After a thorough history and physical exam, blood work can pinpoint what toxins are present and even what free oxygen radicals are being produced in excessive amounts. Detoxification therapy is sophisticated enough nowadays to target and thus eliminate each of these cellular damaging problems. Typically it as simple as modifying ones nutrition in combination with taking specific dietary supplements &/or nutraceuticals (concentrated vitamins, herbals, and super-antioxidants) to effectively flush out these toxins/free oxygen radicals. The result is a healthier more efficiently operating cellular network and organs within the human body and mind!
Anti-Aging Hormone Replacement Therapy in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills, CA
With the above in mind, it becomes clear that a multifaceted approach must be used to assimilate and strengthen the diverse aspects of the body. Mental clarity and emotional well being are one of the major aspects to true health. If our bodies are in great shape but our minds are not, a vital aspect of healing is disregarded.
Our formulas and approach toward the body and mind impact a broad area so that surgical recovery, healing, and emotional well being are optimized. The vitamins, trace minerals, amino acids, and various other synergistic nutrients within our formulas form the basis of True Health – the health of the whole person. Detoxification or elimination of those things that accelerate the aging process, followed by fortification and maintenance is the long-term approach to healing the whole person, living disease-free, and living a productive rewarding life. Our approach, using cutting edge cellular nutrient fortification to feed your cells and occasionally hormone supplementation therapy to help power your cells, brings you to Optimal Health and Healing. By combining Plastic Surgery with Anti-aging Nutrition and Medicine… longevity is more within reach.
* Beverly Hills Hormone Institute (BHHI) is a subsidiary of Modern Institute of Plastic Surgery & Antiaging, Inc.
Progesterone is produced primarily after ovulation by the empty egg sac. Therefore, if you don’t ovulate, you make much less progesterone. There are several other (less common) reasons for low or declining progesterone levels. These include high cortisol levels, certain synthetic chemicals that incompletely mimic and interfere with estrogen (xenoestrogens), and luteal phase defects in which you ovulate but still don’t produce an adequate amount of progesterone. All these scenarios lead to an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. As discussed before all hormones, especially estrogens and progesterone are kept in a very tight critical balance in order for us to function and feel our best.
Signs and Symptoms of Low Progesterone May Include:
- Uterine fibroids
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Weight gain
- Excessive menstrual bleeding
- Increased risk of breast cancer
If you have several of these symptoms you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Stanton to further investigate the possibility of low progesterone and if so develop a treatment plan to get you feeling youthful, cheerful, balanced and like a woman again.
Bio-identical Progesterone Hormone Replacement Therapy
Beverly Hills Hormone Institute Philosophy:
Anti-Aging & the Role of Bio-identical Hormone Replacement TherapyInternal health at the cellular level helps thwart cell death, which results in the cells aging less rapidly. When your cells thrive, they fend off disease and heal after environmental, surgical, traumatic, and even naturally occurring insults with relative ease. This is the basics of Anti-aging. Anti-aging medicine is a clinical/medical specialty and a field of scientific research aimed at the early detection, prevention, treatment, and even reversal of age-related decline. It is well documented by peer-reviewed and scientific journals, and employs evidence-based methodologies to conduct patient assessments and the formulation of comprehensive treatment plans. With the above in mind, it becomes clear that a multifaceted approach must be used to assimilate and strengthen the diverse and complex aspects of the body. Mental clarity and emotional wellbeing are one of the major aspects of true health. If our bodies are in great shape but our minds are not, a vital aspect of achieving optimal health is lost. Our formulas and approach toward the body and mind impact a broad area so that aging, disease, surgical recovery, healing, and emotional well being are optimized. The vitamins, trace minerals, amino acids, and various other synergistic nutrients and anti-oxidants within our formulas form the basis of True Health – the health of the whole person inside and out. However, when the body’s signals (e.g. hormones) are not balanced, or are low, the stimulus to utilize these nutrients is significantly reduced or even absent. This fact is exactly why we at BHHI thoroughly test and analyze your hormone milieuthen diagnose and formulate a comprehensive treatment plan utilizing bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) specific to you. By doing this we can recreate that precise balance of hormones that should otherwise exist naturally, or at least did exist in young adulthood.
Detoxification or elimination of elements that speed up the aging process, followed by fortification and maintenance is the long-term approach to healing the whole person, living disease-free, and living a productive rewarding life. Our approach, using cutting edge cellular nutrient fortification to feed your cells and BHRT to help power your cells, brings you to Optimal Health and Healing.
By combining Anti-aging Nutrition and Medicine, longevity and a disease-free life are now more than ever within reach!
“Modern Aging: It’s beauty inside and out, no details left out.”
Bio-identical Estrogen Hormone Replacement Therapy
Signs and Symptoms of Low Estrogen May Include:
- Rapid pulse rate, low blood pressure
- Fatigue that worsens during the day
- Constant fatigue, lethargy and fatigue on light exertion.
- Poor memory
- Hot flashes
- Joint pain, swelling and stiffness
- Decreased sex drive
- Osteoarthritis (joint aches & pains)
- Osteoporosis (brittle bones)
- Low back pain
- Dry &/or wrinkling skin
- Sagging breasts
- Vaginal dryness&/or looseness
- Recent unexplained weight gain
If you have several of these symptoms you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Stanton to further investigate the possibility of low estrogen and if so develop a treatment plan to get you feeling womanly, sexy, and confident again.
Human Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy - HGH
Common signs and symptoms of low or diminishing HGH levels:
- Decreased stamina &/or strength
- Weight gain (especially abdominal fat)
- Loss of muscle tone
- Dry & thinning skin with premature wrinkling
- Diminished Libido (sex drive)
- Depressed immune system & frequent colds
- Osteoporosis (loss of bone density)
- Joint and muscle aches and pains
- Slowed nail and hair growth
- Slowed thinking
- Poor quality sleep
If you have several of these symptoms above you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Stanton to further investigate the possibility of low HGH and if so develop a treatment plan to get you feeling lean, strong, energetic, sharp, and with glowing tight skin again.
Common signs and symptoms of elevated cortisol levels:
- Memory malfunction
- Stomach ulcers
- High blood pressure
- Elevated cholesterol
- Weight gain
- Food & alcohol cravings
- Insulin resistance
- Heart disease
- Frequent illnesses
Because cortisol affects other hormones, in women, it can trigger problems, such as infrequent ovulation and difficulty getting pregnant by suppressing estrogen and progesterone activity.
The first step in reducing cortisol levels is through proper nutrition and exercise and adequate sleep. Cut back on salt, simple sugars and white flour products, eat more frequent smaller meals (at least four a day), reduce alcohol intake, and exercise at least three times a week for at least 20-30 minutes depending on intensity. When you can’t escape the stressors or manage them through diet and exercise, the adrenal glands eventually become fatigued and cortisol levels drop below the threshold necessary to handle stress.
Common signs and symptoms of low cortisol levels:
- Stress intolerance
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Cold intolerance
- New onset of allergies
- Loss of stamina
- Weight gain (from poor blood sugar regulation)
- Aches and pains including Fibromyalgia
- Prolonged illnesses and common colds
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Heart disease
Again because cortisol affects other hormones, when it is too low it can cause Hypothyroidism because cortisol is necessary for the production and function of thyroid hormones.
If you have several of these symptoms you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Stanton to further investigate the possibility of a cortisol imbalance and if so develop a treatment plan to get you feeling bright, energetic, and healthy again.
Optimal Health and Healing begins by using the Healthy Recovery Formula™ (HRF). HRF is the first nutraceutical formulation specifically designed by an aesthetic surgeon to enhance post-surgical recovery while helping the body’s overall chemical balance. It is designed to maximize the body’s internal mechanisms including vascular development, central nervous system (CNS) tissue support, connective tissue regeneration, immune system health, and other systems to assure complete and rapid recovery from ANY surgical procedure. Additionally, and equally important, Healthy Recovery Formula contains anti-oxidants, minerals, super-nutrients and supplements necessary to build and maintain a lean, healthy body mass. It is truly the first comprehensive surgical food of its kind, specifically for healing and continued body maintenance.
In medical and nutritional science, it’s widely understood that the human body represents a vast mechanism of chemical interaction and metabolic activity. Every day your body’s biological systems process a variety of ingested macronutrients—proteins, fats (lipids), carbohydrates—and micronutrients—minerals, vitamins and water, maintaining a controlled, balanced equilibrium, assuring that your body continues to grow/function normally, repair itself and fend off potentially harmful microbial invaders.
Optimal nutrition, before and after surgery, is generally considered a prerequisite prior to any surgical procedure being performed. Most patients are advised, in advance, that the best method to reduce post-surgical complications and increase the rate of recovery is proper and appropriate health and nutritional balance.
In Truth & Health
Ryan A. Stanton MD
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Sometimes called “puberty in reverse,” male menopause – or Andropause as it is clinically diagnosed– is the period of a man’s life when production of a vital number of hormones – primarily testosterone – begins to decline. Similarly, women experience a reduction in estrogen and progesterone production during menopause. But not everyone buys into the idea that males have their own version of menopause. The public perception is that men of a certain age are having “a mid-life crisis” that will pass eventually.
Decline usually begins in the 30s but becomes significant by ages 45 – 60, but varies from man to man. There are men who remain virile into their 80s with no visible signs of reduction in the hormone, but this is extremely rare.
Common signs and symptoms of low/diminishing testosterone levels:
- Diminished libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Muscle wasting, weight gain & decrease in lean body mass
- General lack of energy
- Mood swings, depression and anxiety
- Memory loss
- Elevated cholesterol
- Anemia and osteoporosis in the later stages
It becomes evident from all these possible symptoms that testosterone plays an extensive role in male health beyond just muscle building.
If you have several of these symptoms above you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Stanton to further investigate the possibility of low testosterone and if so develop a treatment plan to get you feeling lean, strong, energetic, sharp, and sexually active again.
Measuring testosterone levels is a simple blood test that can yield significant information. It is important to measure the bio-available or “free” testosterone in the body. Bound testosterone is ineffective because it is not available to the testosterone receptors throughout the body, thus only ‘free’ testosterone will give you an accurate measurement. Unfortunately, this test is not ordered as often as it should be by most physicians.
Low levels of available testosterone are easily treated through a regimen of testosterone hormone weekly injections or daily gels and patches applied directly the skin. For most men, the results are dramatic and immediate.
While effective, testosterone replacement therapy should be administered only under strict medical supervision. Physicians familiar with testosterone therapy know many tricks for optimizing results while at the same time minimizing side effects – such as those related to acne, estrogen conversion, and mood swings. Candidates should first be screened for the prostate specific antigen, as prostate cancer can actually grow under testosterone therapy if the patient is predisposed. The therapy doesn’t cause the cancer, but it can exacerbate it if the condition already exists.” Blood and liver enzyme levels also need to be monitored throughout the course of treatment.
Under no circumstances should a patient self-medicate such as with over-the-counter ‘natural’ products often advertised in the back of men’s magazines. These are not regulated by the FDA, and actually cause can more harm than good – for example many of these products are pro-hormones that actually convert more frequently to estrogen than testosterone. Real testosterone products are tightly regulated by the DEA and labeled as “Class III” controlled substances.
Patients on Viagra or the like may also be candidates for testosterone therapy, and the treatments can be prescribed simultaneously. Viagra does nothing to stimulate hormone production or the libido; it is used only to treat erectile dysfunction, which is different from low sex drive. In fact, getting testosterone levels back to normal actually may alleviate the need for that little blue pill!
Exercise is a valuable tool in staving off depletion in testosterone. Exercise and working out actually stimulate production of testosterone in the body. Inactive men who gain considerable weight may have more estrogen in their bodies, because testosterone is converted into estrogen in the peripheral fat of the body if not ‘burned off’ through a regular course of exercise.”
Whatever the case, there is an answer and a treatment. “Women have benefited greatly from hormone therapy. Men deserve the same consideration to prolong quality of life.”
Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy
Common signs and symptoms of low thyroid levels:
- Accelerated aging
- Weight gain
- Cold dry skin
- Joint and muscle pain (even Fibromyalgia)
- Memory loss
- Brain fog
- Hair thinning/loss
If you have several of these symptoms you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Stanton to further investigate the possibility of hypothyroidism and if so develop a treatment plan to get you feeling refreshed and energetic again.