Anti-Aging Services for Men and Women

Douglas Lord, M.D. offers a number of anti-aging and cosmetic services that can help men and women to look and feel amazing from the inside out. Health and wellness are of the utmost importance when preserving youthful vitality, and for this reason, Douglas Lord, M.D. offers a plethora of services to help patient help the internal health of their bodies. Benefiting the body’s overall health can lead to looking younger and more vibrant. For those patients that wish to improve their overall appearance and reduce the present signs of aging, cosmetic procedures can reduce the physical signs of aging. Patient can increase the suppleness of their skin, reduce dark spots, and achieve an overall health glow.

Patients that wish to partake in an anti-aging program may benefit from some of the clinic’s other anti-aging protocols, such as bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. In the past, physicians felt that hormone decline resulted from aging; however, now, it is widely understood that the signs of aging are a result of hormonal decline. Columbia Maryland Bioidentical Doctor, Douglas Lord, M.D. can help men and women to regain balance on the inside and reduce the factors that lead to external signs of aging. This therapy can help men and women to maintain their youthfulness and increase their overall quality of life.

Some of the anti-aging services that Douglas Lord, M.D. offers include:

Acupuncture

From a traditional Chinese standpoint, acupuncture is used to balance the flow of energy or life force – referred to as chi – through meridians or pathways in the body. This is accomplished by placing tiny needles along these pathways to re-balance the flow of chi. Western medicine views the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscle and connective tissue. Acupuncture is most often used to treat pain. Acupuncture can help relieve pain and other common maladies. For example, acupuncture has been shown to reduce nausea and vomiting, addiction, headaches, menstrual cramping, asthma and fibromyalgia.

hCG Diet Therapy

The HCG diet consists of injecting the hCG hormone (i.e., human Chorionic Gonadotropin a hormone produced by women during pregnancy) and limiting food consumption to between 500 and 1000 calories per day, for a minimum of 26 days with injections of hCG for 23 days and a maximum of 43 days with injections for 40 days, depending on the source. The hCG injections help curb hunger while the body burns stored fat for energy. Generally, the dieter can have two meals a day consisting of a protein, a vegetable (spinach, chard, chicory, beet greens, green salad, tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus, and cabbage), bread, and a fruit (orange, an apple, a handful of strawberries, or half a grapefruit). The hCG diet can help you lose weight and keep the weight off successfully. It can also help users to be healthier due to the amount of fruits and vegetables consumed. Dieters can lose up to 2 pounds a day and over 90 pounds over the course of the diet.

Anti-Aging

Anti-aging treatment refers to treating age related problems like face wrinkles, sagging skin, cellulite, age spots and crow’s feet. Anti-aging treatments include face-lifts, Botox treatments, and Mesotherapy. Anti-aging treatments help recipients’ look and feel better and can improve mental, emotional, and physical health. When people look good, they feel good.

Natural Pain Management

Natural pain management refers to using natural substances to treat pain. These include green tea, ginger, cat’s claw and willow bark. In addition, low vitamin D levels have been associated with chronic pain and fish oil has been shown to help with headaches, back pain and autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Though these substances have some of the same side effects and traditional medicines, the side effects tend to be much less severe. The damage done to the liver and kidneys using traditional medicines are more substantial compared to when using natural pain relievers.

Nutrition

Nutrition refers to the selection, preparation, and economics of food. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly. We need a wide variety of different foods to provide the right amount of nutrients for good health. Eating a healthy diet is vital for good health and well-being and can prevent many maladies, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and scurvy.

Bio-identical Hormones

Bio-identical hormones are hormones from plants that are identical to the hormones found in the human body. Bio-identical hormones are synthesized from plants like soy and yams and can help restore hormone levels and appropriate bodily functioning. For example, supplementing bio-identical estrogen, testosterone and progesterone can help relieve symptoms of perimenopause and menopause like vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and irritability.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the process of breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or chamber. The pressure is up to 3 times normal air pressure and helps the lungs carry more oxygen. The blood carries the oxygen throughout the body and stimulates the release of growth factors and stem cells that help to promote healing. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used to treat decompression sickness, burns, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning as well as skin and bone infections. There is also some evidence of it being useful for treating allergies, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and arthritis.

Testosterone Replacement

Hormone replacement therapy for men is often, but not limited to, testosterone replacement. Many in the medical community refer to the phenomena of low androgen levels (i.e., male sex hormones) in men as low t (low testosterone). Men who believe they have low testosterone levels should consult a physician and schedule and check-up. There could be serious medical conditions associated with symptoms that can be corrected with proper medical treatment. Testosterone replacement has been shown to improve erectile dysfunction, memory loss, depression, and gynecomastia (i.e., male breasts).

Thermography

Thermography is the means of measuring heat radiating from the body and helps to locate abnormal pathology or function in the body like tumors and inflammation. Thermography can detect problems in the body, such as cancers, heart disease, breast diseases and arthritis. Thermography can help detect these conditions before they become untreatable. Early detection is the key.

IV Therapy

IV therapy refers to liquid substances or medications injected directly into the veins. This allows medication to reach the heart quickly and circulate through the body fast. IV therapy is prescribed for those suffering from dehydration, blood loss, sudden drops in blood pressure and the effects of chemotherapy.

Vitamin supplementation

Vitamin supplementation refers to ingesting vitamins that are not being produced normally by the body. Each vitamin plays a specific role in the body and when levels are low, the body can malfunction. The body needs certain amounts of minerals and vitamins to function properly and we may not get enough of them from the foods we eat. These vitamins include vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin B and vitamin K. Proper levels of vitamins can reduce stress, reduce wrinkles, boost energy, improve performance, and assist with weight loss.

Lab Testing

Laboratory tests check a sample of your blood, urine, or body tissues. A technician or your doctor analyzes the test samples to see if your results fall within the normal range. The tests use a range because what is normal differs from person to person. Many factors can influence lab testing including age, sex, race, diet, and medications taken. Lab testing can help detect illness before it becomes untreatable. These illnesses include cancers, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Weight Loss

Weight loss refers to the reduction in body mass due to loss of fat or adipose tissue, bone, muscle or fluids. Weight loss can occur intentionally or due to an underlying medical condition. The benefits of healthy weight loss are less risk of diabetes and heart disease, an increase in energy, and an increase in self-confidence and motivation.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the process of using touch to manipulate soft tissue and muscles of the body to relieve pain or discomfort while promoting health and well-being. Massage therapy can help those suffering from pain, injuries, anxiety and depression. Massage therapy increases circulation, enhances the immune system, improves mood and reduces blood pressure.