Florida Rejuvenation Center is dedicated to integrative medicine, a healing-oriented approach that takes into account the whole person including all aspects of one’s lifestyle. Our company offers a multi-disciplinary approach to age management medicine with a board certified, licensed physician, research scientist, and a licensed health care practitioner. We utilize the body’s information, from physical examination, medical history and laboratory blood tests to create an individualized plan of evidence-based therapies to optimize the aging process and improve quality of life.
The Human Chorionic Gonadotropin weight loss program utilizes subcutaneous/sublingual HCG therapy along with diet and exercise. It takes advantage of the body’s natural chemical processes that stimulate fat loss while preserving lean muscle mass. The theory behind the proposed mechanism of weight loss with HCG is that non-essential or displaced fat specifically on the legs, buttocks, arms and abdomen is targeted versus lean tissue such as muscle. While most diets assist with temporary weight loss, it has been postulated that HCG resets the hypothalamus, the area of the brain that controls hunger and satiation, resulting in the increased utilization of stored fat.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
As men age testosterone levels can begin declining at a rate of approximately 1% per month. This phenomenon known as “andropause”, “low T” or “low testosterone” can result in the following symptoms:
• Decreased sex drive and performance
• Erectile dysfunction
• Decreased muscle mass & tone
• Low energy
• Weight gain
• Sleep disturbances
• Lack of concentration
Andropause can be treated by replacing testosterone via daily administration of creams/gels or by weekly intramuscular injections. Detailed hormonal analysis via laboratory testing should be done prior to the initiation of therapy in an effort to assist the physician in creating an individualized treatment and follow-up plan including the monitoring for adverse effects.
In women, there is a tendency to think that reproductive hormone levels are fine until menopause. In reality, hormone levels can start to decline in the mid 30’s in some women. Menstruation becomes irregular and unpredictable, there can be mood changes, thinning hair, loss of libido and weight gain. Additional symptoms can include:
• Night sweats
• Hot flashes
• Memory loss
• Sexual dysfunction
• Anxiety & depression
• Difficulty sleeping
• Vaginal dryness
Detailed hormonal analysis via laboratory testing should be done prior to the initiation of therapy to assist the physician in creating an individualized treatment and follow-up plan including the monitoring for adverse effects.
Low Glycemic Index Diet
The rates at which different foods are broken down during digestion vary greatly. Some foods are rapidly converted into glucose and are known as high glycemic index foods and include most types of simple carbohydrates. Others are broken down more slowly and are referred to as low glycemic index foods and include most types of complex carbohydrates. The glycemic index was originally developed as a research tool to rank foods according to the rate at which they raise blood sugar levels relative to pure glucose. The rate at which pure glucose raises blood sugar is used as the standard measurement and is assigned a GI score of 100. So the closer to 100 a particular food is, the higher the glycemic index ranking.
When glucose is released into the bloodstream the body produces a storage hormone called insulin. Insulin’s role is to carry glucose to those places that need it the most for fuel, most notably the brain and muscle cells. Our bodies can handle a steady release of glucose during digestion, however, when large amounts enter the bloodstream quickly, our regulatory system starts to produce large quantities of insulin. Surges in insulin actually increase our feelings of hunger. Additional glucose consumed will then be transported to our fat cells where it can be stored in unlimited amounts. If this happens to often it leads to weight gain, but more importantly, it can damage our cells by causing insulin resistance. This damage may then result in premature aging and possibly trigger the onset of Type 2 diabetes.
Historically, the symptoms of adult growth hormone deficiency have been treated with recombinant human growth hormone (HGH). Sermorelin is an alternative to HGH for those experiencing the symptoms of age-related growth hormone deficiency such as poor sleep, difficulty concentrating, poor libido, decreased muscle mass and weight gain to name a few.
Sermorelin is a synthetically manufactured growth hormone releasing hormone analogue. It stimulates the pituitary gland to initiate growth hormone production and secretion. As additional growth hormone enters the bloodstream it stimulates the liver to produce IGF-1. The results of additional IGF-1 in the bloodstream may include the following: Improved skin texture, decreased abdominal fat, improved sleep and an increase in lean muscle mass.
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