Category Archives: Age Management

What is Dementia?

Did you know that there are an estimated 47.5 million dementia sufferers worldwide? Further more, a new case of dementia is diagnosed every four seconds. What is this disorder and what causes it? Continue reading to find out!

What is Dementia?  

Dementia is a syndrome, not a specific disease. It is a collective term used to describe various symptoms of cognitive decline, such as forgetfulness, inability to think clearly and communication impairment.  Dementia is a symptom of several underlying diseases and brain disorders.

While the likelihood of having dementia increases with age, it is not a normal part of aging.

What Causes Dementia?

Dementia can be caused by many things, but progressive brain cell death is the leading cause associated with most dementia patients. However, it can also be caused by a head injury, stroke, brain tumor, disease or infection.

Dementia Symptoms

A person with dementia may show any of the symptoms listed below, mostly due to memory loss. Some symptoms they may notice themselves, others may only be noticed by caregivers or healthcare workers.

The signs used to compile this list are published by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) in the journal American Family Physician.

Possible symptoms of dementia include:

  • Recent memory loss– a sign of this might be asking the same question repeatedly.
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks– for example, making a drink or cooking a meal.
  • Problems communicating– difficulty with language; forgetting simple words or using the wrong ones.
  • Disorientation– getting lost on a previously familiar street, for example.
  • Problems with abstract thinking– for instance, dealing with money.
  • Misplacing things– forgetting the location of everyday items such as keys, or wallets, for example.
  • Mood changes– sudden and unexplained changes in outlook or disposition.
  • Personality changes– perhaps becoming irritable, suspicious or fearful.
  • Loss of initiative– showing less interest in starting something or going somewhere.

Do you have a loved one or family member that you think may suffer from dementia? Arizona Integrative Medical Center offers natural dementia care practices! Dr. Stallone’s main focus is to listen and understand the underlying cause of an individual’s illness, which is usually a combination of nutritional, structural, emotional, chemical, and lifestyle factors. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!


Benefits of a Medical Peel

Medical peels are a great solution for a range of skin concerns, from wrinkles to acne to hyper-pigmentation.  So if you’re in search of a way to get brighter, clearer, more youthful-looking skin, a medical peel could be the answer. Need more information before you commit? Take a look below at 5 skin benefits of medical peels.

Reduces Wrinkles

Medical peels reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by removing the outer layer of your skin to reveal a new layer that is fresh, smooth, and unlined. Sometimes a light peel is sufficient for addressing surface wrinkles. Depending on your cosmetic goals, a moderate or deep peel may be a better solution.

Corrects Sun Damage

Did you know that exposure to radiation from sunlight accounts for as much as 90% of the signs of premature aging? Fortunately, medical peels can help repair and reverse the sun damage on the skin of your face, hands, neck, and chest.

Treats Acne

Studies have reported that medical peels containing salicylic acid reduce acne by 47-75%, and 50-95% of patients saw their acne significantly improved with peels containing glycolic acid a well. Most chemical peels that treat acne are on the lighter side, as acne is typically a surface skin issue.

Diminishes the Appearance of Scars

Moderate chemical peels treat both surface acne and some light scarring by penetrating more deeply into the skin. For diminishing the appearance of more significant acne scars, a deeper peel is required.

Enhances Skin

In addition to addressing your current skin issues, a chemical peel treatment also stimulates the growth of fresh, new skin. This rejuvenates the overall tone and texture of your skin!

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If you’re seeking a solution to your skin concerns, a medical peel might be exactly what you’re looking for. But it’s important to choose the right practitioner to ensure you get the best results.  At Arizona Integrative Medical, our skincare specialists will provide you with the best peel to meet your cosmetic goals. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!

Alternative Aging Treatments

Aging happens. Some do it naturally, and some have a little help. That help can come in many different forms; from supplements and aesthetic procedures to surgery. There are countless combinations in between to help slow down the hands of time. It’s inevitable to face yourself every day, and if the reflection in the mirror causes unhappiness, there’s plenty you can do about it.


Age Management Therapy

Age Management Therapy utilizes bio-identical hormones, nutritional supplements / IVs, exercise, diet, counseling and more to achieve optimal health in each individual patient.

Some goals in anti-aging medicine are:

  • Improving health
  • Preventing age-related diseases like dementia, cancer, heart disease, stroke, etc.
  • Improving quality of life with treatments to help with energy, memory, libido, ambition, body composition, etc.

Supplemental Injections

Any age management program should be recommended by a skilled physician and the process should start with a consultation.

Many non-surgical options are temporary, but some results can still last a few years.

A baby step into an anti-aging regime can begin with supplements. Collagen and hyaluronic acid are great examples of nutrients that can help restore skin volume and may help soften fine lines. They can even help replace lost supportive tissue in joints, easing joint pain.

Supplemental nutrients come in all shapes and sizes. They can be cheap, worthless, and sometimes even dangerous to the wrong person. Physician-grade supplements, only obtainable from a licensed physician, are among the highest quality supplements on the market. During your consultation, a program will be mapped out. Results can take months and will fade when the program stops. Despite this, many have found great results using this natural method.

Dermal Fillers 

If you’re wanting a little more correction, you may want to explore products like BOTOX ® Cosmetic or Dysport ®. They’re injected into the forehead and eye area to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Both are a purified protein derived from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. The bacteria are found in natural environments like lakes, soil, forests, and in some mammals and marine life. Once injected, it blocks the nerve impulse, causing the muscle to relax and the wrinkles to soften. The results are not permanent; it usually lasts an average of six months for most people. One of the best things about Botox ® Cosmetic and Dyport ® is the flexibility. You can opt to receive a little for a refreshed look or more depending on your taste. You can start slow, and if you’d prefer more correction, you can always schedule another appointment.

Either used alone or coupled with Botox ® Cosmetic or Dysport ®, dermal fillers can literally take decades off some faces. These products are universal. They can plump lips, remove wrinkles, enhance shallow contours, soften creases, and even improve the appearance of recessed scars.

Dermal fillers are most often used as volumizers, lifting and filling areas like cheeks, jawlines, chins, and temples.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Another option for anyone wanting to combat the total effects of aging is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). HRT addresses the side effects of aging like fatigue, weight gain, low libido, stamina, and mental cognition. This is a great option for anyone wanting to feel younger, not just look younger. This therapy requires a little more commitment with multiple office visits and bloodwork, but the payoff will be felt from the inside out.

Self-esteem has a significant impact on our health and outlook on life. Many people combat aging with the above options to help themselves feel and look the way they want. To start your ant-aging journey, schedule a consultation with one of our experienced physicians today!

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