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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!

 

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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.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy – What and Why?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy – What and Why?

What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormones are responsible for some of the most important functions of the body like energy, muscle tone, quality of sleep, motivation, mental clarity, libido, and overall mood. Studies have shown, balanced hormones are essential for good health and disease prevention as we age. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) optimizes hormone levels with tiny pellets under the skin that release bio-identical estrogen and/or testosterone continuously through the bloodstream.

Patients have reported:
• Regained energy, muscle strength and a greater ability to lose weight.
• Increased mental clarity and feel younger and happier again.
• Improved quality of life while preventing age-related illness.

Why Should Women Consider BHRT?

Estrogen is the most important hormone for women; the loss of estrogen puts her at an increased risk for osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, impaired vision and Parkinson’s disease. The longer a woman is without estrogen, the greater her risk for serious health consequences.

Estrogen receptors are in varying organs throughout the body which is why hormonal imbalances produce a variety of symptoms such as skin elasticity, moodiness, bone shrinkage and cognitive decline. Estrogen is also thought to be a natural antidepressant and mood stabilizer. This is noticeable when estrogen levels rise in the first week of menses, their overall effect is to increase the amount of serotonin available to the brain’s nerve cells leading to an increase in mood.

The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin which supports emotional balance. Furthermore, the deficiency or imbalance of testosterone can lead to muscle atrophy, osteopenia, osteoporosis and pain in the muscles and joints.

Why Should Men Consider BHRT?

Studies have shown that men begin losing testosterone at a rate of 3% to 10% per year beginning at age 30. Medical research has defined the male equivalent to menopause as andropause. Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men may include fatigue, lack of mental clarity, loss of libido, and difficulty achieving or sustaining an erection.

Hormonal treatments for men can be expensive, require daily consumption and in many cases need to be carefully timed with their partner’s sexual needs. Bio-identical hormone pellet therapy is the only method of testosterone treatment that gives sustained and consistent testosterone levels throughout the day for four to six months without any drastic “roller coaster” blood testosterone levels.

Is BHRT Therapy for you?

If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalances, such as difficulty sleeping, moody, anxious, depressed, decreased muscle strength, and reduced sexual desire, he or she might be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy.

If you are interested in BHRT, you would benefit from a consultation in our clinics. Conveniently located in Jackson and Brentwood, Tennessee, Dr. Roy Schmidt and the New Life Medical Group team can assess your needs and create a treatment plan right for you. Call us at 615-708-7612.

For more information on BHRT also visit our website.