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.
As men age, testosterone levels naturally begin to drop starting around age 25. Lifestyle factors, like chronic illness, stress, trauma, and obesity can also contribute to low t levels. While the debate about “male menopause” rages on, the physical changes caused by low testosterone are very real. Often, the symptoms of low testosterone in men go untreated and are merely considered to be 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 have made hormone imbalance correctable. In our Virginia Beach hormone health clinic, low testosterone is diagnosed after a physical examination with our licensed physician and hormone health expert, Dr. Jeffrey Arbuckle, and a quick blood test. The results from the lab work will help us determine where your levels are and where they should be. Your personalized treatment recommendations will be dependent on your lab results, medical background, and goals.
We treat men with low testosterone in Virginia Beach 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 for men. We have not achieved satisfactory results using transdermal (through the skin) therapy, which is not absorbed well in men, is easily transferrable 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 in Hampton Roads and suffering from erectile dysfunction, lack of energy, feelings of anxiety or depression, low sex drive, lack of mental clarity, sleep problems, or weight gain, your testosterone levels may be unbalanced, and we can help! Dr. Arbuckle has helped thousands of men and women regulate their hormones.
Replenishing hormone levels is vital to optimize the aging process and restore energy and vigor. Our core belief is that hormone replacement therapy for men and women can improve your health, energy levels, and your overall sense of well-being. Fountain of You MD understands that by affecting positive changes in body composition, by increasing muscle mass and strength while decreasing fat mass, your quality of life will improve and lead to better overall health. We will get you back to enjoying your sex life again!
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