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12 Sep 2016

What Happens Due To Low T Levels And How Does Hormone Replacement Help?

Testosterone is a very important hormone within the male body. It is the powerhouse for all things concerning masculinity such as sperm count, libido, and muscle mass. It also has a large part in affecting weight gain, mood, and hair loss. Testosterone is known as the “fountain of youth;” it’s how men stay young, fun, and energized. Once it starts depleting, the man feels like he is as well.

At Innovative Health and Wellness in Buckhead, we take your concerns seriously and we want to make sure that you are aware of why this may be happening to you, and how we can rectify the low T levels with hormone replacement, and other methods.

What Happens

Testosterone is a very prominent hormone when we are younger, hence the “fountain of youth” analogy. However, as we age these levels decrease naturally and this affects so many things concerning men, some main components of a man that are affected:

Reduced desire/libido
Impotence
Infertility
Difficult sleeping
Weight gain
Loss of muscle
Decreased bone density
Lack of confidence
Lack of motivation

All of these play a huge part in a man’s life. Testosterone levels will start to decrease at the age of 30 and steadily decrease every year moving forward. There are ways to combat this such as

Diet
Staying active
Hormone replacement

Our therapeutic hormone replacement therapy is a way to level out your testosterone levels and get them up to what they were, so you can have increased energy, sex drive, and be a happier man. Innovative Health and Wellness is your key to feeling like yourself again. See if you would be a good candidate for our hormone replacement therapy, and give us a call with any questions!

05 Sep 2016

Benefits of Testosterone Hormone Replacement Therapy: Part 2

If you have read our last blog, you noticed we are talking about our therapeutic testosterone hormone replacement therapy. This hormone replacement is very beneficial because it helps you stay healthy and it keeps you lean. It also can help with your mood and stamina as well.

At Innovating Health and Wellness in Buckhead, we understand that having low testosterone can make you feel like an inadequate male. Don’t worry, though, we are the professionals and we will be able to explain this issue and how we can help you maintain it.

Here are some more benefits of using therapeutic testosterone hormone replacement therapy:

Keeps Bones Strong

Having strong bones throughout your lifetime is going to be very beneficial; it will keep your muscles and internal organs supported. It can also help men excel in athletic performance. When men start to lose testosterone due to old age, or other unknown reasons, their bone density goes with it. This can increase the likelihood of obtaining a diagnosis of osteoporosis. Using our therapeutic hormone replacement therapy in Buckhead will increase bone density so you keep doing the things you love, and avoid bone conditions altogether.

Keeps Libido Up and Running

Many of us are aware that when we think of testosterone, we think of men’s libido. When men abstain from sexual arousal for long periods of time, testosterone levels tend to decrease, reducing a man’s natural drive.Testosterone therapy is great for men who have lost their natural abilities. Testosterone hormone replacement can increase man’s natural desire, and libido, which would make all parties involved very pleased.

Be Happy

Our hormone replacement therapy will help increase men’s mood. The testosterone will make the men feel more active, which then will make them want to use their endorphins, which causes happiness. Men who stay active whether with a sport or a hobby, tend to feel better and more alert and upbeat.

So, hopefully, these benefits open the up the idea for you or our loved one to participate in therapeutic testosterone hormone replacement therapy. This can bring many benefits to men’s live such as better moods, leaner body mass, masculine tendencies, more energy, and get back the libido they have always had. Call us with questions at Innovate Health and Wellness in Buckhead. We are happy to address any concerns you have and set you up with a consultation. Start feeling like yourself, today!

30 Aug 2016

Benefits of Testosterone Hormone Replacement Therapy: Part 1

Are you tired all the time? Feeling lethargic and not loving the things you used to? Do you feel like all your stamina is gone? If this sounds like you, or
the male in your life, this could be due to low testosterone levels.

Testosterone has a bigger impact on men than we think. It affects many parts of their personality. At Innovative Health and Wellness in Buckhead, we are well aware of how important testosterone is to the body, and that is why we offer our therapeutic testosterone hormone replacement therapy. This hormone replacement can help men with many different issues and is an easy process. Men don’t even have to leave the home to do their treatments, which is a large benefit as to why Innovative Health and Wellness in Buckhead, is the right choice for you

We also wanted to let you know some of the major benefits men receive from using therapeutic testosterone hormone replacement therapy.

Men Stay Healthy

Testosterone is known to affect men’s heart and blood. When men have low testosterone levels they can develop a plethora of cardiovascular conditions, an example being angina. Testosterone can help with these conditions as it helps the heart pump blood at the pace it needs to fuel the body. The hormone replacement can also help your red blood cell count(RBC) rise, which is good for men who have anemia or any other conditions affecting RBC’s.

Help Maintain Weight

Testosterone can possibly decrease the fat in the body, and while doing this, increase muscle mass and strength. This causes the body to be leaner, which also increases energy. The body will tend to become leaner within the arms and legs, where most men’s strength may lie. It’s also beneficial to be keeping a regular exercise regimen to help increase the positive results of the therapeutic testosterone hormone replacement.

These are few benefits we’d like to share with you or the special man in your life. If you believe these symptoms of low energy, less stamina, being lethargic, and weight gain is affecting you or your family, please call Innovative Health and Wellness in Buckhead. We have a professional and caring staff who can help you feel like yourself again. We also offer many other services to utilize at our wellness center. Don’t feel embarrassed or that there’s nothing that can be done, we can help you. Don’t hesitate and call today! Also check back for our next blog: Benefits of Testosterone Hormone Replacement Therapy: Part 2!

22 Feb 2016

HRT for Women: Is it Right for You?

Dealing with even the mildest menopause symptoms can be frustrating for most women. Hot flashes, diminished sex drive, hair loss, weight gain, headaches and mood swings can add up to make this period of woman’s life uncomfortable to say the least. Though controversial for the treatment or prevention of certain diseases or ailments, new evidence shows that hormone replacement therapy can be beneficial for certain women; keeping risk factors in mind of course.

Because hormonal imbalances can cause a myriad of symptoms, ranging from the temporary like those above to the more serious including osteoporosis and breast cancer, therapy offers many women relief for both the short and long term. Menopause is often the period of life that most women experience these drops in hormones and the symptoms that accompany them.

As Woodstock and Buckhead’s chosen health and wellness center, we recommend hormone replacement therapy only after a full personal consultation and exam. Though there are a bevy of benefits to be experienced by HRT, there are health factors that preclude certain women from receiving such. If you have a history of heart disease, stroke, blood clots or breast cancer, hormone therapy is not recommended as certain HRT doses can increase the risk of such. However, for most women, systemic estrogen is the most effective treatment for symptoms of menopause.

Schedule your comprehensive consultation by calling either of our wellness centers in Woodstock of Buckhead or by filling out our online form. We’d be happy to help you determine if HRT is right for you.

 

18 Dec 2015

All About Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

When the term “hormonal imbalance” is used, the majority of people tend to think about middle-aged women who may be suffering through the symptoms of menopause. It’s less likely that people imagine men to be dealing with the problems that result from declining hormone levels. Which is why so many suffer in silence. It’s not readily accepted that men should be seeking out treatment for their low testosterone levels. Luckily, thanks in part to medical advances, innovation and promotion of men’s health issues, this hesitancy is rapidly changing. Men whose testosterone levels are declining are likely to suffer from low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, hair loss,fatigue, loss of muscle mass, increased fat levels, thinning bones and other symptoms. Low testosterone levels are designated as those that fall below the normal range of 300-1000 ng/dl according to the US FDA.

Benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men include:

  • increased energy
  • improved sexual desire and function
  • decrease in body fat levels
  • thicker skin
  • increased strength and muscle mass
  • less risk of depression and memory loss

Depending on your carrier and the level of health risks your possible low testosterone levels present, your hormone replacement therapy may covered by your health insurance, either in full or partially. As Buckhead’s professionals in HRT, we strive to ensure your health and safety through any procedure we offer. Because a number of health issues exist that preclude some men from receiving treatment for low testosterone, we always perform a full consultation and physical exam to rightfully determine your candidacy. Call now to schedule an initial consultation with either our Woodstock or Buckhead location to find out more about hormone replacement therapy.

 

 

21 May 2015

Low T and Cardiovascular Health

The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has closely examined effects of hormone replacement therapy (for low testosterone) in a recent study. Researchers investigated the correlations between heart disease and low testosterone. Although the findings indicated there was indeed a link (but needed more study), the authors of the study also noted that men  are– now more commonly than ever before in history– seeking help for low testosterone levels. Many men are not only having their levels tested, but they are seeking hormone replacement therapy if levels are too low.

Many doctors will automatically check hormone levels if the symptoms could at all be  related to low testosterone. Since many conditions (such as erectile dysfunction, side effects from medications, depression, etc) can mimic low testosterone, it does not seem like such a bad idea for doctors to check those levels of hormones. Yet many people still think the practice of checking a man’s hormones is becoming too widespread. Why is that?

After all, it is common practice for women’s hormone levels to be checked. On the other hand,  it is widely known that many women are misdiagnosed with thyroid conditions, anxiety problems, sleep disturbances, depression, and other conditions when, in fact, perhaps she is having a surge in hormones. She might be experiencing a lack or depletion of a certain hormone. Hormone tests tell women whether or not they are pregnant and whether or not they are going through menopause. They also tell women whether or not they need hormones before or after menopause.

Yet to think of a man having a hormone test is something that the general public seems to find unsettling. Is this because, as a society we do not want to believe that men can experience hormonal disturbances? Is it still a taboo topic for us since men should be “mighty” no matter what?

The answer to whether or not a man should have his hormones tested is a personal one. Yet the human body is  a lot like a machine. It can have parts that do not work the way they should. And when one part is not working correctly, it can often impact the ways in which other parts of the body function. This reasoning states that men should be tested for hormonal imbalances.

The aforementioned study in Belgium suggested that question have risen about whether or not hormone replacement therapy for men could potentially be harmful to one’s cardiovascular health. Like many other forms of treatment, it is relatively new and has not been around long enough for us to know how a person (or his or her offspring) might be affected decades from receiving treatment.

However, patients can rest soundly in the truth that no solid evidence exists linking hormone replacement therapy in men to heart attacks and only slightly indicated there might be a miniscule chance of having a stroke while in treatment.

The truth is that the studies did not take into consideration what other factors could have caused the test participants to experience something like hardening of the arteries or stroke. Could they have already been living an unhealthy lifestyle? While it would be unwise to speculate in this article, one can easily see that if only a tiny number of people experienced any sort of problem while in treatment (and no other precursors were studied or recorded) then those problems might not have had anything to do with the hormones. In fact, they probably did not have anything at all to do with it.

Dr. Johannes Ruige of Ghent University Hospital said, “Gas still remain in our understanding of low testosterone and cardiovascular disease. Ultimately, the goal is to more accurately assess the impacted testosterone substitution therapy may have on the hart health of men who qualify for the treatment.”

For now, however, there is little research to work with and there are many men with low testosterone. While all research is noble and  even necessary, and while people deserve definite answers to questions such as these,  signs point to the fact that hormone replacement therapy is better than not for treating low testosterone. There are definite links of untreated Low T to damaging conditions… and little to no evidence of the contrary. It would be better to consider taking hormone replacement therapy than risk the things that go along with low testosterone. Obviously one day there will be more answers in place to some of society’s more complex questions. But as researchers have given it a fairly great shot thus far, nothing earth shattering has proven that men need to stay away from testosterone replacement therapy.

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