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Archive for June, 2014

Increase Your Body’s Natural HGH Production

Published on June 23rd, 2014

Many people have heard of the use of Human Growth Hormone as an age-defying therapy. As with many purported fountains of youth, the benefits of HGH can sometimes be overstated. However, this natural compound does confer a number of benefits, such as:

  • Increased Muscle
  • Reduced Body Fat
  • More Energy
  • Increased Focus
  • Faster Healing
  • Better Sleep
  • Improved Heart and Bone Health

If you want the benefits of HGH, taking an HGH supplement may not be the right course of action. Instead, many people benefit from taking a synthetic growth hormone releasing hormone that stimulates your body’s natural HGH production. This approach is more advantageous for many people who have HGH deficiencies.

A compounded chemical identical to your body’s natural growth hormone can release peptides, which stimulate the production of HGH. A compounded drug can stimulate your pituitary gland to secrete more HGH, allowing your body to apply this hormone wherever it is needed.

Although HGH production is highest during our developmental stages, especially puberty, adults still need HGH to maintain vital bodily functions. Since natural HGH production begins to taper off as we age, many people suffer from weight gain, loss of muscle and bone density, heart disease, and other problems. Optimal adult HGH rates are achieved at age 20, with a marginal one- to two-percent drop each year starting around age 30. By the time we reach age 80, our HGH production is often dangerously low, which causes a rapid acceleration of the aging process.

HGH can have negative effects on the body if the dosage is too high. HGH injections cannot be regulated by the body, nor can the negative side effects of too much HGH be negated. For more information on which compounded drug can help your body, speak to your pharmacist today.

Immunizations: Expanded Access Helps Prevent Disease

Published on June 16th, 2014

California’s SB 493, which was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown last October, has expanded the role of pharmacists as healthcare providers. This law was drafted to address the increased need for healthcare providers because of the increased access to healthcare that the Affordable Care Act has made possible. It was introduced by State Senator Ed Hernandez – himself an optometrist with many Medicaid patients – who was quoted as saying, “I’ve always said this: pharmacists are completely over-trained and underutilized.” To remedy this state of affairs, SB 493 expands the medications that pharmacists can provide under their own authority (without a prescription from a doctor):

  • Immunizations
  • Hormonal Contraception
  • Nicotine Replacement Products
  • Travel Medications
  • Ordering Tests Related to Managing Medications

While all of these areas of expanded coverage are important, the increased ability of pharmacists to provide immunizations has the potential to make the biggest impact.

Modern immunizations are the reason that you and your neighbors are not crippled by polio today. In fact, thanks to the widespread use of vaccines like these, we have been able to eliminate the threat of many of history’s most devastating diseases. They are also essential for our public health response to pandemic diseases like influenza (flu shots every year help prevent serious levels of flu infections).

Expanded access to immunizations will allow people in all communities, from here in West Los Angeles to the rural areas of the Central Valley, to protect themselves and their children from infectious diseases. Just as importantly, getting yourself and your children vaccinated helps protect the other members of your community.

Recently, several celebrities – who also happen to know nothing about medicine – have urged parents to refrain from vaccinating their children. This is a dangerous and frightening trend not only for healthcare professionals, but for everyone. Although you may think not vaccinating your kids only affects them, the truth is that reduced levels of immunization put kids with diminished immune systems at significantly increased risk. It also puts future generations in harm’s way; the widespread use of immunization in the past is the reason that smallpox no longer exists.

The safety of immunizations has been borne out again and again through scientific study. If you have immunization concerns, Dr. Vahedi is happy to answer your questions here at Fusion Rx Compounding Pharmacy.

Vertigo Treatment is Easy at Fusion Rx

Published on June 9th, 2014

Ménière’s disease is one of the more common causes of vertigo. It is caused by a buildup of excess fluid in the inner ear, which is the part of the body responsible for balance. When fluid levels increase, you may experience a loss of balance or hearing. Vertigo related to Ménière’s disease can be severe, leaveing you incapacitated for up to 24 hours at a time. It is often accompanied by a feeling of pressure in one or both ears, hearing loss, or tinnitus. Fortunately, easy relief can usually be found at our compounding pharmacy.

Betahistine is an oral medication that can be custom made to meet your needs at your local compounding pharmacy, including right here at Fusion Rx Compounding Pharmacy in West Los Angeles. The compound acts as an antagonist for H1 and H3 histamine receptors. Although this may sound complicated, what it essentially means is that betahistine causes the blood vessels in the inner to dilate. As they expand, the excess fluid that has built up is able to escape, leading to relief from your worst vertigo symptoms.

Although Ménière’s disease was once classified as idiopathic (meaning there is no known cause), today doctors have found a number of contributing factors. Infection of the middle ear, head trauma, and upper respiratory tract infections can all lead to symptoms. Although these contributing factors are hard to control, there are lifestyle changes that can reduce your chances of developing Ménière’s disease. Aspirin, cigarettes, and alcohol can all increase your chances of developing the condition, so avoiding them can help you prevent vertigo in the first place. If you do develop vertigo accompanied by hearing loss or pressure in the ear, get in contact with our compounding pharmacist to find the best relief possible.

What is Vertigo?

Published on June 2nd, 2014

In addition to being a classic Alfred Hitchcock film, vertigo is a fairly common symptom characterized by dizziness and nausea. It is referred to as a symptom rather than a disease, because it may be caused by a number of different diseases and conditions. But, although the causes can vary widely, vertigo is easily identifiable due to the very specific nature of the condition. In general, vertigo is the sensation that the room is moving around you even though there is no actual physical movement. This can lead to problems with balance, nausea, and vomiting.

There are three categories of vertigo:

  • Mild – Infrequent, brief, and resolves on its own. You may be nauseous, but there is no vomiting.
  • Moderate – Lying down is required to stop the feeling of movement. Vomiting may occur, but you should be able to keep fluids down.
  • Severe – The room continues to spin even while lying down and immobilized. Vomiting is present, and keeping fluids down will be difficult.

Even mild vertigo can make it difficult to keep your balance. If you begin to feel like the room is spinning inexplicably, you should take the proper precautions to avoid injury. You should sit or lie down, and definitely avoid potentially dangerous activities like climbing ladders or stairs.

Vertigo treatment will depend on the cause of the condition. The condition is usually associated with inner ear disorders, but there are a number of different variations. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is caused by irregular movement of the “ear rocks” within the inner ear. Ménière’s disease is connected to excess fluid within the inner ear. Vertigo can even be brought on by excessive alcohol consumption. The best treatment for your vertigo will depend on the cause of the condition. Fusion Rx Compounding Pharmacy has the best pharmacological treatments for vertigo in West Los Angeles.

  • It is rare to find health professionals who are so willing to educate the patient on what they need to know.

    Clair C. | West Hollywood, CA