As people age, naturally their bodies slow down, aches and pains arise, and other issues can come about. However, as medical technology has advanced, multiple treatments and plans have been developed to help quell the symptoms of aging. At Optimal Health MD, for instance, a number of treatments are available to make patients look and feel younger. Here, Dr. Ronald Klatz of Optimal Health MD details the innovations, science, and technology behind the treatments that bring patients closer to the Fountain of Youth.
Innovation & Tech Today: What sort of technology is available that can help track the aging process?
Dr. Ronald Klatz: The newly-developed AgeMeter is an easy-to-use, seamless software utilizing industry-leading research to measure estimated functional age versus chronological age. The AgeMeter is a self-contained software built on Apple’s leading iOS ecosystem. It includes an Apple iPad pre-loaded with the encrypted AgeMeter application, with video guides and text prompts to easily navigate through all biomarker tests.
I&T Today: What, then, can users do with this information?
Dr. Ronald Klatz: The AgeMeter biomarker metrics can be used for personalized assessments to track functional age changes and improvements and enable physicians and health counselors to design individualized, personalized health and wellness programs to optimize health and performance. The results can guide you toward a healthier, more productive, and more enjoyable life.
I&T Today: How can technology be used for age-old health issues?
Dr. Ronald Klatz: A very common issue for men is that with age, the blood vessels to the penis begin to break down or collapse. Also, arteries get filled with artery-clogging plaque. PowerWave is a new technology that uses acoustic waves to open existing blood vessels and stimulate the growth of new vessels, since proper blood flow is essential for erections. The increased blood flow from the acoustic pressure wave of PowerWave gives men a much stronger and more sustainable erection, as well as increased stimulation and sensitivity.
I&T Today: What are some other innovative treatments for erectile dysfunction?
Dr. Ronald Klatz: The PRP Shot is a revolutionary new procedure that treats erectile dysfunction using platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The PRP Shot uses natural, regenerative cells drawn from your bloodstream. The procedure is non-surgical and doesn’t carry the heart-related risks of traditional erectile dysfunction treatments. These cells are refined to platelet-rich plasma, using highly-advanced centrifuges.
I&T Today: Are there similar technologies designed specifically for women?
Dr. Ronald Klatz: GWave is a scientifically proven, non-invasive new treatment designed to repair damaged blood vessels and increase blood flow to the vagina. Unlike other treatments that merely mask symptoms or are a temporary fix, GWave eliminates the root of the problems at the source by using safe and effective shockwave therapy. In just a few quick sessions, with versions that are usable at home, patients report more blood flow, heightened sensitivity, and more intense pleasure.
I&T Today: What other new medical technologies can restore youthfulness and health?
Dr. Ronald Klatz: Intravenous or IV therapy is a new treatment where medicine is injected directly into the veins and often works more swiftly and successfully than medicine given through the stomach. In the past, a very limited amount of drugs could be administered intravenously, but in today’s healthcare world, the number has been greatly extended with applications for many additional disease treatments. Especially in cases of pneumonia and diphtheria, the rapid passage of the medicine through the body using intravenous therapy gives it an advantage over the much slower process of ingesting medication orally.
Halotherapy (also known as salt therapy) is the therapeutic use of natural salt in a simulated microclimate, like a salt room, where pulverized salt is blown into the room for occupants to passively breathe in. Salt acts like an expectorant, accelerating mucus clearance and improving lung function while killing harmful bacteria and soothing the respiratory system.