, hips, and abdomen, and these fat cells are resistant to diet and exercise. Directly beneath the fat layer there is a layer of connective tissue comprised of collagen called the “fibrous septae.” When the fibrous septae becomes damaged, the subcutaneous fat cells are pushed through the damaged regions and are squeezed into small bulges that give the overlying skin the “puckered” or “dimpled” appearance that we call cellulite.
Women have tried numerous therapies to eliminate their cellulite including various creams, endermologie, lymphatic drainage massage, etc to no avail because none of these therapies correct the underlying physiological problems of poor circulation and damaged collagen septae. Two therapies that have shown promise in eliminating this difficult problem are the Thermage CL cellulite tip and carboxytherapy. Carboxytherapy was originally used for aesthetic purposes by the Brazilians to sculpt residual post-liposuction fatty deposits above the knees and histological studies showed that the fat cells were ruptured by the CO2 gas while leaving the remaining skin structures and nerves unharmed. Collagen remodeling was also shown to occur, as well as thickening and smoothing of the overlying skin.
Mesolipo Fat Melting
The technique for mesotherapy is unique.A vitamin/phosphatidylcholine solution is injected into numbed skin using a very short and thin needle. The solution is placed into the mesoderm layer of your skin where blood vessels slowly distribute the solution to the targeted area. There may be minimal bruising and swelling in the hours and days post treatment but this is minor and part of the action of fat dissolution. You should see noticeable results in 10-14 days after most of the swelling disappears. Mesotherapy treatments can be repeated in 2-4 weeks if required.
Venus Freeze (MP)² works by incorporating Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Magnetic Pulsed Fields into one device and delivering it safely and effectively to the patient.
Skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and cellulite reduction occur because the multi-polar radio frequency causes a thermal response in the tissue which activates the body`s natural healing response. That healing response causes new collagen to form, new elastin fibers and the production of fibroblasts to increase. The existing collagen in the skin contracts (this causes the skin to look and feel firmer) and the elastin fibers unravel (which makes the skin more elastic).
Body contouring is achieved when the temperature of the skin is elevated, the body releases stress hormones. These hormones pass through the blood stream, and attach themselves to specific receptors on the membrane of the fat cell in the hypodermis (the deepest layer of the skin). The stress hormone, once attached to the receptor, activates the hormone sensitive lipase – the hormone that is in charge of breaking down triglycerides into free fatty acids. The free fatty acids exit the fat cell through the blood stream, and the volume of the fat cell is thus reduced giving you a smoother, more contoured shape.
Venus Freeze is the only treatment that offers superior clinical results without any pain or discomfort whatsoever, and with literally no downtime. That means that you can go back to work right after your treatment looking as beautiful as you feel.
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. This is a Bio-Identical hormone that women make when they are pregnant. In fact when someone takes a pregnancy test this is the hormone that is being tested for. HCG guides the body in distributing fat along with the other functions it has in pregnancy. The HCG diet involves administration of the hormone with physician supervision and a low calorie diet. The HCG diet is very helpful in getting rid of abnormal fat deposits such as those around the midline, thighs and the neck. This program as with all our programs is customized to the individual but in general it lasts 6 weeks with a 3 week maintenance phase afterwards.
The diet was originally designed by Dr. Simeon in Italy after decades of research. Since his original studies, hundreds of thousands of people have improved their health by losing significant amounts of weight.
CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq® is a new, non-invasive, clinically proven procedure that freezes and naturally removes fat that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise, e.g. belly fat. Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting® have some modest size fat bulges that are not easily reduced through diet and exercise. The CoolSculpting® procedure lasts one hour per area treated. During treatment patients can read, work on their laptop, listen to music or just relax. – See more at: http://www.bmc.org/bu-cosmetic-laser-center/services/coolsculpting-zeltiq.htm#sthash.yI9lRbI5.dpuf
The idea that cold can selectively affect fat led to the innovative cooling process developed by scientists at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
The Ion Magnum is an advanced fitness system that rapidly burns fat and delivers the benefits of an intense, professional workout without the pain, physical exertion or inconvenience of conventional exercise.
Based upon the same “waveform technology” that is used by pacemakers to power heart muscles, the Ion Magnum uses micro-current frequency to contract the muscles in the body, simulating normal exercise. Unlike other muscle simulators of the past which used electrical currents to jerk muscles to contraction, the high definition, pure analog frequency of the Ion Magnum smoothly contracts the muscles. The compact waveform frequency is specifically designed to mimic brain waves so that the muscle tissue is made to believe that it is performing a muscle-toning workout.
Ion Magnum can be placed on almost any muscle group on the body and if used regularly, combined with a sensible diet, will fight the flab without having to hit the gym.
Additionally, Ion Magnum is an excellent method to add to your current fitness regime to maximize strength and enhance physical performance. Treatments will allow you to achieve your exercise goals in a much quicker and easier way. This is why the Ion Magnum is popular among sports medicine professionals, athletes, body builders, and physical trainers.