Coping With Menopause

As women start to approach their golden years (around their late 30s to early 40s), their bodies start to go through menopause.

Also known as the “change of life,” this condition occurs when a woman ceases to have menstrual cycles. During this time, her body starts to go through a myriad of changes resulting from the hormonal imbalances that are created from the lack of menses.


Approximately 70 percent of women who go through the change of life experience menopausal symptoms. Symptoms can occur several years prior to the actual onset of this condition and when they do, the condition is referred to as perimenopausal.

Common symptoms of menopause include:

The type and duration of these symptoms vary and often require treatment and lifestyle adjustments to make living with this condition more bearable.

Lifestyle Changes

Whether you are perimenopausal, menopausal, or post-menopausal, there are some adjustments you can make to your lifestyle to improve the way you feel while your body starts to acclimate to the hormonal changes that are taking place.

Pay attention to your diet, since certain foods can trigger episodes of hot flashes, headaches, and many of the other symptoms that are associated with the change of life.

Increase your fluid intake and reduce the amount of sodium in your diet. Try to live as stress-free as possible. High stress levels can cause your symptoms to occur and even increase their severity.

Do yoga or meditate to lower your stress levels and improve your chances of getting sleep. Exercise and stay active to help prevent weight gain. Exercise also helps to boost moods and energy levels.

Treatment Options

Depending on the severity and duration of your symptoms, there are treatment options available to make living with this condition much easier. It is possible to achieve some type of relief with the use of natural supplements and over the counter medications.

Keep in mind that natural supplements and over the counter medicines only minimize certain symptoms of menopause, not all of them.

Hormone treatment is a more effective therapy option for menopausal women. This treatment involves the replacement of hormones that are lost with naturally recurring ones to help reverse the effects of this condition on the body.

Treatment can be administered with creams, injections, gels, patches, pellets (caplets), and sublingual tablets. The method of application is dependent on your medical history, preference, and your doctor’s recommendations. You can preview AgeRejuvenation’s treatment options including vagina rejuvenation, caplet therapy, and the Ovulary shot.

With the right combination of dietary and lifestyle changes, along with hormone treatment, you can live a happy and comfortable life that is menopause-symptom free.

Regardless of how old you are when you start to experience the effects of menopause, it’s possible to live a happy, healthy, and stress-free life on your terms.

Talk with your doctor to learn more about how hormone treatment can make living with menopause much easier.

6 Cellulite Reduction Tips

If you are sick of dimples and lumps on your thighs, buttocks, or stomach, you are one of many that suffer from the same thing – cellulite! Here are some cellulite reduction tips that can help you look and feel better. Continue reading to learn more.

Cellulite is both annoying and unwanted. The worst part is, cellulite does not discriminate – it can occur in females with a low body fat percentage as well as in females with a high body fat percentage. It is also very much genetic!

Ladies, you are not alone. About 90% of adult women are affected by cellulite – regardless of their body composition! So, what can we do? How can we get rid of these stubborn areas so that we can feel more confident about our bodies?

Luckily, there are some steps we can take to minimize cellulite, and better yet, we do not have to resort to surgery in order to do so!

In this blog post, we will give you natural cellulite reduction tips and remedies that you can use to begin diminishing the appearance of cellulite.  

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite Reduction

What is cellulite? Generally speaking, cellulite occurs when fat cells, or fat deposits, begin to protrude into the dermis, pushing the skin out. These bulging cells appear as dimples or lumps on the skin, which are what we refer to as cellulite.

This tends to be much more common in women than in men, as only about 10% of men suffer from cellulite. Why is this? Well, it could be because of the way our collagen is structured.

In women, connective tissue has the appearance of a picket-fence; whereas in males, it has the appearance of a cross-linked fence. Because of this difference, male’s fat cells do not tend to protrude through the skin the same way that female’s fat cells do.

In addition, males tend to not hold as much body fat as females, due to the higher amount of testosterone in their body, which aids in burning fat. Therefore, they do not have as many fat cells to begin with.

Cellulite Reduction Tips

Cellulite Reduction Tips

Cellulite on our thighs or on our stomachs can be very irritating. Here are some cellulite reduction tips that can help minimize their appearance.

1. Eat a Whole Food Diet

First things first, we need to be eating a healthy, whole food diet. Not only does this aid in fat loss and help to keep us lean, but a diet high in fiber, preferably from high-quality nutrients like fruits and vegetables, helps to remove toxins from the body. This will aid in keeping our fat cells smaller and therefore preventing them from protruding through the skin.

2. Stay Hydrated, Say No to Salt

In addition, we want to make sure we are staying hydrated and watching sodium intake. When we become dehydrated, our skin begins to thin, and cellulite will appear to be more pronounced. For individuals that eat a diet higher in sodium, you are allowing your fat cells to swell by holding onto water. This will make the appearance of  your cellulite more pronounced as the fat cells swell. By keeping water intake high and sodium intake low, our fat cells will not have the opportunity to swell, therefore, they appear less pronounced.

3. Eat Healthy Foods  

In addition to eating plenty of vegetables and fruits, we recommend that you base your diet around good quality proteins and limit carbohydrate and sugar intake. This will help keep your body fat percentage stay lower, meaning you will have less volume in your fat cells, making cellulite less likely to begin with.

Keep in mind, our health and wellness experts at AgeRejuvenation can assist you in finding and maintaining a healthy diet that works best for you–you do not have to try healthy eating on your own! Our on-staff nutritionists can assist you in a plan that will best suit your needs.

Don’t worry ladies, we will get rid of your unwanted cellulite together!

4. Regular Exercise

exercise for cellulite

In addition to a healthy diet, regular exercise can assist in minimizing the appearance of cellulite. I’m not talking about spending hours upon hours on the treadmill; I’m referring to strength training to help build lean muscle mass and tighten your skin. By building stronger muscles and tightening your skin, you will reduce the amount of visible cellulite.  

There are specific exercises you can do a few times a week to target the areas that you have the most cellulite. For example, for cellulite on the front or back of the thighs, you can do lower body exercises like squats, lunges, leg extension, leg press, step-ups, hamstring curls, hip thrusts, and more!

It is recommended that you complete at least 3 rounds of 10-15 repetitions with at least 3-5 exercises targeting each body part of your choice. If you are not familiar with strength training, it is recommended that you talk with a personal trainer or meet with a skilled professional at one of our clinics for proper exercise instruction.  

5. Massage Therapy

Another way to help reduce the appearance of cellulite is to use massage therapy. A massage can be used for many different benefits such as stress relief, muscle recovery, blood pressure control, digestive issues, joint pain relief, and much more. But when trying to naturally diminish the appearance of cellulite, it can be very helpful as well.

Massage therapy helps to stimulate the lymphatic system and increase blood flow to the area. This can help to eliminate the toxins built up in the affected areas that are causing cellulite. A massage can also help to stimulate the fat pockets and break them down so that they are not as visible on the skin, as well as eliminate any excess fluid that may be built up in the area. You can either go to a massage therapist or use a body massager that is specifically designed to target cellulite.

Keep in mind, in order for a massage to help treat your cellulite, you will need to do this regularly. You can also add a lotion, retinol cream or serum to your massage to aid in skin tightening and minimizing the fat cells for an even better result.  

6. The Viora Treatment

As well as trying these natural remedies, at AgeRejuvenation we offer a non-invasive solution for firmer and tighter skin to diminish the appearance of cellulite. This fast and affordable treatment is called Viora and it has been clinically proven to tighten skin and aide in reducing the appearance of cellulite.

Viora cellulite reduction treatments are safe and painless, requiring no downtime afterward. It does not cause any bruising, scarring, pain or bleeding, unlike similar treatments to reduce the appearance of cellulite that utilize surgery. Viora smooth’s and tightens the skin by aiding in collagen production and increasing the skin’s elasticity which will decrease the dimpling effect.

As previously mentioned, tighter skin and greater collagen production are going to make your skin look smoother and therefore lessen the appearance of cellulite in the treated area.

With Viora, it is recommended that you complete at least 8 treatments to the affected area to see the best results as collagen grows slowly so multiple treatments are needed. This treatment can be an excellent addition to the above-mentioned tips, although Viora has been proven to show results even when used on its own.

For a free consultation to see if Viora is the right non-surgical, cellulite reduction treatment for you! Call us at (888) 865-8370 to get scheduled today.  

Reduce Cellulite Today

You do not have to unhappily live with unwanted dimples on your body! There are natural remedies that you can use that can help diminish the appearance of your cellulite. Keep in mind that the tips mentioned in this blog also contribute to a healthy lifestyle and lower body fat percentage overall.

This means that your body will function better, decreasing your risk for diseases like heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and more.

At AgeRejuvenation, we promote both a healthy body internally as well as a healthy appearance. We want you to feel great on the inside as well as the outside, and we understand that these two things may hand in hand. That is why we are here–to treat you comprehensively, helping you to reach your goals.

The next time you take a look in the mirror and are unhappy with the cellulite on your body, try these cellulite reduction tips given to you in this blog post, or reach out to our clinic.

If have questions, feel free to call us today at (888) 865-8370 . We have multiple locations throughout the Tampa Bay area and offer a no-cost consultation so what are you waiting for?

Top 15 Tips for Keeping a Thick Head of Hair

Maintaining our health and keeping up with a youthful appearance requires proper nutrition and care, of which healthy food, sleep, stress moderation, and exercise are all vital components. Hair loss or thinning can have a psychological impact, affecting confidence, mood, and performance which can leave many looking for a solution.

Instead of undergoing a surgical procedure or ingesting a cocktail of medications or supplements, there are much simpler, natural ways to halt and reverse the effects of hair loss or thinning.

Here are 15 easy tips from the health specialists at AgeRejuvenation to help maintain a thick head of hair:

15 Ways to Keep a Thick Head of Hair

1. Avoid Hot Water –– Warm water is more effective at cleaning hair and removing oils from the scalp than cold water. The effects of thermodynamics help to loosen grime and oil, removing unwanted substances during a normal wash. However, excessively hot water can dry out the scalp and hair follicles, causing hair to become brittle and prone to damage.

2. Use Deep Conditioner –– Instead of quick, minimal hydration that showering conditioners provide, a deep conditioner saturates your roots and hair follicles, providing them with the nutrition needed to fortify strands for a thick head of hair. Be mindful of ingredients as the best deep-conditioning serums will not contain harmful ingredients such as proplyene glycol and sodium laurel/laureth sulfate. Look for conditioners containing natural components such as avocado oil, shea, argan, olives, and jojoba.

3. Consume Protein –– Increasing your protein intake can positively affect the way your hair grows; too little of it in your diet and your body will ration protein, sending it to the muscles instead which can stall hair growth or cause it to become short and brittle. The average person with minimal activity should be eating .5 g of protein per lb of total body weight, those who exercise should consume more. Great protein sources for hair growth are beef and seafood, and regular implementation of these protein sources are integral in hair growth.

4. Avoid Using Hot Blowers/Hair Tools –– Just as hot water dries out and damages hair, the extreme heat of beauty tools like curling irons and blow dryers can weaken the natural protective coating of hair strands. This causes the hair follicle to be more brittle, causing breaks and split ends. Using lower heat or air-drying is recommended to maintain and protect your healthy hair. Added bonus: cool water in the shower and air from your dryer can close the hair cuticle. Use a low, gentle temperature when working with these tools and avoid either using them daily or for long periods of time to encourage thick, healthy hair.

5. Scalp Massages –– By adding pressure to your scalp, such as the gentle stimulation of a scalp massage, you can increase blood flow to the entire area, improving growth and follicle health. This can have a positive effect on hair growth, as the improved blood flow keeps nutrients flowing towards your hair follicles.

6. Avoid Junk Food –– Hair loss or thinning can be a first sign of poor health, since proper nutrition impacts every aspect of our body’s performance it makes sense to start here. Processed and pre-packaged foods contain chemicals to preserve them and many highly-processed foods lose their nutrients in the manufacturing process, which are then added back in or fortified. The body struggles to absorb these “added nutrients” and filling our bodies with food that does not contain the vitamins and nutrients we need can lead to malnutrition. Choosing minimally processed or whole foods such as organic, wild caught, and free-range will allow the nutrients in our food to be as nature intended.

7. Stress Reduction –– While it’s impossible to eliminate all the stress in our life, it’s important we balance our stress out with healthy activities and take steps to minimize it whenever possible. Stress and the high levels of cortisol that come with it can have a negative impact on the way hair follicles function. Both Telogen effluvium, when hair falls out prematurely, and trichotillomania, when people unknowingly pull out their hair in frustration, are effects of severe stress.

8. A Good Night’s Sleep –– Sleep deprivation negatively influences the chemicals and hormones in the body, altering everything from levels of anxiety and stress, memory to mood and even impacts hair quality. To regulate the chemicals that maintain the body’s proper function and to ensure thick and healthy hair, adults should get around 7-9 hours of sleep every night.

9. Biotin –– Also known as Vitamin B7, can promote healthy hair and nails as well as a variety of other beneficial effects. Biotin can be found in small amounts in foods such as organ meats, fish, and eggs. Biotin deficiency is fairly uncommon, but supplementation can be helpful especially when hair and nail growth and quality is a concern.

10. Cod Liver Oil –– One of the most powerful over-the-counter supplements, cod liver oil has been used for centuries as a homeopathic cure to a variety of ailments. This supplement, derived from the liver of cod fish, is rich in Vitamins A and D and has a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which will help to thicken hair and nourish hair follicles.

11. Avoid Hats –– Just as laying for too long on your hair or wearing your hair tie too tight can leave a physical impression, wearing a hat has a similar effect and can rub against sensitive hair follicles, irritating and rubbing them dry––causing hair to break or split.

12. Essential Oils –– The natural oils that keep hair healthy can deplete with time or lose their capability with exposure to wind, heat, and intense hair products. To replenish them and to nourish hair at the same time, you should implement essential oils––such as lavender, peppermint, and cedar wood––in soothing applications on your scalp regularly.

13. Control Inflammation –– Inflammation, one of our body’s natural defense mechanisms, may cause damage to hair follicles and could be one of the major causes of hair loss and thinning. White blood cells help protect the body from foreign invaders by attacking anything foreign to the system or perceived as a threat. Inflammation causes an influx in white blood cells which concentrate primarily in our tissues, not the blood stream. When white blood cells attack the hair follicle, the cells can be damaged causing hair loss and even causing the cell to go dormant.

14. PRP –– Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP, uses your body’s own growth factors, extracted from your blood and then reintroduced into the area of concern. Your body’s growth factors are then able to rejuvenate the cells in the surrounding areas causing hair to grow thicker and fuller, while encouraging once-dormant hair follicles to become active again. This result is maximized using mesenchymal exosome cells in conjunction with your body’s own growth factors for faster and longer results in less treatments. Read more here.

15. IV Therapy –– The body may struggle to receive the nutrients it requires from diet alone, especially those with digestive issues such as leaky guy, Crohns, and IBS. For those who can’t seem to get enough vitamins and nutrition from food, IV therapy is available to maximize your nutrient absorption and help the body to function optimally. Healthy bodies allow for healthy hair growth.

Convenient Solutions for Thick, Healthy Hair

At AgeRejuvenation, our health specialists offer tailored solutions to patients around the Tampa Bay and Manatee County area for those suffering from thinning or unhealthy hair. Our procedures are convenient and effective, and treatments get started as soon as you give us a call at 888-865-8370 or stop into one of our offices!

10 Ways Glutathione Improves Your Health

Our bodies produces a range of natural defenses that fight off anything from infection to the gradual breakdown of cells that comes with age. Glutathione is chief among those defenses as it is responsible for detoxifying the body and removing the free radicals that we experience naturally as part of our body’s metabolic processes.

Maintaining healthy levels of glutathione has a myriad of benefits for the mind and body, contributing to a healthier, happier you! Continue reading to learn more about how glutathione improves your health and why it is an integral aspect of fighting the aging process.

1. The Master Antioxidant

Glutathione is recognized as the master antioxidant – fighting the oxidation that free radicals force upon the body’s cells. This oxidation is what causes cellular degradation which then slows the body’s regenerative capabilities, leaving the door open for degenerative diseases to enter. Glutathione aides in fortifying your health and building up your defenses against the negative effects of aging.

2. Protecting Against Liver Damage

Oxidative stress affects cells throughout the body, but is especially critical in the liver, which serves a vital role in the immune system. Glutathione aides in fat metabolization aiding in gall bladder preservation and combatting the effects of diets high in fried food, and with a little upkeep, can help keep your liver in great functioning condition for years to come.

3. Fighting Off Inflammation

Glutathione is essential for immune function and plays a critical role in reducing the amount of internal inflammation. Much of the inflammatory process is caused by free radicals and oxidative stress, since glutathione combats these factors it is integral in keeping the body’s inflammation levels down. Especially beneficial in inflammatory or autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and arthritis just to name a few.

4. Cancer Prevention

Glutathione has a dual purpose when it comes to cancer: first, it strengthens cells and fights back the physiological stress of toxins and free radicals, preventing cancer; it also can mitigate the damage done to cells by various cancer treatments. After a severe procedure like chemotherapy or radiation therapy, glutathione may help repair some of the harm done to the body.

5. Keeping Cells Youthful

When cells are attacked by toxins or free radicals, they begin to lose their regenerative properties – breaking down over time and ultimately becoming less effective. With age, the immune system may have a harder time fighting off these harmful invaders. Optimizing glutathione, can help combat the effects of free radicals and oxidation, improving the function of cells across the body––this includes the impact of aging on skin cells.

6. Improving the Kidneys

The kidneys are another vital aspect of the immune system, aiding in the prevention of disease and sickness by filtering the body’s fluids. Decreased levels of glutathione in the kidneys can lead to kidney damage and even kidney failure. Improving levels of glutathione will aide the kidneys in filtering you blood, removing the body’s waste and byproducts promoting improved overall health

7. Protecting the Eyes

Oxidation affects the entire body, damaging some areas more acutely than others. The breakdown of cells in sensory organs such as the eyes can be life-changing, so it’s wise to prepare your body against such damage. To avoid harm to the optic nerve from cell degradation, and to prevent glaucoma or cataracts while aging, you should seek to increase glutathione levels.

8. Encouraging Brain Health

The brain must consume a large amount of oxygen to function properly, but that substantial oxygen intake has its fair share of disadvantages. As the brain takes in oxygen, it’s also inviting in the free radicals and other agents that degrade cells. Glutathione helps your brain stay active and can strengthen cells to prevent against chronic illness such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.

9. Lessen Alcohol Damage

Alcohol of any kind (wine, beer, liquor, mead, etc.) introduces higher levels of oxidation into the body. Excessive alcohol use can be extremely damaging, especially to the liver and the immune system. Higher glutathione levels can reduce the oxidative stress that alcohol places on the body’s various cells and repair some of the harm it may have caused.

10. Reduce Respiratory Issues

Chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis and various infections can all be linked to oxidative stress. As the body’s cells age and take on new enemies, they are less prepared to fight off common respiratory problems, which can have major consequences on our well-being. Glutathione reduces that oxidative stress and helps cells repair what they’ve lost.

Glutathione Treatments at AgeRejuvenation

Utilizing glutathione with AgeRejuvenation is a sure-fire way to improve your health, protecting your body and all its components from the negative impact of free radicals for years to come. While supplements and dietary choices are excellent ways to optimize glutathione levels in the body, ideal levels are reached when nutrients are delivered intravenously.

Glutathione treatments are available at any of our 4 conveniently located Tampa Bay locations! Click here to learn more about glutathione treatments, or here to locate an AgeRejuvenation office near you. You can also call us today at 888-865-8370.

PRP Treatment for Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s Disease hits hard, though many men don’t recognize what it is until symptoms are extreme. Apart from severely impacting men’s sexual health, Peyronie’s Disease can destroy self-esteem and leave many men without confidence.

It’s a disease that’s more common than many people realize. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, somewhere between 1 to 23 percent of men between 40 and 70 are affected by the Peyronie’s. It’s uncommon for the condition to appear in younger men, but it’s not impossible. In fact, the disease has already been observed in men in their 30s.

Health specialists still aren’t certain exactly what causes Peyronie’s Disease, but it has been suggested that an injury or traumatic event in the affected area could cause a wound that leads to the condition. The body responds by treating the wound with scar tissue or tough plaque buildup.

It’s this gradual buildup that causes the uncomfortable (and often painful) side effects of the disease.

One solution is to infuse the area with restorative cells to promote growth of healthy tissue and the breakdown of plaque. Patient’s shouldn’t have to worry about complex and highly-invasive surgeries with extensive recovery periods just to resolve plaque buildup in the penis.

That’s where PRP (or Platelet-Rich Plasma) Therapy comes in, a quick, safe, and drug-free solution to treat symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease––without the need for scalpels, surgeons, and anesthesia.

Read on to learn how PRP Therapy can change your life for the better!

What are the Side Effects of Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s Disease can affect men differently in severity and side effects. However, here are the most common associated symptoms that affect men around the world:

  • Plaque buildup in the penis
  • A Resulting Curvature
  • Erectile Dysfunction or Difficulty Getting Erection
  • Difficulty Maintaining Erection
  • Discomfort During Erection
  • Pain During Sex

Any of these symptoms can affect sexual performance and have an impact on overall self-esteem. Thankfully, today there are procedures available at AgeRejuvenation clinics across Tampa Bay to resolve symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease and restore confidence and performance!

What’s Happening in The Penis

Scar tissue is a fibrous tissue that replaces old skin after some trauma or wound has happened. It’s the body’s way of strengthening a potentially weak or injured part of the body and keeping it resilient to more damage.

When this scar tissue grows other places in the body, it’s not as much of a problem. Scar tissue doesn’t seem to cause pain or discomfort.

But consider the function of the penis in an erection: filling with blood, the member grows and fills out. If there has been damage and resulting plaque or scar tissue is left behind, then growing and filling out will be greatly affected.

The tough tissue pulls on the penis, usually bending it uncomfortable and awkward positions. This can cause pain anytime men have an erection, not to mention the now-painful act of sex itself.

How PRP Fights Symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease

PRP uses natural growth factors from a patient’s blood, extracted and concentrated in-office, to infuse the penis and encourage growth of new, healthy cells. In the process, plaque and tough scar tissue can be broken down and moved out of the penis through the body’s natural waste removal system.

Through PRP Therapy, you can help reduce the bend or curvature commonly associated with this condition and sexually perform again like you haven’t in years!

PRP Treatment for Peyronie’s Disease at AgeRejuvenation

Our mission is to make sure that patients feel youthful and happy––free to live their lives without the worry of things like aging and sexual performance. Our staff is made up of certified professionals with years in the industry who truly care about making a difference in lives around Tampa Bay.

Contact one of AgeRejuvenation’s health specialists today and learn how you can get a tailored plan fit for curing your negative symptoms.

Call 888-865-8370 or stop by one of our offices today to learn more!

Low Testosterone in Women

When most people hear the terms “low testosterone,” they associate the condition as being one that primarily affects men. But did you know that normal testosterone levels are crucial for women to maintain a high quality of life?

Testosterone allows mood, energy levels, sex drive, and bodily functions to work smoothly in women. Testosterone is a form of cholesterol, and causes of low testosterone include the use of cholesterol-lowering medication (statins), low progesterone levels (progesterone is a precursor for testosterone), use of oral contraceptives that suppresses the production of sex hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, and general aging.

Symptoms of low testosterone in women include:

Loss of Libido.

Probably one of the most recognizable symptoms of low testosterone is decreased libido and sexual function. This has been widely studied as a symptom of decreased testosterone levels.

Weight Gain and Difficulty Losing Weight

Testosterone plays a significant role in obesity, glucose homeostasis, and lipid metabolism. Normalization of testosterone levels may improve insulin sensitivity and have favorable effects on visceral adiposity and lipid profiles.

A decrease in testosterone levels in women can also lead to a loss of muscle mass. Muscle mass burns more calories than fat and keeps the metabolism working well, so a decrease in muscle tissue could lead to additional weight gain.

Increasing testosterone levels and lowering estrogen levels can then, therefore, help to reverse this loss of muscle.


There is much evidence on the effects of testosterone on circadian activity in both sexes. Studies have been conducted to understand how sleeping increases (and how waking decreases) testosterone levels and how this rhythm can be related to sexual function.

Mood Swings, Depression, and Anxiety

In addition, free testosterone levels in women, but not in men, are inversely associated with depressive symptoms; i.e., as free testosterone levels in a woman decrease, depressive symptoms increase.

Difficulty Concentrating and Brain Fog

Data suggests that absolute levels of sex hormones and the balance between estrogen and testosterone and their metabolites may be important for cognitive function in women.

In one study, testosterone improved cognitive performance in the domain of verbal learning and memory of healthy postmenopausal women. Men and women with Alzheimer’s disease also have been shown to have lower brain levels of estrogen and testosterone compared to neuropathological normal subjects.

In addition to the aforementioned symptoms, low testosterone levels are also associated with overall increases in cardiovascular disease and increased risk of coronary incidents in older women.  Restoring testosterone levels also aids in increasing bone density and reduces the chance of developing osteoporosis in women.

At AgeRejuvenation, our team of licensed MDs, DOs, and ARNPs employ the use of Bioidentical hormones that are structurally identical to the hormones we produce in our own bodies. Because they are identical, these hormones mimic the exact chemistry occurring naturally in the body so there are much fewer, if any, negative side effects.

Ask how you can get started with Hormone Replacement Therapy!

Individual results vary by patient.

Effects of Glutathione in the Body

Glutathione is an antioxidant that is formed by three amino acids; cysteine, glutamine, and glycine. Glutathione can be found in almost every cell in the body but prominently in the liver, pancreas, spleen, and eyes.

Glutathione is important because it aids our metabolism, immune response, skin health, treat infertility in men, and protect our vital organs. As we age our body endures oxidative stress which causes glutathione levels to begin to decrease which ultimately causes aging in our bodies. Oxidative stress is more severe in those who have Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, HIV and AIDS, or cancer sickle cell anemia.

It is estimated that around age 20, the body begins to lose about 10-15% of its glutathione every decade. Other ways that our bodies tend to decline in glutathione levels are through exposure to pollution, pesticides, and stress.


After about age 20 it is critical to have a diet including food rich in glutathione like, asparagus, avocado, spinach, okra, broccoli, and etc.

However, the daily glutathione intake from foods ranges from 100-150 mg and a healthy adult has about 10 grams of glutathione circulating in the body which shows that it can be challenging to boost glutathione levels through diet.

Glutathione has no known negative side effects and is considered to be safe by the Food and Drug Administration. Glutathione can be administered in many different forms to the body.

However, injections are proven to be much more effective than taking a glutathione boosting supplement sublingually. Through glutathione injections our bodies have the chance to slow the aging process, repair the damage done by free radicals, and reduces our chances of the onset of several different chronic diseases. Glutathione can lighten the skin, clear wrinkles and blemishes, and give someone the opportunity to have flawless skin again!


Call AgeRejuvenation today to learn more about glutathione. Individual results vary by patient. Ask your AgeRejuvenation practitioner about your specific health concerns.

Exercise and Menopause…What are the Benefits?

The Benefits of Exercise for Menopause

Going through menopause can often be a very challenging part of a woman’s life. Menopausal symptoms can be severe and disruptive to one’s daily activities and overall quality of life.

Regular physical activity is crucial for menopausal and postmenopausal women. As women age and their hormone levels change, the risk of developing a chronic condition such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, and cancer, is greatly increased.

According to the Centers For Disease Control, regular exercise helps reduce stress, improves the overall quality of life, and helps to prevent weight gain and muscle loss, which are the most frequently reported side effects of menopause.

An article published by the European Menopause and Andropause Society discussed the benefits of exercise on specific menopausal symptoms. For example, a group of menopausal women aged 55–72 who were involved in an exercise program of 3 hours per week for 12 months, experienced significant improvements in physical and mental health, with an increase in overall quality of life when compared to those who were sedentary.

A study published in the journal Mauritas reported that women who participated in regular physical activity were 49% less likely to report hot flashes than those whose exercise levels had decreased.

They also concluded that sedentary women who were given an aerobic exercise regimen for 6 months reported a decrease in the frequency of hot flashes (Strojanovska, 2014). Therefore, exercise can be considered an important factor in alleviating menopause symptoms.

Learn More:  Coping with Menopause 

Exercise in Menopausal Women (Mayo Clinic, 2016):

  • Prevents weight gain
    • Women are more likely to gain abdominal fat and lose muscle mass during and after menopause. Being physically active will help prevent weight gain and increase muscle mass.
  • Reduces risk of osteoporosis
    • Exercise can slow bone loss after menopause.
  • Improves mood
    • Physically active adults have a lower risk of depression and cognitive decline.
  • Decreases risk of chronic conditions
    • Maintaining a healthy weight will help prevent the development of chronic diseases such as Type II Diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Exercise Recommendations:

  • Aerobic training: 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise per week for cardiovascular health
    • Moderate intensity aerobic exercise is when you are working hard enough to raise your heart rate, 60-70% of target heart rate, and begin sweating – you should be able to talk, but unable to sing the words to a song
      • Ex: Walking very briskly (4 mph), heavy cleaning  (washing windows, vacuuming, mopping), mowing lawn, bicycling (10-12 mph)
    • Vigorous intensity aerobic exercise is when you are breathing hard and fast with a significant increase in heart rate, 70-80% of target heart rate.
      • Ex: Hiking, Jogging at 6 mph, Shoveling, Carrying heavy loads, Bicycling fast (14-16 mph)
  • Strength training: 10-15 minutes, 3-4x per week to build bone and muscle strength to increase metabolism and aid in fat loss.
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Causes of Low Libido in Male and Female

Despite the fact that we live in an age of advanced science and medicine, the human body can still be a mystery. One of the most frustrating experiences people go through is a loss of libido or sexual dysfunction. Although this tends to arrive naturally with age, there are also other reasons that can be at play. Here are a few causes of low libido in both men and women.

1. Natural Decreases with Age
The fact of the matter is that as men age, their testosterone levels drop, which can cause problems with libido and the ability to engage in sexual intercourse. There are a number of ways in which this can be combatted, including hormone replacement therapy. If you’re experiencing problems with libido and other symptoms, such as headaches and fatigue amongst many others, you may have hormonal imbalance.

2. How Men and Women Differ
There are different causes of low libido and eroding sexual desire in women and men. According to WebMD, women experience a loss of sexual desire that is attributed to a combination of both mental and physical changes, whereas men mostly complain about erectile dysfunction.

3. Depression
Depression is a tricky illness, since not only can it dramatically decrease interest in sex, but the medication that’s usually prescribed for depression also contributes to an even further decreased sex drive. However, it is possible to work around this if you’re dealing with the right doctor and have a comprehensive understanding of your own medical needs and physiological state.

Low sex drive can impact relationships and self-esteem if you’re used to being sexually active, but you don’t have to simply accept it. If you’re experiencing low libido, Tampa is the best place to find treatment, especially with AgeRejuvenation. Hop on the site today to find out how the professionals can help you find a solution for your low libido.

Detox to stay young?

Ever found yourself having trouble sleeping at night, feeling fatigued all the time and having trouble concentrating?

Do you feel older than your age and suffer from different illnesses and health issues?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, your body may be overloaded with toxins that need to be flushed out.

Most people accumulate toxins in the body from unhealthy food with chemicals and other harmful preservatives. In order to flush out those toxins and decrease free radical exposure, it’s important to consider a detox plan to restore the body back to its glory.

Detoxification is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Long term exposure to multiple pollutants slows our supportive organs, causing our metabolic functions to decline.

These accumulated toxins create illnesses, make us fat and result in accelerated aging. Following a simple step by step detox plan will cleanse one’s body from the health-robbing toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis.

By eliminating toxins, you’re likely to feel better mentally and physically, lose weight faster, replenish the youthful appearance of your skin, sleep better, and boost your immune system.

Detoxification cleanses not only the liver, but the kidneys, lungs and digestive system as well.

Results may vary by individual, so consult your doctor today and see if this is right for you!