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The Science Behind Dreambody’s Anti-Aging Treatments

November 18, 2014

DreamBody is unique in a variety of ways, but the primary way they provide one-of-a-kind services to their customers is through their anti-aging services. As Dr. Budnick explains in this video, there are only four followed anti-aging doctors in Arizona, making this specific type of service somewhat rare in the state.

The different types of anti-aging services DreamBody provides spans a wide spectrum. Not only does DreamBody reverse the effects of aging that have already begun to settle in, but we also take preventative measures to keep the aging process from occurring.

As Dr. Budnick explains in this video, some of the services DreamBody can provide their customers with for anti-aging include:

• Checking and balancing hormones
• Checking and balancing cholesterol and glucose levels
• Consultations on avoiding life-threatening diseases

Even though all of these services are necessary and important to maintain good health overall, the most popular and effective form as an anti-aging treatment that DreamBody provides is hormone therapy. With how simple the hormone therapy process is and the amazing results it provides you with, it’s hard to argue the effectiveness of this successful anti-aging treatment!

The Science Behind Hormone Therapy

As Dr. Budnick explains in this video, hormone therapy is a term that tends to confuse a lot of people. With the occasional buzz it gets in the news and the misinformation that many people spread around, it can be easy to get lost in a sea of fact or fiction.

Many of the questions patients ask Dr. Budnick about hormone therapy include:

• What is hormone therapy?
• How does it work?
• What types of hormones will I receive?
• What are the results?
• How do I know if I need hormone therapy?
• Is the procedure safe?

If you are considering the possibility of receiving hormone therapy, this video will answer any questions or concerns you may have. Dr. Budnick will walk you through all the details of this popular anti-aging treatment and reveal some amazing benefits that you may not know you could get from simple estrogen or testosterone injections.

Hormone Therapy in Men

When it comes to hormone therapy, there is a difference in how it is approached between men and women. Dr. Budnick states to in this video, that as men age, they get what people like to call “the grumpy old man syndrome.”

As men get older, their hormone levels will undoubtedly be affected in some form or another. For men who are suffering from the lack of testosterone, there will be obvious changes in mood as he will become more irritable and suffer from symptoms that are much like that of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Fortunately for men (and those who spend time with them) there is a simple fix to this long term grumpiness. Testosterone injections can take men who suffer from hormone deficiencies and turn them into a much more lively and upbeat individual. By simply getting small doses of testosterone injected every seven days, this “grumpy old man” will be feeling 20 years younger in no time.

Hormone Therapy in Women

When women think of hormone therapy, they tend to only think in terms of estrogen. However, you may be surprised to find out that middle aged women will gain more benefits from testosterone treatments than they will from estrogen. Obviously, the amount of testosterone women receive in hormone therapy treatments are only a fraction of what men receive. However, this small dose can make a huge difference in their energy levels.

Hearing the words “testosterone treatments” brings up a lot of unnecessary concern in women. They usually think about the misconception of testosterone, which involves excessive hair growth or increased levels of acne or blemishes. However, as Dr. Budnick explains, hair growth is extremely rare in women who receive testosterone treatments and it usually only happens when you are receiving too much testosterone.

Additionally, he has not seen many issues with skin problems either. Only if you were extremely prone to acne when you were a teenager would your face risk the possibility of blemishes during hormone therapy.

The benefits that you get from hormone therapy vastly outweigh the small chances of having a pimple or two. As the video explains, women who receive the proper amount of testosterone treatments have more toned muscles, a quicker ability to burn fat, and an increase in her libido which will simultaneously increase her sex drive.

Best Candidates for Hormone Therapy

Like any other type of medical treatment you may be seeking, hormone therapy requires you to do some research on your own before committing to it. However, if you have been thinking about this option for quite some time, here are some major indicators that make you a good candidate for hormone therapy.

Men

• Feeling depressed
• Low libido
• Losing muscle mass
• Losing zest for life

Women

• Hot flashes
• Inability to lose weight
• Excessive skin wrinkling

A Safe Procedure

Like any medical treatment or drug prescription, it is good to be fully informed prior to taking action. After you have decided that you are a good candidate for hormone therapy, it is time to do some more research to ensure that you are comfortable with the procedure.

Many people are skeptical about the potential side effects of hormone therapy. Patients are afraid that they will be injected with too little or too much, and that their hormones will consequently be even more imbalanced than they were before.

The best solution to this problem is finding a doctor that is knowledgeable in hormone therapy and is someone who you trust. As stated earlier in this article, Dr. Budnick is only one of four followed anti-aging doctors in the state, making him extremely knowledgeable and qualified in this area of medicine.

Taking the Next Step

If you have been suffering from hormone deficiencies for an extended period of time, now is your chance to get the proper treatment and start feeling like your younger self. There is absolutely no shame in receiving hormone treatments when it’s needed, as all people suffer from this problem on some level.

This treatment is quick, easy, effective and safe: so what are you waiting for? Make an appointment for your hormone therapy consultation today!

Laser Liposuction

Ask Dr. Paul!

December 21, 2011

Letter #1:

Dear Dr Paul,

I’m a 43 year old man who can’t get rid of the 3 inch layer of fat around my waist. I exercise 3 times a week for an hour and on the weekends I’m not a couch potato; I hike and do my own yard and house work. My diet is 95% OK, no fast food, no desserts, no soda and 2-4 alcohol drinks a week, sometimes none. I’m 5’9” and 180 pounds, but have the stomach of a fat man. What am I doing wrong?

Help,
Randy.

Answer #1:

Dear Randy,

I bet when you were 22 years old you had a half inch layer of fat around your waist and ate pizza, hamburgers and cookies like they were going out of style. The only difference is your hormone levels have dropped since you were 22, slowing your metabolism and thus increasing your fat storing. Testosterone replacement therapy by a board certified anti-aging medicine specialist can fine tune your levels to that of a 20-25 year old. Stress can cause adrenal gland hypofunction which leads to an accumulation of fat storage around the waist, afternoon fatigue and sleeping difficulties. There are many nutraceuticals to support your adrenals, but also try stress reducers like yoga, meditation, aroma therapy and caffeine-free tea. Lastly, I would suggest minimally invasive laser liposuction to permanently remove the adipose (fat) cells from your waist. These fat cells will never return, and if you do gain a lot of weight in ten years you won’t gain it back in the area that was liposuctioned!

Dr Paul

Letter #2:

Dear Dr Paul,

Ever since I started going to my doctor regularly I have gained weight, my energy has decreased and I’ve had a loss of sexual desire. Over the last 3 years my doctor put me on Zocor for cholesterol, a low dose of Effexor (an antidepressant) and a blood pressure medication, Tenormin. When I complained to my doctor he told me I was just getting old and asked if I wanted to try another drug, Viagra! What do you recommend?
No Zest, But Healthy.

Answer #2:

Dear No Zest,

Your medication can certainly be causing weight gain, fatigue and a decreased libido. Cholesterol lowering statin drugs decrease hormone levels and cause muscle ache and fatigue. Unless your cholesterol level is super high (over 300 fasting) I start my patients on Omega supplements, vitamins and exercise to lower cholesterol. If a man has a low testosterone level, testosterone replacement therapy lowers your cholesterol level and allows you to exercise without fatigue. The blood pressure drug Tenormin and antidepressants such as Effexor, Cymbalta, Wellbutrin and others block conversion of thyroid 4 (inactive form) to thyroid 3 (active form). With decreased active thyroid hormone, T3, patient will experience fatigue and weight gain. Doctors from other countries call American doctors, “drug reps” for pharmaceutical companies; because all our doctors do is prescribe drugs for every problem instead replacing a hormone or a needed vitamin or supplement. Take my advice and you probably won’t need the Viagra!

Dr Paul

* Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.