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Subcutaneous Hormone Pellets

HORMONE REPLACEMENT PELLET THERAPY

 

What is Pellet Therapy For Bioidentical, Natural Hormone Replacement?

Bioidentical, natural hormone replacement therapy can be delivered using tiny pellets inserted under the skin. (more…)

Thyroid

The best two screening blood tests for thyroid function are a free T3 (triiodothyronine) and free T4 (free thyroxin) both done by all labs. Another thyroid test, the TSH, should be done as follow up if the free T3 and free T4 are abnormal. (more…)

Faster Erections, Fewer Side Effects

A new drug has come on the market named Avanafil. The brand name is Sendra. The drug was developed in California by Vivus and has been approved by the FDA. It works in as little as 15 minutes, which is quicker than other ED drugs already on the market and has fewer side effects than Cialis.

Vitamin D3

How much vitamin D should you take? The latest word is substantially higher than the paltry recommendation of 600 IU-s daily from the U. S. Institute of Medicine. Analyses from the University of California at San Diego by researchers regarded as the two vitamin D experts in the world report that daily intake of 4,000 to 8,000 IU-s is needed to reduce the risk of several major diseases – breast and colon cancer, multiple sclerosis, and Type I diabetes by about half. Taking up to 40,000 IU-s per day is unlikely to result in vitamin D toxicity. I recommend 50,000 units of D3-50 once per week.

Sex and Heart

Sex is low risk for heart patients. If you can walk up two flights of stairs without chest pain, you can have a love life, according to the American Heart Association.

Midlife ED

Erectile dysfunction (ED) in midlife males stems most often from endothelial dysfunction, a consequence of dyslipidemia, diabetes, hypertension, or smoking. A study in which 3. ounces of pistachios daily at lunch for 3 weeks were ingested increased penile blood flow velocity by more than 20%.

Good Doctor

Do you have knee problems and wish to avoid surgery? There is an orthopedic surgeon in Dallas, Dr. James Montgomery, who is currently treating my wife, Dorothy, conservatively. He does not rush in with an arthroscope or perform surgery, as do many others. Dr. Montgomery, in addition to his private practice at 7115 Greenville Avenue in Dallas, is on the UT Southwestern Medical School faculty, has been the U. S. Olympic Team head physician, and is on D Magazine-s “Best Doctors in Dallas” list. He was included in 1996 on the “Best Doctors in America” list.

Prostrate Biopsy

A prostate biopsy more than doubles the risk of being hospitalized for infections and other medical problems within the following months, a new study from the Mayo Clinic found.

Hepatitus B

A one-time series of three shots at monthly intervals and a booster six months later of hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for all adults born before 1991 when the shots started to be given routinely to all newborn babies.

Blood Clots

You are more likely than average to get blood clots if you are tall, heavy, and male, a study from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA shows, agreeing with a similar study from Norway which applies to both women and men. Compression stockings, weight loss, and avoiding immobility can help. This article appeared in USA Today, April 29, 2011.

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