4 Things You Didn’t Know About That Could Bring Menopause Early

Mature woman experiencing hot flush from menopauseAre you experiencing symptoms of menopause, but are under the age of 40? If so, you might not be going crazy. It could be that you are experiencing premature menopause. Menopause can come on earlier than 40 for many reasons. Here are a few things that might surprise you.

Premature ovarian failure

This medical cause of early menopause involves failure of the ovaries to function. Premature ovarian failure and premature menopause can be related and often come hand in hand, but they are actually two separate issues. Menopause is when your menstrual cycles cease completely. On the other hand, ovarian failure is when the ovaries fail to release eggs. This can lead to infertility, but you might still have occasional periods, as with perimenopause. Continue reading “4 Things You Didn’t Know About That Could Bring Menopause Early”

Non-Cosmetic Uses for Botox

botoxBotox is perhaps the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment. But many people do not realize that Botox can do more for you than improve your appearance. Here are a few of the more non-cosmetic ways Botox can be used.

Eye Spasms

There are a number of different conditions that might cause eye spasms, but often they must be treated as a separate symptom. If you have chronic eye spasms, your doctor might talk to you about eyelid surgery. Botox can help prevent eye spasms temporarily  so that you can be comfortable without invasive surgery. Botox is also safe to be repeated as often as necessary, usually about every four months. Continue reading “Non-Cosmetic Uses for Botox”

Face Masks

We at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness, like other medical professionals, believe in the use of facial masks when out in public. This may help protect you and others from receiving or transmitting the coronavirus.  In recent studies, up to 25% of people that have the coronavirus lack the symptoms and others could be contagious prior to exhibiting symptoms.  Therefore, individuals could be spreading the virus unintentionally.  We know that the virus can be spread through respiratory droplets that can be spread by talking, coughing, sneezing with or without having symptoms. Continue reading “Face Masks”

Keeping Up with Your Treatment Plan Via Telemedicine

Stay-at-home orders have affected every Florida resident in some way. One of the most frustrating things about the pandemic is that non-essential doctor’s appointments and follow ups are being canceled or rescheduled. 

While we are limited in what we can achieve without lab work and other in-person services, we are able to provide some assistance through telemedicine. Here are some of the areas of our practice where we can help you. Continue reading “Keeping Up with Your Treatment Plan Via Telemedicine”

Safer at Home, Not Suffer at Home

Dr. Anne Hermann explains how telemedicine can keep you safe

On March 26th the American Medical Association published an article supporting health care delivery via phone or email, a service known as telehealth. The AMA cited telehealth as a way to protect patients during a pandemic. CDC guidelines also urge medical providers to offer telehealth to prevent patients from coming to the office and potentially exposing themselves to germs. Continue reading “Safer at Home, Not Suffer at Home”

Preventing and Fighting the Visible Signs of Aging with SkinMedica and Cosmelan

Not all skincare products are created equally. When you purchase your cleanser, toner, and other skincare items from common brands found at the drug store, you are robbing your skin of the powerful ingredients and formulas it needs to prevent and fight visible signs of aging. Rather than wasting your money on those products, try SkinMedica and Cosmelan to achieve your skincare goals.

The SkinMedica Rejuvenize Peel

SkinMedica products are developed to combat the collagen loss that occurs with age and causes lax skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. All SkinMedica products are scientifically formulated and clinically tested to rejuvenate your skin and restore your skin’s youthful appearance. The potent ingredients include growth factors, antioxidants, retinoids, vitamins, soluble collagen, matrix proteins, and others that are proven to deliver real results. Continue reading “Preventing and Fighting the Visible Signs of Aging with SkinMedica and Cosmelan”

Understanding the MTHFR Gene Mutation and Its Impact On Your Body

Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) doesn’t exactly pop up in conversation regularly, and most people have no idea that a MTHFR gene mutation could be the root of their health problems. If you are showing signs of the gene mutation, are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant, the MTHFR test is a very valuable tool that can help you improve your health.

The Basics About Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase

MTHFR is an enzyme that helps the body use folate, also known as vitamin B9, in the way it is intended. Folate, not to be confused with its synthetic form folic acid, is a critical nutrient in the body because it assists with DNA synthesis and repair, encourages cell and tissue growth, supports normal fetal development in pregnant women, and even promotes sperm viability in men. The importance of folate to a healthy body and developing baby cannot be underestimated, so it makes sense that people lacking the MTHFR enzyme struggle from health problems. Continue reading “Understanding the MTHFR Gene Mutation and Its Impact On Your Body”

Customized Drops for Your Worst Environmental Allergies

19238500 - a blonde model in a field of flowers with allergiesEnvironmental allergies can cause severe interruptions in your daily life. Going for a walk, riding with the windows down, and even leaving the house at all can lead to swollen and itchy eyes and a stuffy, runny nose. It’s a miserable feeling, especially when all you want to do is shut yourself inside a HEPA-filtered box. Aside from the basic discomfort, allergies can become so distracting that they impact your performance at work, your ability to enjoy social situations, and your energy to exercise and stay healthy. Continue reading “Customized Drops for Your Worst Environmental Allergies”

Four Things You Should Know about Food Allergies

food allergies2Do you suffer from food allergies? If you do, you are definitely not alone. Millions of Americans, including as many as 1 in 13 children, struggle with food allergies on a daily basis. A food allergy is defined as an unpleasant and dangerous immune system reaction after eating a certain food. Though some are temporary, others last for life. Even if you don’t personally have a food allergy, a friend, family member, or even your own child could have one, so it’s important to understand these four things about food allergies.

There’s a Difference Between a Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity Continue reading “Four Things You Should Know about Food Allergies”

This Cancer Surgeon is Turning to Holistic Medicine

elishaDr. Elisha Robinson-Asiso grew up with a father who never took her or her siblings to the doctor. Instead, her father used his training as an herbalist to treat all family illnesses with herbs and herbal remedies. Robinson-Asiso learned valuable lessons from her father, but still went on to pursue a career in traditional medicine. After attending University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford, she became a breast cancer surgeon.

However, Robinson-Asiso felt increasingly unfulfilled by the role she was able to play in her patients’ lives. “As I started treating patients, I noticed there were multiple facets to patients beyond just the breasts. I noticed a huge missing link, and that was the whole body component.” Continue reading “This Cancer Surgeon is Turning to Holistic Medicine”