Phillips Health Care Newsletter
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Phillips Health Care Newsletter

WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?

by Phillips Clinic on 11/24/21

WHAT’S REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
Regenerative Medicine. which includes Stem Cell Therapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy is “supercharged healing”. It’s harnessing and concentrating the body’s own naturally occurring components and unleashing them to repair, renew and  replace damaged or injured cells, organs, muscle, nerve and bone.
WHAT’S STEM CELL THERAPY
Stem cells are the foundation cells for every organ, tissue and cell of the body. Stem cells can develop into cardiac muscle, as well as liver, brain, nerve, fat and skin tissue. These cells lead to creation of new—healthy—cells and are called  generative cells. 
Stem cell therapy is being used to treat diseases such as Heart Muscle Damage from Heart Attacks, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Hemorrhage and Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Autism, Parkinsonism, Motor Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Liver Diseases, Huntington's Disease , Chronic Kidney Diseases , Multiple Sclerosis, Orthopedic Injuries, COPD, ED and Diabetes. Studies worldwide have shown encouraging results. Stem cell therapy is done by using generative cells from your own bone marrow or adipose (fat) tissue, so consequently has no adverse effects.
THE PROCESS At Phillips Clinic
Stem cells are “harvested” from the patient’s adipose (fat) tissue usually from the abdomen. 
Stem cells are “isolated” (or separated) from the other components of the  patient’s fat tissue. The stem cells are not changed in any way, but are injected back into the patient:
With an IV.
Injected into the localized area of damage or injury.
Implanted into the patient’s damaged or injured muscle.
Inhaled for conditions such as COPD and Parkinsons.
Stem cell therapy is  a minimally invasive procedure. It’s same day, in-office with little down time or pain, compared with surgery.
Because the therapy uses cells that are collected from the patient, and returned to the patient, the chances of reaction are minimal.
PRP
PLATELET RICH PLASMA
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) comes from a patient's own blood. PRP is a concentrated source of growth factors, anti-inflammatory and regenerating factors that play major roles in healing. 
Blood is drawn from the patient, spun in a centrifuge which concentrates platelets. 
After concentration, this serum is injected in the patient. 
Several clinical studies have demonstrated that PRP injections have improved function and decreased pain in various conditions, including - but not limited to - wrist,   elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle tendonitis. 
PRP is also being used as a promising treatment for osteoarthritis. PRP can be used in tandem with Stem Cell Therapy.

If you would like to learn more about Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy at Phillips Clinic 
Family Practice, please contact the office.
STEM CELL THERAPY & PRP
WANT TO LEARN MORE Call Us for Your COMPLIMENTARY CONSULT! 702-363-4000

November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

by Phillips Clinic on 11/24/21

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! 

The Holidays are the traditional time for gatherings of family and friends. Also, the time most of us do a bit of overindulgence. How do we get from Halloween to New Year’s without gaining a size? What’s the trick to enjoying Trick or Treating, the Thanksgiving feast, holiday parties plus all the goodies and treats that are everywhere?? Especially important for type 1 & 2 Diabetics, as well as pre-diabetics is planning for those special occasions. Two months of holiday indulgence can mean both short and long term elevated blood sugar levels, with a resulting elevated A1C* and complications that can arise. (*The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, over the past 3 months. The A1C test is the primary test used for diabetes management.) 

 The CDC Advises “The most important step in managing diabetes during holiday travel and festivities is preparing .” Know what you'll be eating, how to enjoy a few traditional favorites while sticking with a healthy meal plan, you're all set to celebrate! 

 Feasts and Parties Before you go, take these steps to make sure you stick to your healthy meal plan. Eat a healthy snack to avoid overeating at the party. Ask what food will be served, so you can see how it fits into your meal plan. Bring a nutritious snack or dish for yourself and others. You don't have to give up all of your holiday favorites if you make healthy choices and limit portion sizes. At a party or holiday gathering, follow these tips to avoid overeating and to choose healthy foods. 

If you're at a buffet: 
Fix your plate and move to another room away from the food, if possible. Choose smaller portions. Choose low-calorie drinks such as sparkling water, unsweetened tea or diet beverages. 

 If you choose to drink alcohol, limit the amount and have it with food. Talk with your health care provider about whether alcohol is safe for you. Limit it to one drink a day for women, two for men, and drink only with a meal. 

Watch out for heavy holiday favorites such as hams coated with a honey glaze, turkey swimming in gravy and side dishes loaded with butter, sour cream, cheese or mayonnaise. Instead, choose turkey without gravy and trim off the skin, or other lean meats. Look for side dishes and vegetables that are light on butter, dressing and other extra fats and sugars, such as marshmallows or fried vegetable toppings. 

Watch the salt. Some holiday favorites are made with prepared foods high in sodium. Choose fresh or frozen vegetables that are low in sodium. Select fruit instead of pies, cakes and other desserts high in fat, cholesterol and sugar. Focus on friends, family and activities instead of food. Be active! Take a walk after a meal, or join in the dancing at a party. 
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness MontH

by Phillips Clinic on 11/24/21

Symptoms of breast cancer are—

New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).
Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.
Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.
Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.
Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.
Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.
Any change in the size or the shape of the breast.
Pain in any area of the breast.
Keep in mind that these symptoms can happen with other conditions that are not cancer.

If you have any signs or symptoms that worry you, be sure to see your doctor right away.

Risk Factors That Can’t Be Changed.
Studies have shown that your risk for breast cancer is due to a combination of factors. The main factors that influence your risk include being a woman and getting older. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older.

Other factors include family history of breast or ovarian cancer, early menstrual periods or late menopause, genetic mutations, dense breast tissue, having taken DES during pregnancy. 

Risk Factors That Can Be Changed:
Being physically inactive, being overweight or obese, taking hormones, having a first pregnancy after 30, not breast feeing, never having a full term 
pregnancy and drinking an excess aount of alcohol are all risk factors 
that can be changed.

If you have a strong family history of breast cancer or inherited changes in your BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, you may have a high risk of getting breast cancer. You may also have a high risk for ovarian cancer. Talk to your Philips Clinic provider about ways to reduce your risk,

Talk to your doctor about ways to reduce your risk

PHILLIPS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

by Phillips Clinic on 11/24/21

Thanksgiving
Thursday 11.25.21-11.28.21 Return Monday 11.29.21

Christmas
Friday 12.24.21-Monday, 12.27.21 (return the 28th)

New Years
Friday 12.31.21 - Monday 1.3.22 (return the 4th)

SEPTEMBER: WORLD ALZHEIMER'S MONTH

by Phillips Clinic on 11/24/21

WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S
Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.

Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer's are 65 and older. But Alzheimer's is not just a disease of old age. Approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease (also known as early-onset Alzheimer’s). 

Alzheimer's worsens over time. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer's, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. 

Those with Alzheimer's live an average of eight years after their symptoms become noticeable to others, but survival can range from four to 20 years, depending on age and other health conditions. 

Alzheimer's has no current cure, but treatments for symptoms are available and research continues. Although current Alzheimer's treatments cannot stop Alzheimer's from progressing, they can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Today, there is a worldwide effort under way to find better ways to treat the disease, delay its onset, and prevent it from developing.  

WARNING SIGNS 
OF ALZHEIMERS
MEMORY LOSS THAT DISRUPTS DAILY LIFE
One of the most common signs of Alzheimer's is memory loss, especially forgetting recently 
learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; increasingly needing to rely on memory aids or family members for 
things they used to handle on heir own.

CHALLENGES IN PLANNING OR SOLVING PROBLEMS
Some people may experience changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. They may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they did before.

DIFFICULTY COMPLETING FAMILIAR TASKS AT HOME, AT WORK OR 
AT LEISURE
People with Alzheimer's often find it hard to complete daily tasks. Sometimes, people may have trouble driving to a familiar location, managing a budget at work or remembering the rules of a favorite game.

CONFUSION WITH TIME OR PLACE
People with Alzheimer's can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there.

TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING VISUAL IMAGES AND SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS
Vision  problems may be a sign of Alzheimer's. They may have difficulty reading, judging distance and determining color or contrast, which may cause problems with driving.

NEW PROBLEMS WITH WORDS IN SPEAKING OR WRITING
People with Alzheimer's may have trouble following or joining a conversation. They may stop in the middle of a conversation and have no idea how to continue or they may repeat themselves. They may struggle with vocabulary, have problems finding the right word or call things by the wrong name.

MISPLACING THINGS AND LOSING THE ABILITY TO RETRACE STEPS
A person with Alzheimer's disease may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again. Sometimes, they may accuse others of stealing. 

DECREASED OR POOR JUDGMENT
People with Alzheimer's may experience changes in judgment or decision-making. They may use poor judgment when dealing with money, giving large amounts to telemarketers. They may pay less attention to grooming or keeping themselves clean.

WITHDRAWAL FROM WORK 
OR SOCIAL ACTIVITIES 
A person with Alzheimer's may start to remove themselves from hobbies, social activities, work projects or sports.

CHANGES IN MOOD AND PERSONALITY
The mood and personalities of people with Alzheimer's can change. They can become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. They may be easily upset.

Memory Problems?
Ask your provider for a Cognitive Assessment.




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