Our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treatments for men focus on specific health problems that are present in males starting around the age of 30 and above. Here, you will find an overview of all of our mind and body optimization treatments. Feel free to dive deep into each section in order to learn about symptoms, results, and frequently asked questions in regards to treatments. As we know, most of us are on a busy schedule, so we made the information as simple, accurate, and easy as possible for you to read and understand.
With our specialized and tailored bio-Identical hormone replacement treatments, our patients can expect relief from the following signs and symptoms:
Testosterone is an essential hormone for men. The science of treating low testosterone has come a long way in recent years. In addition, we now know that testosterone levels peak in puberty and early adulthood. After age 30, research has shown that men’s testosterone levels decline roughly 0.5% to 2% every year. However, this can vary depending on the individual’s lifestyle. Most men by age 40 see a 5-20% decline in their natural (endogenous) testosterone production. This is known as andropause, which is equivalent to menopause in females.
The two best predictors of how long you are going to live are based on muscle mass and maximum strength. Anti-aging factors like strength training prevent, sarcopenia – loss of muscle cells, and dinopenia – loss of strength and speed. Unfortunately, due to the aging process, low testosterone levels make these two factors hard to prevent and/or achieve. However, with the help of science and restoring healthy testosterone levels you can maximize your odds of aging.
Healthy testosterone levels in men affect a number of different things in the body. This includes strong maintenance of reproductive tissues, sustaining optimal sexual function, increase muscle mass and strength. In addition, healthy testosterone levels help conserve bone density and decrease the risk of disease and death. Testosterone therapy has significant benefits for cardiometabolic disease, metabolic dysfunction, vascular resistance, mitochondrial dysfunction, cognition disorders, and diabetes.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a medical condition in which a male cannot achieve and/or maintain an erection long or well enough to perform sexual intercourse. The most common causes of erectile dysfunction are cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and side effects from medication. Excessive alcohol use, smoking, and stress are also well-known causes. An estimated 30 million men in the United States have erectile dysfunction today. Treatments commonly used are Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Caverject (Tri-mix), PT-141, or testosterone replacement therapy, which are all available options in our clinic. The newest and most effective-long-lasting treatment we offer is our non-invasive shockwave treatment that treats the root cause of ED and sexual dysfunction in both men and women. GAINSWave ultra sound shock wave treatment. It is a 15-minute session that can completely change your life!
Peptides are natural secretagogues of growth hormone. They stimulate the pituitary gland in the brain to pulsate and release natural growth hormone, but with different mechanisms. As we age, our growth hormone production slows down. This is also known as somatopause. But, with the help of these secretagogues, you can stimulate the brain’s production to release just about the same amount of growth hormone produced in your early twenties. Growth hormone controls the reproduction and development of every cellular function in the human body, making it invaluable for our health as we age. It is known as the “fountain of youth” or “master” hormone.
When we enter deep sleep or “REM” sleep, the pituitary gland releases a surge of growth hormone into the body. By administering one of these peptides you are drastically increasing and taping into your natural production. Now, you might be confused as to which peptide to administer. No need to worry because all of this will be determined in detail by one of our hormone replacement/optimization and peptide therapy physicians.
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Whether there are high, average, or low levels of thyroid hormone, most patients complain of hypothyroidism-like symptoms than any other type of thyroid problem. Some of these thyroid problems include hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s, euthyroid, and hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is commonly under-diagnosed and under-treated. This is because conventional doctors and physicians believe that these patients are healthy as long as their hormone levels (specifically thyroid-stimulating hormone “TSH”) are just within the so-called “conventional” boundaries of laboratory reference ranges.
Our functional medicine physicians think otherwise because they don’t want patient’s levels to just be “within the reference ranges”. We want their hormone levels to be optimal. In addition, it is merely impossible to make an accurate diagnosis on a patient just obtaining TSH values. To have a valid overview of a patient’s thyroid function, the physician must test for a number of things. This includes the thyroid-stimulating hormone “TSH”, Free T3, Free T4, thyroid peroxidase, and thyroid antibodies. All of these hormones are interrelated and provide a definitive look at what is actually going on with the patient current health status.
At our bioidentical hormone replacement/optimization clinic in Miami, one of our specialized physicians will monitor the administration of this thyroid optimization treatment. This is done through patients’ ongoing feedback in conjunction with blood work analysis. We repeat this process until symptoms subside and we restore balance within the patient’s mind and body.
Human growth hormone is an essential hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland in the brain and into the bloodstream. HGH controls the reproduction and growth of every cellular function in the human body. Throughout our youth, HGH affects every physiological and biological function of the human body to promote development and growth. In adults, it helps maintain youthful vitality and can slow down the aging process by regenerating our cellular tissues.
Injectable human growth hormone is identical to that produced by our bodies and has the same effects, commonly known as the “fountain of youth” or “master” hormone. It plays an integral role in maintaining our skin elasticity (collagen production) and the health of all human tissues. This is including our brains, muscles, and other vital organs. Growth hormone secretion reaches its peak production during puberty and begins to fall around the age of 25. By the time we reach our 50’s most of us can expect a 30-50% decline in our growth hormone production, also known as somatopause.
Treatment with HGH is prescribed as a single injection five nights a week, but this is often our physicians’ last resource. If peptide (HGH secretagogue) treatments don’t work at first for the patient, then HGH treatment could be considered. All male hormone and peptide treatments are determined in detail by one of our specialized physicians and based on your blood work analysis.
Progesterone has long been known as a “female hormone,” since it plays a significant role in ovulation, fertility, and pregnancy. Nonetheless, today’s research has recognized that progesterone also plays a significant role in men’s health and well-being. That is why it is included in our hormone replacement therapy treatments for men as well. In addition, it helps men in the bedroom. In some cases, our specialized physicians use progesterone treatment as an alternative to PDE5 inhibitors. This helps correct erectile dysfunction and other male-related health issues.
DHEA (Dehydro•epi•andros•terone) is produced by your adrenal glands and is the most abundant sex hormone present. Without it, your body can’t make other essential hormones such as testosterone. DHEA acts as an insurance policy for the other sex hormones as it can be converted into any of them depending on the body’s needs. The benefits of DHEA treatment include immune support, stress resistance, and protection against cancer. It is also used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, osteoporosis, and depression. The body produces abundant DHEA during our youth and reaches its peak around 25 years of age. By the time we enter our forties, we are only secreting about half the amount that we did in our peak years.
If hair loss begins earlier than age 40, this is likely due to excessive conversion from testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). If hair loss begins after age 40, the cause is more likely to be related to low thyroid function. DHT can be a double-edged sword because it is the predominant male hormone responsible for sex drive. On the contrary, it can also lead to hair loss. Most physicians treat hair loss disorders with Propecia.
At the Medical Health Institute, we like to use other natural remedies as an alternative because Propecia can kill your sex drive. Since DHT is responsible for the male sex drive and Propecia medications decrease DHT, this means choosing between your sex drive or your hair. In some lucky cases, we have seen patients who take Propecia without experiencing a decreased sex drive.
That being said, don’t be discouraged. Hair loss can be treated with other medications including thyroid hormones, progesterone, saw palmetto, or our latest breakthrough, Nutrafol, and GHK-CU peptide therapy
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