Testosterone is a hormone that belongs to a group of male hormones called “AndroGens” which are sometimes referred to as steroids or anabolic steroids. It is the primary male sex hormone and plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as testes and prostate, as well as promoting secondary sexual characteristics such as increased muscle, increased bone mass, and the growth of body hair.
Most men will experience symptoms of low testosterone beginning in their 30s. Some say this occurrence is a natural part of aging, however, this is a misconception as low testosterone is not only commonly diagnosed in older adults but also in patients who are in their 20s, 30, 40s and years beyond.
Most men suffering from Low testosterone (Low-T) usually have a feeling of “Loss of Self”. Testosterone Therapy in patients suffering from Low-T can help a man regain his vigor and get back to being himself.
At AndroGenX, our dedicated providers are trained in Hormone Replacement Therapies. We pride ourselves in the understanding of the concept of the uniqueness of every patient as an individual. We look beyond the boundaries of “Cookie Cutter” medicine because there is no “one size that fits all“. We tailor an individualized plan for every patient that is complete with all the necessary medications and extensive routine lab monitoring while on hormone treatment.
We will monitor your testosterone levels as well as your prostate levels (PSA), estrogens, progesterone, growth hormone levels, thyroid levels, hematocrit levels (blood count), Vitamin levels and a variety of other lab testing to ensure your overall wellness. We keep it simple and safe.
If you have been experiencing fatigue, memory lapses or poor concentration, muscle loss, mood swings, lack of motivation or feeling depressed, increased body fat or trouble losing weight, erectile dysfunction/loss of morning erections or decrease in libido, look no further, call AndroGenX today and schedule your initial consultation to speak with one of our experienced providers and begin the journey to regaining your vitality.
Estrogens are a group of steroid hormones which promote the development and maintenance of female characteristics in the body. They play a significant role in the growth and development of female secondary sexual characteristics like breasts development, pubic and armpit hair, and regulate the female menstrual cycle and reproductive system. Estrogens are also vital for cholesterol metabolism and bone density and strength.
When it comes to hormone replacement therapies in females, most practices pay attention solely on estrogens. However, hormonal imbalances in females go far beyond the hormone “estrogen” alone. Other hormones like progesterone, pregnenolone as well as testosterone play an important role in hormone balancing in females; and yes, women do have testosterone as well.
Most women will experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance during the years of peri-menopause and years beyond. An imbalance of these hormones can lead to a range of health problems and undesirable physical changes to include but not limited to –
At AndroGenX, we offer a comprehensive diagnostic approach which evaluates your overall health and wellbeing. Our treatment plans are comprehensive, safe, effective and tailored to the individual needs of each patient.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, call AndroGenX today and schedule your initial consultation to speak with one of our experienced providers. Take control of your health and improve your energy, sleep, mood, memory, mood and libido (sex life).
Erectile dysfunction, “ED” as it is commonly referred to, can be simply defined as the inability of a man to have an erection or to maintain an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse.
Erectile dysfunction can be caused by testosterone deficiency, uncontrolled blood pressure, elevated blood sugar level (diabetes), elevated cholesterol levels, obesity (overweight), neurologic illnesses, prescription medications, injury to the male reproductive system or tobacco consumption, just to name a few. Erectile Dysfunction can also be caused by stress, lack of self-esteem (self-worth), state of mind, depression, generalized anxiety and/or performance anxiety.
It is estimated that over 30 million men in America suffer from erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is often perceived as a disease of old age, commonly experienced by men around the of age 50 and beyond. This is a misconception and not always the case as there are many individuals in their 20s, 30s, and 40s suffering from some form of erectile dysfunction, in regard to either experiencing a decrease in libido, trouble getting an erection, trouble maintaining an erection or a combination of all.
Erectile dysfunction is an ongoing issue and can lead to loss of self-esteem and can also contribute to relationship issues between couples.
Erectile dysfunction is often a difficult topic for discussion between couples and even between patients and providers.
At AndroGenX, we are a “judgment-free” zone. Our providers are compassionate and understanding. We are dedicated to evaluating the underlying cause of ED and making recommendations for each patient based on their individual needs.
We offer a variety of treatments to include but not limited to, oral medications, injectable medications, hormone balancing, and control of blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. We are also excited about the upcoming addition of a non-invasive Acoustic Waves Therapy procedure (coming soon) to our list of treatment options for Erectile dysfunction.
The most common cause of erectile dysfunction is poor blood circulation to the male genital which causes decreased engorgement of blood in the male genital when aroused, hence, poor erection. The mechanism of action of nitrates which are commonly used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction is that they dilate the blood vessels of smooth muscles, like the muscles in the male genital area, leading to adequate blood flow to the penis, which in return enhances erection during sexual intercourse.
Acoustic Wave Therapy for ED is a procedure in which a non-invasive medical device is used to apply motion waves to the male genital area. The motions applied help in breaking up micro-plaque in existing blood vessels which enhances blood flow to the penis to enhance erection strength and quality. These motions also help to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels in the penile region, hence, more blood supply and better erections.
Unlike nitrates, the outcome of Acoustic Wave Therapy for ED management is more long lasting than temporary as it breaks down plagues in blood vessels which usually may take about 1-2 years to reaccumulate fully to affect erection quality. The benefit of Acoustic Wave Therapy for ED is that it brings back spontaneity to intimacy and eliminates the need for planned intimacy as is the case with the use of nitrates.
This procedure is an in-office procedure which typically lasts for about 20-30mins. The procedure is pain free and usually very well tolerated.
It is important to note that this procedure may not be fully effective for the treatment of ED when the underlying cause is trauma to the male genital. This procedure may also not be fully effective for patients with ED caused by nerve damage from diabetes or other neurologic illnesses.
Considering that most patients with diabetes also suffer from poor circulation due to plague build up in blood vessels, this procedure can be beneficial as an adjunct therapy with other medications used to manage diabetes.
Growth hormone disorders are conditions in which the body does not produce the right amount of growth hormone, which is responsible for cell reproduction. This disorder can affect people of all ages, although it is most common in infants and children. Growth hormone disorders can be treated using hormone replacement therapy, or HRT. It is important for HRT patients to select a pharmacy that is familiar with growth hormones. Traditional human growth hormone replacement is administered via once-daily injections. Unfortunately, less invasive preparations, such as pills, lozenges, creams, and suppositories are not effective for human growth hormone treatment.
that human growth hormone (HGH) is produced by the pituitary gland? The amount of HGH produced usually depends on a person’s age and gender. When HGH levels are too low, it can affect growth and development in children, as well as mental acuity and memory in adults. Left untreated, this condition can permanently stunt a child’s height and delay or prevent the onset of puberty.
You should consider visiting a specialty growth hormone pharmacy if you or your child has a growth hormone disorder for which you have been prescribed hormone replacement therapy. Be sure to transfer all of your medications to the same pharmacy to allow your pharmacist to monitor drug interactions and potential side effects.
Your pharmacist will work closely with your doctor to develop a formulation that is right for you. You can expect your pharmacist to ask questions about your experience with various medications and previous formulations in order to adapt to your needs. Specialty pharmacists will never change the dosing amount of HGH in a prescription, but they may reformulate conventional dosing methods to accommodate for patient comfort and necessity. For example, your pharmacist may be able to integrate anti-nausea medication into your HGH prescription to alleviate any nausea caused by treatment.
Yes. You should tell your pharmacist about any allergies you have to supplements, foods, medications, and other substances. You should also inform your pharmacist about any prescriptions, vitamins, or supplements you currently take.