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

January 20, 2021

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!

Jeffrey Arbuckle MD

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