The Care & Services You Need Most for Healthy Aging
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
BHRT is also known as bioidentical hormone therapy or natural hormone therapy. Dr. Ward uses hormones that are identical on a molecular level to naturally occurring hormones in your body. Conventional hormone replacement therapy (such as Premarin® and Provera®) uses synthetic or animal-based hormones, which are completely different from the hormones that our bodies produce.
Adrenal fatigue is actually a collection of signs and symptoms that occur when adrenal gland function is less than optimal. Adrenal fatigue, most commonly associated with stress, can also arise from acute or chronic respiratory infections such as bronchitis, influenza or pneumonia. Adrenal fatigue is not relieved by sleep. People with adrenal fatigue may not have obvious signs of physical illness yet live with a general sense of tiredness and often use stimulants such as coffee or other caffeine drinks to get going in the morning or maintain energy during the day.
Your digestive system is a cornerstone of your overall health. It breaks down foods and extracts the nutrients your body needs, then eliminates waste. Poor food choices, bad bacteria, viruses, parasites, caffeine, alcohol, antibiotics and NSAIDs can cause damage to the gastrointestinal tract, which can lead to a condition commonly referred to as “leaky gut.” This can impair the body’s immune system and cause a host of issues such as allergies, skin problems, poor performance and weight gain. Dr. Ward helps patients remove toxins from their diet, repair damaged intestinal linings and restore healthy gut bacteria for optimal intestinal health.
Micronutrient Testing & IV Nutritional Therapy
Dr. Ward measures the function of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within your white blood cells. This test takes the guesswork out of which supplements you need. By examining white blood cells, she obtains the most accurate analysis of your body’s nutritional deficiencies. Her IV nutritional therapy is more effective than oral supplements because it delivers nutrients right to the cells where they are needed for immediate absorption. Dr. Ward completely customizes IV nutritional therapy for the needs of each patient.
Detoxification for Heavy Metals & Environmental Toxins
Detoxification removes toxic materials that have accumulated in the body, where they interfere with cellular activity. Toxins come from the byproducts of normal human metabolism. They also come from the environment, from pesticides, chemical additives in our foods, drugs and chemicals we ingest or inhale. The most damaging of all of the environmental toxins are heavy metals, which accumulate in our bodies over time. By age 60, most people have already accumulated enough lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and uranium to interfere with natural healing and cause disease. That’s why detoxification is an integral part of Dr. Ward’s health programs.
Dr. Ward provides annual well-woman exams that include breast exams, pelvic exams and Pap tests as well as other procedures necessary to determine and ensure female health. She checks blood pressure and provides laboratory urinalysis, complete blood count (CBC), cancer screenings and testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.
Botox® & Fillers
As we age, it’s not uncommon to wish we looked more like our younger selves. The most obvious aging signs often appear on our face and skin. Deep creases, wrinkles and unwanted lines are most common. We use Botox and Dysport® along with the most effective fillers such as Voluma® and Restylane Lyft® to give your face and skin that smooth, healthy, vibrant, more youthful appearance.
SkinPen® & Skinfuse™
SkinPen uses an innovative yet simple micro-needling treatment strategy to stimulate your body’s natural healing processes. It delivers thousands of micro-injuries to your skin that stimulate collagen to fill, smooth and tighten the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Your body’s natural reaction to micro-needling is to produce healthy new cells, which repair and remodel the injured tissue by adding collagen and elastin. SkinPen is safe for all skin types and requires little or no downtime. Skinfuse gives patients at-home treatment support by delivering topical nutrients to speed healing and enhance results.
Lipo-Light is an LED light technology we use very successfully for body sculpting and contouring without surgery. Lipo-Light is particularly good with smaller areas that are resistant to weight loss and exercise. The Lipo-Light technique melts away and removes fat from beneath the skin.
Discover all the ways you can be healthier at any age with Balanced Body Image. Call 281.710.3380 to learn more or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.