Hormone Replacement Therapy
Common symptoms of low hormone levels are often overlooked by most medical professionals and go untreated. Juvenate will listen to your concerns, and by evaluating your hormone levels using detailed blood work and your physical symptoms, we will create a treatment plan to help you get back to feeling like your best self again. Hormone Replacement Therapy is extremely safe and effective when prescribed by a qualified medical professional and Juvenate providers hold certifications in hormone therapy, functional medicine, anti-aging treatment, and more. Hormone Replacement Therapy is closely monitored to ensure treatment remains effective over time since natural hormone levels continue to change throughout a person’s lifetime. If you have any concerns about your hormone levels and how they affect your life then be sure to schedule an appointment with Juvenate so we can work to optimize your health for a better life!
Restore Your Body's Proper Hormone Balance In Both Men And Women
At Juvenate, we realize the value of natural hormone replacement therapy. In addition to alleviating the symptoms of Low Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone and Menopause, hormone replacement can also aid in the anti-aging process, improve your memory and mood, improve your sex drive and performance and create an overall sense of well-being.
After learning about the benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men and women and how by replacing what the body has lost over the years, we could improve the overall health of our patients. The results spoke for themselves. We have been so impressed with what just balancing the hormones can do to bring wellness and vitality to life, that we began focusing on preventative wellness and anti -aging through hormone therapy here at Juvenate, bringing years of experience, which separates us from the other clinics in the area.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has become a popular treatment for men over 40 – the age when testosterone levels naturally begin to decline at the rate of about 1 to 2% per year. If you have Low-T and you’ve been putting off scheduling an appointment with your doctor, you may not realize just how easy it is to get started with testosterone replacement therapy. All you have to do is Call Today.
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)?
Testosterone is the primary sex hormone in men responsible for many critical functions, such as regulating sex drive, bone health, and muscle mass. Common symptoms of low testosterone include weight gain, hair loss, erectile dysfunction, and mood changes. The most accurate way to know if symptoms are related to changes in hormone levels is to consult with a provider who can order lab testing. Testosterone replacement therapy, sometimes referred to as androgen replacement therapy or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), is an FDA-approved treatment for low testosterone.
Here are a few of the benefits of TRT:
- Increased sex drive: Research findings suggest that about 50% of men between the age of 40 and 70 experience some degree of erectile dysfunction, and TRT has effectively increased libido and sexual function.
- Weight loss: Testosterone therapy is positively associated with weight loss and reduced waist circumference.
- Better sleep: Studies have shown that TRT also helps improve sleep quality, which can positively impact other areas of health.
- Increased strength: Restoring testosterone to normal levels is also linked to increased strength and muscle mass.
Common TRT treatment options include injectables, creams, gels, tablets, or capsules. The best way to determine which is right is to consult with a medical provider who can carefully assess risk factors and make recommendations based on the patient’s needs. Because the treatment requires a thorough medical evaluation and ongoing monitoring, finding the right provider is vital.
What is Sermorelin Therapy?
Sermorelin, or (GHRH) which has recently been engineered genetically to help stimulate and increase the secretion of (GHRH) or Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone from the hypothalamus. Sermorelin is a bio-identical hormone that may be prescribed in a semorelin therapy program, which has become popular for both men and women due to its amazing anti-aging benefits. Sermorelin helps stimulate the hypothalamus which is a gland that’s located adjacent to the pituitary helps to coordinate the autonomic nervous system as well as the pituitary gland.
Sermorelin Improves Your Exercise Performance
One of the most beneficial Sermorelin results is that it can greatly improve your exercise performance by helping you recover more quickly and by putting on muscle faster than before. Sermorelin can restore your HGH levels so that exercise is easier and you have more energy to get through more strenuous workouts. It can take longer for the treatment to improve exercise performance, but the effect does occur, and it can usually be seen within three to six months after starting the treatment.
Sermorelin Increases Muscle Strength
Your body composition gets more and more difficult to change as you start to age. This occurs partially as the result of a lower HGH production, as well as the long term effects of carrying excess fat, which can change your body’s chemistry and metabolism which make it more difficult to lose weight. Sermorelin can help you lose weight by improving fat metabolism. When your body produces HGH, it starts burning adipose tissue for energy, and the treatment can improve a slow metabolism. Several studies have found a correlation between increased HGH production and the burning of visceral fat, and patients who are exercising while taking Sermorelin see a much faster gain in muscle mass than they would without the therapy. The changes in body composition occur more gradually without exercise, and with regular exercise, they can be dramatic and occur within a matter of weeks.
Sermorelin Can Improve Your Mood And Libido
A decline in HGH is often associated with mood disorders and a low libido because lower hormone levels can be associated with decreased energy levels. Restoring normal human growth hormone levels can provide a boost in energy and improve mood, and this can be helpful for treating mood disorders like anxiety and depression. A decreased libido is also associated with a decline in testosterone and estrogen production, but restoring normal HGH levels has been shown to improve libido for both men and women. Patients also often experience an overall general feeling of well-being as the result of the treatment, even for patients who do not have any mood disorders or a low libido.
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, and it is a natural hormone that has been found to mimic the effects of Luteinizing Hormone (LH) in males. LH plays a vital role in the synthesis and secretion of testosterone. When HCG is utilized to treat male infertility or hypogonadism, it gets to work on mimicking the effects of LH. This, in turn, means that it stimulates the natural production of testosterone from within the testes.
HCG injections are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat specific medical conditions in both women and men. In men, HCG injections are FDA-approved for a type of hypogonadism in which the body doesn’t adequately stimulate the testes to produce the sex hormone testosterone. HCG is incredibly safe, so during the treatment, the male in question will likely not suffer from any adverse side effects at all.
HCG is sometimes used during testosterone replacement therapy because testosterone replacement therapy can lower sperm production due to the feedback loop on both the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. In men still wanting to have children hCG therapy can help preserve sperm production by maintaining intra-testicular testosterone levels. Not only will hCG help to restore your fertility and sperm production, but it can reduce the testicle shrinkage. Using hCG with TRT can restore your testicles to their normal, healthy size and function.
Studies have shown that in healthy normal testosterone men selected to undergo TRT, it was shown that their intra-testicular testosterone levels dropped by 94% while on therapy. However, in those who received HCG injections along with TRT, their intra-testicular testosterone levels only dropped 7%. Additionally, in men who received TRT and a higher dose of hCG every other day, had an increase in intra-testicular testosterone by 26% from baseline was observed. This proved that co-administering low dose hCG could maintain intra-testicular testosterone in those undergoing TRT. It was later shown that not only is intra-testicular testosterone increased with co-administration hCG but the sperm count is preserved as well at one year follow up.
According to the American Urological Association, HCG is appropriate for those men with testosterone deficiency who also desire to maintain fertility. Some of the main uses and benefits of hCG injections include:
- Correcting undescended testes.
- Regulating testosterone production.
- Recovering from diseases or medical conditions that affect the body’s testosterone production.
- As a part of hormone replacement therapy.
- Weight loss, as increasing testosterone levels can help with exercise.
- Maintaining your testicular size.
- Repairing sexual dysfunction. Male sexuality is heavily linked to testosterone levels.
It is important to note that injectable medication provides a more reliable delivery than other drug administration methods of HCG on the market. HCG drops or supplements are NOT a viable alternative to medical-grade HCG. An HCG injection is injected subcutaneously into the fat tissue in the lower stomach or the fat pad of outer glute with a small insulin syringe. Injectable hCG is available through prescription only.
Thanks to the testosterone replacement therapy & HCG therapy, you may experience normal intra-testicular testosterone production, leading to increased fertility and overall health!
DECA vs TEST
In the aging male population, the loss of muscle mass can be accentuated by a natural decrease in anabolic hormones. Different anabolic therapies are available to improve skeletal muscle density, muscle strength and size to reduce fragility, risk of fall and enhance activities of daily life. Anabolic and androgenic agents such as Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca) and Testosterone have shown to consistently increase skeletal muscle tissue and heighten the effects of resistance training. Both testosterone and Deca increase the size and number of myofibrils, the structural component of muscle tissue.
Most importantly, the addition of resistance exercise to Nandrolone Decanoate therapy improved muscle quality and strength by as much as 55%. Resistance exercise may improve the effect of anabolic hormone therapy by changing the architecture of the muscle (compacting muscle fibers, improving neuromuscular adaptations to resistance and changing the ratio of type I & type 2 muscle fibers.) The study also quelled the concerns that anabolic / androgenic agents cause significant increases in serum lipids profiles and liver function tests. These findings were not witnessed in the current study.
In men, with muscle wasting conditions, growth hormone therapy is often used to improve fat free mass. The study noted above demonstrates the alternatives to growth hormone therapy to achieve similar outcomes.
DECA has both the characteristics of testosterone, but much greater activity towards stimulating muscle growth and improving recovery after strenuous resistance exercise. DECA is used clinically to treat patients with burns, radiation therapy, sarcopenia and muscle wasting conditions. Deca has a long half and binds with a strong affinity to androgen receptors. Deca, unlike testosterone, does not undergo conversion to DHT and has less effect on hair follicles. Deca is often provided with testosterone to prevent suppression of the hypopituitary gonadal axis and maintain certain male physiologic processes.
Nandrolone Decanoate is a type II anabolic androgenic steroid. Anabolic steroids were developed in the 1930’s and by the 1980’s wide spread use was found among elite athletes to enhance muscle size, growth and performance. Currently, it is estimated that over 4 million individuals in the United States use some form of anabolic steroids, and not just elite athletes. The majority of individuals obtain such medication from non-licensed medical personal. Therapy is often not monitored and anabolic steroid usage is considered a global public health problem.
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