Have you asked yourself any of the following questions?
“When did I gain all of this weight?”
“Why don’t I have the energy to work-out like I used to?”
“Where is my sex drive?”
“Why can I not concentrate or remember things like I used to?”
“Why can’t I lift as much weight as I used to?”
Male hormone restoration
It is well known among both men and women that as women age they say “goodbye” to hormones that regulate reproduction; however, men also say goodbye to hormones as they age, this is called andropause or male menopause. Men experience a rise in estrogen and SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin), and a decline in the production of hormones called androgens: DHEA, and testosterone. Because it is a gradual process that can begin as early as age 30, it can be difficult to recognize. It is estimated that about 25 million men between the ages of 40 and 50, and half of all men between the ages of 50 and 70, have low levels of testosterone. This imbalance in hormones can result in sexual dysfunction, low levels of energy, weight gain, loss of muscle and bone, cognitive problems and depression.
Because men can remain fertile until late in life, hormonal imbalance in men is not as obvious; it is not easily recognized and historically, was not considered a problem. Experts in anti-aging know that low levels of testosterone are strongly associated with many age-related disorders including: metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The signs and symptoms andropause may include:
- Irritability or anxiety
- Loss of memory or loss of concentration
- Reduced sex drive, erectile dysfunction, decreased intensity of orgasm
- Decrease in muscle mass or increased weakness
- Weight gain
- Loss of energy, fatigue, depression, loss of ambition
- Heart disease
- Poor sleep quality
- Increase in cholesterol levels
- Decrease in the production of red blood cells sometimes leading to anemia
The anti-aging experts at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic use medically supervised bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to slow the aging process and rejuvenate their male clients. Restoring your level of testosterone can result in improved insulin levels, reduced cholesterol, reduced body fat, increased muscle mass, reduced pro-inflammatory cytokines, increased energy, improved cognitive function, increased libido and a reduced risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Testosterone is just one hormone critical to slowing the signs of aging, and using comprehensive testing we will evaluate many key hormone levels to develop a health plan specific to your needs.
Critical hormones for men include:
- Growth Hormone (HGH)
- Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)
Age Management Includes:
- Bioidentical hormone therapy
- Stress reduction
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
After comprehensive testing, the anti-aging experts at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic will develop a customized treatment plan specific to your goals and needs. For men suffering from hormone imbalance, this plan will include bioidentical male hormone replacement; these hormones match the natural hormones in your body. Bioidentical hormones are expertly compounded by a pharmacy to meet your individual health care needs. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones match the hormones your body produces allowing them to be easily metabolized without negative side effects.
Growth Hormone (HGH) helps to regulate body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, sugar and fat metabolism, and heart function. The benefits of HGH therapy include: increased energy levels, improved exercise performance, increased lean muscle mass, hair growth and stronger bones.
The Thyroid regulates the energy production and metabolism in every cell in the body. Because it more commonly affects women, many doctors overlook the thyroid in men. In men thyroid function can lead to lower levels of usable testosterone, a loss in cognitive function, a decrease in sex drive, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, high cholesterol, fatigue, depression and anxiety.
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It functions as a precursor to sex hormones including testosterone and may help lower inflammation, improve bone density, increase muscle mass, protect against depression, reduce cognitive decline, aid in weight loss, improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of diabetes.
Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. It helps regulate other hormones and maintains the body's circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is an internal 24-hour "clock" that plays a critical role in when we fall asleep and when we wake up. When it is dark, your body produces more melatonin.
HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone physicians may prescribe to increase testosterone production.
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid and promotes increased sexual stamina, sexual desire, muscle and bone mass, growth of body hair, fights depression, improves erections, and strengthens your heart.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
- Testosterone pellets (subcutaneous implant)
- Testosterone topical cream or gel
- Testosterone injection
Testosterone pellets are placed under the skin by the physician. The pellet provides a consistent level of testosterone for up to 5 months. Because of the consistent blood levels, testosterone pellets are the preferred method of bio-identical testosterone replacement therapy. The Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic is one of the few clinics in the region that provide this beneficial therapy.
Testosterone topical gel or cream is compounded by an authorized pharmacy and applied under the arm, on the abdomen, or in some cases it is applied to the genital area. This type of bioidentical testosterone therapy is perfect for individuals that want to avoid using a needle.
Testosterone injections are a once a week intramuscular injection given by the patient.
The experts at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic will help you develop a health plan that will optimize your physical health, slow the signs of aging and reduce the risk of chronic, age related diseases such as; heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. During your free, initial, open-ended consultation, a physician at our clinic will conduct a comprehensive lab analysis, discuss your medical history, nutrition, exercise plan, lifestyle and personal goals and then develop a health plan tailored to your individual needs.
- Hormone replacement should be monitored by a qualified anti-aging physician
- Hormone replacement should only be initiated after comprehensive testing to measure current hormone levels
- Hormone replacement therapy should be customized for each individual patient based on laboratory testing, signs and symptoms and individual goals
- Human Growth Hormone Treatment for Men
- Human Growth Hormone Treatment for Women
- Bio-identical Hormone Replacement for Men
- Bio-identical Hormone Replacement for Women
- Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
- IV Nutritional therapies
- P-SHOT PRP Procedure
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Chelation Therapy
- Comprehensive Blood Panel
- Food Intolerance Testing
- Weight Loss and Nutritional Counseling