Wiener Bezirksblatt: Osteoarthritis Therapy Using Autologous Fat

Joint damage

When it works in dogs and racing horses – why not in humans? Joint damages of these animals were treated with stem cells taken from their body fat.

Liposuction

“Such treatments have also been successful in humans for a number of years,” reports DDr. Karl-Georg Heinrich (ddrheinrich.com). The physician has, among others, specialized in liposuction and is convinced of the benefits of treatments with the patient’s own fat, which he, for instance, uses for breast augmentation.

These cells are so-called mesenchymal stem cells. After such injections in the vicinity of joints, chronic joint complaints would also have improved. Specifically, the method works as follows: Under local anesthesia a little amount of fat is harvested at the belly or waist region. From this fat the mesenchymal stem cells are isolated, which are then injected into the affected joint areas – mainly knees, hips, hands, fingers.

Criticism

However, critics point out that there is still too little experience with this method. The general practitioner explains: “Of course, there is no guarantee for cure.” However, according to many research works, most patients would report painlessness and significantly improved mobility. Heinrich: “I believe that many people could be spared a long path of suffering with this method.”

Published in Wiener Bezirksblatt on February 20, 2017.

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Krone: Fat for the Joints?

Positive experiences from veterinary medicine with special stem cells in the treatment of osteoarthritis can obviously also be used for humans

Author: Dr. Wolfgang Exel

It worked in dogs and racing horses: Stem cells taken from the animal’s own fat could actually improve damaged joints in four-legged top athletes. For a number of years, such experiments have also been successful in humans, as authors of international studies confirm.

Stem cells from fat tissue must not be confused with those obtained from embryos. However, the so-called mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) from fat tissue are likely to play an important role in the regeneration of worn cartilage and bones.

One of the first doctors who used fat therapeutically is DDr. Karl-Georg Heinrich. Amongst others he specializes in liposuction and is convinced of the benefits of the stem cells contained in the fat: “We have used MSC for over 10 years in breast augmentation and skin regeneration.”

DDr. Heinrich observed that MSC injections in the vicinity of joints also led to an improvement of chronic joint problems. He found out that MSC have already been successfully used internationally in animal studies as well as in human clinical trials.

The procedure: A small amount of fat is taken from the abdominal or hip area under local anesthesia. This fat is used to isolate the mesenchymal stem cells, which are subsequently injected into the affected joint areas (mainly knees, hips, hands, fingers). The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and the patients are discharged home afterwards.

Critics point out that there is still too little experience with this method. DDr. Heinrich: “Fat contains a large amount of stem cells. For more than 100 years, the patient’s own stem cells have been transplanted without problems when fat injections were carried out. The patient’s own cells are one of the safest ways of treatment in medicine!”

The Viennese doctor though explains the limitations: “Of course, there is no guarantee of cure. However, according to many research studies, most patients report pain relief and significantly improved mobility. I believe that this therapy could spare many people a long path of suffering that eventually leads to an artificial joint.”

DDr. Karl-Georg Heinrich,
General Practitioner from Vienna.
Contact: info@ddrheinrich.com

Published in Krone Gesund on January 21, 2017.

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Salzburger Nachrichten: Stem Cells from Fat Can Help in Osteoarthritis

Studies and experience reports show that the joints hurt less after the treatment.

Vienna. Two out of three people over 65 are affected by osteoarthritis. Many younger people also suffer from joint problems, e.g., after sports injuries. Until now, medicine has only been able to treat symptoms such as pain and immobility. In order to restore the mobility of the damaged joints and to alleviate the pain, so far one had to rely on a drug treatment or an artificial joint replacement.

Recent studies and experiences now show that stem cells from body fat can alleviate pain and immobility and contribute to the regeneration of the damaged joints.

For example, a patient suffering from osteoarthritis of the thumb joint (carpometacarpal osteoarthritis) was successfully treated with stem cells from her own fat at the university hospital in Graz, Austria: The patient’s own fat stem cells were injected into the region of the thumb joint of one hand during the procedure. As a result the mobility improved and the patient could use the hand again. Due to the success achieved and the gentle treatment process the patient now wishes to have her other hand treated with stem cells too. “Stem cells from fat tissue have an anti-inflammatory and regenerative effect in the body. Regenerative medicine makes use of this healing mechanism of the body in the treatment of joint diseases with stem cells,” explains Karl-Georg Heinrich, a doctor from Vienna who is working in the field of regenerative and aesthetic medicine. The joint treatment with the body’s own stem cells from fat tissue is performed on an outpatient basis in local anesthesia. “The fat stem cells obviously stimulate the regeneration of the cartilage in the damaged joint and help to remedy the cause of the joint problems,” says Heinrich.

Published in Salzburger Nachrichten on January 18, 2017.

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Do Nuts Reduce the Risk of Heart Attacks, Diabetes, and Other Civilization Diseases?

Hazelnuts, walnuts, peanuts, or macadamia – Nature is providing a large variety of nuts. And all of them have something in common: New scientific finings show that the consumption of nuts has a very positive effect on our health. This is also the case for almonds and cashew nuts, which belong to the botanical family of stone fruit, as well as peanuts, which are leguminous plants.

Positive Effects of Nuts

“Nuts and raisins”, which mainly consists of nuts, is typically eaten by students for a reason. Nuts, rich in Tryptophan, are not only increasing the feeling of happiness, but also help to maintain the concentration needed for studying. An additional benefit is: The high magnesium content helps reducing stress and additionally Vitamin B helps strengthen the nerves – thus nuts are referred to as nerve food.

Nuts can also be referred to as “heart food”, since recent findings show that even a small quantity of nuts can reduce the risk of coronary heart diseases by 30 %. This is confirmed by a systematic overview published by researchers from the Imperial College London and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), who analyzed multiple studies, which included a total of more than 800,000 participants. According to their study, the risk of diabetes and even cancer can be reduced by frequently consuming nuts.

The recommended daily dose is approximately 20 grams. The consumption of bigger quantities of nuts would not provide additional health benefits according to the overview. Due to the high nutritional value, the overconsumption of nuts would also not be advantageous for the body shape.

Nuts Being Consumed in the Stone Age

Even our ancestors in the Stone Age (Paleolithic Age) were consuming nuts. The Paleo diet, which is inspired by the eating habits of that time, recommends consuming food that was accessible to the human by hunting and collecting. This includes, next to nuts, also meat, vegetables, mushrooms, and fruits – so everything humans could find in the Stone Age when wandering around through woods and meadows. Lactates, plant oils, and cereal products could not yet be produced and therefore are taboo in the Paleo diet.

The right diet is the key to achieve the ideal body weight. In comparison to crash diets, of which celebrities are big fans, the Paleo diet only reduces the carb consumption and encourages consuming fats and proteins. Nuts, for example, contain a big amount of unsaturated fats, which have a positive influence on the cholesterol level and therefore can reduce the risk of obesity over a long period of time. In addition, proteins and fibers contained in the nuts make the body feel saturated quicker and provide more energy for body and soul. Further, nuts contain multiple antioxidants, minerals, and trace elements, which – as research shows – keep us healthy.

Whoever wants to do something beneficial for their body, go ahead and – like our ancestors in the Stone Age – eat a handful of nuts a day.

DDr. Heinrich, MD

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Testimonial about Breast Augmentation, BHRT, and Stem Cell Therapy

Dear Dr. Heinrich and Team,

It’s been a year since my wife and I came to see you in Vienna from North America and a lot has changed for the both of us, all good, since our visit. Here is a little background and expression of our sincere gratitude for all the mental and physical well-being your procedures have brought to our lives.

Until my wife became sick we were two middle-aged parents and business owners who ate well, never smoked, exercised, didn’t drink often, lived a full and happy life. Then things changed on a level we never imagined.

My wife Elizabeth became ill and it lasted for approximately 2 years. Here is the very short story. She was going anaphylactic monthly (sometimes twice a month) with trips to the hospital after we administered the epi-pen and invariably the hospital would have to administer more epinephrine and steroids to keep the facial swelling at bay. She would stay swollen and unrecognizable for up to 5 days and in pain. This would also involve severe redness, rash, and the usual skin sagging as a result of the swelling. She battled an ongoing unbearable rash over this two-year period that was prevalent whether or not she was going through the anaphylactic stage. Her immune system was also breaking down. They found two overgrown cysts in her breast, which she had removed. Still no improvement in her health. We saw many specialists, allergists, immunologists, dermatologists, the list goes on, in Canada and the USA to no avail. There was no indication through high-level testing or keeping extensive records of what was eaten, environment, etc. as to what the trigger was. Eating totally organic, gluten-free, no alcohol for well over a year hadn’t helped significantly. Two years into this painful process we were no closer to answers than when we started. Dealing with this sickness, work and family consumed our life with no time or energy left. This paragraph cannot begin to convey the disappointment we felt with the traditional medical system, and the desperation we felt knowing that there was no end in sight.

During this time we also explored many non-traditional methods of treatment to combat anaphylaxis, rash, and immune rebuilding with limited success at best. In our search we came upon stem cell therapy, which led us to Dr. Heinrich. There are a few places in the States that do stem cell therapy that we called and researched, but we liked Dr. Heinrich’s methods better. One of which is using your own PRP to enhance the stem cells’ effectiveness. During our research we were also intrigued with Dr. Heinrich’s suggestion of bioidentical hormone replacement to further enhance recovery and overall health.

For myself (Mark) being over 50 and having a high-stress job and dealing with my wife’s ongoing illness it had deteriorated my overall health. My bloodwork showed low red and white blood cells along with a few other abnormalities. I was still functioning but I was drastically losing my edge. Needless to say both of our minds, bodies, and spirits were broken when we went to see Dr. Heinrich, but we remained hopeful.

Here is what happened…

Elizabeth’s Story

Stem cell therapy treatment along with fat transfer stem cell breast injections (Elizabeth had breast surgery to remove overgrown cysts during her two years of sickness which left her somewhat disfigured). We also opted for Dr. Heinrich’s Perfect Skin Powder.

After the stem cell surgery she has been on Dr. Heinrich’s bioidentical hormone replacement for one year now. Here are the results…

  • Not one anaphylactic episode since the stem cell surgery. We haven’t had to use the epi-pen one time much to our amazement. When the anaphylactic swelling would start, Elizabeth would take 2 to 5 Benadryls to keep the swelling at bay. Many times this worked. This happened on average twice a week or 8 to 10 times a month. Once or twice a month the Benadryls weren’t enough and of course we would have to do the epi-pen and go to the hospital for further treatment. Not only has Elizabeth not had a full-blown anaphylactic episode since the surgery, she has only had a handful of episodes where she would have to take multiple Benadryls to keep it under control. We couldn’t be more grateful for these long-lasting results from Dr. Heinrich. This has been a lifesaver and life changer for us and words cannot express our thanks.

  • Overall mental well-being. The two-year sickness with the unknown outcome and specialist upon specialist not offering any help was a real soul-crushing experience that took a wonderfully happy lady and slowly deteriorated that character. Towards the end there were depression, etc. The combination of stem cell therapy and bioidentical hormones has not only saved her life, there has been a turn around that is remarkable. Mentally she’s better than she’s ever been; better than before the sickness started. We believe that the stress alone with the sickness, not to mention the sickness itself, caused her hormones to be depleted, and it was a downward spiral from there. Being older and not having the body’s ability to produce these hormones like it would when you were younger put us in a very bad place. The bioidentical hormones coupled with the stem cell therapy turned this around remarkably well and it’s long-lasting.

  • Handling life in general. This is being done better than ever. When your body is balanced it can let the mind be its best self. Mentally and physically we feel like we did when we were young.

  • Fat transfer stem cell breast injections. We’re both extremely satisfied with the outcome and results of this procedure. It fixed any and all imperfections from the prior-mentioned surgery. Dr. Heinrich took great care to mold and reproduce a perfectly natural-looking full breast.

  • Knee and joint pain. This was bad to severe at times. It’s gone.

  • Physical well-being. It feels like you’re 15 years younger with so much more stamina and strength.

  • Physical appearance. Looks like your 10 years younger.

  • Perfect Skin. Great product to help your skin look younger and more vibrant. Her nails were terrible due to a weakened immune system. Cracked, discolored, weak, etc.; her nails now are in perfect health as they always were with no abnormalities what so ever.

  • Blood work. Her blood counts have had a remarkable rebound over the last year to the point now that everything is within normal parameters.

Mark’s Story

I decided after consulting with Dr. Heinrich to get stem cell therapy along with a stem cell injection in my neck and bioidentical hormone replacement. We were going for Elizabeth but my health was fading too which was backed up by poor bloodwork results. My results have been equally positive. I have had problems go away that I got so used to I didn’t even know they were problems. Here is what I experienced in no particular order.

  • I have always been active and in good health. During the time when my health faded, my body would feel as though it were 500 pounds (very heavy) when I would run or work out. This has totally gone away.

  • I had a neck problem for over 7 years where there was pain there every day. Dr. Heinrich gave me a stem cell injection at that spot and after one month there was no pain. It has never resurfaced.

  • I had psoriasis on my elbows for years and it’s now gone.

  • I had elbow pain for about 3 years and it’s now gone. No injection given to my elbow.

  • My mental ability is much sharper and memory much better. I don’t feel like I’m “struggling” any more.

  • Bloodwork after one year is all within normal range.

  • Strength and endurance is much better.

  • Feel 10 years younger and look 5 or so years younger.

To us Dr. Heinrich’s program helps people in dire need like Elizabeth, but is not restricted to cases like that as I had incredible results as well.

Note: Many of these results took weeks or months to heal. We could notice healing in the beginning but it wasn’t “perfect”. Don’t expect immediate “perfect” results. After weeks or in some cases months we would get involved with daily life and forget about monitoring our healing. That’s when it dawned on us that many things were literally 100 % better. Also on a side note, stem cells and bioidentical hormones don’t “change” you – they help you to become your best self again.

On a final note, all of this was a very stressful and hard endeavor to embark on emotionally and physically. We were going to another country where we did not speak the language to get medical procedures that are very “new” to us coming from North America. Dr. Heinrich and his whole team made any and all stresses and worry in that regard go away. From the very first e-mail transaction we were treated with professionalism, kindness, care, and always kept informed. Any and all questions we had were promptly answered. The advance informative webcam appointments were so helpful and made them seem much closer to home prior to going. The language barrier was never a problem either. Furthermore, they went far and beyond the medical care. They took care of helping us decided on a hotel as well as giving us help and suggestions of fun things to do while in Vienna and while we were there made sure we knew our way around and good restaurants to eat at. The entire team that performed the stem cell procedures on us the day of the operation was extremely caring and competent.

Our sincerest and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Heinrich and Team.

Warmest regards,
Mark and Elizabeth

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Madonna: Rejuvenated Hands Thanks to Mesotherapy?

“Queen of Pop” Madonna is already cutting quite a figure onstage for several decades. With hits such as Like A Virgin she conquered the charts by storm already in 1984. In the accompanying video Madonna, then 26, is lolling around lasciviously on a gondola through Venetian alleys, showing a lot of skin for those days. Remarkably the U.S. singer was attending a monastery school in her childhood.

As we know the artist attaches much importance to her appearance. No wonder, therefore, that she had tried out all kinds of small aesthetic treatments in her face. Cheeky cosmetic surgeons suppose that many other procedures were carried out on her body.

Currently the singer was seen clad with gloves. The reason therefore was neither an unpredictable temperature drop in the middle of the summer, nor a reminiscence of good old times when women mostly wore gloves; the reason was a rejuvenation cure for her hands, which commonly show a person’s true age as is well known. Madonna had undergone a mesotherapy, during which different substances are inserted into the skin for rejuvenation reasons.

In doing so growth factors of skin cells (Epidermal Growth Factors, EGF) are injected into the skin areas concerned via fine injection needles. Growth factors stimulate skin cells to regenerate, whereby the skin is gaining vitality. Highly visible veins on hands can also be concealed a bit thereby.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) extracted from the patient’s own blood can also be used in the process. When practiced in the face this treatment is also called vampire lifting. Cytokines and tissue hormones contained in blood plasma are helping the skin and subcutaneous tissue to regenerate.

If the skin is already noticeably aged or damaged due to sunlight the regenerative effect of stem cells isolated from the patient’s fat tissue can be used for a skin treatment. Stem cells are isolated from a small amount of autologous fat, which is obtained in a gentle way by means of liposuction with microcannulas. If the patient anyway wishes for body shaping, this skin treatment can be combined with the liposuction.

Madonna would be in the appropriate age for a stem cell therapy of her skin. Even though she is quite lean, it is still possible to obtain enough fat for such a therapy in all patients.

Anyone who wants to delay the natural aging process, like Madonna, is well advised with reaching for natural methods for rejuvenation. Natural methods have a lower health risk; unnatural, mask-like results are avoided.

We hope that owing to the mesotherapy Madonna’s hands are now looking decades younger than it would actually be corresponding to her age. Of course many fans wonder which body parts of their idol will next be subject to “restoration works”. We are curious as well, says

DDr. Heinrich, MD

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Did Deborra-Lee Furness’ Botox Therapy Fail?

Life as woman a by the side of one of the most sought-after men in Hollywood is probably in principle not always easy, especially if you are, like the 59-year-old Deborra-Lee Furness, several years older than her 46-year-old partner Hugh Jackman. They are already married since 1996, a remarkable joy of love for Hollywood circumstances. It seems like nothing separates them – apart from the difference in age.

At the Global Poverty Project in New York Furness appeared in the public without her husband and attracted all the attention also therefore. In order to look a few years younger, but also to guard against the female competitors who are permanently buzzing around her husband, Deborra-Lee had started a trial with Botox. But apparently her cosmetic surgeon has meant a bit too well – according to promiflash.de you can see that in Deborra-Lee’s face.

Her forehead is now completely smoothened owing to Botox and her cheeks seem upholstered in an unnatural way. Unfortunately the Hollywood actress has even sacrificed her sincere smile to the alleged “Botox fortune”. Just around the eyes there are still likable laugh lines and crow’s feet standing out.

Although Botox is helping in smoothing superficial wrinkles, when used repeatedly it causes a degeneration of cutaneous glands, wherefore skin gets increasingly dryer and therefore is looking older. This vicious circle is often intensified by combination treatments with artificial fillers. Injected fillers such as hyaluronic acid in fact bring back facial volume, but they do not improve the quality of the underlying tissue. Quite the contrary, sometimes unnatural knobs and overdimensioned balloon-like faces develop.

To obtain her natural beauty we recommend Deborra-Lee to completely refrain from Botox and artificial fillers and instead count on more gentle methods of regenerative medicine.

A gentle treatment for rejuvenation of mature skin can be performed with the patient’s own blood (platelet-rich plasma, vampire lifting). Pecious blood platelets are obtained from a small amount of blood. The so-called PRP blood platelets are afterwards injected gently into the skin regions to be regenerated using fine needles. There they release cell growth factors, which cause the rejuvenation of the areas treated.

Alternatively you can directly reach for autologous stem cells out of autologous fat. The natural regenerative effect of stem cells is revitalizing cutaneous tissue and provides a juvenile complexion.

Regeneration therapies with bioidentical hormones are particularly effective. Due to stress and overstrain or simply because of the natural aging process the capacity of the hormonal glands decreases in the course of the years. Externally the hormonal undersupply of the body is especially manifested in tissue slackening, development of wrinkles, and increasing dry skin and thinner hair. When compensating this lack of hormones skin tissue is regenerating and the complexion is getting bright again. Both externally and internally – a successful treatment of hormonal deficiencies can increase resilience and capacity, and the patient can obtain new zest for life and energy.

With the new methods of regenerative medicine Deborra-Lee Furness could have retained her beautiful smile. Because the impact of Botox is only temporary the actress can still decide for more gentle and much more effective treatment methods such as stem cells, PRP blood platelets, and hormones.

Her husband Hugh Jackman, who can, among other films, be seen in X-Man and Les Misérables, would have been more pleased with a treatment that would have left his beloved wife’s facial expression unchanged. But because outward appearances should not change anything in love for each other, even a Botox serum will hopefully not mar the happiness of the two lovers, says

DDr. Heinrich, MD

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Preliminary Enquiries and Treatment Planning for Regeneration Therapy with Bioidentical Hormones

A patient asks for details about a regenerative therapy with bioidentical hormones:

I am interested in a BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) and would like to get some information. Can I do the blood sampling for the hormonal status at my family doctor in advance and come to you already with the medical findings and results?

If all of the required blood tests are collected in advance and sent to us, treatment planning is easier and the hormonal regeneration treatment can be started after consultation in our office.

The treatment aim of a therapy with bioidentical hormones (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) is the replacement of deficient hormones. At the beginning of Hormonal Regeneration® by DDr. Heinrich a thorough examination of your hormonal status and state of health is necessary. Based on the results a customized therapy concept for our patients will be developed according to your individual needs.

Hormones are essential for our general well-being, our physical performance, and our vitality. All important functions of the body, including, for example, our immune system and our memory, need sufficient hormone levels that are in balance. As we age, our endocrine glands become weaker. Stress, multiple burdens, an exhausting lifestyle, and a bad diet speed up the decline of the glands’ capacity. Fatigue, loss of power, listlessness, as well as premature skin aging and hair loss are the results.

The treatment plan of Hormonal Regeneration® comprises the administration of bioidentical hormones in combination with certain dietary measures. In contrast to conventional hormone replacement therapy (HET), bioidentical hormones have the exact same chemical structure as our body’s own hormones. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are not alien to the body. Hormonal Regeneration® differs from classic monotherapies, in which only one specific hormone is substituted, by restoring and balancing all major hormones.

Through Hormonal Regeneration® therapy our patients gain new energy, zest for life, inner calm, and harmony. Visible rejuvenation of the body and smoothing of wrinkles can be seen after some weeks of treatment. Flabby, weak tissue gets strengthened and hair gets stronger. Therapy duration is either 3 or 6 cycles (1 cycle = 28 days) and can be repeated if required.

DDr. Heinrich, MD

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John Goodman: 50 Kilos Less, More Health in Return

Since the two U.S. cartoon producers Hanna and Barbera presented The Flintstones in the 60ies, those became the most popular TV cartoon series of the U.S. for many years. Not until 1997 The Simpsons had outstripped them. On the basis of the cult series a movie with human actors was produced in 1994, which has also been quite successful. U.S. actor and comedian John Goodman, who also made lasting impressions in other principal roles like in Blues Brothers or the hit series Roseanne – not least because of his constantly growing corpulence – was convincing in the role of Fred Flintstone here.

However, in his current movie Trumbo the 63-year-old actor shows himself very altered next to Helen Mirren. At his last public performances he sprang a surprise as he presented himself on the red carpet lean as never before. For many the former heavyweight was barely recognizable.

With the help of professionals the Golden Globe winner succeeded in losing as much as 50 kilos. “I was sick of being fat,” John admits. Moreover, he is now feeling happier and energetic, that’s why he has decided to get more health-conscious. We can only congratulate him on this change of mind, because overweight means great burden for anyone’s body. Joint problems such as osteoarthritis due to the permanent overload of joints, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic disorders like diabetes are only a few of many dangerous consequences of being overweight. Added to these are restrictions in everyday life and mental load.

After many years of being overweight it is a challenge to recover normal weight. Crash diets like they are propagated by many Hollywood stars or top models are not only detrimental to the health, but in the long term also almost always useless because of the yo-yo effect.

We do not know John’s “slimming plan”. According to reports he has changed his eating habits, left out alcohol and foods that are high in sugar and began with physical training. Whether John has undergone a liposuction in particularly pronounced problem zones like his belly or not will probably remain his secret, as well as whether excessive skin has been removed in a lifting surgery.

Is it actually possible to lose weight sustainably and in a way that is gentle to the body at the same time?

To reduce weight sustainably and in a healthy way we recommend a medically-supported weight loss. After a precise analysis of preliminary examination reports an individual therapy plan is created. The patient’s real needs, his or her current state of health, and the specific slimming aim are decisive parameters. Treatments plans include nutritional prescriptions, sportive actions, and, if necessary, also medical surgical procedures such as a liposuction with microcannulas.

It has proven as successful to always examine the hormone status in addition at the initial health check. In case of severe overweight hormonal imbalances which can make a weight loss much more difficult are very often present. If this is the case, a Hormonal Regeneration® by DDr. Heinrich (bioidentical hormonal replacement therapy, BHRT) can help to restore the hormone balance. As a consequence losing weight will be much easier.

When being overweight it often makes sense to start the medically-supported weight loss with a liposuction with microcannulas. At first sight it might sound surprising that this liposuction should stand at the beginning of the actual weight loss, but this is important for three reasons: Firstly, by the means of liposuction particular unwelcome problem zones, which are especially persistent and which resist diet and training, can be pre-shaped. Secondly, with the help of liposuction fat depots can be reduced, which are able to produce the female hormone estrogen that in turn promotes further fat storage. And thirdly a liposuction reduces the risk of hanging skin developing after a heavy weight loss.

John Goodman has worked hard for his desired weight and has won vitality as a side effect. He now feels obviously more comfortable in his “new” body. We say: Respect and thumbs up for this – in the full sense of the word – strong performance. Fred’s shout of joy “Yabba Dabba Doo!” would be appropriate for John too.

DDr. Heinrich, MD

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Kim Kardashian: Is Rapper West Really Father of Her Daughter?

Everybody knows the curvy Kim Kardashian, the American it-girl with the famous backside who unfolds her own and her family’s life on TV. Millions of viewers follow Kim’s spectacular everyday life in the reality TV soap Keeping Up with the Kardashians daily and watch the family, mainly consisting of women living up a life full of luxury. But not only Kim is seeking the limelight, doing many things for that: Her stepfather’s gender reassignment from Bruce to Catilyn Jenner outshone Kim a little bit for a short time.

But it wouldn’t be Kim if she wouldn’t rank first in the media attention again as soon as possible: Only recently rumor had it that her husband and rapper Kanye West would not be the father of her two-year-old daughter North. Accusations which she does not even like to comment on, but which arrive at the right moment because thereby she is gaining more interest of the media. Nobody wants to imply Kim conceived her daughter North from anyone else to play herself in the foreground, but the presumption that she gave currency to the rumor by her PR consultant cannot quite be dismissed.

Anyway, the fancy 35-year-old wraps herself in silence noisily and instead gives away her beauty secrets to her fans, for example, by which means she is retaining her skin flawless.

Also Kim knows that already from the 25th year of life skin is losing its natural regenerative power and therefore the aging process is insidiously starting at the early age. Many celebrities readily reach for artificial fillers to replace lost volume. Despite frozen faces, which made for example shudder Nicole Kidman’s and René Zellweger’s fans, botox, a neurotoxin, is alleged to be a wonder weapon against aging because it paralyzes facial muscles and therefore prevents the development of wrinkles.

It’s a widespread misconception that those treatments would reverse skin aging and even have a preventive effect against aging. Far wrong – wrinkles and volume loss are only outer “symptoms”; the underlying cause of skin aging is actually the lack of regenerative capacity of subcutaneous tissue.

Kim wants to tackle the problem at source and is laudably turning to natural methods for skin and facial regeneration – her favorite: The so-called “vampire lifting”, which is also known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP). In the course of this treatment a small sample of blood is taken from the patient. It contains valuable so-called thrombocytes, which unfold a considerable regenerating and therefore rejuvenating effect in the areas treated. When inserting the autologous thrombocytes into the skin, subcutaneous tissue is regenerating with the (side) effect that the skin surface is getting tighter and soggier like in early ages. The complexion is getting more rosy and radiant, lines are smoothed out, and small wrinkles disappear. Similar results can be achieved through the administration of so-called growth factors.

A further method to support the body’s own regenerative power from within is the daily intake of Perfect Skin Beauty Drink by DDr. Heinrich®. It includes all those substances which are needed for skin regeneration and a fresh appearance, namely a special blend of peptides and amino acids and natural hyaluronic acid. With increasing age the body is producing less and less of these substances, skin is not regenerating anymore like in former times and it loses elasticity and strength, wrinkles develop. Perfect Skin Beauty Drink by DDr. Heinrich® supplies the body with substances essential for skin regeneration and leads to more resilience and freshness.

For women with mature skin who are already marked by deeper wrinkles a facial rejuvenation with the body’s own stem cells, which are obtained from the patients autologous fat, is advisable. Their regenerating potential enables a completely natural and non-invasive facial rejuvenation, making artificial symptom treatments outdated.

It remains to be hoped that Kim continues counting on natural methods of facial rejuvenation. Otherwise she would probably receive the desired media attention, perhaps for mummy-like appearance owing to botox or facelift. Without imputing her anything, referring to the development of the above-mentioned PR story it should be noted that there are more fortunate possibilities to tilt oneself medially forward, says

DDr. Heinrich, MD

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