At LifeMed Institute, our hormone therapy programs are overseen by Medical Director, Dr. Randolph Whipps, a Cardiologist with over 30 years of experience. You can be confident that our treatments are safe, natural and holistic, and designed with your entire body in mind. Our program also includes follow up testing and monitoring, to assure your therapies are effective and that you aren’t experiencing any negative symptoms or health issues. The benefits of a comprehensive treatment plan for hormone balance extends well beyond addressing symptoms. Our goal is to help you get your body back in balance and operating at peak performance, like it did in your youth.
Who doesn’t want more energy? Testosterone plays a role in sustaining energy levels. It helps build and maintain muscle mass, fueling the body to perform longer and stronger throughout the day. Research has even shown that adequate testosterone levels can contribute to improved recovery between workouts.of uncomfortable symptoms, not the least of which include irritability, hair loss and diminished sexual desire.
Testosterone is not just the “manly hormone.” It is also the “hormone of desire.” When testosterone levels decline, so does a man’s libido. A carefully administered and comprehensive testosterone therapy plan can revive sexual desire in men. In addition to increased sexual desire, many men will also reap benefits such as better orgasms and increased stamina.
Low levels of testosterone are commonly linked to the mood swings, depression and irritability that many men experience around mid-life. Restoring natural levels of testosterone with testosterone therapy gives men back there edge and stabilizes mood swings.
Adequate levels of testosterone have been linked to improved cardiovascular health and heart function. Men depend on testosterone to support a strong heart and well-functioning blood vessels that transport oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Other studies have also connected adequate testosterone levels to healthy blood cholesterol levels. Testosterone therapy can help minimize the plaque build-up associated with high cholesterol that increases the risk of heart attack or stroke.
The effects of aging begin much earlier than most men realize. Testosterone levels start to drop at a slow and steady rate in a man’s late twenties and continue to decline well into his golden years. This decline becomes more evident in middle-age when some men experience what has become known as andropause, or “male menopause.” This condition of hormone imbalance in men is characterized by a number of distressing symptoms, such as fatigue, muscle loss, increased body fat, sleeplessness, night sweats, irritability, depression and various forms of sexual dysfunction, like low libido and erectile dysfunction.
Low testosterone affects more than a man’s quality of life, it can seriously diminish his health too. Men with Low-T, as the condition of low testosterone is commonly referred to, increases a man’s risk of osteoporosis, diabetes and diminishes his mortality rate as well. Research has shown that maintaining balanced testosterone levels throughout the lifespan improves quality of life and raises the life expectancy for men.
Another hormone that significantly impacts a man’s health and quality of life is human growth hormone (HGH). HGH plays significant roles in bone strength and density, muscle growth and mass and even brain function. This hormone peaks late in adolescence and starts to decline in a man’s twenties. By the age of 60, most men have little to no production of this vital hormone.
Testosterone is a hormone generally associated with men, but it is an absolutely vital hormone for women as well, and optimal levels are key to maintaining a high quality of life. By restoring testosterone levels, and balancing other important hormones at the same time, our female patients are able to regain the youthful energy they once had and even alleviate the effects of menopause. You may be suffering from a hormone imbalance and not even know it, as symptoms often get explained away by other issues or aging, or not taken seriously.
Fatigue and exhaustion
Weight gain and difficulty losing weight
Deceased interest in sex
Mood swings or depression
Difficulty concentrating or lack of focus
Your testosterone replacement therapy at LifeMed Institute will be customized not only based on the results of your testing, but also to suit your lifestyle and needs. We strive to make your therapy work with your daily routine and we are here to help make it even easier and more convenient every step of the way. Below are just some of the administration methods available in your hormone replacement therapy program:
Intramuscular injections (dosage is typically once a week)
Testosterone pellet insertion (typically administered every 4-6 months)
Topical Testosterone gels that are applied daily to the wrist, inner arms or abdomen