Serenity Rejuvenation Center – A Modern Approach to Medicine
Here at Serenity Rejuvenation Center, we offer some of the best results in functional medicine for their patients. We embrace this change and employ it, because it can bring about an improvement in your quality of life that wasn’t easily accessible before.
Today’s world is entering a new era in mainstream medicine that focuses on preventing the causes of disease, rather than simply treating symptoms. While it is true that no one lives forever, the underlying causes of aging’s effects on the body can be treated safely and effectively. There is aging, and then there is “healthy aging.”
Dr. O’Connell: Age Defying Treatments with Hormone Therapy
Dr. O’Connell has extensively researched this subject and with clinical training and experience at top-tier university-level academic programs and hospitals, he brings with him an enthusiastic and practical philosophy of rejuvenation based on real life experience. He is a physiatrist, which is a medical expert in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of neuromusculoskeletal and disabling conditions. Physiatrists are the directors or “brains” behind physical therapy.
Low Testosterone in The Aging Male: A New Paradigm in Medicine
Conventional medicine has typically operated with the belief that the effects of aging are progressive and cannot be altered. Fortunately, that assumption is being challenged by an exciting revolution in science and medicine that identifies aging as a disease.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
One element of this new paradigm of care is hormone replacement therapy. Because many physicians assume that age-related hormonal declines are natural and irreversible, the medical community, as a whole, has been very slow in offering this therapy to the aging community. Researchers from around the world now agree that hormonal deficiency associated with aging is no different than a hormonal imbalance at any age. It can be corrected and should be treated like other hormone-related afflictions.
Advanced Treatments for Men in Seattle
At Dr. O’Connell’s Serenity Rejuvenation Center in Bellevue, Washington, we offer advanced procedures, developed from evidence-based medicine, to improve the quality of life of our patients. Our functional medicine Men’s Health Program includes evaluation and assessment, analysis and recommendations, and a wide spectrum of ongoing support encompassing hormone optimization, nutrition, physical exercise, and lifestyle practices – all key ingredients in the mosaic of healthy aging.
How and Why We Age
Over the last 50 years, research in the fields of endocrinology and immunology have improved our knowledge of how we age. Communication between the nervous, endocrine and immune systems makes it possible for us to adapt and survive in our environment, and hormones are the messengers between these symptoms.
Hormones are molecules that are released into the blood stream and exert biochemical effects on receptor sites to regulate our body’s temperature, reproduction, growth, aging and immune functions. As messengers of the central nervous system, hormones instruct our internal organs on how to function.
Unfortunately, both men and women experience a drop in these life-sustaining hormones as they age. Specific hormone receptor sites in the cells tend to change with age and become less sensitive and more resistant to hormone stimulation. This can result in a decrease in cellular function, cellular repair, protein synthesis, and cell reproduction.