Yearly Archives: 2016

Is Insomnia Killing You?

Anyone who has spent hours lying in bed staring at the ceiling, rather than getting a good night’s sleep, understands the utter exasperation of insomnia. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the federal agency charged with tracking public health issues, “Sleep is increasingly recognized as important to public health, with sleep insufficiency linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters and medical and other occupational errors. Persons experiencing sleep insufficiency are also more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression and obesity, as well as from cancer, increased mortality and reduced quality of life and productivity.” The CDC further notes that insomnia may be caused by “broad scale societal factors such as round-the-clock access to technology and work schedules. An estimated 50-70 million U.S. adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder.” If you are experiencing regular bouts of insomnia, imbalanced hormones may be the cause.

What You Can Learn About Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment from Texas Ranger Pitching Ace Colby Lewis

On the first day of summer 2016, things were looking great for the Texas Rangers and their pitching ace, Colby Lewis. The National League’s Cincinnati Reds were in in town for a couple of interleague games and Lewis and the Rangers, riding a multi-game winning-streak and a 10 game lead over their nearest Western Division competition, were excited about the prospects for the game. Lewis was enjoying the best season of his career, with six wins, no losses and a solid 3.21 ERA. Unfortunately, his first loss would come on this June night and to make matters even worse, he would sustain an injury to the "lat" muscle  in his back, potentially ending his season.  The best case scenario would be for Lewis to spend two months on the injured player list, but after that much time, the race for the American League pennant will be all but decided. According to

New Research Links Estrogen with Treating Chronic Migraines

Anyone who has ever experienced a migraine headache understands how debilitating this searing, blinding pain can be.  A migraine is not simply a bad headache. It is much worse.   According to the Migraine Research Foundation, a migraine is “an extremely incapacitating collection of neurological symptoms which include a severe throbbing and recurring pain, usually on one side of the head. The attacks are often accompanied by one or more of the following: visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face.”The foundation further notes that about 25 percent of migraine sufferers also have a visual disturbance called an “aura,” which usually lasts less than an hour. While migraines usually last between four and 72 hours, to the person who is experiencing the pain, it can seem like an eternity!Medical experts have known

The Best Gifts for Men and Their New Self-Image on Fathers Day

Every year, on the third Sunday in June, families around the world say thanks to dear old dad. While not as widely celebrated as Mother’s Day, the day has taken on more significance recently, especially since the “baby boomers” began having children of their own. Why? The reasons are simultaneously simple and complex.  Basically, in the past 60 years, men have changed. The men who made up the “Greatest Generation” – those who went off to fight World War II – didn’t see themselves as nurturing parents. Their job, as they perceived it, was to be a good provider for the family. Before World War II, child-rearing was pretty much left to the mother of the family to manage. All that changed when the male baby boomers grew up and realized how much they missed having a real father figure. These men,

Here’s Why Sunscreen is Not Enough to Protect You This Summer

The Gershwin brothers wrote many classic songs and one of the best-loved began with the familiar refrain: "Summertime, and the livin' is easy." However, many people who love being outdoors during the summertime have first-hand and often painful experience that while the living might be easy, the damage that the lucky 'ol sun can do to one's skin is not a pretty sight, even if the fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high! For many years, dermatologists and cosmetics companies have strongly urged all sun-worshippers to just say no to these rays. Anyone who loves outdoor activities that are enjoyed during the spring and summer has lathered on the sunscreen, worn those floppy hats and cautiously avoided direct sunlight. As it turns out, there are other factors besides the sun that might be damaging one's skin. It's Not Just the Sun "The sun is not the only culprit for

How Balancing Hormones Can Help You Lose Weight and Keep it Off

The trajectory of worldwide obesity rates has been on a steady climb for more than 30 years. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the federal agency charged with tracking the incidence of disease in America, more than 35 percent of U.S. adults are clinically obese. This translates to more than 80 million people. Obesity-related medical conditions include heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer and these are some of the leading causes of preventable deaths. Plus, the cost of obesity is staggering. The CDC estimated the annual medical costs of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion and the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. Sterile statistics often obscure the human misery of obesity. Being chronically overweight takes a serious toll on the health and happiness of those it affects. Just ask Brandy Prince,

That Chest Pain Could Mean Heart Attack or Stroke. Here’s How Testosterone May Lower Your Risk.

The statistics about heart disease are ominous. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the federal agency charged with monitoring health trends in the United States, about 610,000 people die of heart disease in this country every year that’s one in every four deaths. Further, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but it affects men more than women. And finally, every year about 735,000 Americans experience the pain and life-threatening trauma of a heart attack. While heart disease has many causes – from genetics to diet and lifestyle – low testosterone in men has also been recognized as a culprit. To help explain how this is possible and how this might be avoided, Terri DeNeui, (founder of Hormonal Health, Wellness and Aesthetic Centers) was asked for her thoughts on this very serious medical condition. The

How Does Platelet Rich Plasma Help Ballplayers Stay in the Game

With the start of another Major League Baseball season, one thing is certain: Not all of the players who took the field on opening day will be in the lineup come October. Why? The repetitive stress of throwing a baseball and swinging a bat every day causes injuries, especially among the more veteran (i.e. older) players.   The doctors and trainers of baseball players – especially those who are paid large salaries to be on the field every day – discovered a treatment about 10 years ago which speeds up the healing process. It is called platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and it has been used for the rehab of many professional athletes, including NBA star Kobe Bryant, PGA golfer Tiger Woods and MLB player Alex Rodriquez. This therapy has also become popular for those non-professional, “weekend warrior” athletes who might over-do

Why a New U.S. Government Study Supports Treating Age-Related Sexual Dysfunction for Low Testosterone in Men

Dangerous side-effects such as blindness have also been reported by users of these sexual enhancement drugs.   One of many articles in the New York Times noted that erectile dysfunction (ED) is a problem that afflicts about a third of men in their 50s and half of men in their 60s. This condition affects tens of millions of men and it is but one of several sexual maladies. According to the article, “for couples on a limited budget, the cost of drugs like Viagra or Cialis, at about $15 a pill, and not covered by most private and federal insurance plans, can be prohibitive to use on a regular basis.” Dangerous side-effects such as blindness have also been reported by users of these sexual enhancement drugs. What if there was another way to treat sexual dysfunction in older men? Research from U.S. government-sponsored testosterone

Hair Today. Gone Tomorrow.

Smarter Hair Loss Treatment A human scalp has about 100,000 hairs and it’s not unusual to lose a few of these every day. However, when there are more and more lost hairs found in the shower or in the brush every day, men and women start to worry about a permanent loss of hair. Every year, billions of dollars are spent on hair treatments and restoration products and, while this might make the user feel better about the problem, most of these treatments do not treat the root cause. Terri Suresh DeNeui, an acute care nurse practitioner and the founder of Hormonal Health, Wellness and Aesthetic Centers, has treated thousands of patients who have lost or are losing their hair and she has some insights about this process and how it might be reversed. What are the Factors Which Can Cause Hair Loss? “There are several reasons