Poor SleepGood quality sleep and healthy energy go hand in hand. Often one affects the other causing a worsening of the symptoms and greater consequences the longer the pattern continues.
Sleep and Energy
Fatigue is the most common symptom of hormonal imbalance, affecting as many as 80% of women in perimenopause and menopause. The feeling that many men and women get of being constantly tired and worn out can be caused by a wide range of medically treatable malfunctions of the various hormone systems.
The adrenal glands, for example, are responsible for helping the body chemically manage stress.
They release hormones like adrenaline, cortisol, and glycogen so that the body can react quickly to and recover from periods of intense stress. But these chemicals cannot be produced in unlimited supply, and often the combined stresses of daily life cause the adrenal system to be overextended and less able to respond to individual instances of more severe stress. This impairment of the functioning of the adrenal system is a direct cause of fatigue, as the body has fewer biological resources for handling stress.
More often, though, poor diet and nutrition are fundamentally to blame for fatigue. Diet composition and the balance of different food groups can harmonize or disrupt the body’s metabolism and regulating abilities. Dr. Roy has developed many different eating plans tailored to specific hormonal goals and is constantly updating these plans to accommodate individual patients and their individual needs. But the foods we eat are often lacking in the nutrient content needed to sustain proper hormone function. Supplements can be an important addition to a healthy diet to provide necessary nutrients; fortunately, Dr. Roy carries a wide variety of physician-crafted, medical-grade supplements for all types of nutrient deficiencies.
Lack of energy does not have to be an inevitable part of aging. It can be treated and managed like any other medical condition. With the help of a knowledgeable and dedicated physician, you can start on the path to understanding and overcoming the deeper roots of hormonal symptoms like fatigue.
The importance and health benefits of sleep are highly underestimated in our, perpetually on, always moving, society. Many people find themselves sacrificing quality sleep to try and squeeze in more appointments, more hours at the office, and more nights out. But putting in the effort and exercising the restraint to get the rejuvenating rest your body needs can be well worth the small investment in time. The rewards of quality sleep come as improved cognition, joy, resilience, and general adaptability.
Poor quality of sleep is caused by a combination of factors, many being unhealthy lifestyle decisions. New research suggests that a diet high in fat and processed foods reduce the percentage of sleep spent in the REM or Rapid Eye Movement stage of sleep. This stage is the most important for refreshing and recharging the brain; without REM, the restorative effects of sleep are missing, and you wake up feeling more tired than when you went to bed the night before.
Stimulants like nicotine and caffeine are doubly detrimental to sleep quality; not only do these substances make it harder to fall asleep by increasing nervous system activity, but they also make it harder to stay asleep when withdrawal symptoms set in after the original reaction subsides. This feed-forward dysfunction makes kicking the habit incredibly difficult.
If you don’t smoke… DON’T START. If you do smoke… START NOW TO STOP. We are here for you!
Neurotransmitter and hormone imbalances are a common cause of poor-quality sleep, depression, anxiety, racing thoughts, and general inability to relax. Simple urine and blood tests can identify imbalances and target the appropriate therapies.
In the short term, sleep deprivation causes decreased performance and alertness, impaired memory and thinking, increased stress on relationships, and increased likelihood of automobile or occupational injury. Long-term sleep deprivation is associated with very serious medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, psychiatric problems, and even obesity. Hormones that regulate appetite and metabolism are often affected by sleep; leptin, for example, is a hormone produced in the fat cells that let the brain know when you are full. But lack of sleep keeps leptin levels too low, causing the consumption and storage of more fat than the body needs.
Every healthy lifestyle must include the right amount of restorative sleep. Sleep is the perfect example of how all the functions of the body and lifestyle choices of each individual work in concert to promote or discourage overall health.
There are many different strategies to help you restore deep, rich, reparative sleep every night for the rest of your life. The approach is personalized to you and your unique sleeping challenge. There are devices, peptides, hormones, supplements, and lifestyle recommendations that will provide immediate and long-term benefits.
Advanced Penile Imaging
International Index of Erectile Dysfunction (IIEF) & Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM)
Structured Medical Interview and Functional Physical Examination
Complete Physical Exam, Vitals, Body Composition, HRV
Validated Questionnaires: International Index of Erectile Dysfunction (IIEF) & Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM)
International Index of Erectile Dysfunction (IIEF) & Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM).
Advanced blood and urine testing to include inflammatory markers, focused genetics, hormone levels, metabolic markers, autoantibodies, immune system, kidney function, liver function, electrolytes, proteins, pancreatic enzymes, key nutrients, iron studies, and more.
Microvascular Diagnostics: GlycoCheck
Erections depend upon the function of your microvascular and capillary system. You may look and even feel healthy on the outside, but inside your microvascular system, a completely different situation could be developing.
Organ starvation is one reason that diseases begin in the body. When the capillaries begin to lose their function, vital organs don’t receive the nutrients needed to be healthy and the silent spiral of health decline begins. Often one of the first signs of microvascular disease is a change in erections quality.
Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics
Coronary Calcium Score (CT), Carotid Ultrasound, and Intima Medial Thickening (CIMT) – early diagnostics of cardiovascular disease in difficult-to-detect young men.
Imaging is used to identify the areas of the body with musculoskeletal issues affecting the penis and pelvis as well as proper areas for effective injection therapy, Li-SWL, PRP, SCRF, and Ozone.
DETOX & Herbal Protocol
Systemic Intervention including nutritional, food program, and exercise prescriptions.
Low Intensity Shockwave Therapy (LI-ECSW)
Used for both musculoskeletal (MS) treatments of pelvic bowel dysfunction and direct regeneration of blood vessels, nerves, and tissues of the penis.
Ozone / Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
A PRP treatment begins with a simple blood draw. PRP is processed an FDA approved medical device that separates and harvests plasma, platelets, anti-inflammatory white blood cells, and bioactive proteins. The process to create PRP takes under 10 minutes.
Testosterone Optimization Therapy
Testosterone Replacement entails restoring more youthful levels of testosterone in a way that protects your health and wellbeing.
Peptides are biological molecules found in all living organisms. They play a key role in all manner of biological activity.
Tri-Mix simply means that there are three medications combined in one solution. The three medications in Tri-Mix are Papaverine, Phentolamine and Prostaglandin E1. The strength of these medications can be customized to the patient needs. There is no real “STANDAD DOSE”.
R3, Endocalyx, Blood FX, Evening Primrose Oil, D3K3.
Exosomes derived from placental and umbilical cord stem cells (MSC)3.
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