Age Management Medicine refers to a proactive, preventative approach to healthcare that is focused on preservation of optimum human function and quality of life making every effort to modulate the process of aging prior to the onset of degenerative aging.
New Vitality Medical Institute’s Age-Management program is based on established protocols, natural bioidentical hormones, nutritional supplements, and proper diet and exercise.
We perform a comprehensive evaluation of every patient that consists of a thorough medical history, physical exam, and extensive lab testing. The initial lab testing that is done consists of more than 80 blood tests which includes hormones, lipid (cholesterol) profile, sugar levels, organ function, blood count, markers of inflammation, and specific vitamin levels.
With the aging process, hormone levels decrease naturally. As these levels decline, problems with health maintenance arise.
The good news is that hormone losses and imbalances are correctable and in most cases reversible.
Women that are on our Age-Management program can not only be relieved of their symptoms, but also help to effectively protect themselves against many diseases including depression, diabetes, osteoporosis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and Coronary Artery Disease (which can lead to strokes and heart attacks).
Our Comprehensive Age-Management programs includes the following:
- Assessment of your medical history and lifestyle
- Individualized Treatment plans
- Comprehensive Lab Testing
- Physical examination
- Hormone Optimization
- Concierge access to support network
- Expertise of Medical Providers with advanced training in Age-Management & Integrated/Preventive Medicine
- Disease Risk Management
- Quality Bioidentical hormones prepared by compounding pharmacy
- Highest grade nutritional supplements
- Fitness Programs
- Nutritional Plans customized for you by Naturopathic Doctor
- Cutting-edge testing to predict Cardiovascular disease risk and Cancer risk
The O-shot can improve sexual drive and pleasure for all women, but is mostly helpful for the following situations:
- You’d like to have a stronger sex drive
- You experience pain or discomfort during intercourse
- You experience urinary incontinence
- You’d like to have more frequent / stronger orgasms
How Exactly Does The O-Shot Work?
The O-shot is a procedure in which your own blood platelets are injected into vaginal tissue. The platelets naturally attract your own stem cells to the injected area, and generate healthier and more functional tissue in the areas of sexual response in the vagina.
In addition to improving your sex life, The O-Shot can also eliminate urinary incontinence. (Many of the same women who have difficulty achieving orgasm also have problems with involuntary loss of urine, since weak pelvic floor muscles can be responsible for both problems).
How Is the Procedure Performed?
Our Nurse will draw a small vial of blood from your arm
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is extracted from your blood
Your clitoris and vagina are numbed with anesthetic cream
The PRP is injected (painlessly) into the targeted clitoral and vaginal tissue
The painless procedure takes less than 30 minutes, and you can expect little-to-no downtime (Many women get the procedure during their lunch break and return to work).
Proper nutrition incorporates sound principles and food combinations that improve metabolism and weight loss.
We focus on balanced nutrition with an understanding that there are individual variations in determining the most optimal dietary approach for each person.
Our Naturopathic Doctors will counsel you on nutrition during your initial evaluation. They will also be available to answer nutritional questions you may have in the future.
We also offer a wide variety of specialty nutrition testing to optimize your health, including tests that assess: Food & Environmental Allergies, gluten sensitivities, candida, parasites, bacteria, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
There is a direct link between poor dietary habits and many of the leading causes of death in this country such as heart disease, type II diabetes, and cancer. The average American diet is overloaded with
· saturated fats
· refined flour
· artificial colors
· artificial flavors and sweeteners
· antibiotic and pesticide residues
and many other substances that are toxic to the body. Over time, a diet full of chemicals and empty calories leads to decreased health and, ultimately, illness. Getting rid of foreign chemicals and adding nutrient dense foods into the diet are integral for those seeking optimal health.
The body’s immune system is miraculous. When given the proper nutrients, it can ward off colds, bacteria, viruses, and even cancer without you being aware that anything is wrong. By consistently eating a diet high in phyto-nutrients (plant nutrients), essential fats, lean protein, and fiber, we can provide our body with all the tools it needs to fight off foreign invaders, repair tissues, and maintain a general state of good health.
Taking optimal amounts of nutritional supplements is a foundation of any comprehensive age-management program. You just cannot get enough of these nutrients from a normal diet for optimum health.
Because natural foods, including fruits and vegetables, are depleted in vitamins and minerals, we also need to supplement our basic micro and macro-nutrients
Nutraceutical suggestions will be individualized for you based on your lab results, medical history, and health goals.
Bioidentical hormones are so named because their molecular structures are identical to those produced by the human body. Bioidentical hormones fit their own receptor sites and their metabolites are not foreign to the human body as are conventional drugs. Hormones can have a profound influence on how we feel and function. Deficiencies make us feel poor and restoration makes us feel good. Hormone deficiencies affect all cells in the body and result in degenerative changes. However, replenishing hormones to an optimal level reverses many of the unfavorable effects that begin to appear as we age.
The hormones that we assess for women at their initial evaluation include insulin, cortisol, luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, progesterone, free testosterone, total testosterone, DHEA, three types of thyroid hormones, and IGF-1.
We correlate blood test results with a clinical assessment of the patient, in conjunction with their medical history, physical examination, and health goals. In that setting, we determine the appropriateness of hormone replacement therapy and its potential benefit. The doctor prescribes natural bioidentical hormones customized for the individual. Most are plant derived and are made by special compounding pharmacies.
We offer hormones in a wide variety of forms including: topical, injectable, sublingual, and pellets.
Thermography is a painless, non-invasive, state of the art clinical test without any exposure to radiation and is used as part of an early detection program which gives women of all ages the opportunity to increase their chances of detecting breast disease at an early stage. It is particularly useful for women under 50 where mammography is less effective.
The benefit of breast thermography is that it offers the opportunity of earlier detection of breast disease than has been possible through breast self-examination, doctor examination or mammography alone.
Thermography can detect the subtle, physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it is cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection or a vascular disease. Your doctor can then plan accordingly and lay out a careful program to further diagnose and /or monitor you during and after any treatment.
Thermography’s role in breast cancer and other breast disorders is to help in early detection and monitoring of abnormal physiology and the establishment of risk factors for the development or existence of cancer. When used with other procedures the best possible evaluation of breast health is made.
All patient’s thermograms (breast images) are kept on record and form a baseline for all future routine evaluations. These images are like a thermal fingerprint which will only change if pathology develops.
It is certainly an adjunct to the appropriate usage of mammography and not a competitor. In fact, thermography has the ability to identify patients at the highest risk and actually increase the effective usage of mammographic imaging procedures.
An integral component of New Vitality Medical Institute’s Age Management program is regular consultations with our Naturopathic Doctors. These consultations will be focused on nutrition, whole body healing, lifestyle counseling, and restoring balance to the body.
Naturopathic Doctors believe that the body should be treated as a whole. After all, every organ, extremity, even hair is connected to a tissue, which is part of the same body.
Our Naturopathic Doctors work alongside our medical providers in order to give the patient a more comprehensive, cutting-edge approach to optimal health.
IV nutrient therapy is uses safe and healthy doses of a variety of vitamins including Vitamin B and C, that are administered intravenously (tailored to your individual needs).
Among anti-aging benefits and immune support, IV vitamin therapy can positively impact a wide variety of health conditions and illnesses.
In addition to our specialty compounds, we will customize your dose based on your specific vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelets are cells in our body that are integral to the natural tissue and wound healing process. They are filled with many growth factors, proteins, and activating substances and are used as a potent therapeutic substance in medicine because they are so rich in tissue healing and stimulating factors, when concentrated. In fact, concentrated platelet preparations have successfully been used in other areas of medicine for years. In recent years, it has been proven that platelet rich plasma (PRP) stimulates hair growth. The growth factors in PRP stimulate the base of the hair follicle where stem cells are located and begin to grow newer, longer and thicker hair.
What is ACell?
ACell’s MatriStem technology (an FDA approved medical device) works at the cellular level to repair and remodel damaged tissues. ACell has a broad range of uses in surgical procedures, and is a naturally occurring matrix of proteins found in tissue layers. When ACell is placed into a surgical site or wound, it is resorbed, stimulating adult stem cells in the damaged tissues. This process will regenerate dormant follicular tissues, thereby producing improved quality in hair growth.
How does it work?
At New Vitality, we combine ACell with your PRP then the combined solution is injected in to your scalp in the thinning areas. The combination of ACell with PRP has proven to yield better results than the sole use of PRP.
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is the perfect solution for those who are experiencing thinning hair. The process is simple, natural and does not require surgery. The procedure begins with acquiring a blood sample from the patient. Once the blood sample has been acquired, local anesthetic is applied to the scalp. Once the patient has become numb, the injections are administered. The process is fairly quick with an approximate duration of 90 minutes. Patients are able to return to work immediately.
- Cost Effective:PRP with ACell treatment is a cost effective procedure that does not require a surgical procedure.
- Convenient:The PRP with ACell treatment is quick and non-invasive! It is a 90-minute, in-office procedure. This allows you the ability to resume daily activities immediately, there is no sedation required for the procedure.
- Safe:The platelets are harvested from your own blood, so there is little to no risk of an adverse reaction. This is an all-natural procedure. It requires no sedation, no surgery, and there is no scarring.
- All-Natural: Your own body’s platelets are used for this procedure, allowing you to reverse hair loss naturally, with no surgery or medications.
- Significant Results: PRP with ACell Therapy can significantly decrease hair loss, enhance volume, and improve hair quality!
How would I know if I qualify?
- If you are currently suffering from hair thinning
- If you would like an alternative to combat hair loss without undergoing surgery
- If you desire a thicker texture of hair
- If you are experiencing Male or Female pattern-hair loss
The Vampire Facial is a painless aesthetic treatment that uses medical microneedling to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to promote collagen and elastin growth and also allow an entrance of the PRP into the skin. The results of this procedure include: marked improvement in skin texture, pores, acne, scars, wrinkles, and overall tone and complexion.
PRP therapy counteracts aging by stimulating new collagen production in the exact areas of concern where we want the skin to repair and rejuvenate.
The Vampire Facial has become a favorite of our patients because of its cost-effectiveness and ability to treat multiple skin conditions.