In functional medicine we treat the underlying causes of medical issues to both address the immediate need and to prevent the reoccurrence of the disease as well as those that may follow. The process is based upon extensive testing, patient education, dietary intervention, optimizing body weight, the enhancement of gut and immune system health, and the use of natural bio-identical hormones when needed. We attempt to achieve optimal values for all nutrients and hormones with a multi-faceted and individualized treatment plan that improves the patient’s quality of life and often can prevent future illness. Functional or integrated medicine focuses on the individual as a whole to improve optimal health and a more productive lifestyle.
Men go through certain periods of hormonal changes in their life. Each is associated with significant changes in hormones that can affect skin, weight, and overall health. We address the various stages in optimizing health by improving energy and fatigue, weight loss, and improving overall health with hormone replacement.
Andropause, or male menopause, is due to a gradual decline of testosterone after age 30. This is typically followed by a reduction rate of 1-3% per year. Testosterone plays a critical role in maintaining a healthy immune system, ensuring proper heart function, the regulation of mood and recognition, controlling blood pressure, blood sugars, and healthy levels of cholesterol.
Cortisol is the main adrenal hormone and is used to manage stress. Adrenals secrete cortisol in response to low blood sugar, stress, exercise, and excitement. Cortisol assists the body to help manage problems at hand. However, for a lot of us the stress never seems to let up with financial issues, relationships, professional pressures and more. WPM evaluates hormone levels and recommends the appropriate therapy when needed.
Neutraceuticals are dietary supplements which are specifically formulated for maximum benefits for a healthy lifestyle and the anti-aging process. They are optimized as a source of health benefits including the prevention and treatment of diseases.
The glycemic index measures the levels of carbohydrates based upon the immediate effect on blood glucose or sugar levels. A low glycemic diet has been associated with diabetes management, improved cholesterol levels, reduced risk of heart disease, and weight management. This is important because elevated fasting insulin levels are associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, and cancer.
The ideal program for anti-aging and preventive medicine is exercise. The results you achieve from exercise are multiplied many times in your metabolism. Any program should include strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, and stretching to maintain flexibility.
Not managing your stress leads to sleep disorders, reduced immunity, loss of lean body mass, and thinning of the skin. It also can lead to illness through elevation of Cortisol. We will educate you on stress reduction in our program.
Weight loss is a critical factor for achieving optimal health and lifestyle. We will determine your ideal body weight and body mass index and set a realistic time frame to get the desired results.
The major targets of anti-aging medicine are the onset of chronic degenerative diseases - Diabetes, Dementia, Cardiovascular diseases, Cancer, and Osteoporosis. All of our processes work synergistically to address the underlying causes of degenerative diseases.
We encourage patients to educate themselves on the advantages of preventive medicine and the benefits of the suggested therapies to live a balanced and healthy life.