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Dr. Kathryn Retzler - Erectile Dysfunction Therapies & Problems w/ Porn June 25 2017, 0 Comments

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (more commonly known in the United States as Gainswave™ Therapy) is a non-invasive therapy which originated in Europe during the early 1990s.

Typically used to relieve musculoskeletal issues, shock wave therapy has evolved to have many applications over the years, and recently has been utilized to provide improved erectile function for patients suffering from erectile dysfunction. In contrast to short-term solutions offered by popular mainstream ED medications (like Viagra® and Cialis®), which often create dependency, shock wave therapy for ED provides lasting results.

In her latest interview with Mike Mutzel of High Intensity Health Dr. Kathryn Retzler discusses the most common causes of ED, Porn Inducted Erectile Dysfunction  and common treatments including PDE5's, Gainswave™ Therapy and the Priapus® Shot, also known as the "P-Shot".


Priapus Shot® (P-Shot®) for Male Sexual Enhancement May 17 2017, 0 Comments

What is the Priapus Shot®?

The Priapus Shot® (also known as the P-Shot®) is a procedure that can improve erectile function and sexual performance even in men who've experienced erectile dysfunction (ED) or decreased performance due to aging, an enlarged prostate, prostate cancer surgery, medication side effects, or other conditions such as vascular disease or diabetes.

The Priapus Shot® was named for the Greek god of virility. Unlike temporary ED treatments, such as Viagra or Cialis or Trimix injections, the P-Shot® can deliver long-lasting results.

The P-Shot® is a painless intrapenile injection using a man's own platelets along with more than 30 bioactive proteins and growth factors in blood to improve tissue healing, nerve regeneration, and rejuvenation of tissue. It represents the cutting edge in medical innovation for male enhancement.

Who is a good candidate for the P-shot?

Men who are interested in increased sexual performance, penile enhancement, or an improved sex life can benefit from the procedure. 50% of men aged 35 to 65 will experience erectile dysfunction or other sexual problems. The Priapus Shot can help these men.

The Priapus shot may also help men who have decreased erectile function due to prostate problems, Peyronie’s, medication side effects, or other medical conditions such as hypertension, vascular disease, or diabetes. The Priapus shot may also help men who sill experience ED after taking medications such as Viagra or Cialis.

How does the Priapus or P-Shot® work?

The P-Shot® involves harvesting a man's own plasma enriched growth factors or PRP, concentrating it, and injecting it into specific areas of the penis. Over time, PRP facilitates nerve regeneration, smooth muscle cell formation, enhanced endothelial function, and increased nitric oxide production. Together, renewed nerve, muscle, and blood vessel health enable more youthful sexual expression and erectile function. In addition, the Priapus Shot® is autologous; therefore, this is no rejection or side effects from the procedure. 

What is the process for the Priapus or P-Shot®?

First, blood is withdrawn into a syringe similar to having blood drawn for routine lab work. The blood is put into a specialized centrifuge to separate stem cells and growth factors. After applying an effective, high-potency numbing cream or performing a dorsal penile nerve block, concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is painlessly injected into the corpus cavernosa and glans of the penis.  

What kind of results are seen and how fast do they occur?

Results can be seen immediately in terms of a temporary increase in penile size. However, improved blood flow, overall penile length and girth, enhanced sensitivity, and increased function may take at least 3 weeks to fully occur. Longer lasting, firmer erections and increased pleasure are common. 

Are there any side effects or risks? 

The P-Shot ® is a simple in-office procedure which takes about 30 minutes from blood draw to injection. Since the P-Shot uses platelets and growth factors from a man's own blood there are no side effects. The topical numbing cream may last 4 to 6 hours. If shorter-acting numbness is desired, a dorsal penile nerve block can be performed.

Where is the P-shot given?

The P-shot is applied to the parts of the penis that are most important to sexual arousal and erectile function, specifically the corpus carvernosa on either side of the shaft of the penis and the glans or head of the penis.

Is it painful? 

Before giving the injection, a topical anesthetic is applied to the penis or a dorsal penile nerve block with lidocaine is performed. The anesthetic allows the P-Shot® to be performed with no pain in the areas that are the most sensitive and most important in sexual arousal and function.

How much increase in size can I expect?

It may take 3 to 12 weeks to realize the full extent of male enhancement from the P-shot; however, many men report increases in length and girth of their penis.

Is there anything I need to do after receiving the P-Shot®?

To ensure the best results, it's ideal to use a vacuum pump after receiving the Priapus Shot®. The pumping action stimulates the PRP and other ingredients in the P-Shot® to continue the regenerative process and will help to maximize increased girth and length. Results may be greater when the P-Shot® is performed in conjunction with Gainswave therapy or extracorporeal shock wave treatment. In addition, using prescribed apomorphine along with Viagra or Cialis may stimulate sex drive and function.

How much does the P-Shot® cost?

Cost is considerably less than long-term ED medications or surgery especially since results may last up to one year or more. Please call or email the office for more information including cost and ask for Daniel: 503-230-7990 or daniel@hormonesynergy.com.


Dr. Retzler offers another Age Management, BHRT and Pellet Therapy Training May 15 2017, 0 Comments

BHRT Seminar, Saturday, June 17th, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (lunch included). Pellet insertion training, Sunday, June 18th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

What you will learn:

  • Function of major hormones in women and men—estrogens, progesterone, testosterone, pregnenalone, thyroid hormones, DHEA, cortisol
  • Symptoms of hormone imbalance (excess and deficiency)
  • Natural therapies to improve hormone production and function
  • How nutrition, exercise, lifestyle, and toxin exposure affect hormone balance
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement risks & benefits
  • BHRT modes of delivery, dosing, and research covering topical, patch, vaginal, oral, sublingual/transbuccal, injections, and pellet implants
  • Monitoring BHRT adverse effects
  • Research on BHRT
What you will receive:
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  • Straightforward, evidence-based training in BHRT
  • Handouts to identify hormone-related symptoms in your patients
  • An understanding of lab interpretation related to hormone optimization
  • Detailed treatment recommendations and biodentical hormone replacement dosages
  • An opportunity to enroll in HormoneSynergy's® on-going coaching, written lab interpretation and neurocognitive testing interpretation, private, practice-specific EMR, hormone pellet implant training, patient referrals, and support to run a successful age-management practice including use of Dr. Retzler's well-referenced Informed Consent documents for patients

Register now or call 503-230-7990 for additional information.

Dr. Retzler received her doctorate from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 2001. After completing an internship in integrative medicine with Andrew Weil MD, and a residency in McMinnville, OR with Dr. Bruce Dickson, she decided to focus her enthusiasm, talents, and knowledge in building bridges between conventional and alternative medicine.

She founded HormoneSynergy Clinic to help people achieve vibrant health, ideal brain function, and longevity. As a specialist in holistic medicine, she understands the role balanced hormones and neurotransmitters play in all areas of health.

She has completed a fellowship in preventive cardiology through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine with Mark Houston, MD and attends several age management and brain health seminars and conferences yearly, with gratitude to the mentors with whom she has trained under and influenced her work -- Mark Houston, MD, Edward Lee, MD, Rebecca Glaser, MD, Thierry Hertoghe, MD, Dale Bredesen MD and Daniel Amen, MD.

She has been on the faculty of the Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) since 2015 and lectures regularly on BHRT, erectile dysfunction, and IV Therapy.


Umbrellux® DOA and Diamine Oxidase (DAO) for Histamine Intolerance May 12 2017, 0 Comments

What Is Histamine?

Your body has a natural production of histamine – and this natural inflammatory compound normally serves many useful functions. However, too much histamine in your system creates an imbalance with a number of uncomfortable symptoms:

  • Your skin flushes
  • Your eyes water
  • Your nose erupts
  • Your stomach feels uncomfortable

These symptoms can often be mistaken as an allergic or inflammatory reaction.

Your body has a natural counterbalance to histamine – the DAO enzyme (Diamine Oxidase).

DAO is present in your small intestine where it naturally degrades and helps to eliminate histamine in order to protect a balance in your body. Under normal, balanced conditions, DAO and histamine comfortably coexist. However, our diet has changed and we consume less DAO (liver anyone?) while more and more foods are processed and therefore fermented, meaning they contain higher amounts of histamine. The body can no longer naturally cope with the challenge causing more and more people to lack a sufficient supply of DAO. In their case, histamine goes unchecked and can create an imbalance either every day or just from time to time.

How can Umbrellux® DAO help?

Umbrellux® DAO is a patented enzyme formula containing 20,000 diamine oxidase (DAO) per serving - the main enzyme responsible for the degradation of ingested histamine in the gut. This enzyme has been clinically tested and found to break down food-derived histamine in the digestive tract. DAO is not absorbed and does not have systemic activity.*

Umbrellux® DAO is manufactured under license of Sciotec Diagnostic Technologies GmbH, Vienna, Austria.

NOTE: Umbrellux® DAO does not manage or address antibody-related or IgE-related food allergies.*

What we use to sell as "Hist-Arrest" is now being sold under the name of Umbrellux® DAO.

To purchase Umbrellux DAO please click here.

 


Peyronie’s Disease Treatment in Portland, OR May 06 2017, 0 Comments

Peyronie’s disease - referred to as Peyronie disease or penile fibrosis—is a medical condition in which scar tissue (plaque) forms in the penis, causing it to bend or curve. The plaque buildup forms within the tunica albuginea—the fibrous connective tissue in the penis responsible for trapping blood to sustain an erection—causing the penis to improperly stretch (curve or bend) during an erection. While the plaque is noncancerous, it can cause significant pain and sexual dysfunction in men, interfering with their daily lives and causing unwarranted embarrassment.

Fortunately, Peyronie’s disease is treatable, and most men are able to return to optimal sexual performance through noninvasive therapy. To schedule a consultation with a healthcare provider in Portland that specializes in Peyronie’s disease treatment, call (503) 230-7990 or contact HormoneSynergy online.

Causes of Peyronie’s Disease

Though there is no exact known cause for Peyronie’s disease, or rather it is not fully understood, there are a number of factors which appear to contribute to the manifestation of Peyronie’s disease. These include:
  • Acute or repeated penile injuries from activities such as sexual intercourse, physical activity or other form of physical trauma
  • Autoimmune disease, particularly conditions affecting connective tissue
  • Age-related changes to the elasticity of penile tissues (men between the ages of 40 and 70 appear most affected)
  • Family history

Peyronie’s Disease Symptoms

Ranging in severity, Peyronie’s disease symptoms can worsen over time or appear rapidly. The most frequently experienced symptoms include:
  • Crooked or bent penis
  • Erectile dysfunction, in which a man has difficulty getting or maintaining an erection
  • Pain with or without an erection
  • Lumps (plaque) which can be felt under the skin
  • Penis shortening

Peyronie’s Disease Treatments

If you are experiencing pain or penis curvature, it is important to seek care from a healthcare provider, especially if it prevents you from having sexual intercourse or healthy intimate relationships. Your healthcare provider will begin by reviewing your medical and family history in addition to a physical exam in which he or she will examine your penis for signs of plaque. If a physical exam fails to produce evidence of plaque, or your healthcare provider would like to pinpoint the exact location of the plaque buildup, imaging tests such as an X-ray or ultrasound may be required.

There are several Peyronie’s treatment options you will need to consider, including:

  • Surgery
  • Oral, topical and injectable medications
  • Vacuum devices
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy

Surgery

Recommended only in long-term Peyronie’s disease cases in which severe penis curvature is present and noninvasive treatments fail to work, surgery can help to remove scar tissue and correct curvature. The most common Peyronie’s disease surgeries include a penile implant to help sustain an erection and straighten the penis, grafting to cover openings in the tunica albuginea once scar tissue is removed, and plication in which a surgeon pinches or removes a piece of tunica albuginea on the opposite side of the plague buildup on the penis to help straighten it. As with any surgical procedure, these surgeries have risks including shortening or numbness in the penis.

Medication

Medication focuses on reducing plaque to reduce the penis curvature and overall pain. Collagenase is the only FDA-approved medication for Peyronie’s disease; collagenase is injected into the scar tissue to help break it down. While clinical trials prove it can help to reduce the curve, this medication can cause severe side effects which should be considered when evaluating your treatment options. These side effects include penile fractures, allergic reaction, bleeding, swelling, itching, erection problems and painful sex.

Vacuum Devices

Vacuum devices attempt to stretch and bend the penis to regain a normal shape through mechanical traction. It requires daily use, over the course of several months, through the use of an at-home, inflatable vacuum cylinder. While vacuum devices can provide small improvements to penis curvature, they are unable to provide significant improvements in men with moderate to severe penis curvature, and men who experience erectile dysfunction in addition to Peyronie’s disease.

The Priapus Shot®

The Priapus Shot® (also known as the P-Shot®) is a procedure designed to deliver lasting improvements in sexual performance to men, especially those who have lost function due to an enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, the after-effects of surgery, drug side effects and other conditions such as diabetes.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

GainsWave™ shock wave therapy utilizes high frequency waves to open blood vessels and break down plaque, thereby reducing the curvature of the penis and correcting any potential erectile dysfunction. It is one of the only drug-free, surgery-free therapeutic options for men with Peyronie’s disease that has proven its effectiveness in clinical trials.

Shock Wave Therapy with HormoneSynergy

We are proud to offer GAINSWave™ and the Priapus Shot® to help correct Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction in men. GAINSWave™ utilizes non-invasive extracorporeal shock wave therapy from the comfort of our office. Each session take only 20-30 minutes and leaves you with no unwanted side effects or downtime.

Don’t let the discomfort and embarrassment of Peyronie’s disease control your sexual performance and overall wellbeing. Contact our office today to make an appointment with an experienced healthcare provider trained in the GAINSWave™ procedure for Peyronie’s disease.

Call (503) 230-7990 or contact HormoneSynergy online.


GAINSWave™ Therapy in Portland, OR May 06 2017, 0 Comments

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive therapy which originated in Europe during the early 1990s. Typically used to relieve musculoskeletal issues, shock wave therapy has evolved to have many applications over the years, and recently has been utilized to provide improved erectile function for patients suffering from erectile dysfunction. In contrast to short-term solutions offered by popular mainstream ED medications (like Viagra® and Cialis®), which often create dependency, shock wave therapy for ED provides lasting results.

GAINSWave™ Shock Wave Therapy, one such application, is an advanced treatment which has transformed shock wave therapy to provide ED relief as well as the opportunity to increase sexual performance and provide natural male enhancement. You might be interested in the GAINSWave™ Procedure if you are:

  • A man suffering from erectile dysfunction looking for lasting symptom relief.
  • A man interested in lasting sexual performance improvement.
  • A man interested in natural male enhancement.

To schedule a consultation with a healthcare provider in Portland that offers GAINSWave™ therapy, call (503) 230-7990 or contact HormoneSynergy online.

How Does GAINSWave™ Therapy Work?

Erectile dysfunction is commonly the result of losing adequate blood flow to your penis. The GAINSWave™ Procedure utilizes gently pulsating acoustic waves to naturally stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, increasing blood flow to your penis to return your ability to achieve an erection. Each procedure takes between 20 and 30 minutes and can be completed from the comfort of your healthcare provider’s office. A shock wave device will be applied to your skin, targeting different areas of the penis in order to open existing blood vessels that have become clogged as well as stimulating the growth of new blood vessels. This leads to an overall rejuvenation of erectile tissue, returning optimal function in 80% of men suffering with ED.

Prior to receiving GAINSWave™ shock wave therapy, your healthcare provider will conduct a physical exam and ask questions pertaining to your medical history and current state of health in order to determine whether GAINSWave™ is the right option for you. If you suffer from any form of male sexual dysfunction, your healthcare provider will likely recommend between 6 and 12 sessions spaced out over a period that may take between 6 months to a year, depending on the extent of your needs.

Benefits of GAINSWave™ Therapy

Typical treatments for erectile dysfunction and male enhancement or performance improvement consist of prescription medications, supplements and invasive surgeries. These options have their limitations as well as their risks. Medication options may provide short-term results at a cost, opening the door to potential side effects such as headaches, body aches, dizziness, vision changes and deterioration, facial flushing and nasal congestion. Additionally, they run the risk of creating pill dependency. More invasive erectile surgeries, on the other hand, run the risk of causing permanent damage to the penis.

GAINSWave™ shock wave therapy, in contrast, offers many advantages including:

  • It is completely drug- and surgery-free
  • It is non-invasive, with little to no side effects
  • Each procedure is simple, taking only 20-30 minutes
  • The therapy provides lasting results with little to no downtime
  • Addresses the primary root cause of your ED: poor blood flow

GAINSWave™ treatments support longevity of 2-3 years of optimal erectile function upon completion. In addition to these many advantages, GAINSWave™ has been proven to be 2 times more effective than Viagra® and Cialis®. Tired of your average or nonexistent sex life due to loss of erectile function? Reclaim your libido and sexual function! Learn more about erectile dysfunction shock wave therapy from a qualified healthcare provider in Portland offering the GAINSWave™ Procedure.

Call (503) 230-7990 or contact HormoneSynergy online.


Three Ways To Resurrect Your Mojo! April 17 2017, 0 Comments

Having had a very busy week at the office Dr. Retzler and I acted on a spontaneous urge for some "Resveratrol Therapy" (in the form of Pinot Noir) in and around Hood River, Oregon.

Imagine our surprise however when walking in to an art gallery first thing in the morning and seeing this:

When is the last time you saw THIS first thing in the morning?

Now you must remember that over the past few months we have introduced several new treatments for erectile dysfunction and improving men's sexual performance.

Needless to say, we took this as a sign that we are doing the right work in the world.

So, if you haven't seen this kind of artwork lately (especially first thing in the morning) we'll share with you a few options that might help you learn and come to appreciate "Wood Art".

Here are 3 ways HormoneSynergy® Clinic can help you resurrect your carpentry skills and wake up with a new outlook on life.

Testosterone TherapyTestosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in men with low testosterone has consistently shown to produce positive benefits with minimal side effects. Also, benefits of testosterone therapy can be both physical and mental. Restoring testosterone levels to within the normal range by using testosterone replacement therapy has shown to:

  • Increase lean body mass
  • Decrease fat mass
  • Increase bone mineral density
  • Improve sexual function
  • Improve mood and well being

    Although some benefits appear in the first month of therapy, most effects begin to take place over the first few months. There are two essential elements of sexual function: tactile sensation (physical contact) and mental stimulation (thoughts and visual images as known as libido). When given to men with low testosterone, TRT increases sexual thoughts and sexual desire.

    So, testosterone benefits libido. The benefits of testosterone therapy on physical sexual function are not conclusive. Erectile dysfunction can be related to one or more of many potential underlying medical conditions unrelated to testosterone levels including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

    Thus, taking testosterone may not necessarily fix these unrelated underlying problems. Nevertheless, recent reviews on the effects of testosterone on erectile potency are encouraging. Also, in some patients, testosterone used in conjunction with GainsWave Therapy and the Priapus Shot (P-Shot) improves erectile function more than testosterone therapy alone.

    GAINSWave™ Therapy – The GAINSWave is a kind of extracorporeal shock wave therapy also known as ESWT. The treatments are also sometimes referred to as Linear Shockwave Therapy, or LSWT, or simply “shockwave therapy.”

    Shockwave therapy has been used for many years for the treatment of conditions ranging from orthopedics to urology. In the case of ED, the procedure uses either micro-bursts of mechanical energy or high-frequency acoustical waves to open and repair blood vessels in the penis that tend to build up with plaque, or otherwise become compromised over time.

    When used to treat vascular related erectile dysfunction, the mechanism of action for the ESWT is induced angiogenesis and neovascularization in the corpora cavernosa and corpus spongiosum. The resulting improvement in blood flow, achieved by the creation of new blood vessels and the rejuvenation of existing vessels, increases the patient’s ability to obtain and sustain an erection.

    Priapus Shot® – The P-shot, also known as the Priapus Shot®, is one of the latest and most effective alternative treatments for ED. The P-shot uses Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP. PRP uses the healing and growth factors in the patient’s own blood to improve his ability to obtain and maintain an erection. Unlike TriMix or other “penis” injections, PRP injections are completely drug-free, have minimal side effects, and when combined with other proprietary ingredients, can actually increase the size of the penis.

    If you're interested in any or all of these treatments please fill out our CONTACT PAGE or email daniel@hormonesynergy.com


    Glutathione "The Mother of all Supplements" April 03 2017, 0 Comments

    Coined “The Mother of All Antioxidants” by Mark Hyman, MD, glutathione is one of the hottest topics in both natural health and medical circles today. Pronounced “gloota-thigh-own,” nearly 117,000 peer-reviewed scientific articles have addressed this powerhouse molecule, and experts are now recognizing that an alarming rate of people are deficient because of:

    • Pre-mature aging
    • Infections
    • Chronic stress
    • Injuries
    • Environmental toxins
    • So-called “health foods”
    • Genetically modified foods
    • Artificial sweeteners
    • Overuse of antibiotics
    • And radiation therapy that is all too easily given to cancer patients today.

    What Is Glutathione?

    Reduced glutathione, commonly known as glutathione or GSH, is a tripeptide consisting of L-glutamine, L-cysteine, and glycine. It is ubiquitous in living systems. Glutathione bio-synthesis can be affected by biochemical individuality and/or dietary factors. Chronic oxidative stress can also deplete cellular glutathione. Glutathione is naturally synthesized from N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) in the human body.

    Precursors to glutathione, such as whey protein, vitamin C, and glutamine, are also recommended to boost glutathione levels in the body; however, results are inconsistent. Biological individuality is such that not every body has equivalent ability to metabolize the precursor to raise glutathione.*

    Why Not Give Pure Glutathione?

    Unfortunately, most oral forms of glutathione are foul smelling, but more importantly,
    the majority of an oral dose is oxidized before it can be absorbed and used by the cells. Two different formula's offer a unique preparation of glutathione that overcomes these usual limitations. The stability of S-acetylglutathione and Liposomal Glutathione through the intestinal wall and the plasma is well documented. Oral intake of S-acetyl glutathione increases total glutathione and percent-reduced glutathione. Percent-reduced glutathione is a very significant biomarker of health status.* [1-5]

    The Two Most Absorbable Forms of Oral Glutathione*

    HormoneSynergy® S-acetyl glutathione, a lipid-like compound, is taken up intact by chylomicrons in the gut. The acetyl bond is placed on its thiol group or sulfur group, which prevents oxidation and allows the molecule to pass diffusively into the cell after absorption in the gut. The bond is then cleaved by non-specific enzymes inside the cell. Acetylation prevents the breakdown of glutathione, and S-acetyl glutathione does not require energy expenditure to be cleaved to reduced glutathione once it crosses the cell wall.* [1-8] .

    S-Acetyl Glutathione

    HormoneSynergy® Liposomal Glutathione Synergy  provides 500 mg of pure glutathione and activated B vitamin cofactors delivered in phosphatidylcholine liposomes for optimal absorption and bioavailability support.*

    Liposomal Glutathione

    Antioxidant Activity

    Glutathione functions extensively in tissues and organs throughout the body. It plays critical roles in protecting the body from oxidative stress, maintaining cellular functions, and supporting healthy immune function. [1,4] Many factors can increase cellular exposure to oxidative insult, and therefore increase cellular consumption of nutrients—such as glutathione—that provide antioxidant activity. This may result in a fierce cycle of oxidative stress and challenges to detoxification. Complete bio-transformation and protection from oxidative stress are important to maintaining cellular integrity and tissue health.* [2,5]


    Top Three Alternatives to Oral ED Medications March 31 2017, 0 Comments

    ED Medications - alternatives to Viagra

    There are many alternatives to ED Medications to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), here are three of the best.

    The ways we have found to treat erectile dysfunction have evolved greatly over the past 20 years. Before the introduction of drugs such as Viagra, which are known as phosphodiesterase inhibitors (PDE5i), we were able to offer patients one of only two definitive treatments for ED: penile implants or surgical penile revascularization.

    The introduction of the PDE5 inhibitors introduced a new era of non-invasive treatments for erectile dysfunction. We now have five oral ED medications available: the early introductions – Viagra, Cialis, Levitra – and newer ones, Stendra, Staxyn. While these drugs can be very effective, we know they are not indicated for all men suffering from ED.

    There are also many men who prefer not to use drugs, or have had some undesirable side-effects with oral ED drugs. This has led to the development of several alternative treatments for ED.

    The Top Alternatives to ED Medications

    There are a few major problems with Viagra and the other oral ED drugs. There are certain men who cannot take them at all, they produce a variety of side-effects, even in men that can take them, and most importantly, they do not treat the root cause of ED. This has prompted medical researchers to develop several safe and effective ED Treatments.

    We are using three of the most effective of these in our practices: The P-shot, The GAINSWave™ and the Gains Enhancement®.

    • The P-shot – The P-shot, also known as the Priapus Shot, is one of the latest and most effective alternative treatments for ED. The P-shot uses Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP. PRP uses the healing and growth factors in the patient’s own blood to improve his ability to obtain and maintain an erection. Unlike TriMix or other “penis” injections, PRP injections are completely drug-free, have minimal side effects, and when combined with other proprietary ingredients, can actually increase the size of the penis.
    • The GAINSWave™ – The GAINSWave is a kind of extracorporeal shock wave therapy also known as ESWT. The treatments are also sometimes referred to as Linear Shockwave Therapy, or LSWT, or simply “shockwave therapy.”
      • Shockwave therapy has been used for several years for the treatment of conditions ranging from orthopedics to urology. In the case of ED, the procedure uses either micro-bursts of mechanical energy or high-frequency acoustical waves to open and repair blood vessels in the penis that tend to build up with plaque, or otherwise become compromised over time.
      • When used to treat vascular related erectile dysfunction, the mechanism of action for the ESWT is induced angiogenesis and neovascularization in the corpora cavernosa and corpus spongiosum. The resulting improvement in blood flow, achieved by the creation of new blood vessels and the rejuvenation of existing vessels, increases the patient’s ability to obtain and sustain an erection.

    The Gains Enhancement

    The third and final treatment on this list of the Top Three Alternative Treatments for ED is the Gains Enhancement. This new and improved version of the Gains Enhancement®, may actually make Viagra and other oral ED medications obsolete!

    The new Gains Enhancement now combines two of the safest, and most effective treatments recently introduced for ED – the Priapus Shot, also known as the P-shot, developed by Dr. Charles Runels, and Shockwave therapy for ED. The Gains Enhancement® combines the efficacy of the P-shot, with the clinically proven results of the GAINSWave™.

    The two-pronged attack of the Gains Enhancement on the root causes of ED, helps any man, and not just those with ED, to obtain stronger and more sustainable erections. The acoustical waves of the GAINSWave™ are practically painless. The GAINSWave uses shockwave therapy protocols for ED, specifically developed by HealthGAINS.

    The GAINSWave™ and the P-shot are what we call “synergistic,” meaning that each one enhances the effect of the other. When we combine the two therapies to create the Gains Enhancement, we deliver a “one-two punch,” that results in more sustainable erections and a more satisfying sex life!

    All three procedures are offered at HormoneSynergy®.


    Dr. Retzler completes second training in Bredesen Protocol™ March 12 2017, 0 Comments

    The Bredesen Protocol™ is a comprehensive, personalized program that targets the multiple underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease, with an overall goal of improving cognitive function. The program helps identify biochemical and metabolic imbalances in an individual that give rise to the disease, and offers a tailored protocol to restore health and slow or even reverse cognitive decline.

    The Bredesen Protocol™ takes into account an individual’s genetic, metabolic, hormonal, and behavioral makeup to produce a personalized therapeutic program that is based on the underlying pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease, and which involves multiple modalities in the treatment protocol; including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, diet, nutritional supplements, exercise, sleep and other lifestyle changes.

    Dr. Retzler has developed a line of private label and custom nutritional supplements included in the Bredesen Protocol™ that support cognitive performance and overall brain health.