hCG and How it Helps Testosterone Deficiency


hCG and How it Helps Testosterone Deficiency

hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a protein-based hormone that helps maintain the production of other essential hormones, like Progesterone and Estrogen. hCG is sometimes called the “pregnancy hormone” because it is made by cells in the placenta and because it is vital in maintaining pregnancy.

bryshCG is FDA approved to treat certain medical conditions, like infertility and low Testosterone, in both men and women. Hypogonadism, also known as low Testosterone, is when the body doesn’t produce enough Testosterone and/or sperm. Men suffering from Testosterone deficiency often feel tired, fatigued, depressed, and anxious. Other symptoms of hypogonadism include loss of strength and endurance, difficulty building muscle mass, unexplained weight gain, hair loss, and mood swings. Injections of human chorionic gonadotropin can help the body produce more Testosterone and it can increase sperm production, which reduces infertility. In short, hCG can help improve Low T symptoms.

Since hCG is a prescription medication, it is not approved for any purpose without a valid prescription by a licensed medical professional.

hCG has not been approved by the FDA for weight loss. Did you hear that?! hCG HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED FOR WEIGHT LOSS! That’s right, all of those “hCG” products you’ve seen marketed for weight loss are fake! Not only are they probably unsafe, the label on a prescription of hCG notes there “is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or ‘normal’ distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strongly advises consumers to avoid weight loss products claiming to contain hCG! These products can be purchased online, in some weight loss clinics, and some retail stores. Losing weight can be hard but over the counter, hCG is not the way to go!

In our hormone health, anti-aging, and weight loss clinic in Virginia Beach, VA, we prescribe hCG in combination with Testosterone Replacement Therapy for the best results. This augmented therapy can be life-changing for men struggling with Erectile Dysfunction, low sex drive, stress, trouble sleeping and weight gain. If you’re ready to feel young again, we can help! Whether you’re trying to lose weight, or regulate your hormones, our experienced clinical care team is ready to help you get back to living your best life! Give us a call to schedule your consultation now!”

A Great Aesthetician is Hard to Find

Fountain Of You MD Aesthetician SpecialistAn esthetician (or aesthetician) is defined as a person who is knowledgeable about the nature and appreciation of beauty, especially in art. They understand various conditions of the skin and possess the knowledge to restore the natural beauty and health of your skin. Estheticians offer therapies to treat non-medical skincare concerns. An experienced, licensed aesthetician can help offer individualized treatment and product recommendations to help you achieve smoother, softer, healthy-looking skin!

Estheticians study HARD! After 800-1200 hours of training, estheticians undergo practical and written exams in order to earn their license. AND they are required to renew their licenses and take several hours of continuing education courses every single year!

If you’re looking for glowing, healthy, radiant skin, you’re in luck! The Aesthetics team at Fountain of You MD in Virginia Beach, VA offers specialized, customized spa and facial treatments. Our Licensed Master Aestheticians, Kaity Collins and Molly Knight, offer a wide variety of professional, spa-like, non-surgical cosmetic treatments to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin with procedures like Fractora, Morpheus8, Microneedling, DMK enzyme facials, and chemical peels.

Our healthcare facility in Hampton Roads is focused on helping you achieve healthy skin. Our estheticians are able to address, assess, and treat your skin care needs. Dermatological issues like clogged pores, dry skin, redness, brown spots, sun damage, acne, scarring, stretch marks, wrinkles, fine lines, and blackheads, can be improved with visits to a licensed, certified aesthetician.

  • Dull skin? See an esthetician!
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A flawless complexion can help boost your self-esteem!

Aesthetician Specialist at virginia beachNot sure which cosmetic treatment or skincare product is best for your skin? Give us a call now to schedule your complimentary skin analysis with one of our skincare professionals!

A thorough analysis will help determine the best treatment course for your current skin concerns, as well as recommendations for an at-home daily skincare routine. Our complimentary cosmetic consultations can be scheduled in-office or virtually! Visit our Instagram and Facebook pages for before and after photos!

We’ll be here waiting for you when you’re ready to be moisturized, exfoliated, massaged, and relaxed!

How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Changed My Life by Dr. Jeffrey Arbuckle

I’m Jeffrey Arbuckle, M.D., the founding physician and Medical Director of Fountain of You MD in Virginia Beach, VA. I am passionate about hormone replacement therapy for men because it changed my life!

I like to tell patients about my experience with Testosterone Replacement Therapy. To me, it’s important for them to know that I, too, suffered from low testosterone.

When I turned 50 years old, it felt like something was wrong. I felt foggy-headed, more grumpy than usual, sad, my sex drive decreased, as well as my motivation, and I was exhausted all the time. I would wake up feeling tired every single day! I just assumed these feelings were age-related and I would have to get used to feeling like this for the rest of my life. Soon after, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, insomnia, high cholesterol, early diabetes, and sleep apnea. My weight ballooned and I was heavier than I had ever been in my entire life. I knew something had to change, not because of my medical degrees, but because I’m a man.

As a physician, I knew the importance of hormonal balance, but I had no idea I needed testosterone replacement therapy. Even though all of my symptoms were textbook, it still didn’t click that I needed help!

I found a local clinic who specialized in TRT. At the first visit, my Testosterone level was 260ng/dL, which is on the low end of the “normal” range for a man of my age. The physician I consulted with advised me that hormone therapy would increase my testosterone levels and help me feel young again. I signed up for treatment immediately and my transformation began!

Six months after beginning therapy, I lost over 75 pounds, my endurance and strength increased dramatically, and I no longer have hypertension, sleep apnea, elevated blood sugar, trouble sleeping, or high cholesterol!

Now, I also need to explain that I “walk the walk”; I exercise daily, I try not to eat a lot of processed foods, and I don’t drink alcohol often. I always explain to my patients, “if you’re going to continue to abuse your body, this therapy will not work”. My clinic has a 97% success rate for men suffering from low testosterone. In my opinion, the 3% of men that don’t respond continue to eat tons of processed foods, drink alcohol nightly, and never exercise. If you’re going through the trouble of making appointments and paying for an expensive therapy like this, you want to do the work to ensure success! The patients that take my advice to heart do well with testosterone therapy.

The reward of changing someone’s life and helping them regain their vitality and vigor has been my favorite part of my 30+ year medical career. That is why I founded Fountain of You MD. I’ve learned to help women and men across Hampton Roads regain their youthful feel and shave years off their appearance and mindset. If you’re suffering with feeling tired, a low sex drive, sadness, unexplained weight gain, it’s time to schedule a consultation to discuss hormone replacement therapy. Call us now!

Hormonal Imbalance in Women is Treatable

Are you suffering from unexplained weight gain? Are you feeling tired, irritable, or anxious? Are you suffering from vaginal dryness? It might be time to schedule an appointment to discuss your hormones!

Hormone Replacement TherapyHormones are responsible for keeping your body functioning properly. They regulate a wide range of bodily functions, like your body temperature, metabolism, moods, sex drive, and energy levels. Hormone levels naturally decline as humans age. Hormone replacement therapy replaces the hormones that you need to stay happy and healthy.

There are several possible causes of unbalanced hormones, like stress, injury, and prescription medications. Unbalanced hormones can cause an overwhelming number of uncomfortable symptoms for females, such as, weight gain, acne, hair loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, depression, anxiety, irritability, hot flashes, and night sweats. Many women think these symptoms are just signs of getting older, not realizing your hormones may not be working properly.

Most hormones can be detected in your blood. Hormone imbalances are most accurately diagnosed with a blood test ordered by a doctor. Hormone replacement therapy should not be treated with a one-size-fits all approach. Your female hormone replacement treatment plan needs to be tailored specifically for you. After beginning therapy for your hormones, your blood test should be repeated periodically to reevaluate your levels and ensure the treatment is working.

Hormone replacement therapy has been prescribed routinely for decades. At our anti-aging clinic in Virginia Beach, our hormone expert Dr. Jeff Arbuckle uses bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to treat symptoms caused by hormone imbalance and to protect long-term health for both men and women.

How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Changed My Life by Dr. Jeffrey ArbuckleIf you’re a woman suffering with menopausal symptoms, like vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, or weight gain, Fountain of You MD in Hampton Roads can help! Dr. Arbuckle is an expert on hormonal and sexual health for men and women. Ladies if you’re ready to get back to enjoying life, give us a call now! “

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