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By Hormone Hair & Vein Center
August 20, 2020

The statistics for obesity grow increasingly alarming. Over 40 percent of American adults ages 20 through the senior years are clinically obese, reports the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Are you becoming a statistic? At The Hormone, Hair & Vein Center, Dr. Marilyn Richardson is a board-certified OB/GYN physician who helps scores of men and women in the Mission KS develop a healthy weight loss program and way of life. She can help you reach your goals too.

Why do people gain weight?

Heredity plays something of a role. However, poor dietary habits, lack of physical exercise, stress, depression, and the fluctuating hormones of menopause and aging, contribute to an expanding waistline and a higher number on the bathroom scale.

Unfortunately, struggles to lose weight and keep it off are very common. Healthline explains that yo-yo dieting, or weight cycling, actually are more destructive than being overweight. Depression, increased appetite, loss of muscle and an increase--yes, increase--in diabetes and hypertension happen when your weight goes up and down.

Getting control

If weight cycling sounds familiar, take heart. The professional team in Mission KS helps scores of people achieve their best weight, keep it off, and stay healthy for life. These people realize they just need a little help--coaching and strategies which work for them as individuals.

So, why don't you come to our Mission KS office for a weight loss consultation with Dr. Marilyn Richardson? She'll work with you and your doctor to craft the right plan. You'll receive a history and physical exam and blood work to provide some baseline information for Dr. Richardson. Then, she'll work out a care plan for, including:

  • A program of healthy eating to include recipes, meal planning, and even shopping lists
  • Exercise suggestions
  • Lipotropic amino acid injections to increase your metabolic rate
  • Nutritional supplements
  • One-on-one coaching in the office and via phone and email
  • Appetite-suppressant medication
  • Frequent weight monitoring and checks on your physical condition (weekly progress reports)

It's your life

Make it a good one with monitored weight loss from The Hormone, Hair & Vein Center. Call us today to book your consultation with Dr. Marilyn Richardson. We look forward to partnering with you. Phone our Mission KS office at (913) 631-0277.

By Hormone Hair & Vein Center
August 19, 2020
Category: Women's Healthcare
Tags: O-Shot Treatment   O-Shot  

Millions of women have experienced the miracle of childbirth, which is one of the most profound and powerful things a woman can experience in her life. However, childbirth also comes with all kinds of issues for many women. The same applies to hormonal changes and weight changes all through adulthood, menopause, and post-menopause.

All these transformations could cause vaginal dryness, stress incontinence, pain during sex, vaginal muscle weakness or atrophy, decreased sensitivity, and decreased sex drive. Here at the Hormone, Hair & Vein Center in Mission KS, our Gynecologist, Dr. Marilyn Richardson, offers a solution to all these issues in the form of the O-Shot treatment.

How The O-Shot Treatment Works

The O-Shot is a non-surgical and non-invasive solution that can help boost sexual arousal in women. The “O” in O-Shot stands for orgasm since it can effectively stimulate the vagina and address sexual dysfunction to help in achieving elusive orgasms.

The procedure starts with your Gynecologist in Mission KS extracting PRP or platelet-rich plasma from your blood and then injecting this into a section inside your vagina and near your clitoris. Its primary goal is to trigger the growth of fresh cells, making the treated areas more responsive to stimulation and arousal. In most cases, the effects could last for a year.

If you’re apprehensive because of the injection component, you’ll be glad to know that pain won’t be an issue. You’ll be given the O-Shot treatment after the application of a numbing cream so any leftover discomfort you might feel would most likely come from anxiety.

Also, while women in their later 30s and above are usually ideal candidates for the procedure, it can be used for women as young as 18 years old. The reason for this is that sexual dysfunction could begin at any age.

Does The O-Shot Treatment Work?

The main benefits of the O-Shot treatment include boosted arousal and sensitivity from clitoral stimulation, increased sex drive, as well as various changes regarding orgasm such as more frequent and stronger orgasms. Several weeks after the treatment, patients have reported longer, better, and more regular orgasms, and yes, a boost in sexual arousal.

Likewise, some women opt for the O-Shot treatment to get relief for urinary incontinence and pain during sex. When coupled with laser vaginal rejuvenation, O-shot injections can also help with stress-related incontinence in some women.

To Find Out More About The O-Shot Treatment, Speak to Us

Dial (913) 631-0277 to reach the Hormone, Hair & Vein Center in Mission KS, and arrange a visit with Dr. Marilyn Richardson.

By Hormone Hair & Vein Center
June 19, 2020
Category: Women's Healthcare
Tags: IV Therapy  

Vitamin deficiencies can affect your energy level and increase the likelihood of illness. Fortunately, Dr. Marilyn Richardson of Hormone, Hair & Vein Center in Mission, KS, can help you boost your energy level and your immune system with IV vitamin therapy.

How You Can Benefit From IV Vitamin Therapy

Vitamins are necessary for good health, but it's not always possible to get all the vitamins you need from foods. Although oral supplements can help, these vitamins may not be readily absorbed by your body.

IV vitamin therapy offers a more effective approach. Adding a vitamin solution directly to your bloodstream improves absorption and quicker results than oral supplements.

IV therapy is tailored to your needs and can help you:

  • Increase energy and stamina
  • Improve skin hydration
  • Decrease acne
  • Keep your gastrointestinal system balanced
  • Prevent dehydration
  • Lower stress
  • Help you avoid colds and illnesses and reduce flare-ups of chronic conditions like asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies and fibromyalgia
  • Enhance concentration
  • Stop muscle spasms
  • Provide a natural detoxification method to combat the effects of pollutants and chemicals
  • Boost your athletic performance and speed muscle recovery after a workout
  • Reduce healing time

The vitamins and nutrients added to your formula will vary depending on your deficiencies or symptoms but may include B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, chromium, glutathione, zinc, or lipoic acid.

The Meyer's cocktail, a special blend of vitamins and nutrients developed by the late Dr. John Meyers, may be part of your treatment plan. The cocktail offers an effective way to improve your health and reduce the symptoms of chronic conditions

What Happens During IV Therapy?

A sterile solution of vitamins and nutrients are delivered through a catheter placed in a vein during your visit to the Mission, KS, office. During the next 15 to 90 minutes, you can catch up on your reading, emails, or simply relax. Although you might notice an improvement after one treatment, you may need regular treatments to maintain your results.

IV vitamin therapy offers a simple way to improve your health and vitality! If you live in the greater Kansas City metro area, call Dr. Marilyn Richardson of Hormone, Hair & Vein Center, at (913) 631-0277 to schedule your appointment.

Too often, women assume that they simply have to live with hot flashes, mood changes, dry skin, and other symptoms that tend to occur during perimenopause and menopause. Bioidentical hormones, offered by Dr. Marilyn Richardson of Hormone, Hair & Vein Center in Mission, KS, can ease these symptoms and improve your comfort.

Are You Suffering From These Symptoms?

Physical and mental changes during perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause are unavoidable and often unwelcome. Your weight may suddenly increase, even though you haven't changed your diet, or you may develop hot flashes, heart palpitations, or achy joints.

Although these symptoms are caused by a normal decrease in estrogen and progesterone, you may feel anything but normal if you experience any of these common menopause symptoms. As estrogen and progesterone levels decrease, you're more likely to develop osteoporosis, an age-related condition that thins and weakens the bones, or learn that your cholesterol level is suddenly too high.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Night sweats
  • Brain fog
  • Memory issues
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Thinning or dry hair
  • Mood swings
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Low sex drive
  • Lower stamina
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful sex
  • A decrease in muscle tone
  • Acne
  • Wrinkles

How Can Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Improve These Symptoms?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses plant-based hormones to replace and balance your hormones. Although these hormones are man-made, they're identical to the ones the body produces naturally and work the same way. Your treatment plan is created specifically for you based on blood tests that measure your hormones.

In addition to estrogen and progesterone, your treatment plan may also include other hormones that keep your body functioning optimally, such as cortisol, testosterone, or DHEA.

This therapy uses injections or creams to deliver bioidentical hormones. Pellets offer another option. Rice-sized pellets implanted under the skin gradually release the hormones over four to six months.

After starting hormone therapy, you'll return to the Mission, KS, office for regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

Are you ready to find out if bioidentical hormones are right for you? Call Mission, KS, Dr. Marilyn Richardson of Hormone, Hair & Vein Center, at (913) 631-0277 to schedule your appointment. Appointments can be scheduled either in the office or virtual appointments.

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