Regenerative Joint Pain Therapy

What are Exosomes?

Exosomes are extracellular vesicles released from cells, specifically from mesenchymal stem cells derived from the donated umbilical cords of healthy mothers. They act as shuttles for certain genetic information and proteins to other cells and allow for cell-to-cell communication, transporting molecules that are important regulators of intracellular information between close and distant cells. They carry information from place to place with different functions and purposes, telling cells how and when to react.

Isolating the therapeutic signals released by regenerative cells, and using them rather than the cells themselves are the next generation as a therapy. The targeted cells will react to these messaging signals and will change their behavior accordingly. There is a tremendous therapeutic potential for extracellular vesicles and nano-particles.
Exosomes are being heralded as the next frontier of cell therapy. While not being cells at all, they play a vital role in the communication and rejuvenation of all the cells in our body. Science has shown that cell-to-cell communication is important in maintaining a healthy cellular terrain.

What are the components of Exosomes?

  • Cytokines: Cytokines are small proteins important in cell signaling. Cytokines are peptides or small proteins that are crucial in controlling the growth and activity of other immune system cells and blood cells & help the body’s immune and inflammation responses.
  • Growth Factors: Naturally occurring substances capable of stimulating cellular growth, proliferation, healing, and cellular differentiation. Growth factors are any of a group of proteins that stimulate the growth of specific tissues.
  • Extracellular Vesicles: Extracellular vesicles (EVs) represent an important mode of intercellular communication by serving as vehicles for transfer between cells of the membrane and cytosolic proteins, lipids, and RNA. They carry a cargo of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, metabolites, and even organelles from the parent cell.
  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA): Hyaluronic acid is a lubricating, clear substance that’s produced by the body naturally. In the human body, hyaluronic acid is found in the greatest concentrations in the skin, inside joints, within the eye sockets, and in other tissues where it helps retain collagen, increase moisture, and provide elasticity and flexibility.

Stem cells are fundamentally the building blocks of life and have the potential to differentiate into many different types of cells within the body. They are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to self-replicate into specific cell types in the body. These cells can be injected directly into an area of injury to begin repair of the injury by releasing growth factors and immune modulators that assist in the body’s natural repair process. Stem cells are actively involved in repairing, regenerating, and rebuilding damaged or absent tissue in the body that has been affected by disease, infection, or injury. Drug-free pain relief for chronic joint pain has become a reality with the stem cell therapy offered by Regenerate Wellness, a Regenerative clinic in Fort Lauderdale near you.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Almost all of us over the age of 40 (and in many cases over 30) begin to experience hormone imbalance. Over our lifetime, we are exposed to environmental and dietary toxins, which contribute to the natural decline of hormones as we age. In order to balance your hormones for optimal health and wellness, it is critical to be evaluated by a physician – including comprehensive lab testing and in-depth initial questionnaires – prior to creating a personalized treatment plan.
Many factors can contribute to conditions and diseases that can occur at any stage in life, resulting from an imbalance of hormones:

  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Thyroid disease
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Sexual Dysfunction

As a result of hormone imbalance related to these conditions, you may be experiencing one or a combination of what has become known as classic symptoms of aging:

  • Weight Gain
  • Limited Energy
  • Hair Loss
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Sleeplessness
  • Poor Concentration
  • Memory Loss
  • Fatigue

If symptoms like these have begun to affect your quality of life, you could be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Contact Us online or give us a call today to see if Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement is right for you!

Medical Weight Loss

We understand the struggles that come with trying to lose weight. Regenerate Wellness offers medicated weight loss programs that are not only safe and effective, but we also partner you with your own patient coordinator that has hands-on experience with fitness and nutrition. All of our patient coordinators are dedicated to helping our patients in their journey of losing weight.

Research shows the following health benefits for weight loss:

  • Weight loss may improve survival in those who have an obesity-related disease, especially type 2 diabetes.
  • Blood pressure decreases with weight loss.
  • People with type 2 diabetes who lost weight had lower blood sugar levels and were able to use less medicine to lower their blood sugar levels.
  • Sustained weight loss prevented new cases of type 2 diabetes in people who were obese.
  • Weight loss makes it easier for you to breathe.
  • People with obstructive sleep apnea who lost as little as 10% of their weight improved their sleep patterns and had less daytime sleepiness
  • Overall confidence and appearance boost

What is HCG? (human chorionic gonadotropin)

  • A glycoprotein hormone produced in pregnancy that stimulates the production of progesterone , allowing the uterus to sustain a growing fetus.
  • It is extracted from the urine in pregnant women, tested in a lab for potency and a sterilization assay is performed
  • The hCG hormone protects and nourishes the fetus by delivering caloric nutrition to the placenta by obtaining nutrition from the mother.

The Action of HCG for Weight Loss

  • Elevated hormone levels result in an increase in metabolism
  • Stimulates the hypothalamus to release abnormal fat reserves when on a low-calorie diet
  • Spares lean muscle

Metabolic Action

  • HCG is believed to cause the hypothalamus gland in the brain , which regulates the thyroid, metabolism, adrenal glands and storage of fat to release and mobilize stored nutrients within the abnormal fat cells by shrinking and draining the fat cell’s contents.

Benefits of hCG for Weight Loss

  • Fat burning
  • Spares lean muscle
  • Protects the structural fat
  • Targets abnormal fat and problem areas on the stomach, buttocks, thighs, arms, and chest
  • Redistributes and mobilizes fat (body shaping)
  • Decreases cravings for sweets
  • Decreases appetite (from calories obtained from abnormal fat reserve)
  • Increases libido in men & women
  • Other medical weight loss programs we offer are:
  • MIC/Methyl B12 injectables
  • L-carnitine fat-burning injectable
  • FDA Approved Appetite suppressants
  • Prescribed Thermogenic’s

Thyroid Health

At Regenerate Wellness, your thyroid treatment plan begins with comprehensive lab testing that examines TSH, T3, T4 levels and thyroid antibodies. Your physician will also discuss your symptoms and how your lifestyle has been affected since symptoms began. This information will help your physician develop a tailored treatment plan that includes not only precise hormone therapy but also nutrition and lifestyle recommendations to maximize your results and enhance overall health and wellbeing. There is no “one-size-fits-all” treatment plan for optimal health—you are unique and so is the harmony of your hormones.

  • Cold Intolerance
  • Morning accentuated fatigue
  • Mood Swings
  • Puffiness of face and eyes
  • Poor concentration and retention
  • Irregular menses
  • Listless/ Irritable
  • Unsuccessful dieting
  • Infertility
  • Irregular menses
  • Premature gray hair
  • Depression
  • Accentuation of allergies
  • Forgetfulness/ short term memory loss
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Constipation
  • Vascular headaches
  • Slow Pulse
  • Muscle and joint aches (myalgia & arthralgia)
  • Flaky, dry, rough skin
  • Hair loss (falls out easily) or coarse and lifeless hair

Facial Aesthetics, Dysport, Fillers, Microneedling

Regenerate Wellness Aesthetics offers the latest skincare solutions provided by a physician-led Nurse Practitioner in a modern medical spa setting. Specializing in faces, our spa provides you the latest non-surgical state-of-the-art treatment for wrinkles and anti-aging. We offer Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, dermal fillers and IV Vitamin infusion therapies for your skincare in a caring, relaxed atmosphere, working together to meet your expectations and resulting in a natural-looking, more refreshed you.

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Your journey to healthy, beautiful skin starts with a free, 30-minute consultation. We look forward to hearing your concerns and discussing all your skincare options.
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Vitamin Testing, Management & Infusions

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test provides the most comprehensive nutritional analysis available by measuring functional deficiencies at the cellular level. It is an assessment of how well the body utilizes 31 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites while conveying the body’s need for these micronutrients that enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones, and other substances essential for proper growth, development, and good health. Repletion recommendations are made based on need.

Why use the SpectraCell Micronutrient test?

What truly makes our test unique is that it measures the functional level and capability of micronutrients present within white blood cells, where metabolism takes place and where micronutrients do their job—thus taking a person’s biochemical individuality into account. Unlike static serum measurements, which only assess the concentration of nutrients present outside of the cell (extracellular) and only provide a glimpse of your health, SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test is a long term assessment (4-6 months) that addresses the functional impact (performance) of micronutrients—what really matters.

Why is nutrient status important?

Virtually all metabolic and developmental processes that take place in the body require micronutrients, and strong evidence suggests that subtle vitamin and mineral deficiencies can contribute to degenerative processes such as arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Evaluating micronutrient status can therefore be the first step in identifying metabolic inadequacies while shedding light on the possible underlying causes of complex chronic conditions.

When should a micronutrient test be considered?

Extensive scientific and clinical studies spanning 50 years have repeatedly demonstrated that micronutrient deficiencies can adversely affect health. These deficiencies can set the stage for chronic disease and compromised immune health at any stage in life, particularly if they persist.

Clinical Applications:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Neurological disorders/Alzheimer’s
  • Autism and other spectrum disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fertility issues
  • Weight issues
  • Sports performance optimization

Expected Turnaround Time: 10-14 business days

BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY: WOMEN

Women, would you like to look and feel young again? If you’ve experienced hair loss or thinning hair, low libido, brittle or broken nails, unexplained weight gain, or have trouble staying asleep you may be suffering from an age-induced hormonal imbalance. Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy may help ease and even improve these symptoms. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may be the answer.

The interest in a more natural approach to hormone therapy has focused attention on bioidentical hormones — hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones women make in their bodies. Bioidentical estrogens are 17 beta-estradiol, estrone, and estriol. (Estradiol is the form of estrogen that decreases at menopause.) Bioidentical progesterone is simply progesterone. It’s micronized (finely ground) in the laboratory for better absorption in the body. Bioidentical hormone therapy is often called “natural hormone therapy” because bioidentical hormones act in the body just like the hormones we produce.

Technically, the body can’t distinguish bioidentical hormones from the ones your ovaries produce. On a blood test, your total estradiol reflects the bioidentical estradiol you’ve taken as well as the estradiol your body makes.

Female Hormone Level changes with age chart

How do I find bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical estrogens, micronized progesterone and/or testosterone are made into a range of products, gels, creams, pills, pellets, many of which are FDA-approved and available with a prescription.

  • Bioidentical hormones are the safest and most effective way to treat menopause and andropause symptoms.
  • Because bioidentical hormones are molecularly identical to your body’s own natural hormones, they fit the hormone receptors in your body like a key fitting into a lock. When administered correctly, they will work exactly as nature intended, with no detrimental consequences.
  • Synthetic hormones are not identical to natural hormones and will not be absorbed properly by hormone receptors.
  • Synthetic hormones can cause an increased risk of cancer and other side effects. For example, the synthetic hormone progestin has been linked to breast cancer in women.

What to Look for in a Quality Treatment Protocol

Not all bioidentical hormone treatments are created equal. In order for treatment to be safe and effective, the bioidentical hormones must be administered as part of a quality treatment protocol that includes:

  • Treatment for all hormones affecting aging
  • Personalized dosages tailored to your exact needs
  • Safe delivery methods
  • Ongoing lab testing and monitoring
  • Oversight by a board-certified doctor

At Regenerate Wellness, our bioidentical hormone therapy includes these safeguards and more. Using the results of lab tests and your description of your symptoms, we’ll work hard to optimize your hormone levels so you can look and feel your best. Treatment is always convenient. With the exception of a few initial office visits, you can self-administer your treatment at home. Unlike some treatment providers, we don’t just write you a prescription and abandon you. Instead, we will stay in close communication with you to make sure your treatment remains safe and effective. We are always available to answer questions and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment.

BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY: MEN

Men, are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • Difficulty achieving or maintaining erections
  • Hair loss
  • Reduced bone mass
  • Reduction in testicle size
  • Reduced semen production
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Diminishing sex drive
  • Muscle mass loss
  • Hot flashes
  • Low energy levels
  • Increased body fat
  • Changes in mood such as depression, focus, irritability

What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy “TRT” or “Low T” Treatments for Men all About?

  • As the male body ages, it begins to decrease the production of the primary male hormone testosterone. The symptoms of testosterone deficiency are often attributed to aging and, therefore, not considered by many to be a treatable condition. Testosterone deficiency is treatable with Bio-identical Testosterone (structurally identical to the testosterone the body already produces). Once the condition of testosterone depletion is treated most, of the negative side effects can be managed.
  • Testosterone replacement can be highly effective for men who have the signs of andropause “male menopause”, which begins as early as 30 in some. Every patients’ starting hormone levels and symptoms are unique, as well as their response to treatment. As a result, our medical staff works closely with patients to provide unique treatment plans and make appropriate adjustments to optimize the patients’ blood chemistry.

testosterone diagram

What Are the Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency During Andropause or “Male Menopause”?

  • Low energy / chronic fatigue
  • Loss of optimism, low-grade apathy, and lack of drive
  • Increased forgetfulness
  • Irritability: Depressed mood
  • Diminished libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Increase in body fat, especially visceral belly fat
  • Decrease in lean muscle mass and strength
  • Loss of bone density (osteoporosis)
  • Insomnia
  • Joint pain and backache
  • Mental fatigue and inability to maintain focus

What Are the Benefits of Bio-identical Testosterone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for Men?

  • Elevated mood and sense of well being
  • Restore and enhance libido as well as to the ability to achieve and maintain an erection
  • Increase lean muscle mass
  • Reduces inflammation; Decrease joint stiffness and to join pain
  • Rejuvenate the immune system
  • Reduce body fat; especially visceral (belly) fat
  • Restore vitality and zest for life, elevate mood
  • Increase energy as well as mental and physical stamina
  • Reduce insulin resistance
  • Restore memory and improve concentration
  • Reverse metabolic syndrome
  • Protect against heart disease (decrease in total cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides)
  • Increase bone density (increase calcium retention)

NIA Research on Male Hormone Treatments with Testosterone

The NIA conducted a study on testosterone in the body where the levels of 108 male patients were raised from 370 to 640 ng/dl for 36 months. Each man, on average, lost six pounds of fat and actually increased five pounds of lean muscle over that period. Additionally, there was improvement in bone density. This study demonstrated that a man’s body composition could improve, even if the starting testosterone level (at 370 ng/dl) was above the low-normal range for males.

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