Regenerative medicine and following a regenerative lifestyle are revolutionary approaches to health and wellness that require a level of highly specialized training you won’t find at many medical practices. At YoungerMeMD, Kenneth Varano, DO, is an expert in regenerative medicine who is dedicated to using today’s most advanced technology to optimize your health. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, or use the online booking feature.
Regenerative medicine uses your body’s natural healing abilities to restore and maintain your health. Adult stem cells and platelets are two regenerative tools that can be extracted from your body and used in medical and aesthetic treatments.
Adult stem cells have the remarkable ability to self-replicate, creating a new cell that can develop into several specialized tissues. Throughout your life, adult stem cells repair and replace tissues that are old, damaged, or diseased.
Platelets are naturally found in your bloodstream, where they travel to injured and damaged tissues and release growth factors that are essential for healing. Growth factors stimulate new tissue regeneration and help regulate inflammation.
Hormones are an integral part of regenerative medicine. It turns out that you need optimal levels of hormones to support normal stem cell function. For example, progesterone stimulates neural stem cells and testosterone activates stem cells in your muscles. Growth hormones and estradiol, a form of estrogen, are essential for maintaining stem cells that regenerate the tissues lining your blood vessels.
Many other hormones may influence stem cell function throughout your adult life, including insulin, thyroid hormones, and gastrointestinal hormones. As an expert in hormones, Dr. Varano performs specialized blood tests that precisely determine your hormone levels. Then you can receive bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using pellets that contain a customized dose of the hormones you need.
A regenerative lifestyle is one that supports the function of stem cells and boosts your health rather than contributing to illness. There’s no doubt that lifestyle factors can either cause chronic diseases or prevent them. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease are primarily preventable when you follow a healthy lifestyle.
The same principle applies to regenerative cells in your body. Your lifestyle can significantly alter the way your DNA behaves. Environmental factors can also impact the way stem cells function. The foods you eat, the amount of exercise you get, and when you sleep can turn genes on or off, determining whether you stay healthy or your health goes downhill.
Dr. Varano is one of the few physicians specializing in regenerative lifestyles. Patients who take advantage of his expertise gain advantages such as the opportunity to have a revolutionary blood test that reveals nutritional status at the cellular level. Based on the test results, Dr. Varano can formulate customized vitamin and mineral supplements that supply the precise nutrients your cells need.
If you’d like to use regenerative medicine to promote your ongoing health, call YoungerMeMD or schedule an appointment online.