The Protective Benefits of Testosterone Therapy

The benefits of testosterone therapy go well beyond treating erectile dysfunction or supporting muscular strength and endurance. For men and women, adequate levels of testosterone have been shown to improve quality of life and protect against a number of diseases. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Hormone Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Most commonly, low testosterone is a key factor for increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. It’s not surprising since adequate levels of testosterone support a healthy insulin response, helping to maintain steady blood sugar levels. Testosterone is also converted to estrogen in the body, which has been shown to offer protective benefits to the arteries, lowering the risk of atherosclerosis. And now during the COVID-19 pandemic, early analyses are suggesting that there may be a correlation between

The Holiday Gift Guide that Takes the Years Off

The countdown has begun! It is officially time to countdown to Christmas. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Holiday Gift Guide SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL EVEXIAS Medical Centers is dedicated to helping you celebrate the holidays looking and feeling your best with our 2021 Twelve Days of Christmas Specials! Unwrap a new special each day, mix, match, give and get more with these glam packages. Offers begin on dates specified below and run through December 24, 2021. Day 1: Smooth fine lines and refine your beauty with Restylane fillers Buy 2 syringes, Get $125 OFF Buy 3 syringes, Get $250 OFF Buy 4 syringes, Get $350 OFF *Offer begins December 1, 2021 and applies to Restylane, Defyne, Refyne, Lyft, Silk, and Contour Day 2: Peel

5 Tips for Aging Well

AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Aging Well SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL It’s a fact: you are going to age. While no one can stop the clock, you can choose how time impacts how you look and feel—even in the midst of stressful times—like, say, living through a pandemic? Here is your go-to guide for living healthy and well at every age. Stay Positive It’s easier said than done, but a positive attitude can go a long way toward healthy aging. Research has shown that older adults who perceive aging as the growth of wisdom are 40 percent more likely to recover from a disability than those that perceive aging as path to uselessness and helplessness. Your mindset is a significant factor in physical and emotional resilience as

The Overwhelming Influence of Gut Health on Your Total Health

Do you feel depressed, anxious or moody without explanation? Do you struggle to find the energy to get through each day or the calm to sleep through each night? Stress and aging are often to blame for these symptoms; however, more and more people at younger and younger ages are finding it difficult to cope with stress or focus on a task while also enduring emotional distractions. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Gut Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL For almost a decade, scientists have come to recognize that the health of your gut is closely linked to your mental and physical health too. In fact, a 2019 research study concluded that 90 percent of the body’s serotonin supply resides in the gut. Serotonin is a key neurotransmitter, responsible for regulating

Hair Loss: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosing the root cause of hair shedding is key to effective treatment Hair loss can be traumatic, whether it comes on suddenly or hair becomes progressively thinner or bald spots appear over time. Both men and women experience hair shedding due to aging but a host of other issues can play a role. Hormonal hair loss, iron deficiency, thyroid issues, nutrition, medication and certain health conditions are common culprits. What is the best treatment for hair loss? You need to figure out what’s causing it first. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Hair Loss SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Hair 101: How normal, healthy hair grows To understand what causes hair loss for men and women, let’s first look at how healthy hair grows. Normal, healthy hair grows and dies in

Don’t Let Your Guard Down!

Take these supplements to stay healthy as cold, flu and COVID season rages on! AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Immune Support SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL During the winter, we regularly share tips on how to ward off nasty cold and flu viruses. Maintaining a healthy immune system is key! Since COVID-19 is the biggest viral threat to public health right now, we must stay vigilant and take steps to strengthen our immune systems during cold, flu AND COVID season. Nutritional supplements can play a role. As I’ve said in previous blogs, if we bolster our immune systems, we don’t need to fear coronavirus COVID-19. We’ve also learned a lot about the virus this past year and how certain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can help protect us from getting sick or

What Causes Thyroid Disorders?

Besides the aging process, there are many things that have been linked to sub-optimal thyroid function. Aside from the ones listed previously, stress, low calorie diets, chronic pain, etc., below are a few others you may not have thought of. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Thyroid Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Estrogen, Environmental Toxins, Iodine Levels and More It has long been accepted that estrogen has an indirect effect on thyroid function. This makes sense, since thyroid disorders are much more common in women (typically occurring between puberty and menopause, and often following pregnancy). Recent research also suggests that estrogen and the way that estrogen receptors function may have a direct effect on thyroid cells and even play a role in the proliferation of thyroid cancer cells. Research also

Less Stress and More Sleep

Less stress, more sleep: Your prescription for a healthy new year! AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Stress & Sleep SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL For most Americans, stress, insomnia and mental health issues have never been as troubling as they are today. After all, we’re in the midst of a pandemic, recession and political unrest—all at the same time. The good news is you can get a handle on this troubling trifecta and live a calmer, healthier life. Let’s take a look at the stress-sleep connection and a few, simple lifestyle changes that could make a huge difference for you. What came first, the chicken … umm … stress or insomnia? What about anxiety? It actually works both ways. Anyone who has experienced stress (that’s most of

Not Every Cough, Sniffle and Sneeze is Coronavirus!

How to protect yourself against viruses like colds, flu and COVID-19 a symptom based strategy. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY COVID-19 SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL We’re entering the cold and flu season in conjunction with a potential “second wave” of the coronavirus. The “second wave” is simply because we are going back indoors as the season gets colder, and no longer out in the sunshine daily. Enclosed spaces increase risk of transmission of any viral illness. This fact concerns many of our patients, who are asking us, “What can we do about it?” and “Should I be afraid?” and “How dangerous is the COVID-19 coronavirus?” As a former emergency room provider who has stared down some of the worst viruses, I learned that taking protective measures is the best

What Are Exosomes? The Body’s Anti-Aging, Immune Boost Secret

The role of exosomes in tissue repair, pain relief, lung health, immune support, youthful skin, sexual health and more! AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Exosomes SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL You’ve probably heard about the regenerative powers of stem cell therapy but there’s a “new” kid on the block. Research suggests that exosome therapy may work better for tissue repair, anti-aging treatments, immune support, hair loss, sexual health and fighting illnesses like lung diseases. What is an exosome and what role do exosomes play in fighting aging and disease? Read on! What are exosomes and what is the function of exosomes? The definition of exosome and extracellular vesicles (EVs): Exosomes are extracellular vesicles, which are tiny fluid-filled sacs or nanoparticles that originate in many different types

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