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An Overview of Bioidentical Hormones, Presented by DeBruin Medical Center

Bioidentical hormones are available for use in hormone replacement therapy, which some women receive before, during, or after menopause. These hormones get their name from the fact that they are chemically identical to the hormones naturally produced in women’s bodies.

Bioidentical hormones came onto the market as women looked for ways to minimize the symptoms of menopause (including hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness) with as few unpleasant side effects as possible. Prior to the introduction of bioidentical hormones, hormone replacement therapy included hormones that were similar to (but still chemically different from) those naturally produced in the human body.

Derived from wild yams and soy plants, bioidentical hormones are prescribed either in set doses or in customized blends designed to meet each woman’s specific hormone needs. Some doctors prescribe doses that attempt to mimic natural hormonal fluctuations in the body, while others prescribe steady doses.

About DeBruin Medical Center

Headed by Dr. Mark DeBruin, who has been practicing for more than 22 years, the Center offers a variety of medical services, including weight management programs, spinal manipulation, bioidentical hormone therapy, and other women’s health treatments.

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Using Conventional Medicine to Treat Skin Problems, by Dr. Mark DeBruin of DeBruin Medical Center

Conventional medicine, also called allopathy or Western medicine, is the type that is usually practiced in an American general or family-practice office. Unlike Eastern (or alternative) medicine, which typically uses medicinal herbs to treat illness, doctors who use conventional medicine treat illness using drugs or surgery.

Conventional medicine can also be used to address certain skin problems. Years ago, patients who were unhappy with their skin’s appearance as they aged didn’t have very many options. But things have changed, and today, patients interested in seeing significant positive results without surgical intervention have several choices to consider.

Botox, a prescription medicine that is injected into facial muscles to temporarily improve the look of frown lines, is a popular solution for patients interested in softening facial lines. Injectable dermal fillers have also grown in popularity and use. They work by plumping the skin, filling in fine lines and wrinkles.

In practice for more than 22 years, Dr. Mark DeBruin owns and operates DeBruin Medical Center in Orangevale, California. He practices conventional medicine and offers several services, such as skin care, medical weight management, minor surgical procedures, and spinal manipulation.

DeBruin Medical Center with Keys to a Successful Weight Loss

Many people start a weight loss regimen and give up all too quickly. Here are some tips from DeBruin Medical Center’s weight management experts:

1. Eat a balanced diet: Make sure your diet comprises protein, fat, and carbohydrates. You should also ensure you are drinking enough water.

2. Include nutritional and food supplements: Ensure optimal health by taking vitamins and other supplements that will boost your health while avoiding superfluous calories.

3. Exercise: Of course, one of the key components to any weight loss plan is exercise. Try to incorporate daily exercise into your life.

4. Education: Learn more about effective weight loss programs. DeBruin Medical Center offers one of the few MEDICAL weight management programs around. The program provides sound guidance on nutrition, supplements, fitness routines, and medications as necessary, as well as ongoing support and encouragement.

More about DeBruin Medical Center: Based in Orangevale, California, the center offers both conventional and cosmetic medical services.

Motor Skill and Communication Milestones in Infant Development

Babies develop rapidly after birth. Within the first few months of your child’s life, you should notice him or her developing the following motor and communications skills:

Motor Skills

Immediately after birth, babies have little in the way of motor skills. Their necks cannot even support the weight of their heads. Over the first few months of their lives, however, most babies gain the ability to hold their heads up while resting on their stomachs. They may also be able to grasp and hold toys.

Communication Skills

Most babies quickly discover how to interact with their parents. Within a couple of months, many of them smile on purpose and coo when their parents talk. Some even learn to imitate facial expressions or reach for their parents when they need attention.

About DeBruin Medical Center:

DeBruin Medical Center provides medical services including family medicine, immunizations, and newborn and pediatric care from its office in Orangevale, California. The practice offers concierge medical care at discounted rates for uninsured patients. For more information, visit DeBruinMedicalCenter.com.

DeBruin Medical Center and Keys to Weight Management Success

Located in Orangevale, California, DeBruin Medical Center offers patients a number of weight management services, including LipoLaser therapy and integrative health programs tailored to patients’ weight loss goals. The DeBruin Medical Center also offers a number of practical tips towards sustained nutrition and weight loss.

One key to weight management success is maintaining a healthy balance in one’s daily diet. Individuals should eat proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in combination, also monitoring water intake to achieve recommended levels. Regular exercise complements a healthy diet, boosting the metabolism in ways that allow the body to burn more fat, also decreasing hunger and improving energy levels.

Supplemental mineral and vitamin intake is also an important daily habit to maintain. The right combination of supplements specific to an individual’s age, body type, and health requirements can play an important role in preventing degenerative conditions and processes. The DeBruin Medical Center website at www.debruinmedicalcenter.com gives patients online ordering options for a wide range of supplements, including coenzyme Q-10, green tea extract, Dual Detox, and Thera Slim daily packets.