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1 09, 2020

Can Cognitive Decline be Prevented or Reversed?

2020-09-11T13:17:35+00:00September 1st, 2020|

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most significant healthcare problems nationally and globally. It’s now the third leading cause of death in the United States, following cardiovascular disease and cancer. While there are approximately 5.2 million Americans with AD, this number does not include many young Americans destined to develop AD during their lifetimes. Approximately 15% or 45 million Americans now living may develop AD during their lifetimes if no prevention is instituted. The first publication describing the reversal of cognitive decline in patients with early Alzheimer’s disease, MCI (mild cognitive impairment) [...]

1 08, 2020

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE: Treating the Cause Versus the Symptoms

2020-08-11T19:41:25+00:00August 1st, 2020|

At Peachtree Pharmacy, we believe in treating the whole person. This philosophy is referred to as Functional Medicine. The goal of Functional Medicine is to determine how and why illness occurs and restore health by addressing the root causes of disease versus just the symptoms. The treatment plan is personalized for each individual. This science-based approach empowers patients and practitioners to work together to treat the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. Functional Medicine considers the genetic, physiological, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence health and disease. “The precise manifestation of [...]

2 07, 2020

Anti-Spasmodic Therapy for Cats with Urethral Spasm and Obstruction

2020-07-02T18:13:31+00:00July 2nd, 2020|

Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) can include difficult urination, increased frequency of urination or attempts to urinate, bloody urine, agitation, and vocalization due to urethral spasm or obstruction. Surgery may be needed to relieve the obstruction, but often the first type of therapy is an anti-spasmodic drug that relaxes the urethral muscle to allow passage of the obstruction. However, none of the drugs commonly needed to treat feline urethral spasm and obstruction have been thoroughly described in the veterinary literature, and none of these drugs are commercially available in dosage forms that [...]

1 06, 2020

Menopause and Estrogen Deficiency: Skin Problems

2020-06-01T19:29:36+00:00June 1st, 2020|

Menopause causes estrogen deficiency which affects the skin through accelerated collagen breakdown, decreased elastin, and dehydration. Loss of collagen results in skin that lacks tone and is more able to stretch and expand. When estrogen levels are low, skin becomes dry and itchy, is more fragile, and has more and deeper wrinkles. Several studies suggest bioidentical hormone therapy (BHT) may alleviate these symptoms, increasing skin hydration and reducing shriveling. Excessive facial hair growth occurs in 39% of menopausal women, with the chin being the most common location. Scalp hair loss occurs in some [...]

28 04, 2020

Thyroid Hormone Balance Essential

2020-04-28T16:17:08+00:00April 28th, 2020|

More than half of all people affected by thyroid disease are unaware of their condition. Thyroid disorders affect far more women than men, and the risk increases with age. While both men and women experience stress and exposure to environmental toxins, women are more vulnerable to thyroid imbalances due to hormonal changes throughout their lifetime (puberty, birth control pills, pregnancy, menopause, HRT). Many symptoms of hypothyroidism and menopause overlap. While hormone replacement therapy often focuses on estrogens, progesterone, DHEA and testosterone, optimal hormone balance cannot be achieved without correcting thyroid hormone imbalances. Thyroid [...]

2 04, 2020

Strengthen Your Immune System

2020-04-02T18:46:28+00:00April 2nd, 2020|

Many factors can challenge a healthy immune system including stress, exposure to toxic compounds, allergies, bacteria, viruses, irregular sleeping patterns and a poor diet. Our immune system needs many specific micronutrients, including vitamins A, D, C, E, B6, B12, folate, zinc, iron, copper, and selenium, which play vital, synergistic roles at every stage of the immune response. Adequate amounts of these micronutrients are essential to ensure the proper function of physical barriers and immune cells; however, daily micronutrient intakes necessary to support immune function may be higher than current recommended dietary allowances. Infection, [...]

3 03, 2020

Restoring Hormonal Balance

2020-03-03T16:20:53+00:00March 3rd, 2020|

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHT) is the replacement of deficient hormones with hormones that are chemically identical to those that the body naturally produces, but which have declined due to aging or illness. BHT has improved the quality of life for millions of women who suffer from hormonal imbalance. The ideal process for achieving hormonal balance includes an assessment of hormone levels and complete evaluation of signs and symptoms, followed by replacement of the deficient hormones in the most appropriate dose via the most effective route for each woman, and monitoring to fine tune [...]

3 02, 2020

Customized Medications to Help with Oral Pain or Infections

2020-02-03T23:39:23+00:00February 3rd, 2020|

When you have a problem with your mouth or lips, we can help! Whether you need to relieve pain from ulcerations or an injury, provide a protective barrier to prevent irritation and help with healing, or perhaps numb an area prior to a procedure, we can help! Our compounding pharmacists work with dentists and other health care professionals to customize medications to meet specific needs. For example, troches (lozenges) and lollipops may be the best dosage form when a medication needs to remain in contact with an area of the mouth to be [...]

26 12, 2019

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion – Correct the Deficiency and Improve Your Life!

2019-12-26T16:38:49+00:00December 26th, 2019|

Common prescription and over-the-counter medications can deplete your body of vital nutrients which are essential to your health, and this drug-induced nutrient depletion (DIND) can be life-threatening. Nutrient depletion can lead to fatigue, anxiety, depression and insomnia. And even worse – widely-prescribed statins, which are used to reduce cholesterol, deplete coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), and lack of CoQ10 can weaken the heart and lead to left ventricular failure. To treat this problem, drugs known as beta-blockers are prescribed, which can cause more adverse effects. This is an example of how DIND is often not [...]

3 12, 2019

Intranasal Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression

2019-12-03T15:58:05+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

Multiple studies have shown that when used as a nasal spray, ketamine may help depressed patients who have not responded to conventional therapy. Ketamine is a medication that is most often used intravenously for anesthesia, and multiple studies have shown that a single intravenous infusion of ketamine produces a rapid antidepressant response. Intranasal medications avoid the inconvenience and discomfort of IV therapy. And, intranasal drug delivery offers many advantages: it provides a route to the brain that bypasses problems related to gastrointestinal absorption as well as drug metabolism prior to absorption, and intranasal [...]

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