Our Program to help you enjoy a better Sex Life.
Before starting our hormone replenishment program we will utilize extensive laboratory testing along with a detailed health history to assess what hormones to recommend. Our methods of replenishment are creams, pellets, injections and capsules. After reviewing your labs with the nurse practitioner you will discuss which method is best for you.
Creams: Are compounded specifically for each patient. They are usually applied twice daily and absorbed into the skin. This method of delivery is a slower process and your results may vary due to absorption rate and compliance with applying the creams.
Pellets: Pellets are made up of either estradiol or Testosterone . The hormones are pressed or fused into very small solid cylinders. These pellets are larger than a grain of rice and smaller than a ‘Tick Tac’. In the United States, the majority of pellets are made by compounding pharmacists and delivered in sterile glass vials. There is a ‘FDA approved’ 75 mg Testosterone pellet. Pellets have been used in both men and women since the late 1930’s. The insertion of pellets is a simple, relatively painless procedure done under local anesthesia. The pellets are usually inserted in the upper buttocks through a small incision, which is then taped. After the insertion of the implants, vigorous physical activity is avoided for 48 hours in women and up to 5 to 7 days in men. Early physical activity is a cause of “extrusion”, which is a pellet working its way out. Complications from the insertion of pellets can include; minor bleeding or bruising, discoloration of the skin, infection, and the possible extrusion of the pellet. Other than slight bruising, or discoloration of the skin, these complications are very rare.
Testosterone stimulates the bone marrow and increases the production of red blood cells. A low medical assisted Testosterone level in older men can be associated with anemia. Testosterone, delivered by implants or other methods, can cause an elevation in the red blood cells. If the hemoglobin and hematocrit (blood count) get too high, a unit of blood may be donated. Testosterone may cause a slight increase in facial hair, deeper voices, and acne in some women.
Injections: Intramuscular Testosterone has been used for years due to its effectiveness and low cost. Testosterone suspended in grape seed oil is injected directly into the muscle usually once a week or every two weeks. Your body slowly absorbs the Testosterone into the bloodstream. Intramuscular Testosterone injections are deep and may produce pain, site reactions, or severe itching.
Capsules: Progesterone Capsules are available in multiple strengths to afford dosage flexibility for optimum management. Progesterone Capsules contain 50 mg, 100 mg or 200 mg micronized progesterone and are usually taken one to two hours before bedtime.
Hormones are complex chemical substances produced and stored by organs and glands. The hormones are then released into the body to initiate or regulate the activity of an organ or group of cells in another part of the body as needed. Hormones can target organs, tissues or cells. Some of these hormones include Testosterone , estrogen, and progesterone which are labeled the sex hormones. Thyroid, DHEA, pregnenolone, melatonin, cortisol and insulin are a few of the other hormones that can be evaluated or depleted. Hormones travel through the bloodstream, and receptors on the targeted cells tell the cell to perform a certain action. Once the process is completed, the hormone is broken down and leaves the body. Modern medicine has shown us that men and women with healthy levels of hormones are more energetic, more virile, stronger and more successful than those with imbalanced hormones.
Testosterone Replenishment for Men
Testosterone is a hormone with a powerful effect on a number of body organs, including your vascular system, muscles, brain, and bones. It’s best known as a sex hormone that plays a major role in physical development, determining whether you develop male or female features prenatally and whether you develop male characteristics at puberty. Testosterone also affects sexual functioning. It shoul
d be seen as a total body hormone, affecting every cell in the body. The changes seen in aging, such as the loss of lean body mass, the decline in energy, strength, and stamina, unexplained depression, and decrease in sexual sensation and performance, are all directly related to Testosterone deficiency. Degenerative diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, and hypertension are all directly or indirectly linked to Testosterone decline. Men release a large amount of Testosterone from their testicles, while women produce a smaller amount in their ovaries. Both sexes produce a small amount in the adrenal glands. The pituitary gland controls Testosterone levels in both sexes by releasing a hormone known as luteinizing hormone, or LH
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