What is Hormone Deficiency or Low T?
Treating Low T in Myrtle Beach
As men age their testosterone levels decrease, a condition known as low testosterone or Low-T develops. When the testosterone levels begin declining this is the beginning of a process known as andropause. Some people refer to this as male menopause. When andropause occurs men can experience lower energy levels, loss of muscle mass, decreased libido and poorer sleep to name just a few of the symptoms. It has also been found that men with higher levels of testosterone often have a higher quality of living and higher life expectancy. Studies have also shown men with lower testosterone levels have a much higher risk of developing osteoporosis, diabetes as well as other diseases and illnesses. Sadly, hormone deficiencies often go undetected, leading providers to treat symptoms like depression, rather than the underlying hormonal problem. These providers are treating the symptom and not the cause.
Low T Symptoms
Decreased Sex Drive
Difficulty Achieving an Erection
Low Semen Volume
Fatigue and Lack of Energy
Loss of Muscle Mass
Increase in Body Fat
Decrease in Bone Mass
Treating Hormone Deficiency with Bio-Identical Hormones in Myrtle Beach, SC
Thankfully through hormone replacement therapy the symptoms of hormone deficiency can be addressed. There are many tools to correct hormone deficiency and at Revived Vitality we work with our patients to determine the best approach. These tools include the following:
Why work with us?
Our team at Revived Vitality is focused on providing exceptional care and guidance to our patients. Our team works with patients to understand their lifestyles and goals and to come up with an appropriate anti-aging approach. Whether you live in Myrtle Beach, Wilmington, Charleston or anywhere in the country, we at Revived Vitality are here to help.
Our promise to our patients is:
Understanding our patient’s lifestyle and goals
Performing a comprehensive medical examination and evaluation
Perform in-depth laboratory testing
Analyze lab results and patient lifestyle/goals
Define wellness plan for the patient
Define nutrition and fitness plan for patient
Benefits of Hormone Replacement
Increased Sex Drive and Performance
Increased Mental Clarity and Mood Increased Lean Muscle Mass
Increased Energy and Strength
Decreased body fat
HCG, Aromatase Inhibitors
& Sermorelin Therapy Benefits
Improved Body Composition
Increased Bone Density
Improved Skin Thickness and Texture
Improved Strength and Energy
Sadly, low testosterone is commonly misdiagnosed!
Many men suffering from low testosterone may not even realize they have a hormone imbalance. Often low testosterone is misdiagnosed as depression or some other age related issue. When this occurs the provider is trying to treat the symptom instead of the cause. This can cause further problems in the future as the low testosterone levels have been left untreated.
Some men feel they should just live with many of the Low T symptoms because they think they are just a fact of life. What they fail to understand, however is that research has shown that men with low or declining testosterone levels have an increased risk of disease including osteoporosis and diabetes just to name two. Low levels of testosterone later in life have also been associated with increased mortality risk.
Most importantly, men with higher levels of testosterone in the middle to later years of life have been shown in studies to enjoy longer, healthier lifespans.
Benefits of Testosterone Therapy
Now that you understand what androgen deficiency and how it can be misdiagnosed, it’s time to understand what can be done to treat low testosterone and the benefits associated with the treatment.
Increased Energy: Most men undergoing testosterone therapy experience significant improvement to their energy levels. Often this energy can equate to gains in strength and the rebuilding of muscle mass. Research has shown that increased testosterone levels can lead to better physical performance and improved recovery between workouts.
Increased Libido: Men who have been experiencing low testosterone often also experience a decline in libido. A properly administered Testosterone Therapy protocol can increase not only testosterone levels but also a man’s libido. An increase in testosterone levels often leads to a much stronger sexual desire, stamina and orgasms. This goes hand in hand with feeling more vibrant and youthful.
Improved Mood: When testosterone levels are low men often experience mood swings, irritability and depression. The restoration of testosterone levels to more normalized levels through proper testosterone therapy often results in more stable mood in addition to improved feelings of well-being.
Protection of the Cardiovascular System: Studies have indicated that higher levels of testosterone lead to improved cardiovascular health and heart function. Higher levels of testosterone lead to a stronger heart and blood vessels which means more blood is delivered to the body. Additionally, some studies indicated that healthier testosterone levels lead to healthier cholesterol levels, thus reducing the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
Decreased Body Fat & Increased Muscle: Having a leaner body will help control weight and increase energy levels. Some evidence suggests that testosterone therapy can increase muscle size and strength while decreasing body fat. Proper testosterone therapy treatment coupled with strength training can be a powerful in building a healthier body.
Testosterone Therapy Treatment
At Revived Vitality we offer several testosterone options. We try to find the best option for our patients based on their lifestyles and preferences.
Testosterone Injections: Testosterone Injections are usually administered weekly. We offer testosterone cypionate, enanthate and propionate. After six to eight weeks of injections our patients our encouraged to undergo another blood panel to assess treatment effectiveness and adjust dosage accordingly if needed.
Testosterone Gels and Creams: We offer both testosterone gels and creams. These gels and creams are applied daily to the shoulders, upper arms or abdomen.
Stop Wasting Time! If you’re experiencing the symptoms of low testosterone stop and pick up the phone and call us today. With proper Testosterone Therapy treatment, you can begin to eliminate the signs of low T and start living your life to its fullest
Frequently asked questions
Is testosterone and steroids the same thing?
Steroids in many ways give hormone replacement therapy a bad name. Hormone replacement therapy is intended to keep your testosterone levels in an optimal range. Steroids, on the other hand, are usually used to push your body into a supra-physiological range. That is, higher levels than what you could produce naturally.
Is hormone replacement therapy the fountain of youth?
No, for hormone replacement therapy to be effective and beneficial it takes time and commitment of the patient. However, with time and commitment, patients can regain the energy, stamina and vitality of their youth.
Is hormone replacement therapy a one size fits all?
Absolutely not. Hormone replacement therapy requires a comprehensive approach that is tailored to each individual patient. That is why it is important to have lab testing, physical examination along with health and wellness planning.
I see commercials for testosterone boosters, isn’t this the same thing.
We’ve all seen these commercials, being pitched by retired or active athletes promising to boost your testosterone by 100, 200 even 400 percent. Remember none of these claims are verified by the FDA. Only testosterone adds to testosterone. These miracle pills all have one thing in common, they make your wallet lighter with no results.
Isn’t lower testosterone just normal aging?
Absolutely not. Think of it in this sense. If you have degenerative changes in your knees or hips, do providers tell you this is normal aging? No, everyday knee and hip replacements are done. How about heart disease. Do providers tell you this is aging, no they don’t. Heart caths are done every day across America. Why, because just like low testosterone, they improve the health of the patient.