Anti-Aging and Age Management Services
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for Men and Women
Hormone optimization is fundamental to achieving optimal health for any patient. Most physicians believe that our hormones decline as we age and accept this as a normal process of “getting old”. Physicians who specialize in anti-aging, functional and regenerative medicine understand that we age because our hormones decline. Any patient who is symptomatic should have their hormones levels checked and optimized to the same levels they had when they were 25. In men, we typically optimize testosterone, DHEA, thyroid, melatonin, pregnenolone and adrenal function. In women we optimize testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, melatonin, pregnenolone, thyroid and adrenal function. The literature supports the safety and efficacy of using bio-identical hormones to improve the overall quality of life of patients and also in reducing the risk or cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cancer and early dementia. Click here to read about our bio-identical hormone program.
HeartSmart Cardiovascular Assessment
Cardiovascular disease (heart attack, stroke and congestive heart failure) is the number one cause of death worldwide. 58% of men and women over the age of 50 will die of heart disease. Compare that number to less than 20% for all cancers. It should be the #1 goal of every doctor to accurately screen for the presence of heart disease in every patient. Consider that a week before Davy Jones of The Monkeys died of heart attack he went to his doctor, had a full physical and was told the was in good health. How can that be? Here is what the research shows: -50% of patients find out they have heart disease when they die of a heart attack -33% of patients that have heart attacks have normal cholesterol levels -50%of patients having a heart attack have normal EKG findings Traditional medical screening tests are failing our patients.
We now have the technology to tell you if you have clogged arteries in our office!
Screening for heart disease before it kills you should be the #1 goal of all preventive medical doctors. Through the use of Carotid Ultrasound we can look directly at your carotid artery and see if there is any plaque build up (atherosclerosis). It is a 10 minute non-invasive procedure performed right in our office. Patients receive their results within 24 hours and find out definitively if they have heart disease. This is revolutionary.
All patients over the age of 40 should know the status of their arterial health Patients receive an simple to interpret photo showing them exactly how thick their arterial walls are, if their is any plaque build up, what kind of plaque it is and what percentage of the artery if clogged. Click here to see a sample report The healthy heart program includes Carotid Artery Ultrasound, a complete body composition analysis using the Biospace InBody 520 and a 1 hour and 30 minute consult with Dr. Breen. Once we have your results Dr. Breen will give you the latest medical recommendation on how to reverse any plaque build up and/or prevent it from happening in the future. Note: Dr. Breen may recommend other blood work for a complete cardiac analysis which is not included in the fee. This is a recommendation and completely up to the patient.
Body Composition Analysis
Using the latest body composition technology, the InBody 520 provides a detailed breakdown of your body composition.(i attached a sample report in PDF format to place on their)
Weight Loss Programs Through Meal Planning & Exercise Programs
The first place every patient should start when it comes to preventing and treating chronic disease is with their diets. Modern medicine has failed to fully grasp the healing power of nutritious foods. Too often patients with high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic headaches or diabetes are handed medications without consideration of what they are or aren’t eating. Learning proper nutrition is mandatory for all of Dr. Breens patients. However, every patient is unique and no two patients will require the same meal plan or supplements.
You eat perfectly, exercise daily, maintain an ideal body weight, drink nothing but bottled water but are still suffering chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, muscle aches and joint pain. How can this be? The answer is that our bodies are constantly being exposed to environmental toxins and many patients cells are overloaded and toxic. Consider these frightening statistics. Studies have demonstrated the following: -There are 287 chemicals detected in umbilical cord blood of newborns -180 of the 287 chemicals found are known to cause cancer in humans or animals -217 are toxic to the brain & nervous system -208 have shown to cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. We are in constant contact with environmental toxins throughout our daily life that affect our health. You need to be aware of what they are and what you can about them.
Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. The traditional medical model which focuses on symptom management is failing to stop the proliferation of chronic disease. Most physicians are not trained to access the underlying causes of chronic disease and to apply nutrition, exercise and hormone optimization to both treat and prevent these illnesses in their patients. Functional medicine is looking at patients from a “global” perspective. For example, depression and other mood disorders are many times the result of nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalances and environmental toxins. Too often patients that have depression as a result of hypothyroidism for example are given drugs like prozac when the correct treatment is give thyroid hormone. Many patients in the United States right now with mood disorders are being treated with anti-depressants when the real problem is mercury toxicity that is not being considered. Dr. Breens preventive medical approach takes into account the unique genetic makeup of each individual, exposures to environmental toxins and the aspects of todays lifestyle which have a direct influence on the rise in chronic disease. Functional medicine allows him to diagnose the root cause of each patients illness.
Nearly every day, medical science unveils new discoveries from brain scans to anti-cancer drugs. In the midst of these wonders, it’s easy to forget that sometimes what patients really need is a healing touch. Osteopathic physicians haven’t forgotten.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Using OMT, your osteopathic physician will move your muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.
Who Can Benefit From OMT?
OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. OMT is often used to treat muscle pain. But it can also help patients with a number of other health problems such as:
asthma sinus disorders carpal tunnel syndrome migraines menstrual pain
When appropriate, OMT can complement, and even replace, drugs or surgery. In this way, OMT brings an important dimension to standard medical care.