Testosterone is the principle male sex hormone responsible for the development of sex organs and sexual characteristics. It plays a key role in muscle growth, bone density, regulating your sex drive, and your overall sense of well-being.
Testosterone levels begin to drop every year starting at age 25. While the debate about “male menopause” rages on, the physical changes caused by reduced testosterone are very real. Lifestyle factors, like chronic illness, stress, and obesity can also contribute to low T. Often, the symptoms of low Testosterone in men go untreated and are merely considered the signs of aging.
The aging process and the inevitable hormonal changes can cause hormone imbalance which often presents in such symptoms as:
The good news is that advances in hormone replacement therapy for men in Virginia Beach make these imbalances easily correctable. In our clinic, low Testosterone is diagnosed by a physical exam with our licensed physician, Dr. Jeffrey Arbuckle, and a quick blood test. Your treatment plan will be personalized to reflect your medical history, goals, and concerns.
We treat low Testosterone with a comprehensive combination of lifestyle changes and high quality, time released intramuscular injections of bioidentical hormones on a weekly or biweekly basis. Bioidentical hormone injections are the most effective method of Testosterone Replacement Therapy. We have not achieved results using transdermal (through the skin) therapy, which is not absorbed well in men, is easily transferable to children and women, and is outrageously expensive. Other clinics often prescribe patches, pellets, or intranasal therapies, all of which can have irritating side effects and highly ineffective absorption.
Vast improvements are typically noted as soon as two months of continuous therapy, but results can vary.
If you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction, lack of energy, feelings of anxiety and depression, low sex drive, lack of mental clarity, sleep problems, or weight gain, your Testosterone levels may be unbalanced, and we can help. Replenishing hormone levels is vital to optimize the aging process and restore energy and vigor. Our core belief is that hormone replacement improves health, energy levels, and the general sense of well-being. We understand that by effecting positive changes in body composition, by increasing muscle mass and strength while decreasing fat mass, the quality of life will improve and lead to better overall health.
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