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February 27, 2015 by Joseph Fermin 0 Comments

Memory Loss: How Bad is My Problem? 5 (3)

Memory Loss and How
Can Hormones Help?

Memory loss is one of the spectacularly exciting uses of Growth Hormone may be to prevent and treat the effects of brain aging. In an experiment that has momentous implications for brain injury, stroke, aging, and narrow degenerative disease, a team of scientists in New Zealand showed Growth Hormone can stop the death of cells in the brain. Barbara Johnston, Peter Gluckman, and their colleagues at the University of Auckland found that injections of HGH given two hours after brain injury in fetal lambs rescued the damaged neurons. Furthermore, it’s salvaged cells that would otherwise have died during the programmed cell death that is believed to cause the loss of brain cells for up to three days after the original injury.

This is where the terrifying discussion of memory loss surfaces. We are our memories. Losing our memories in effect is similar to losing a piece of ourselves. Your ability to recall information is also a direct reflection of your level of intellect. This means that suffering from memory loss could be catastrophic to an individual whose livelihood is dependent on their ability for quick recollection. Even those of us who don’t have memory or recall demanding jobs are increasingly aware and cautious of the effects on the brain as we age in our attempts to keep memory retention at bay.

Can I Fix It?

By maintaining youthful levels of Growth Hormone as we age, we may stunt the loss of neurons and keep the brain youthful and functional throughout our lifespan. Memory loss is no joking matter. It’s important to take into consideration the fact that every one of us has an aging brain. Growth Hormone (or HGH therapy) may also reverse the decline in cerebral blood flow that is a major cause of brain aging and all the neurodegenerative changes, like loss of memory and thinking power. A 1997 study at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of wake forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, found that injections of Growth Hormone into rats increased the number of blood cells in the cerebral cortex of the brain. This has major implications for improving the blood flow to the brain and keeping it young for much longer than would otherwise be physiologically expected.

When Should I Start

There is no sense in waiting to begin noticing the effects of an aging brain. Don’t wait to be suffering from memory loss before you decide to do something about memory loss. At AAI Rejuvenation Clinic our interest is to get a full analysis of what you are experiencing internally. Where are your hormones now? Does your blood work hint at possible surfacing ailments or does it suggest that you may be one of the thousands of men and women afflicted by the decline of their cognitive function and ability to recall information in their day-to-day lives? Let us uncover what needs to be uncovered to actually promote the physical and mental betterment that you need and deserve.

Testosterone (Low-T) and Memory Loss

Hopefully, you have been skimming through the many pages of our website to try and educate yourself as much as possible about how to take charge of your life, maximize your potential and really make sure to experience this human existence to the fullest. The only way you will ever be able to do this is if you are feeling your best; able to produce your best, give your best! With that introduction, we set in to discuss one of the most disheartening and concerning issues a person could ever face. Memory loss.

How Bad is My Problem?

Of course, nothing could be said is wrong with occasionally forgetting a name or where you left your keys, but when memory loss starts to affect your day-to-day life, then a hormonal or metabolic abnormality may be the culprit. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, men are at much higher risk of developing age-related cognitive issues that more-often-than-not cause memory loss and cognitive-related issues, making it harder and harder to concentrate as time and the situation progresses. Although conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia usually only affect men 65 and older, as time goes on and the years progress, more and more men are suffering cognitive deficiencies earlier and earlier in their lives – some men as young as 30-years old!

If you’re over the age of 30 and have been suffering from issues such as memory loss, foggy thinking, and difficulty focusing and concentrating, now is the best time to get your hormones tested to immediately evaluate whether or not hormonal inconsistencies may be the culprit. Thousands of men have overcome foggy thinking associated with hormonal imbalance as well as other symptoms related to declining testosterone levels, such as memory loss and cognitive decline, using all-natural, physician-supervised, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in conjunction with regular exercise and an individualized, balanced nutritional plan. This can be organized for you by one of our in-clinic nutritional specialists.

Why Change?

When we were younger, our testosterone levels made sure to regulate the production of the stress hormone cortisol, which specifically affects the function of neurotransmitters in the brain. As testosterone levels dwindle, the end result is that the hormone cannot effectively regulate cortisol. Because of this, neurotransmitters begin to malfunction, causing these momentary lapses in memory, which can be very concerning and frustrating. Often, men begin to notice memory loss during the early stages of andropause when the production of testosterone begins to naturally decrease.

Memory loss can be debilitating and frustrating, having a negative and direct impact on every aspect of your existence and even on that of the people around you. Loss of memory is not a part of life you must learn to cope and deal with; there are ways of breaking through the fog and getting on the path to living a healthier and more enjoyable life.

**NOTE**  The content contained in this blog is subject to interpretation and is the opinion of the content writer.  We do not claim it to be fact.  We encourage you to consult a medical doctor before taking any prescribed medications or supplements.

At AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we advise anyone to think seriously about beginning Hormone treatment if there is no medical need for it. However, we will take every precaution to ensure that you read all the positive benefits from your program by providing the latest at-home hormonal mouth-swab testing. This will ensure we are continually monitoring your progress and aware of any negative side effects. Fill out the Medical History Form or call us at (866) 224-5698

AAI Rejuvenation Clinic

February 27, 2015 by Joseph Fermin 2 Comments

Hormones and High Cholesterol 5 (3)

Hormones and High Cholesterol

Hormones and High Cholesterol, the silent killer! High cholesterol that goes undetected can send you to an early grave. The popular belief is that high cholesterol is associated with overweight individuals and it manifests itself as excess body fat. However, you can be thin and still not metabolize sugar properly resulting in high cholesterol.

In a stunning study, a group of healthy older men who took low-dose Growth Hormone shots for nine months lost an average of 9.2% total body fat, 6.1% of abdominal fat, and an astounding 18.1% of the deep layer of central body fat. These results were achieved without dieting or exercise. This study was carried out by Gundmundur Johnson, Bengtsson, and their colleagues at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. It was a randomized double-blind study involving 30 men between the ages of 48 to 66 years old. Not only did the treated group lose a significant portion of their belly fat (the placebo group gained weight that during that period), but they also had improved glucose metabolism, lower blood cholesterol, and triglycerides, and lower blood pressure.

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Growth Hormone is an important regulator of LDL cholesterol as well as total cholesterol and triglycerides. It lowers diastolic blood pressure by reducing the resistance of arteries and capillaries, which carries the blood throughout the body. Studies have actually shown that daily Testosterone injections and  HGH can actually lower cholesterol in as little as 4 days.

We urge you to contact us if you have a history of Hormones and high cholesterol. Of course, we don’t recommend relying solely on HGH therapy to reduce your Hormones and high cholesterol levels. Human Growth Hormone is a much more complex medical-pharmaceutical that is capable of healing, regressing, and improving an array of ailments that you may be experiencing.

Contact us at your earliest convenience. At AAI Rejuvenation Clinic we complete the basic blood panels required to qualify you for therapy, as well as selecting and personalizing your blood draw to help us identify specific ailments you are focused on correcting. Hormones and High Cholesterol can lead to an assortment of different health problems including a heart attack and death. Let us uncover exactly what is going on internally. We can map out a program designed specifically to assist your physiology that enables you to reach and accomplish your goals of better health and fitness. Please fill out our Medical History Form or call us directly to speak with a Wellness Advisor. Your Wellness Advisor will commence the process of qualifying you for the protocol that starts you on your journey to feeling and being your best every day!

**NOTE**  The content contained in this blog is subject to interpretation and is the opinion of the content writer.  We do not claim it to be fact.  We encourage you to consult a medical doctor before taking any prescribed medications or supplements.

AAI Rejuvenation Clinic

January 27, 2015 by Joseph Fermin 1 Comment

How Can I Balance My Thyroid 5 (3)

Balance Thyroid

The Balance thyroid and adrenal glands (those producing cortisol) are the key regulators of the body. If the Thyroid and Cortisol levels are not right, the rest of the body will NOT function well. This is why these central hormones must be treated along with Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, & Human Growth Hormone.

Thyroid

Many patients, especially women in their 30’s & 40’s, are diagnosed with Hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid by their primary care physician or endocrinologist. These doctors only diagnose cases of overt or severe deficiencies–we call it clinical Hypothyroidism. If a patient has some or all of the classical symptoms of Hypothyroidism, but the blood tests are within the normal range of values, no thyroid replacement therapy is given to relieve these symptoms. So what happens to patients that test on the low side of “normal” &/or suffers hypothyroid symptoms? These patients have subclinical hypothyroidismEstimates are that 20-40% of the population suffers in some way from sub-clinical hypothyroidism. We were taught in medical school to only treat those patients with overt thyroid deficiencies; there was no such thing as “subclinical” hypothyroidism. The philosophy was: patients are deficient or not, everything else in the middle is perfectly normal. With the advent of Anti-Aging Medicine, everybody is treated to create an optimal balance of hormones & to obtain the hormonal levels of our youth. Be it sub-clinical or clinical hypothyroidism, severe or mild deficiency, patients do not have to endure hypothyroid symptoms and the negative effects these causes in the body and their hormones.

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid?

A “sluggish” thyroid can cause a range of symptoms from cold hands & feet, chronic fatigue, hair loss/thinning, low libido, and depression to weight gain and inability to lose weight…in short, symptoms of slow metabolism. Also, pale/leathery skin, stiff joints, atherosclerosis, easy bruising, muscle cramps, persistent low back pain, mental sluggishness, emotional instability with crying spells, temper tantrums, mood swings, and increased susceptibility to colds, viruses, & respiratory illnesses.

How does an underactive thyroid affect the other hormones in the body?

Because hormones are mutually-dependent, a deficiency of one can create excesses of another, and vice versa, with numerous possibilities for imbalance and unhealthy symptoms. Imbalances of estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol are linked to low thyroid. 80% of low thyroid patients have low cortisol or “Adrenal Fatigue” and vice versa. Many studies have found that Human Growth Hormone (HGH) levels are very low in Hypothyroid patients and when hGH is replaced in these people, the thyroid is usually normalized. Low Testosterone levels are also found in Hypothyroid patients (especially men) and Testosterone replacement therapy significantly improves their thyroid function.

Why do patients with an underactive thyroid never feel “normal” again and experience residual symptoms?

Thyroid replacement therapy (especially synthetic versions like “Synthroid”, “Levothyroxine”, etc) improves some of the hypothyroid patient symptoms, but virtually everyone complains they are never the same person after having thyroid problems. This is because they are not completely treated! They may be treated for their thyroid deficiency, but all the other hormones are out of balance or in abnormal levels in the body. It is crucial to test ALL hormones and treat ALL hormonal imbalances at the same time to be able to get back to the peak of health.

How do I know if I have a “sluggish” or underactive thyroid?

If you answered yes to 2 or more of the symptoms in this questionnaire, you may benefit from natural thyroid supplementation.

What do I do if I am already on thyroid replacement therapy?

First, we will test the Balance thyroid and gather all the patient symptoms in order to determine how the patient is responding to the current therapy. At this point, we will be able to switch from synthetic to Bio-Identical thyroid replacement therapy and fine-tune the dose. It is important to also test for Cortisol, Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, and Human Growth Hormone levels to detect any imbalances and treat them at the same time as the Balance thyroid. We always treat the patient as a whole, not only the test result.

How can I balance my thyroid?
  1.  First, determine your symptoms
  2.  Then, test your thyroid levels (this involves 5-7 blood tests, not just the 1usual test that your doctor gets)
  3.  Find a board-certified doctor in Anti-Aging Medicine (specializing in Bio-Identical hormonal therapy)
  4.  Detoxification is a key component of your Balance thyroid to work at its maximum potential
  5.  Always Supplement with Nutriceuticals (pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements that are prescription strength, free of harmful contaminants, and actually absorbed by the body)-only way to have the available building blocks to regenerate the body’s tissues and to work properly
  6.  ALWAYS use a Bio-Identical thyroid hormone (the exact chemical structure as the hormones produced by the body and derived from a natural source)
  7.  STOP all synthetic hormones-Premarin, Provera, Progestins, and birth control pills, pellets, injections, & intrauterine devices (They ALL contain synthetic hormones)-the imbalances caused by these hormones usually affect Balance thyroid
  8.  Use “hormone-free” foods and products
  9.  Minimize stress and use stress-handling techniques like yoga, meditation, prayer, 10. Stop smoking ASAP
  10.  Eat more fiber
  11.  Get deep, restful, uninterrupted 7-8 hours of sleep-this is the only way that body tissues regenerate after being used during the day.

    **NOTE**  The content contained in this blog is subject to interpretation and is the opinion of the content writer.  We do not claim it to be fact.  We encourage you to consult a medical doctor before taking any prescribed medications or supplements.

    At AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we advise anyone to think seriously about beginning Hormone treatment if there is no medical need for it. However, we will take every precaution to ensure that you read all the positive benefits from your program by providing the latest at-home hormonal mouth-swab testing. This will ensure we are continually monitoring your progress and aware of any negative side effects. Fill out the Medical History Form or call us at (866) 224-5698

AAI Rejuvenation Clinic