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Peptide Therapy for Cellular Repair and Regeneration

Posted by Sherif Hassan MD on Fri, May 31, 2019

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What is Peptide Therapy?

Peptide therapy is a newly developed medical treatment that has gained new heights in Precision and Functional Medicine for its efficacy, safety and ease of use. These small proteins, or “peptides” are made of a certain sequence of amino acids. Peptides signal the different body organs and tissues to manufacture and release hormones and different substances that are used to induce certain biochemical reactions and changes leading to new cell formation, changes in action or reaction optimizing and augmenting cellular function.

Whether peptide therapy is used  for weight loss, to increase physical agility and fitness, help with digestion processes, neuromuscular function or tissue healing, the advantages are too numerous to talk about in one article.

The key advantage of peptide therapy is that it helps the body simulate and stimulate the functions of naturally occurring or endogenous peptides within the body to imitate certain abilities on targeted areas. Since peptides vary in structure and sequence and number of amino acids number, the effects vary as well.  

Although peptide therapy is fairly new, as of 2015, there were over 60 U.S. FDA-approved peptide medications, 140 peptide drugs being evaluated in clinical trials and 500 in pre-clinical development. This is a long-awaited breakthrough!

Peptide Therapy Can be Used for:

This type of therapy provides a far less invasive alternative to medicines and procedures we have become all too familiar and complacent with, in addition to being a safe and economical alternative to Stem Cell Therapy. Peptides also support stem cells to heal and regenerate new tissue and lower inflammation throughout the body.

As our body is already accustomed to these peptides, they are synthesized naturally, causing less strain. So as naturally occurring peptides, like insulin and endorphins, peptide therapy is no stranger to the human body and makes it a perfectly sensible treatment option.

How Peptide Therapy is Administered

Many peptide therapies are administered via oral therapy as tablets or capsules, but can also be nasal sprays, topical in form of creams, ointments, and shampoos, in addition to injections. Peptide therapies can be made using chemical processes or produced inside genetically modified cells. Another great advantage of peptides are the few side effects that can usually be ameliorated by adjustments in the dosage.

Peptide therapy’s unique application is for wellness and ensuring an optimal overall state of health.

Why Should I Consider Peptide Therapy?

You should get peptide therapy if you are looking to treat one of the conditions mentioned above or attain the desired optimal level of fitness’ and wellness.

Peptide therapy is not a magic wand to cure to all your ailments, but it does help significantly with a great many of them and acts in synergy with other modalities of treatment.

What do you have to watch out for?

You need to be treated by a Physician experienced in this type of treatment. Your Physician will be able to order peptide therapy from a U.S.  based Compounding Pharmacy and monitor your dosage and progress.

Be aware that some of these peptides are available for self-purchase online at reasonable prices but this is not advisable.  They are usually manufactured in Russia, China and India and mostly adulterated products and not a pharmaceutical grade. These products will not be as safe or effective and can have many undesirable side effects.

Dr. Hassan is an active member in The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4m.com).

 

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Dr. Hassan functional medicine physician Wash DCSherif Hassan, M.D. specializes in functional medicine and getting to the root cause of medical disorders. He has special interest in cardiovascular and metabolic cardiology, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), Endocrine and hormonal disorders (men and women), Anti-aging medicine, Sleep Studies for Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disorders, Autoimmune disorders and with his international background, Medical Tourism. Dr. Hassan makes wellness the cornerstone of his practice and uses a Personalized Wellness Program and Telemedicine to keep in touch with patients and enable them to take charge of their own health.

Topics: functional medicine, anti-aging