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What is Hormone Deficiency or Low T?

Treating Low T

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

  • Mood Changes

  • Sleep Disturbances

  • Depression

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Treating Hormone Deficiency with Bio-Identical Hormones

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 approach. Whether you live in South Carolina or Florida, we at Revived Vitality are here to help. 


Our promise to our patients is:


  1. Understanding our patient’s lifestyle and goals

  2. Performing a comprehensive medical examination and evaluation

  3. Perform in-depth laboratory testing

  4. Analyze lab results and patient lifestyle/goals

  5. Define wellness plan for the patient

  6. Define nutrition and fitness plan for patient

Benefits of Hormone Replacement


Therapy Benefits​

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 Sleep

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.

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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

Treatment Options

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

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    Fear is the main reason why most people either don’t go to the gym or quit the gym. Let’s face it, the gym can be an intimidating place. What does this machine do, what is this for, why are they so many people doing this exercise? Our team will take that fear away. With our one on one sessions our trainers will demonstrate how to safely and effectively use the tools that the gym provides and develop an individualized fitness plan. Fear no longer has to be a barrier to your success.
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  • What is the difference between total testosterone and free testosterone?
    As you might have guessed, total testosterone is all the testosterone in your body in any state, bound to SHBG or albumin. Free is what is on its own, what isn’t bound. Normally this is about two percent of all testosterone.
  • How often do I need my blood levels tested?
    On initial examination we test your levels, we check them again in around 10 weeks, then every six months afterwards. This allows us to closely monitor your progress and make adjustments as needed.
  • Now I am more confused.
    Think of it this way. Free T and Total T is kind of like your body fat percentage and your weight. You might only weigh 175 pounds but if a third of that is body fat, you are probably not very healthy. The greater the free testosterone the greater the potential for greater results.
  • I have bad joints is there something I can take that will help me?
    Absolutely. What is the point of having a great exercise plan only to leave the gym in more pain than when you came in. This only causes you to quit going to the gym. We can tailor design a supplement plan to your health needs. Why take something you don’t need or something that will not provide you benefit.
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    Well I guess they are if you think all car companies are the same. They all make similar products, but what makes one stand out from the other? Quality and individuality. Quality in that they are held to the highest industry standards and individuality in that they are tailored to specific classes. What might work great for a man might perform poorly for a women and vice versa.
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    Sure, the vitamin store can give you a long list of things to purchase and guess what this will do, make them richer and you no better off. This is why it is important to set down with our experts to learn what you need, why you need it and when you need it.

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