Estrogen therapy saves lives

Estrogen Therapy Saves Lives

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Estrogen Replacement, Hormone Therapy for Women

A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health has done an excellent job looking at the effects on American women stopping their hormone therapy following the media scare surrounding the publishing of The Women’s Health Initiative Study (WHI) in 1993. Prior to the study, nearly 600,000 women who underwent hysterectomies were being treated with estrogen containing hormone therapy. Within 18 months of the publishing of the WHI study nearly half of these women had discontinued the use of hormone treatment. Share this post:Lives Saved by Estrogen ReplacementThe hormone scare of the 1990’s has increased ...
Heart attack risks of hip and knee replacement

Avoiding the Heart Attack Risk Associated with Hip and Knee Replacement

Scott Brandt, M.D. Knee Replacement Alternative, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Hip, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

Heart attack risk soars in the first month post hip and knee replacement. Consider stem cell therapy as a safer alternative.Share this post:Surgeons often recommend hip and knee replacements for patients suffering from chronic hip or knee pain, yet the procedures are notorious for their drawbacks. Many of our patients were told their “bone-on-bone” joints needed to be replaced, but they remained wary because of the grueling recovery, the risk of infection, and other post-operative complications. Investigators of a recent article published in Arthritis and Rheumatology looked at the risk ...
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Adult Stem Cells for Whiplash – the Ultimate Treatment

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

ThriveMD stays at the forefront of the latest research in order to offer the most effective, longest lasting treatment options available to help heal Colorado's active population. Stem cell therapy to treat whiplash injuries is an excellent example. The minimally invasive treatment leverages the body's own ability to regenerate damaged tissue and yields promising back pain relief results. Share this post:What Happens In a Whiplash InjuryWhiplash is an injury that takes place when a sudden deceleration accident causes the head to be thrown forward followed by the head rebounding backwards. This is common in ...
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Radiofrequency Lesioning to Augment the Treatment of Knee and Back Pain

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Facet Joints, Stem Cells for Knee

At ThriveMD, we actively work with our patients to find the best ways to minimize pain and maximize function allowing them to live active lifestyle at any age. Radiofrequency lesioning (RFL) is yet another service we offer our patients to meet the goal of reducing knee and spinal pain. Share this post:What Is Radiofreqency Lesioning Radiofrequency lesioning (RF or RFL) is also know as radiofrequency nerve ablation. RFL  is a procedure that mitigates pain by temporarily destroying nerves responsible for the sensation of pain. How Radiofrequency Lesioning Works Many areas ...
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Which Estrogen Is Right for Me?

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Estrogen Replacement, Hormone Therapy for Women

Benefits of Estrogen Replacement Therapy By far and away, the number one cause of female death is heart disease. Both topical and oral forms of estrogen help to diminish the risk of heart disease. I prefer to treat patients using oral bioidentical estrogen due to its added heart benefit which is a metabolic breakdown product produced in the liver. This metabolite, matrix metalloproteinase, helps to not only prevent plaque, but also to remove plaque that is already present in the coronary arteries. If estrogen replacement therapy is started within the …

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Stem Cell Therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Low Back

Although not yet widespread in orthopaedics, the use of adult stem cells to address musculoskeletal conditions is an intriguing concept," states a recent article by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Regenerative medicine specialists, like myself, have been seeing profound results using stem cell treatments for musculoskeletal pain and feel that it is far more than an intriguing concept. It is a reality that is already showing great promise for many patients. I’m thrilled to say that recent studies have begun to demonstrate profound improvement in degenerative disc pain similar to ...
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Reported Risks of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Hormone Therapy for Men, Testosterone Replacement

The Studies Testosterone replacement studies that recently made news and received ample attention were published in PLOS One in January 2014, JAMA in November 2013, and the NEJM in July 2010. The studies reported an increase in cardiac risks and higher rate of heart attacks in patients undergoing testosterone replacement therapy. The PLOS One study is the most recent of the studies mentioned above and gained national coverage in the New York Times. After reading these recent studies, one might reconsider undergoing testosterone replacement therapy. Then why is testosterone replacement …