Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine Services
Baltimore Anti-Aging Functional Medicine Specialist, Eric Nager, M.D., of OptiHealth Institute is a Functional Medicine specialist in Baltimore Maryland who will work in partnership with you to discover the root cause of your health imbalance. By targeting the root cause of your symptoms, you are able to eliminate multiple uncomfortable side effects by treating one condition. This approach to healthcare reduces the chances of you being treated for multiple symptoms that all have the same underlying cause. Functional medicine doctors are able to work this way because they understand that health is complex and interrelated to each person’s biology, genetic predispositions, lifestyle and environment. By taking each aspect of your health into consideration, you are given a treatment plan customized to you that heals you at the deepest level.
As part of a functional medicine treatment plan, Dr. Nager offers a wide-range of services to ensure that your unique needs are met. Each different service addresses separate aspects of your health so that you are able to heal on all levels. Your functional medicine doctor works diligently to address the root cause of your disease. Don’t get stuck treating each separate symptom when you can treat one condition that heals them all! Talk to Dr. Nager today about how to begin your functional medicine treatment plan.
As we age, we stop being able to absorb the minerals and nutrients we need to stay healthy. Because your food must be digested before nutrients can be absorbed, many important amino acids, vitamins, and minerals are not able to get used by your body. Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy circumvents your digestive system by depositing the nutrients your body needs directly into your blood, allowing your body to immediately absorb the nutrition it is missing. When your body is not getting the nutrition it needs, it doesn’t function, look or feel as good as it should. Your local functional medicine practitioner works with you to identify exactly what nutrients you are missing, and in what amounts, so that you are able to get a customized IV Therapy treatment plan started. Intravenous Nutrient Therapy treats the common cold, helps muscles repair faster after workouts, and hydrates, energizes, and heals.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) may be a part of a functional medicine treatment plan. As your body ages, the stresses of daily life catch up with you and your body stops being able to produce hormones as well as it used to. When your endocrine system does not function as it should, we do not get the correct hormones in the correct doses when we need them. This causes a whole host of problems that affect your physical, emotional and mental states. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, unlike synthetic hormone therapy, uses hormones that exactly match the chemical composition of the hormones produced by your body. Your local functional medicine and BHRT practitioner specializes in using these natural hormones to balance your body without any unwanted side effects. By bringing your body back into hormonal balance you will feel better, look healthier, and be revitalized. Read more about how Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help you.
Your local functional medicine doctor offers the HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) Medical Weight Loss Diet as part of the full range of holistic services offered. HCG is a hormone produced naturally by the body. When prescribed by a qualified physician, the HCG hormone can assist in healthy, fast-acting weight loss that stays off. Because this diet is overseen by a medical weight loss professional, you get the added benefit of a diet that is customized to the needs of your body and lifestyle. Whereas many fad diets get you stuck in a pattern of losing weight and then quickly gaining it back—the HCG diet helps you lose weight and keep it off. Your local medical weight loss practitioner makes sure you get the nutrition and exercise you need to keep you at your ideal weight and feeling and looking your best. Read more about the HCG Diet and the benefits of medical weight loss programs.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy rejuvenates and regenerates the skin and tissues of your body for a more youthful appearance and a healthier, pain-free you. PRP therapy works by taking your blood, isolating and then concentrating the healing properties of your blood, and then injecting it back into the parts of your body that need healing. Your local PRP practitioner uses Platelet Rich Plasma injections to heal sports injuries, sexual dysfunction, hair loss, and to eliminate wrinkles and other signs of aging. The stem cells and concentration of platelets that are injected back into your body encourage new, healthy cells to grow and multiply. This expedites and encourages healing and new tissue growth at the site of the injection. This type of soft tissue rejuvenation is especially successful when used to counteract the signs of aging. Contact your local PRP practitioner to learn more about how to incorporate Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy into your functional medicine treatment plan. Read more about how Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help patients as part of a customized treatment plan.
Additional Services Offered by Dr. Eric Nager
- Anti-Aging Medicine
Anti-Aging medicine is a specialty aimed at providing you with the medical care you need to prevent the onset of chronic conditions that often develop as you age.
Dr. Nager and the team at OptiHealth Institute specialize in Anti-Aging, Functional, and Regenerative Medicine. They create customized plans to optimize your health and longevity.
- EM Sculpt
Emsculpt is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure used to strengthen and tighten muscles and eliminate problem fat cells. Emsculpt is both FDA-approved and effective. The treatment can help you contour and sculpt your physique closer to your desired shape.
The Emsculpt device is approved for use on the buttocks and abs with smaller attachments used to sculpt the arms (biceps and triceps), calves, and thighs.
- Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine is a branch of health care focused on diagnosing, preventing, and treating the root cause of disease. While traditional Western medicine often focuses on masking uncomfortable symptoms, Functional Medicine works to pinpoint the underlying cause of discomfort and improve whole-body health.
Dr. Nager is a graduate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine’s fellowship program in Anti-Aging, metabolic, and Functional Medicine. As such, he’s an expert in age management medicine and uses a personalized approach to treat his patients safely and effectively.
- Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative Medicine includes innovative therapies designed to stimulate your body’s natural ability to generate new cells and repair itself. Regenerative Medicine can flood your injured or degenerated tissue with the proteins, growth factors, and nutrients your body needs for healing. Dr. Nager might recommend Regenerative Medicine alone or as part of a multidisciplinary treatment program.
- Sexual Health
Sexual health encompasses the physical health of your genitalia and reproductive organs, as well as your hormonal, mental, and emotional health. For example, your libido comprises your hormones, neurotransmitters, as well as emotional and mental cues. At the same time, your body needs to cooperate with your desire.
- Athletic Performance Optimization
Athletic performance optimization combines aspects of Functional and Regenerative Medicine to improve physical performance on the court, track, playing field, or in the gym. It complements your body’s natural healing abilities while balancing your hormone and micronutrient levels.
This improves your physical endurance and lowers your risk of serious injuries. It also enables you to participate in all types of sports and other physically demanding activities without experiencing extreme fatigue or musculoskeletal problems.
If you experience an injury, athletic performance optimization speeds up the recovery process and may prevent the need for lengthy or complex surgical operations. By undergoing these treatments, you can restore your body to balance and health.