How to Balance Testosterone Levels for an Optimal Life


How to Balance Testosterone Levels for an Optimal Life

Did you know that 4 out of every 10 men suffer from low testosterone levels? Testosterone is the key sexual hormone in a man’s body and rules many more functions than you may think. Hormones are the chemical messengers in our bodies. They regulate everything from cell growth to sexual libido. The fluctuations of these messengers can greatly affect health and quality of living. Testosterone is essential to health and well-being, but as men age, many experience a decline in the hormone and a decline in overall health. Do you know the effects? This decline in your testosterone levels can lead to serious consequences for your overall well-being including weight gain, muscle loss, lack of motivation, erectile dysfunction (ED), depression, anxiety, hair loss, difficulty sleeping, and more. That is a long list of undesirable symptoms, and if you are experiencing any of these conditions, you are not alone and there is a simple and effective treatment to improve your life. Testosterone Test

Testosterone production increases a man’s sex drive and stimulates the body to produce red blood cells, which in turn helps create a healthy circulatory system. Low testosterone levels can be caused by several different factors including advancing age, lifestyle choices such as smoking, and certain underlying medical conditions such as obesity and high blood pressure. 

Many men tend to ignore the signs and symptoms of low testosterone levels. Or worse, many attribute them to other factors and variables thinking it is a normal part of life caused by stressors at work and home. Do you miss the days when you could tackle everything life threw at you? Understanding the role your hormones play and how crucial they are to your overall performance in life is astounding. Knowledge and power and learning about low t levels could be the answer to your prayers. Your health and happiness should never take the back seat. Showing up for yourself is the first step to a better life. While there is no denying that there are changes that take place during the aging process that we can’t avoid, there are certain steps that can be taken to make them more manageable. Testosterone replacement therapy can help you look and feel your best. 

Most men suffering from low testosterone experience more vitality in their daily lives once they begin hormone replacement therapy. The key to being the happiest and healthiest version of yourself is to find balance. Here at Fountain of You MD in Virginia Beach, VA, we know that understanding and correcting your hormone levels is a fantastic solution that should not be overlooked. 

Are you still wondering if Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is right for you? If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, there’s an excellent chance you are suffering from low t levels. We are passionate about helping people, and we have seen the positive outcomes and the transformation TRT has brought to the lives of our clients. If you are interested or have any questions about improving your life with hormone replacement therapy, give us a call! We want you to feel comfortable and well informed and our knowledgeable healthcare team is here to help. Scheduling a new patient consult with hormone replacement therapy expert, Dr.Jeff Arbuckle, is a breeze, and your lab results will indicate if you are an ideal candidate for testosterone replacement therapy. Your optimal life is just a call away! Call us now at 757-644-4615!

Can Your Wrinkles Be Reversed?

Botox vs. Dysport: Here’s What You Need to Know

Have you been noticing more fine lines or wrinkles in your face? Have you tried all the anti-aging creams and wrinkle serums you see in magazines but only seen minimal results? If so, you are in the right place! Before and After result of Botox

Fine lines and wrinkles occur when we age. The cells in our bodies lose their fullness and elasticity over time, which gives the appearance of wrinkles. Our bodies do miraculous things and animating our facial expressions are just one of them, but we don’t have to keep the wrinkles and expression lines from all the memories we have made! 

Two of the most popular wrinkle-reducing drugs are Botox and Dysport. Injected into the skin using a small needle, once settled, the neurotoxins prevent the muscles from contracting which visibly reduces the pattern of movement that causes wrinkles and fine lines. Dysport and Botox injections are nonsurgical skin rejuvenation and effectively reduce wrinkles temporarily. Botox is produced by Allergan, while Dysport is produced by Galderma, and both are heavily researched and FDA approved. When asking Kirstie Robinson, our in-house certified and expert registered Nurse injector here at Fountain of You MD in Virginia Beach, to describe the differences between the two popular neurotoxins she mentioned, “It’s like comparing Fendi to Prada. They are both great products, and you can’t go wrong with either.” Botox is highly requested and the most commonly known neurotoxin, but clients should not disregard the potential use of Dysport. For many patients who have previously tried Botox, Dysport starts working faster lasts longer and often requires fewer units! 

The most common injection sites for Botox or Dysport are the horizontal lines on your forehead, the glabella (the space between the eyebrows) also known as frown lines, and the fine lines that occur around your eyes also known as crow’s feet. These are great locations to begin your treatments either as a preventative measure or to reduce any visible wrinkles in the areas. There are many other common usages of Dysport and Botox including but not limited to a reduction of: gummy smile, lip borders (called lip pop), under the eyes (also called the jelly roll), jawline and neck, smile lines, smoker’s lines (also called perioral), marionette lines around the mouth, dimples in the chin, eyebrow lift, bunny lines, and neck bands (platysmal bands) to improve the appearance of aging skin. Remember every face is unique and each injection treatment plan is tailored to the specific needs or requests of the individual. 

Women Botox result There are many steps you can take to ensure the best results from your neurotoxin treatment. Introducing an over-the-counter 100mg vitamin C supplement twice a day (AM & PM) helps strengthen the walls of your blood vessels which helps prevent bruising. Over-the-counter, Arnica is also a great natural preventative and can help with any bruising or swelling. Avoiding alcohol 24 hours before or after your appointment is crucial. Alcohol thins your blood which can result in more swelling or bleeding at the injection site and can reduce the overall retention of your injections before it has settled! Remember Dysport and Botox aftercare is just as important as pre-treatment advice! For a list of all our do’s and don’ts for Botox and Dysport pre and post-procedure recommendations, please review our website. 

There is nothing wrong with wanting to look and feel your best! You should feel comfortable and informed before any aesthetic treatment, and here at Fountain of You MD in Virginia Beach, we understand how important this is. We also know the confidence that our clients have gained as a result of our services. If you are wondering where the best place to get Botox or Dysport is in Virginia Beach look no further! Call us at (757) 644 – 4615 to schedule your next Botox or Dysport injection appointment.


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