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By Hormone Hair & Vein Center
February 05, 2021
Category: Health
Tags: IV Vitamin Therapy  

You may have heard about IV Vitamin Therapy from the buzz it's made in celebrity circles and the media. If you want to know about IV Vitamin Therapy, there is no better place to start than with a doctor trained in administering intravenous vitamin drips. Dr. Marilyn Richardson of Hormone, Hair & Vein Center is your resident medical expert on IV vitamin therapy. If you live in the Mission, KS, area call Hormone, Hair & Vein Center to learn more about IV vitamin drips and to schedule a therapy appointment.

What is IV Vitamin Therapy?

An intravenous vitamin drip is a solution of natural vitamins and minerals administered into the bloodstream to supplement your body's nutritional health. This restorative therapy can rejuvenate your body by replenishing the vitamins you're sorely lacking. Even if you are already in good health, IV vitamin therapy can help restore your energy and make you feel recharged. It can also help rehabilitate the missing nutrition those with chronic illnesses may be experiencing.

The most common formula used in IV vitamin therapy is Meyer's cocktail, a blend of nutrients including:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B-5
  • Vitamin B-6
  • Vitamin B-12
  • Vitamin B complex 100
  • Vitamin C
  • Glutathione
  • Zinc
  • Lipoic acid
  • Chromium

These vitamins and minerals stimulate your body to increase your metabolism, strengthen your energy, and boost cell regeneration. The ingredients are mixed with sterile water and administered through an IV bag over a 15 to 90-minute session. Your Mission, KS, hormone endocrinologist at Hormone, Hair & Vein Center can also curate specific nutrient blends to meet the needs of your body.

The vitamins in the IV drip interact directly with your bloodstream to restore the whole body. Whereas oral vitamin supplements are slowed down by the digestive system, IV vitamin therapy works rapidly because it is carried through your circulatory system.

What are the Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy?

Intravenous vitamin therapy can benefit the nutritional health of your body. Often, we do not get all the proper nutrients our body needs because of the diets we have or due to other illnesses we carry. Those with chronic pain, diabetes, and fibromyalgia have noted how this therapy can provide relief. Other health problems that can be improved with IV vitamin therapy include the common cold, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, chronic muscle spasms, and Asthma. Call your doctor to find out how vitamin therapy can be useful for you.

Hormone, Hair & Vein Center can create a unique IV vitamin therapy for you. Call Dr. Richardson today at (913) 631-0277 to schedule an appointment at our Mission, KS, office. Try the modern treatment to invigorate your health!

Find out how bioidentical hormone therapy may be able to help you.

Hey gentlemen, hormonal imbalances don’t just happen to women as they age; they also happen to men. The good news is that our Mission, KS, hormone endocrinologist Dr. Marilyn Richardson has helped many men find relief from unpleasant symptoms due to imbalanced hormones through the help of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

How do I know that I have a hormonal imbalance?

All men, as they age, will see a decline in testosterone levels. The decline in testosterone levels can begin in the thirties and continues to decline over time. This is when men start to see a change in their health and wellbeing and may experience certain symptoms as a result. Wondering if your symptoms could be due to a hormonal imbalance? They could be if you are experiencing,

  • Unexpected weight gain, especially around the midsection
  • Muscle loss or trouble maintaining muscle
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Irritability and depression
  • Restless sleep or insomnia
  • Hot flashes or night sweats (yes, men can also experience these problems, too!)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decreased sex drive


Are you dealing with one or more of these symptoms? If so, you may want to schedule a doctor’s appointment to check your hormone levels.

How are imbalanced hormones fixed?

If your doctor has told you that you have low testosterone, our Mission, KS, hormone endocrinologist can provide an easy and effective way to get rid of your symptoms and improve your testosterone levels. The answer lies in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormones are structurally identical to the ones our bodies naturally produce, which makes it possible to properly balance hormone levels in aging men without the unpleasant side effects associated with more traditional forms of hormone replacement therapy.

How is BHRT administered?

There are several ways to administer bioidentical hormonal replacement therapy in men. It includes everything from patches and pills to implants that are placed directly under the skin. Our hormone endocrinologist can talk to you about the different BHRT options to help you find the one that will work best for you, your symptoms and your lifestyle.

If you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, then it may be time to turn to our Mission, KS, hormone endocrinologist to find out if you could benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Call Hormone Hair & Vein Center at (913) 631-0277 to schedule a no-risk consultation with our team.

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.





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