Testostorone Replacement Therapy

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When is the right time to check my hormones
and testosterone levels?

 

As Naturopathic Doctors, we believe the best time to check your hormones is starting in your early 20’s. It would be beneficial to see your level of testosterone yearly as you watch it’s trend over time. Knowing your levels and where you feel best will allow you to target the changing patterns and address them before your levels greatly decline. The right time to check your hormones is NOW!

 

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Testosterone Replacement
Therapy
in San Diego

 

As we age, the gradual depletion of testosterone in the body can cause physical and emotional manifestations that play a huge role on the quality of life. Loss of libido, loss of muscle mass, fatigue, increased body fat, as well as, erectile dysfunction are just a few of the side effects. The goal of testosterone replacement therapy is to optimize hormone levels where your body is able to flourish. Our team of Naturopathic doctors are dedicated to helping you find the underlying cause of low testosterone as they create the proper treatment that fits your lifestyle.

Laboratory Testing

  • Pregnenolone
  • DHEA-S
  • Total and Free Testosterone
  • DHT (dihydrotestosterone)
  • FSH & LH
  • SHBG
  • IGF-1
  • Estradiol
  • Cortisol
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Forms of Testosterone Therapy

 

There are many approaches to increasing testosterone in the body. Our Naturopathic doctors offer testosterone therapy as injectables, topical cream/ gel, clomiphene citrate, and/or herbal supportive therapy. Depending on your case, we will advise you on how to increase your testosterone levels and offer guidance on how to improve your levels naturally.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS

 

  • Increased libido
  • An improvement in erectile dysfunction symptoms
  • Boost immune system
  • More energy and better moods
  • Mental clarity
  • Increased sperm count
  • Increase in muscle mass and bone density
  • Reduced body fat
  • Strengthen bones
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Testosterone and Estrogen
balance in men

 

As we address testosterone levels, we monitor the balance of estrogen to testosterone. Estrogen can naturally increase with increasing levels of testosterone, which can cause unwanted side effects. We address the imbalance by modulating the enzyme that converts estrogen and testosterone with natural aromatase inhibitors. We also offer nutritional support that can remove excess estrogen out of the body to aid in the balance of these two hormones.

 

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What Other Services Does LIVV
Natural Health Offer?

 

Other than testosterone replacement therapy, our San Diego clinic offers IV Hydration Therapy, Ozone Therapy, PRP Injections, and Vitamin shots. Using these and other solutions, we have helped hundreds of patients to overcome their health challenges. Whether you are suffering from a chronic illness, struggling with hypogonadism, or looking for a rejuvenating vitamin shot, LIVV Natural Health is the clinic for you.

TESTIMONIALS

“I have been feeling fatigued and tired. So run down! Skeptical at 1st but met with the team and the doctors. The doctors got to the root cause of the problem, placed on the IV treatments & feel the BEST in months!”

“I wasn’t feeling too great before my travel plans. Got my IV, no Jet-lag, great trip, wasn’t ill, results were AMAZING! Always get an IV before I travel now. “

“Realistically after 2 months I felt 80%-95% and then after 6 months the pain was completely gone. I mean, I was blown away. I avoided the knife.”

“Battling with lyme disease for the past 7 years. Fatigue, brain fog, joint pain. The IVs have changed my life – they have made me feel better, they gave me HOPE. LIVV has really brought my life back!”

IV really allows me to bounce back and recover when I am battling and juggling medical school. Provides me the energy and hydration to LIVV the life I wish to LIVV.

AUSTIN W. HAS BEEN STRUGGLING WITH MULTIPLE INJURIES THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE. HAS BEEN UNDER THE KNIFE FOR MULTIPLE INJURIES AND WAS SEEKING ANOTHER OPTION. HE FOUND PRP REGENERATIVE INJECTIONS AND FOUND SUBSTANTIALLY RELIEF FROM PRP. 90% IMPROVEMENT IN 8 WEEKS.

CAROLE M. HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM LOW BACK PAIN FOR MANY YEARS AND HAS BEEN SEARCHING FOR THE RIGHT TREATMENT. CAROLE RECEIVED 3 PRP INJECTIONS AND RECEIVED 65% IMPROVEMENT. SHE NOTES 100% IMPROVEMENT WITH LOW BACK PAIN AFTER 6 MONTHS.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a male sex hormone produced in the testes. The amount of testosterone produced is determined by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, both found in the brain. This hormone is involved in the development of sex organs before birth, as well as secondary sexual characteristics at the onset of puberty. It is also responsible for the growth of muscle mass and strength, sexual desire (libido), fertility, sperm, and fat distribution. Essentially, it is the hormone that gives men the quality of masculinity.

What is testosterone deficiency?

Testosterone deficiency is the state in which a man’s body fails to produce enough testosterone. Naturally, men’s testosterone levels decrease with age, but they can drop due to other causes. These include genetic and autoimmune disorders, damage to the testicles, infection, obesity, and drug abuse.

What are the symptoms of testosterone deficiency?

A man with testosterone deficiency is likely to experience the following symptoms:

  • Reduced muscle strength
  • Low libido
  • Low semen volume
  • Increased body fat
  • Difficulty getting & maintaining an erection
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability and depression
  • Hair loss
  • Growth of ‘man boobs’
  • Decreased bone mass
  • Loss of concentration
Who gets testosterone deficiency?

Naturally, men start losing testosterone from the age of 30. Testosterone deficiency can be higher in men who are diabetic or obese. It is also high in men who are undergoing chemotherapy, or those suffering from inflammatory and chronic conditions. Men who abuse alcohol and illicit drugs are at a higher risk of lowering their testosterone levels.

How do you fix low testosterone?

When you come to LIVV Natural Health, we will do a series of blood tests to determine what your testosterone levels are. We will also ask questions to understand your overall health and lifestyle. This helps us identify what type of testosterone replacement therapy is ideal for you. Treatment can be in the form of testosterone injections or gels for the most severe cases. We also advise you on how to increase your t levels naturally.

Is it dangerous to have low testosterone?

Low testosterone levels can have adverse effects. One effect of testosterone deficiency is decreased bone mass. This can make you more prone to injury. Low testosterone has also been associated with a higher risk of heart disease. Additionally, while not necessarily dangerous, this condition leads to low quality of life.

What is testosterone replacement therapy?

Testosterone replacement therapy is a form of treatment used to boost low testosterone levels that occur as a result of age or a medical condition. It is also referred to as androgen replacement therapy. There are several methods of treatment that include testosterone injections, gels, patches, creams, testosterone underarm stick, and oral medication.

What are the side effects of testosterone replacement therapy?

Testosterone replacement therapy can have some side effects. These may include:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Low sperm count
  • Chest pain
  • Acne
  • Increased urination frequency
  • Breast enlargement
  • Fluid retention
  • Increased risk of blood clots
  • Mood swings
How long does it take for testosterone replacement therapy to work?

There are various approaches to testosterone replacement therapy, and each is absorbed differently into the body. Topical creams that are applied directly on the skin give positive results within two weeks to a month. Testosterone injections have to be administered periodically, such as every 2-4 weeks, with levels being monitored every three months. Natural methods of increasing testosterone may take longer, depending on one’s health and lifestyle.

What are the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy?

Some of the benefits you can expect from testosterone replacement therapy include:

  • Increased libido
  • An improvement in erectile dysfunction symptoms
  • More energy and better moods
  • Increased sperm count
  • Increase in muscle mass and bone density
  • Reduced body fat
How can I increase testosterone naturally?

To boost your t-levels naturally, you should do the following:

  • Get enough sleep
  • Eat a healthy balanced diet
  • Exercise regularly and lift weights
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Take vitamin D, zinc and magnesium supplements
  • Minimize your stress levels
What is hypogonadism?

Hypogonadism is the same as testosterone deficiency and occurs when little or no sex hormones (testosterone) are produced. In men, the sex glands (gonads) responsible for producing testosterone are the testes. There are two types of hypogonadism. Primary hypogonadism occurs when the gonads are unable to produce testosterone. Secondary hypogonadism occurs when the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, both located in the brain, do not function properly.

Can hypogonadism be treated?

Yes. If you get a hypogonadism diagnosis, several treatment methods can be employed. In most cases, testosterone replacement therapy is the primary hypogonadism treatment method used. If you are suffering from secondary hypogonadism, treatment may involve surgery or radiation if it is as a result of a tumor in the pituitary gland.

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction, sometimes known to as impotence, refers to a man’s inability to get and maintain an erection during sexual activity. Occasionally, men might have trouble getting and keeping an erection as a result of stress or illness. When this situation persists, however, it should be a cause for worry as there might be an underlying health problem.

What are the signs of erectile dysfunction?

Signs of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Difficulty getting and maintaining an erection
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Low libido
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Inability to achieve orgasm
What causes erectile dysfunction in males?

A variety of factors can cause erectile dysfunction. These include:

  • Endocrine diseases such as diabetes
  • Neurological conditions and nerve disorders
  • Certain prescription drugs
  • Drug abuse
  • Lifestyle factors such as obesity
  • Emotional disorders like depression and anxiety
Is erectile dysfunction permanent?

Erectile dysfunction can be reversed, and this becomes easier when its cause is understood. Some methods that can be used to correct this situation include medication, surgery, use of pumps, better nutrition and exercise, and emotional support to deal with anxiety and depression. At LIVV Natura Health, we will have an in-depth consultation with you to dig into the root cause of the problem before we can offer a solution.

What is growth hormone?

The growth hormone or the human growth hormone (HGH) is the hormone responsible for growth, cell reproduction, and repair. Produced in the pituitary gland, it also regulates fat metabolism and muscle growth, just like testosterone, HGH levels in the body decrease with age.

Is human growth hormone safe?

HGH can be safe when used under medical prescription to cure various conditions. These include short bowel syndrome, deficiency due to tumors in the pituitary gland, and some forms of muscle wasting diseases. Medical HGH is often misused by people looking to increase muscle mass, slow down the effects of aging, and to reduce body fat. The FDA has not approved it for these uses. Nevertheless, there are natural supplements that can enhance your body’s production of HGH naturally and safely.

How can I increase my growth hormone naturally?

The body requires optimal HGH levels to perform various functions effectively. Some ways in which you can boost your HGH levels naturally include:

  • Try intermittent fasting
  • Shed excess body fat
  • Reduce sugar intake
  • Do high-intensity exercise
  • Supplement amino acids like Creatine, L-dopa and Glutamine
  • Get enough quality sleep