BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Are you suffering from a variety of troublesome symptoms and can’t figure out why? Perhaps you have talked to a medical professional about these symptoms and they have told you they are “normal” and have dismissed how significantly they are affecting your life. If they have taken you seriously, have they tried to prescribe an antidepressant to help you “cope” with your symptoms? Hormone imbalance is more common in women as they approach perimenopause or menopause, but can happen to any women at any stage of life. Think of the amazing changes a woman’s body goes through from childhood to becoming a teenager, to child bearing years into middle age and beyond. Because we live so much longer than our ancestors did, because of the modern day toxins we are exposed to, and the stress we are under, our body may not be able to keep up with our needs, this causes hormonal imbalance.
At Medical Specialists we take a more advanced approach to address these symptoms with the goal of eliminating them. Our approach is natural, prescribing bio-identical hormones to restore optimal hormone levels in your body. The providers at Medical Specialists obtain your health history, do an exam, and take laboratory tests to find out exactly where your levels are at with the goal of pin pointing the cause of your symptoms. They review the results with you and together you will create a plan tailored to your needs and preferences. We invite you to look at our section on BHRT to learn more and check out our Educational Articles Section to read published studies on bio-identical hormones.
We feel that appropriate use of bio-identical hormones to achieve balance within your body will allow you to have a greater quality of life both emotionally and physically. There are studies that show the use of bio-identical hormones can decrease your risk of cancer as it prevents estrogen dominance, it can prevent muscle atrophy and osteoporosis, and can contribute to cardiovascular health. Our goal is to restore harmony to your body and your life! Once your hormones are at an optimal level you will be amazed by how good you feel! We want you to live your BEST life at any age!
You can live vibrantly again! Reclaim your balance, reclaim your energy, and reclaim your life!
In our busy lives, sexual health can take a back seat due to the many responsibilities we have.
However, it is a reflection of your overall health and affects your mind, body and soul. We know that it is tied to your physical and mental health, can have a significant impact on your relationships and is an important part of your life.We know that this is a sensitive subject and can be difficult to discuss but we are committed to providing a confidential and caring environment to help improve your sexual health. We can help with any physical issues you may be experiencing, with the goal of healing your body, to help get things back on track. We want you to experience fulfillment, satisfaction, and happiness no matter what your situation or age.
There has been much attention, research and advancement in the treatment of male sexual dysfunction. Unfortunately, women that suffer from sexual dysfunction often feel ignored, discounted and frustrated with the lack of help and support available regarding the issues they experience. It is estimated that as many as 43% of women suffer with some form of sexual dysfunction at some point in their life. That is probably a conservative estimate because sadly most women suffer in silence.
Female sexual dysfunction is defined as recurrent and persistent problems with desire (low libido), the ability to respond to sexual stimulation (sexual arousal disorder), the ability to orgasm (orgasmic disorder), or pain with intercourse (sexual pain disorder- “dyspareunia”, vaginal dryness can contribute to this). Obviously, sexual desire and response involves a complex interplay of both physiological and psychological factors. Emotions, experiences, beliefs, relationships and life style choices can all play a part. Sexual health contributes to overall mental and physical health, so when a woman suffers from sexual dysfunction it can be devastating to her self esteem, can contribute to depression, can take a toll on relationships, and ultimately her overall well being.
Sexual problems are often caused by hormone fluctuations which happen so often throughout a woman’s life. However, problems can be caused by other physical issues. The providers at Medical Specialists have over 15 years of experience treating these issues. They stay up to date on the latest medical advancements and procedures that can address any difficulties you may be having. Besides prescribing bio-identical hormones, they may recommend the use of other advanced technology to resolve your issues.
Orgasm Shot® (O-Shot®)
Dr. Charles Runels patented the “O-Shot® ”. The providers at Medical Specialists have gone through Dr. Runels’ training and are listed on his website as approved providers. This is important as this procedure requires specific equipment and techniques to produce positive outcomes. The procedure is a quick, virtually painless, non-surgical procedure. We begin by taking a small amount of blood from your arm. Then, using a proprietary technique, platelet rich plasma (PRP) is extracted from the blood. These cells hold the key to rejuvenating tissue, activating a plethora of growth factors and igniting your body’s own healing mechanism.
The benefits of the O-Shot® that have been reported include:
- Increased libido
- Improvement with mild stress urinary incontinence
- Improved natural lubrication
- Increased ability to orgasm
- Improvement with postpartum fecal incontinence
- Decrease in painful intercourse
- Improved vaginal elasticity
- Tighter vaginal skin
- Improvement of pain from episiotomy scars
- Increased sensitivity
- Impovement in Lichen Sclerosus
- Improvement of Lichen Planus
The advantages of this PRP procedure is that it is drug free, non-surgical, relatively pain free, there are no adverse side effects, and there is no recovery time! Some individuals report immediate results, and for others it can take up to 3 months to see the full benefit.
PRP is one of the most advanced, effective natural treatments for cellular repair AND rejuvenation throughout the body and is a major advancement for improving sexual health!
PRP FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN AND INJURES
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment falls into the category of regenerative medicine, which simply means using your body’s own cells to facilitate healing. When these concentrated cells are injected into an injured site, they have the ability to ignite your body’s own healing mechanism, using growth factors and other components that are in your cells to restore tissue.
PRP can be used for:
- Ligament injuries
- Cartilage loss
- Muscle sprains or tears
- Chronic or acute joint pain
- Tendonitis or tendon damage
Immediately following the procedure you may experience some inflammation and soreness at the injection site. This is caused by your body’s natural healing response. It can take two to eight weeks to feel the results as your body needs time to strengthen or repair the tissue. Because each case is individual, the providers at Medical Specialists will work with you to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure and will discuss the protocol they recommend for you. This is truly state of the art technology that may prevent the need for surgery or another more invasive procedure.
PRP FOR HAIR LOSS AND COSMETIC PROCEDURE
The amazing properties of platelet rich plasma therapies can also be used to stimulate hair growth and can be used for cosmetic procedures. Please see our section on PRP for Hair Loss to learn more.
Dr. Charles Runels patented procedures called the “Vampire Facelift®” and “Vampire Facial®” that use your own platelets to stimulate new collagen growth making your face look fuller and more youthful. The providers at Medical Specialists trained under Dr. Runels, the protocols and equipment they use are superior and approved by Dr. Runels and thus they can use the trade name and are listed as certified providers on Dr. Runels website. It is important to note that the equipment used to extract the platelets from your blood and the protocol used to inject them into your face do make a significant difference in outcome. It is important to choose a qualified provider for this type of procedure. Obviously your face is one of the most important attributes you have that helps to establish your identity. It’s worth investing in! We want you to feel your best and look your best at every age!
THE ROLE OF YOUR THYROID
The thyroid gland is a key organ in your body. It’s function is vital to your health and the hormones it secretes affect every cell in your body. In the world or hormones, the key is to have adequate levels and maintain balance with each of the hormones, as they are all linked to keep your body running at peak performance. The thyroid hormones are very complex and consists of several components. These components include TSH(thyroid stimulating hormone), T-3 and T-4. One of the thyroid’s main functions is to control metabolism and how we convert the food we eat into energy. As a result, the thyroid hormones are very influential on both our physical and mental health.
To get a true picture of how the thyroid is functioning a complete laboratory panel must be completed to examine each component of the thyroid hormones including TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), T-3 and T-4. One standard thyroid test (TSH), does not provide the complete picture of how your thyroid is functioning.
The providers at Medical Specialists dig deep to try to get to the root cause of your issues. They interpret your lab results to determine how well your thyroid is functioning. Once any issues are clearly identified they can be treated, most often with medication, supplements and life style changes. There are a variety of options so your provider will work with you to discuss what is best for you.
Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function is the most common abnormality of the thyroid gland. The symptoms you may experience as a result of abnormal thyroid function include:
- Frequently feeling fatigued or even exhausted
- Joint stiffness or pain
- Inexplicable weight gain
- Inability to concentrate or brain fog
- Irritability or mood swings
- Cold hands and feet or cold intolerance
- Poor memory and forgetfulness
- Depression and/or anxiety
- Elevated cholesterol
- Hair loss
- Puffy eyes
- Brittle nails
- Dry Skin
Once your thyroid levels are optimal and your other hormones are balanced you will feel like a new person! You can live vibrantly again!
Reclaim your balance, reclaim your energy, reclaim your life! Let us show you how. Call for an appointment today at (952) 225-5400.