In today’s modern world a sense of well-being, physical health, mental balance, and the feeling of being in control of one’s own health is an important asset.
The complexity of modern-day living with its amplified stress, environmental toxicity, inadequate nutrition and many other factors is putting a lot of strain on our health. Each of us has a unique genetic makeup which has evolved over centuries to deal with environments that are in many ways a thing of the past. Genetically, we’re not well suited to modern environmental challenges.
This has led to the prevalence of modern-day diseases which are often not fully understood by Conventional Medicine as they are by Integrative and Functional Medicine. Many of them are seen as “psychological problems“ since they don’t easily fit into the conventional medicine models. Chronic Fatigue, ME and even Fibromyalgia are some of the well known examples. Others, like Insulin Resistance, Polycystic Ovarian syndrome, Hashimoto Thyroiditis and many others are considered chronic and patients are often put on a lifelong medication regime.
Furthermore, aging population’s degenerative diseases like arthritis, cardiovascular diseases with hypertension, lipid problems etc. are treated in a very similar fashion. Often seen by conventional medical professionals as an inevitable process, patients are put on chronic medication without any attempt at reversing the problem. Any other underlying conditions like a loss of libido, loss of “zest“ for life, insomnia, tiredness, etc. are seen as a natural process of aging.
Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine and Anti-aging medicine are trying to address all of these health conditions with the intention of finding deeper causes and restoring health. Dr Nedic uses an integrative medical approach which is personalised for each patient in treating:
- Chronic fatigue, Adrenal deficiency and Fibromyalgia*
- Autoimmunity spectrum diseases*
- Inability to lose weight: Insulin resistance, estrogen dominance, Obesity*
- Insulin resistance spectrum: PCOS, Cardio-metabolic syndrome, Diabetes type 2*
- Food sensitivities and Leaky gut syndrome*
- Hormonal imbalance*
- Hormonal decline, Menopause and all symptoms related to aging*
- Detoxification problems*
- Preventative genetics for Sporadic breast cancer, Prostate cancer, Alzheimer ‘s , Parkinson’s , Obesity, Diabetes type 2, Well-being, Depression and Anxiety*
In addition, as a part of 8th Sense’s holistic approach Dr. Nedic treats:
Bruxism & Teeth Grinding
Teeth Clenching and Grinding
Bruxism is a forceful action of the upper and lower teeth pushing against each other. The grinding and clenching or clamping action is commonly a nocturnal (night-time) action. Because the symptoms are only minor in the initial stages, the problem is often ignored. However, in the later stages, symptoms can become so bad as to begin to affect one’s quality of life. Unfortunately, this late diagnosis can mean that the habit has already become ingrained. Botulinum Toxin A treatment can help break this habit of teeth grinding at night. *
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Bruxism?
- Waking up with sore jaw muscles
- Waking up with a headache
- Aching in the face, head and neck
- Worn, chipped or fractured teeth
- Shortened front teeth
- Painful, loose or sensitive teeth
- Hearing loss
Bruxism can also contribute to enlarged jaw muscles (masseter muscles). This causes the face to take on a somewhat masculine, square jaw-line.
Botulinum Toxin A’s Role in Treating the Symptoms of Bruxism
Knowing that Botulinum Toxin A relaxes the facial muscles that cause wrinkles, we use the same method to weaken the masseter muscles of the jaw. There’s no need to worry if images of eating soup and pureed vegetables come to mind. By only slightly weakening this “chewing” muscle, Botulinum Toxin A reduces the ability to grind and clench over-zealously without interfering with normal chewing ability.*
After five or six injections, you’ll start feeling the difference and the symptoms will start to dissipate. After six months, another treatment is often necessary, which is then usually enough to break the habit.*
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Sweaty palms, feet, dripping foreheads and sweat rings under the arms can lead to embarrassing situations for many sufferers of hyperhidrosis. Heavy sweating such as this is a serious medical condition for millions of people worldwide.
How Can Excessive Sweating be Treated?
Some people with mild hyperhidrosis may be able to manage their sweat levels with a topical RX-strength antiperspirant. If you’re a sufferer and have tried those low-level solutions but have found them to be inadequate, another potential solution has become available.
Botulinum Toxin A treatment can be used to effectively combat underarm sweating. Although the use of this treatment for hyperhidrosis is fairly recent, it has been used for many years as a facial muscle relaxant to prevent lines and wrinkles. This same action can be used on sweat glands.
The procedure is a simple injection made to a localized area and the effect can last up to 8 months.*
Micrografting For Hair Loss
Micrografting is the latest non-surgical hair growth treatment that is based on the regenerative potential of the patient’s own tissue.
Clinical studies show that hair loss is stopped approximately 6 weeks after the treatment and existing hair follicles start to regenerate new hair.
Micrografting is a no-downtime, single procedure during which the tissue samples are taken from the area behind the patient’s earlobe. The samples are then processed in order to isolate progenitor cells and growth factors. These progenitor cells are more specific than stem cells and have the potential to differentiate into “target” cells – in this case, new hair. After isolation of progenitor cells, they are injected mesotherapeutically into the patient’s scalp. The patient should expect to see new hair growth after one month and full restoration after 3 months.
This is a safe procedure as the patient is both a donor and recipient of the micrograft and it has FDA and CE mark approval.
Candidates for Micrografting
This procedure can be used in males and females suffering from Androgenetic alopecia. Androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness is a condition that affects approximately 70% males and 30% females. This is the most common cause of hair loss and it occurs when hair follicles become oversensitive to androgen hormones. It is usually genetically predetermined.
In males, it presents with a progressive receding of the hairline and baldness at the top; whilst in females it usually presents with scattered thinning on the top of the head.
How Do I Know If This Is Procedure For Me?
8th SENSE will schedule a consultation for you prior to the procedure.
We will ask relevant questions to establish a possible cause for and the type of hair loss and will examine your scalp with a digital microscope to find out how advanced the hair loss is. In difficult cases and where the patient requires a more definitive diagnosis, genetic testing and urinary hormone metabolites can be done to prove androgenetic alopecia. If any other type of hair loss is present the 8th SENSE doctor will suggest alternative treatment. We always use the integrative approach and sometimes if androgenetic alopecia does not have a strong underlying genetic cause but rather a product of epigenetic lifestyle influences, we will suggest an adequate integrative treatment.
Are There Any Contraindications?
- Other types of hair loss such as telogen effluvium
- Systemic diseases such as autoimmunity and cancer
- Alopecia Areata
- Hair loss due to nutritional deficiencies
- Scalp inflammation
- Advanced androgenetic alopecia with fully developed baldness (this is a case for hair transplant)
- Unrealistic expectations
*Disclaimer: Treatment results will vary on a patient to patient basis. No guarantees can be made