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Hormone Imbalance? What can you do?

Hormone Imbalance? What can you do?

As we age, there is potential for our body’s hormone levels to become imbalanced. There are many and seemingly unconnected symptoms of hormone imbalance. Here is a rather comprehensive list of some of the symptoms associated with a hormone imbalance:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Lack of energy and fatigue during the day
  • Reduced mental focus and memory
  • Depression, anxiety
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle/joint pain
  • Decreased muscle strength
  • Reduced sexual desire and performance

Men and women can be equally affected by hormone imbalance, though there are some different symptoms. None of these symptoms are enjoyable, and many of us face several of these symptoms at the same time. Do not let yourself suffer through these symptoms. You need to take the first step by acknowledging that it has become an issue in your daily life. There is help for you once you do that.

What Comes Next?

The next step is to get a blood test. From there, New Life Medical Group can help you get back on track with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) if your results show a hormone imbalance. We use an innovative procedure called BioTE® Pellet Therapy. The pellets, derived from natural plant sources, get implanted underneath the skin. Estrogen is implanted for women and testosterone for men. This therapy keeps the hormones balanced throughout the day, reducing the problems encountered in other treatments for this condition, such as topical or orally administered hormones. Because BioTE® Pellet Therapy uses natural plant sources, studies have shown fewer side effects than a synthetic counterpart. There is some recovery time; usually, a few days (men longer than women). Patients may observe minor bruising or skin discoloration. There are also specific restrictions, based on strenuous exercise, baths, swimming and hot tubs for the first few days after the injections.

None of the symptoms related to hormonal imbalance are things we should simply live with. They ruin our quality of life. For that reason alone, we encourage you to reach out to us for a consult. Getting your life back on a healthy track will be one of the best things you could do for yourself.

Knee Replacement Surgery – Do You Know Every Option?

Knee Replacement Surgery – Do You Know Every Option?

You’ve been suffering from osteoarthritis or some other type of debilitating pain in your knee for far too long… and you know it is time to do something about it. The doctor has recommended knee replacement surgery. Precisely what you dreaded. You start asking friends, family, coworkers, and even google searches…. you’ve discovered all the things you feared, but what if you had a non-invasive alternative to surgery?
 

Typical Method: Surgery

Surgery of any kind, is never a sure thing, as we all know. Anesthesia complications and infections after surgery are common enough for patients to be very cautious before they sign up for their own trip to the O.R. (operation room). Then there is the dreaded recovery time. It’s 6 weeks on average before resuming daily activities; 3 to 4 months, at minimum, before full recovery – sometimes up to a year! The inconveniences of being immobilized as well as needing to take time off work for an extended period can prove detrimental to our lives and livelihood.
 
Cost factors are another conversation. The average cost of a total knee replacement surgery is roughly $50,000! Add on another 12 weeks of physical therapy, and you are staring at a hefty number of expenses. Even with amazing insurance covering 90% of the costs of surgery, anesthesia, the hospital stay, physical therapy, and prescriptions – your out of pocket pay can still easily be well over $10,000! Unfortunately, one more tidbit of negative news we have yet to mention: The average ‘lifespan’ of a knee replacement is 20 years. If you are a middle-aged knee replacement patient, you may have to experience this pain and suffering twice in your life.
 

What Other Options Are There?

Regenerative Medicine
 
New Life Medical Group is the foremost provider of treatments classified as regenerative medicine, using treatments such as stem cell therapy, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to repair damaged joints. In short, we use your own body’s cells to help you heal! It has been proven that stem cell therapy has the ability to reduce or eliminate the need for surgery.
 
The Process
 
Derived from your bone marrow or adipose tissue, your stem cells will be injected directly into the joint. The entire process is less than an hour with the most common complaint being discomfort at the injection site. The best part? No downtime. Your answer to non-invasive pain relief is just a phone call away!
Is Opioid-Free Pain Management Possible?

Is Opioid-Free Pain Management Possible?


The opioid epidemic in America is at an all-time high. Overdoses in this country are not only attributed to recreational use. Patients prescribed these drugs after surgery are at high risk of addiction to opioids. Alas, joint pain, chronic back pain, sports injuries, arthritis, and operations are inevitable for many of us. The body isn’t perfect.

Who Are We?
The medical team here at New Life Medical Group would love to share some ways you can treat your pain without the use of opioids. We are an innovative pain management facility right here in Middle Tennessee offering advanced therapies for many different ailments.

My Own Body Can Help Me Recover?
The process of regenerative medicine may sound a bit complicated; but no science degree is necessary. We’ll do all the hard stuff! Through the use of therapies such as stem cell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), we help regenerate your own body’s tissue to help heal injury and disease. Stem cells are the cells from which all other cells in your body derive. This gives them the potential to grow into many different cells in the body. Our treatments are specific to the area which needs help in re-growing new tissue.

Stem Cell Therapy comes in an injection form to help heal ligaments, tissue, tendons, cartilage, and bones. These treatments are long-lasting pain relievers. This helps decrease downtime, and helps to avoid painful rehab periods post-surgery!

We perform Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy in the same manner. It uses plasma which is rich in growth and healing factors. In short: Plasma is very good for you!

HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) It may sound sci-fi, but this procedure has been used worldwide for almost 100 years! You lie in a chamber, increasing your blood oxygen levels. This boost promotes healing, fights off infection, and reduces swelling. Sessions usually last 1.5-2 hours.

So, I Can Live a Pain-Free Life Without Opioid Worries?
Yes! New Life Medical Group would love to help you get your life back in the safest, most natural way.

 

What you Need to Know about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – HBOT

What you Need to Know about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – HBOT


It’s no secret that oxygen is essential for human life, but far fewer people are aware that this element can support enhanced healing. Oxygen treatments are utilized by medical professionals for the treatment of a wide array of health conditions. Could you benefit from hyperbaric chamber treatment?

Our Brentwood Location’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

 

What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
When people step out for a breath of fresh air, just 21 percent of what they breathe in is actually oxygen. Once inhaled, that oxygen is carried throughout the body by red blood cells. With hyperbaric oxygen therapy, patients are placed in a chamber where the atmospheric pressure is increased and provided with 100 percent oxygen. As a result, oxygen infiltrates your body, skin, tissues, and fluids! This allows it to saturate tissues and better support the body’s natural healing processes.

 

How Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Help With Healing?
The additional oxygen delivered via hyerbaric chamber treatment can significantly enhance

the healing process. Access to extra oxygen speeds the healing of damaged tissues, reduces inflammation, aids white blood cells’ efforts to kill bacteria, counteracts hypoxia in tissues by promoting oxygenation, decreases lactic acid levels, fosters the growth of new blood vessels and capillaries, increases the number of stem cells circulating (everyone has stem cells!), supports nerve growth in the brain, and slows the growth of cancer cells.

 

What Conditions Can Benefit From Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
This powerful treatment can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapies to treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Cancers
  • Diabetic and other slow-healing wounds
  • Radiation tissue injuries
  • Soft tissue infections
  • Anemia
  • Strokes
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Crush injuries and other traumatic ischemias
  • Decompression sickness
  • Carbon monoxide poisonings
  • Sports injuries
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Surgical recoveries
  • Thermal burns
New Life Medical Group Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber Jackson

Our Jackson, TN clinic’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber

What Is a Hyperbaric Chamber Treatment Like?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a prescription medical treatment, so when you undergo it, you will be carefully monitored by a medical professional throughout the session. For safety reasons, only cotton clothing may be worn in the chamber, and items like cosmetics, perfumes, deodorants and jewelry are not allowed. After you enter the chamber, the atmospheric pressure will be slowly raised to the prescribed level. You may feel increased pressure in your ears. If necessary, the chamber operator will offer guidance on relieving it. Once the correct atmospheric pressure is reached, you are free to relax and simply breathe in the additional oxygen. As the session comes to a close, the chamber operator will gradually reduce the pressure inside the chamber. The length and frequency of treatments will vary depending on your health and the nature of the condition being treated.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber Interior

Large Interior allows family, friends, caregivers, and our staff to support patients comfortably

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is considered to be an extremely safe treatment with the potential to aid patients facing an impressive assortment of health challenges. If you believe that you might benefit from oxygen treatment… the first step is starting that conversation with the New Life Medical Group team, your doctor, and even yourself. How important is your health?.

 

Thank You for the Feedback!

Thank You for the Feedback!

We love hearing from our patients, staying involved in their health & wellness, and knowing treatments come to fruition. Thank You for giving us the opportunity to educate and provide treatment with Regenerative Medicine, and thank you for the feedback. We are always glad to hear back from our patients and community.

 

Dr. Schmidt,

This is a very over-due (but no less heartfelt) thank you for all you did to help our daughter Mary. The pain she dealt with during her sophomore year of college was almost unbearable at times. The prescription meds she was given by her traditional physicians provided very little relief from her pain, and threw her into a pit of depression. She decided on her own to stop the meds. When she came home for Spring Break, we actually questioned whether she would be able to return to school. Her pain seemed to be stealing her lifelong hopes and dreams.

We had never even heard of PRP, but after your explanation, we knew we had to give it a try. It was a lot for our then 19-yr-old to handle, but shortly after the treatment we began to see results! Mary was soon back to her “old self” and able to resume her busy college schedule. (We encouraged her to come speak to you, but she is so timid at times!) As Parents, we saw the change in her as the miracle it truly was! Thank you, Dr. Schmidt, for giving our daughter her life back! We are forever grateful!

Trey & Buffy Wayne

P.S. – In 2017 Mary Graduated from college with honors and is now in PT school at UTHSC, Memphis!

 

Testimonial about New Life Medical Group treatment

Weight Loss with Real Results for People with Real Expectations

Weight Loss with Real Results for People with Real Expectations


Obesity is a chronic health problem that affects millions of Americans. Unfortunately, obesity can lead to a variety of serious complications, including an increased risk for many devastating health conditions.

Sadly, most people who are overweight or obese have already tried multiple measures to lose weight. While diets, calorie restriction, and supplements may provide modest weight loss benefits for some, the overwhelming majority of the population fails to lose weight and keep it off.

Why So Many Weight Loss Programs Fail

Part of the reason so many people fail at losing weight is that a one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss simply does not work. Each of us is drastically different in so many ways. Therefore, each individual needs an approach to weight loss that will work for their specific needs.

Benefits of Doctor-Supervised Weight Loss

First of all, it’s important to note that healthy weight loss can be achieved. In fact, doctor supervised weight loss can provide a number of unique benefits to this sometimes overwhelming process. Consider some of the following benefits that a physician supervised weight loss program can provide for those who are attempting to shed excess pounds in a healthy manner.

Quality Care for Existing Medical Conditions

Many people who are attempting to lose weight are dealing with the added burden of co-existing health issues. Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other common ailments are more likely to exist in those carrying extra weight. During the process of losing those excess pounds, these conditions need to be carefully monitored by a qualified physician to protect the long-term safety of the individual.

In-Depth Initial Consultation

Physician-supervised weight loss programs such as Medi-Weightloss are equipped to provide a comprehensive consultation that includes a full medical history, medical exam, blood panel, EKG, and body composition analysis. In doing so, medical conditions the person is unaware of may be discovered. This allows for these conditions to be successfully treated, which serves to further enhance weight loss for many people.

Throughout the weight loss process, the individual will receive personalized consultations with a medical professional every week. This type of continual care on an ongoing basis proves to make the program more successful.

Even if a person experiences success with losing weight initially, the weight loss won’t be maintained without nutritional education and lifestyle changes. For this reason, ongoing nutritional counseling is a vital part of what makes programs like Medi-Weightloss so successful.  Medi-Weightloss emphasizes wellness therefore teaching the patient not only how to lose weight but how to keep it off.

Continued Health Monitoring

Continued health monitoring is very important when it comes to safe weight management. This is especially true if the individual has other health issues as well. For example, those on prescription medications may need to have their dosages adjusted as they begin to bring their weight under control. However, this needs to be done under the supervision of a qualified medical professional for safety reasons.

Losing Weight in a Healthy Manner

The products and supplements provided within the Medi-Weightloss program are designed to provide a greater feeling of satiety while helping each individual meet their personal nutritional needs. In-depth medical care and supervision along with beneficial supplements and injections help the patient become successful.

Losing weight does not have to be a daily struggle. Successful and long-term weight loss can be accomplished with the help of medically supervised programs such as Medi-Weightloss. Contact us for more information on this program today.