Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm (Closed 12:30pm – 1:30pm)

Hormone Replacement Therapy: A Viable Treatment Option for COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic disease in which airflow from the lungs is obstructed. Common symptoms of COPD include difficulty breathing, chronic cough, and wheezing.

COPD is often caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases, such as cigarette smoke. Sufferers of COPD are at an increased risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer, and a variety of other serious illnesses.

Benefits of Botox at Key T Wellness

At Key T Wellness, one of the most popular methods used to improve facial beauty and eliminate the effects of aging are Botox injections. Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, also called Botulinum toxin. When used properly, Botox has proven to be a very valuable and useful drug, with many aesthetic and health benefits. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

Treating Menopause with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Menopause is when a woman’s menstrual cycle ends. It is a natural part of life that typically occurs around the age of 51 in American women. During menopause or perimenopause (the months or years leading up to menopause) women can experience hot flashes, vaginal dryness, irregular periods, mood changes, and trouble sleeping. When in perimenopause, it is hard for women to predict when their next period will come. This is why menopause and perimenopause can be a challenging and uncomfortable time for women. However, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) at Key T Wellness in Dickinson can provide relief for the many symptoms associated with menopause.

What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

HRT is a government-approved treatment for relief of menopausal symptoms. The symptoms associated with menopause are caused by low levels of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. HRT works by supplementing and returning these hormone levels back or close to normal.

HRT Offered at Key T Wellness

The type of HRT offered at our Dickinson office is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). BHRT contains bioidentical estrogen and/or progesterone, and sometimes even testosterone. Bioidentical hormones are better tolerated by the body. In addition, they do not carry the side effects often associated with NON-bioidentical hormones that are often offered elsewhere.

HRT is administered at Key T Wellness in the following ways: topical hormone creams that are absorbed through the skin into the blood, estrogen and progesterone pills which are taken daily, or bioidentical pellets that are placed under the skin using a small incision. Our expert staff is here to help determine which method is best for you.

With around 34 different symptoms, menopause indeed can be a challenging time for any woman. However, through the use of HRT, Key T Wellness can make the experience much easier. If you are currently going through menopause or suspect you are about to, contact our Dickinson office today to set up a consultation.

What a High Protein Diet from Key T Wellness Will Do For You

Ever since the Atkins Diet became a national sensation, many have debated whether a high protein diet is truly an effective method for weight loss. There are those that swear by a high protein diet, insisting it not only helps people lose weight, but also leads to better overall health.

On the flip side, others claim that a high protein diet is not necessary. They claim that the only thing one needs to do to lose weight is expend more calories than he or she takes in.

While the latter argument holds some validity, Key T Wellness in Dickinson understands that there’s more to it than just losing weight. Getting the correct nutrition and having a healthy body composition are important factors when considering a weight loss plan. So let’s take a look at the health benefits of losing weight on a high protein diet.

A High Protein Diet Suppresses Hunger

Studies have shown that eating protein makes you feel fuller compared to eating other macros (fats and carbohydrates). For instance, eating 100 calories of protein will leave you feeling more satiated than 100 calories from any other macro. In addition, similar studies have found that people on a high protein diet ate 400 fewer calories a day.

These findings suggest that eating more protein can result in a reduced appetite and fewer calories eaten each day, which in turn, results in an increased chance of weight loss.

A High Protein Diet Maintains and Builds Muscle

People often lose weight in an inefficient manner because the majority of their weight loss comes from a reduction in muscle mass. They may have lost weight, but their body composition is not ideal and may still store a lot of fat.

This is why some people can lose weight but still carry a substantial amount of fat on their body, often referred to as being “flabby” or “skinny-fat”. This not only doesn’t look good, but isn’t healthy either. There is irrefutable evidence that fat can lead to a plethora of health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

The most optimal and healthy way to lose weight is to do so while maintaining and building muscle mass. Consuming higher amounts of protein can increase metabolism while protecting your muscles. Because more muscle mass is spared, as you lose weight your total lean body mass (LBM) remains higher, thus establishing an efficient metabolism.

Key T Wellness is committed to helping our patients lose weight in the most optimal and healthy way for them. Our nutritional counseling and aesthetics services understand that what you put into your body greatly affects your overall health. As seen in the aforementioned points, a high protein diet indeed is an effective way to lose weight. However, we also understand that everyone is different, and that this is not the only way to weight loss.

Our office in Dickinson uses health technology such as the InBody 570, a body composition machine that reads your fat, muscle and total body water measurements, to pinpoint deficiencies within the body and helps determine what type of diet plan is most effective for you. Together with our nutritional counseling, we will get you on your way to living well.

Contact us today to set up an appointment to speak with our nutritional counselors and body composition professionals.

Signs of Aging? Use the Aesthetics Services at Key T

An obvious statement is that everyday we get older. What may not be completely obvious are the signs of aging. We look at ourselves in the mirror daily, and we may not notice the slight increase in wrinkles or the skin beginning to sag. That is until those signs become very noticeable. The aesthetics services at Key T Wellness Center in Dickinson has the sole purpose of helping you look and feel younger.

Eliminating wrinkles and tightening sagging skin is one of the fastest and most effective methods to rejuvenating your ability to recapture a more youthful look. At Key T, we utilize cryosurgical methods and the use of Botulinum Toxin (known more commonly as Botox) injections.

HOW DOES AESTHETICS SERVICE HELP?

Before applying our aesthetics services, our health professional will conduct a thorough evaluation of the client to see precisely what the issues are, regarding wrinkles and other facial and skin-related problems.

CRYOSURGICAL PROCEDURES: When it comes to areas on the face and body that needs removal, like moles, warts, skin tags, and other skin blemishes, cryosurgical procedures make it easy. Our aesthetics professionals take their time utilizing the Cryosurgical device and applying the freezing technique that removes unsightly blemishes on the skin.

BOTULINUM TOXIN: Everyone gets wrinkles. Some more than others and some quicker than others. Getting rid of wrinkles, however, has become a relatively easy process. Botulinum toxin, typically known as botox, is an injection that removes wrinkles. It helps eliminate crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines, which become more visible over time. It is recommended to receive these injections on a specific timeline, which our health professional will provide.

RECEIVE AESTHETICS FROM KEY T WELLNESS CENTER

If you’ve noticed an increase in the amount of wrinkles and their prominence in your facial features, or if you have skin blemishes that you want removed, then contact Key T Wellness Center today and schedule your aesthetics appointment at our Dickinson office. We look forward to helping you achieve a younger and fresher looking you.

Company

Key T Wellness Center is dedicated to providing every patient the essentials to continue or to start living well. Our wellness centers provide numerous health-focused and body rejuvenating services, like hormone replacement therapy, body composition analysis, weight loss treatment, nutritional counseling, and cosmetic/aesthetic procedures.

Hours

Monday - Friday:

8:30AM–5:30PM
(Closed: 12:30–1:30PM)