- Sex Drive & Desire
- Erectile Dysfuction
- Low Energy
- Memory Loss
- Wounds & Illness
- Muscle Mass
- Sleep Disturbances
- Thyroid Dysfunction
- Weight Gain
Low Hormone Symptoms Levels Can Decrease Your Motivation
Motivation is important for getting the most out of life; without motivation, even the most routine task can be daunting. Many people to assume if they get a good night sleep they will feel rejuvenated in the morning. When you wake your head is immediately flooded with thoughts of what you need to accomplish during the day, even if you sleep well. You might then organize your day, plan your activities, and create a map of the tasks you need to accomplish in order to have a productive day. However, if you do not have motivation then all the preparation in the world will not help you execute your plan for a productive day.
Both GH and testosterone play a vital role in creating the energy we need to get motivated each day. Science has demonstrated that hormone secretions, including testosterone Injections and HGH Injections, diminish with age, which has a variety of unwanted physical manifestations. This includes a reduced ability to experience restful sleep, which leads to reduced daily energy. Reduced hormone levels and a lack of sleep both contribute to decreased motivation, which results in an inability to complete daily tasks. This is just one of many unfortunate side effects of having low testosterone and GH production.
Science has demonstrated that hormone secretions, especially testosterone, and HGH, diminish with age. Low T is a proven fact. Low T and lesser GH secretion bring about many unwanted physical manifestations. When hormone levels diminish, so do the energy boosting components that are associated with them. Additionally, as we age, because of low T and your body producing less Human Growth Hormone, your ability to experience restful sleep diminishes. Regardless of how many hours you actually lay in bed. Having low T levels and less GH produces less restful sleep, which leads to reduced daily energy. This combination of events decreases motivation, which results in an inability to complete daily tasks. This is just one of many unfortunate side effects of having low T, low GH production and, really, just not having a handle on your endocrine production.
Recent studies indicate that correcting testosterone and GH concentrations to those we experienced in our youth can help maintain positive mood levels, despite negative external distractions.
Controlling your GH and testosterone levels will help all of your physiological systems function at a maximum capacity every day. At AAI Clinics, we can assess your testosterone and GH levels and develop a program or treatment regimen to keep them optimized. Your treatment will help you operate at peak performance, which will in turn increase your motivation. Your ability to focus, maintain energy, and complete your daily tasks will re-emerge. You will no longer have to live with these negative symptoms of low testosterone and GH.
Call us at your earliest convenience to schedule blood work at a lab-testing center near your home. These tests will help us determine what your hormone levels are and how they are impacting your daily routine. The results will also help us tailor a therapy designed specifically for you and to rapidly correct any hormonal deficiency affecting your quality of life. Fill out the medical history form located on the tab at the top of this page. One of our Wellness Advisors will contact you within 24 hours to review all the details and requirements necessary to qualify for a physician-supervised, hormone replacement program.
Low Hormone Lead to Decreased Sex Drive and Desire
Low testosterone often leads to a decreased sex drive. Although it is the dominant hormone in men, testosterone also plays a significant role in women. Contrary to popular belief, low libido is not related to the frequency of sexual activity or the amount of satisfaction achieved. Instead, it is determined by the body’s signal indicating sexual desire. This signal declines with age due to the body’s decreased production of testosterone.
The natural loss of testosterone, or low testosterone, may be linked to the following conditions, each of which contributes to loss of libido:
- Metabolic syndrome
- Endothelial dysfunction
Testosterone therapy can help you reclaim your youth, vitality, and libido. Here at AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we’re ready to help with low testosterone issues. Our services are discrete and confidential. Contact us today at (844) GET – HRT1 or fill out our medical history form. Our trained wellness team is eager to get you started on the path to a more satisfied, more confident you.
Testosterone, Sex Drive, and Desire
It’s not something we like to talk about; however, loss of libido or sex drive is a more common condition then you would think. One in five men don’t fell the drive to have sex! That goes against the common image society paints of men as sex-driven machines with only one thing on their mind. This not only affects women: approximately 30% of women aged 18–59 suffer from a decreased sex drive.
Low libido can bring more stress to a relationship than any types of sexual dysfunction. It’s one thing if your partner wants to have sex with you but is physically incapable; it’s a whole other story when they have low sex drive or decreased sexual desire and are completely disinterested in sex. A sudden loss of intimacy due to decreased sexual desire can create a huge amount of tension. Your partner might feel that your loss of sex drive is a result of something they did, and even you may question the source of this decreased libido.
Contrary to popular belief, a low sex drive is not related to the frequency with which you have sex or the satisfaction achieved through sex. It is more related to your body signaling that it wants to be sexual (arousal) then you acting on that signal. This signal, sexual desire or libido, naturally declines with age. Much of this is due to a decrease in the body’s natural production of testosterone.
Testosterone plays a key role in sex drive, and it should always be the first consideration when you suspect that your libido is beginning to decrease. If you notice your vigor is not what it once was, you are doing yourself a disservice by not measuring your testosterone levels. Of course, other variables may come into play such as stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, influences from your peers, etc.; although low testosterone may not be the main cause of your loss of sex drive, it is likely a contributing factor. If it is playing a role, we can help you fix it.
The natural loss of testosterone is also linked to many other conditions that can exacerbate your loss of libido, including metabolic syndrome, obesity, endothelial dysfunction, and diabetes. A medical examination is the best way to determine what is going on. You don’t have to learn to live with your low libido or decreasing sex drive.
Here at AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, there are a number of therapies and protocols that we offer to help bring back the passion in your life. With the help of one of our physicians, a proper diagnosis, an individualized and physician-supervised testosterone protocol, a proper diet and healthy lifestyle changes, you will not have to worry about a natural decline in testosterone levels or loss of sex drive. We can help you do something about it now. Call us now or fill out our Medical History Form. We will call you with no cost or obligation to give you a proper run down of our services. We will explain what we can do to help improve your situation, and outline the associated costs that might be involved. When you get off the phone with us you will have all the details necessary to make an educated, informed decision on how to tackle you declining sex drive and bring back the zest you remember and long for.
Depression impacts all of us at one time or another. It simply isn’t possible to have everything go well all the time. Plenty of people may seem to be lucky and prosperous, with the world at their fingertips. Sadly, that surface appearance completely masks the symptoms of low motivation and/or depression. Depression can hit you like a ton of bricks. The stigma associated with being a man with symptoms of depression can be even more demoralizing and add insult to injury. Most men refuse to admit to feelings of depression, let alone confront or deal with the causative issues.
Before you try and tackle a problem, you must attempt to understand what is at its core. Preparing yourself for your battle is the best way to ensure success in whatever you are trying to overcome. It is important for men to understand that feelings of depression do not diminish their masculinity in any way, shape, or form. Everything may be going right in their life, and they may have no reason to be upset or feel sad. Unfortunately, depression is not always correlated with any personal or external circumstance or situation.
Testosterone and Depression
Both testosterone and GH have been linked to depression. Testosterone production decreases with age, which hinders many other functions in the body. Low testosterone causes feelings of fatigue and lag, as well as reduced motivation and vigor. The end result is a once strong and inspired man now feels tired and in need of rest. This demoralizing realization can be emotionally devastating to a man. This means low testosterone levels not only have physical effects, but also functional and emotional declines. This combination further exacerbates the emotional downward spiral.
The link between hypogonadism and emotional disorders is nothing new; testosterone injections was used as a treatment for depression more than 60 years ago. Although it was replaced by pharmacological antidepressants over time, recent evidence has highlighted the beneficial effects of testosterone therapy in men suffering from depression. Testosterone treatment may not only be effective at treating depression, but also for alleviating symptoms that are resistant to more traditional antidepressants.
Growth Hormone and Depression
The relationship between GH and wellbeing is also well-established, and multiple studies have revealed that the administration of testosterone can alleviate depressive symptoms. Researchers at St. Thomas Hospital in London led by Peter Sönksen conducted a series of experiments in the late 1990s to investigate the mechanism behind these effects. Their results revealed conclusively that GH injections altered the concentrations of certain neurotransmitters, which function as chemical messengers in the brain. GH raises the levels of B-endorphin, and lowers dopamine concentrations. These two transmitters generally have opposing actions. B-endorphin, sometimes referred to as the brain’s morphine, is responsible for the high feeling that often results from intense exercise. Dopamine can produce feelings of agitation. Increased B-endorphin and decreased dopamine levels are also seen in patients taking antidepressants. Therefore, GH replacement therapy has antidepressant effects.
How Can AAI Rejuvenation Clinic Help?
Life is too short and beautiful to waste. Contact us to begin reviving your emotional well-being. Don’t resign yourself to taking libido-deteriorating antidepressant medications that might cause serious side-effects with long term use. Fix the problem at the core; don’t mask it. Call us today so that one of our Wellness Advisors can help you understand how AAI Rejuvenation Clinic can help you regain control of your emotional and physical well-being.
We are ready to help. Our services are discrete and confidential. Our dedicated team has decades of experience studying the application and practice of testosterone and hGH therapies. Contact us today at (844) GET – HRT1 or fill out our medical history form. Our trained wellness team is eager to get you started.
We all have busy lives and are constantly on the go. Although most people experience sleep problems at some point in their life, one can usually identify the cause of the temporary tiredness and remedy it quickly with good quality rest. Extreme, long-term fatigue is a different story. You do not know what is causing it, and it can gradually destroy your motivation, concentration, and energy levels. Often, the people in your life do not understand what how debilitating fatigue can be.
When dealing with fatigue, it is important to try and understand the underlying cause. You might need to exercise more, or you might have experienced a life- or routine-altering event. Medications for common conditions like allergies or a cold can also affect your sleep patterns. Further, fatigue can be a side effect of numerous diseases or the drugs used to treat them, such as anemia, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Hormonal imbalances are also a major cause of fatigue, particularly in perimenopausal and menopausal women. This is why getting your hormone levels checked is so important if you are suffering from fatigue that cannot be cured with rest and simple lifestyle changes.
The levels of many of our hormones decline as we age, which wreaks havoc on many physiological functions. Chronic fatigue is a known symptom of both low testosterone and GH levels, which result` in reduced energy levels and a whole host of other negative effects. It could also be caused by low progesterone and estrogen levels in women. Restoring your hormone levels to those you experienced in your youth can give you back the energy and verve that you long for.
Both testosterone and GH are useful to help treat your fatigue. For example, in a pilot study, patients with chronic fatigue syndrome who were treated GH were able to return to work after previously being forced to take sick leave because of their fatigue. Similar observations were seen with testosterone replacement therapy in hypogonadal males, who experienced reduced fatigue and depression, and improved libido after treatment
Life is there to be enjoyed. Contact AAI Rejuvenation Clinic today, and we will help you get your hormone levels measured to start bringing an end to your days of fatigue and a lack of energy by fixing the problem at the core. Call us today so that one of our Wellness Advisors can help you understand how AAI Rejuvenation Clinic can help you regain control of your emotional and physical well-being. Our services are discrete and confidential. Our dedicated team has decades of experience studying the application and practice of hormone replacement therapy. Contact us today at (844) GET – HRT1 or fill out our medical history form. Our trained wellness team is eager to get you started.
One of the worst aspects of getting older is erectile dysfunction (ED), which causes a reduced ability to perform in the bedroom and lowers your sex drive. One of the main causes of age-related sexual dysfunction is the changes in your metabolism and hormone levels, including reduced testosterone production. Numerous studies have also linked low GH and IGF-I levels to ED.
Understanding the underlying cause of your ED is the first step toward a cure. At AAI Clinic, the first thing we recommend is measuring your hormone levels so that we understand what we are dealing with. This is really important! Although hormone replacement therapy will not be useful if your ED is caused by an injury, if your blood work shows that you suffer from low testosterone or GH levels, your physician might recommend a treatment program or protocol that includes these hormones.
Testosterone has a number of effects that can help treat ED, including:
- Increases the number of red blood cells
- Restoring libido and sex drive
- Increases blood flow to the penis
Human growth hormone (hGH) has also been used to reverse or correct erectile dysfunction and other sexually impeding disorders. It works primarily by improving circulation and blood flow, which results in a firmer, more sustainable erection.
We know that ED is a touchy subject that can be difficult to talk about. Here at AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we are ready to help you, and our services are discrete and confidential. Contact us today at (844) GET – HRT1 or fill out our medical history form. Our trained wellness team is eager to get you started on the path to a more satisfied, more confident you.
Hormones and High Cholesterol
Undetected and untreated high cholesterol is a silent killer! High Cholesterol can lead to an assortment of different health problems, including heart attack, stroke, and death. Although high cholesterol is associated with overweight individuals, you can be thin and still have high cholesterol. GH is an important regulator of LDL and total cholesterol, as well as triglycerides. It lowers diastolic blood pressure by reducing the resistance of arteries and capillaries that carry blood throughout the body. Multiple studies have shown that GH can reduce levels of LDL, or bad, cholesterol.
For example, in one trial a group of 30 healthy men aged 48–66 who received low-dose HGH injections for 9 months. The subjects lost an average of 9.2% total body fat, 6.1% of abdominal fat and an astounding 18.1% of the deep layer of central body fat, all without diet or exercise. Importantly, they also had improved glucose metabolism, and lower cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.
We urge you to contact us if you have a history of high cholesterol. Of course, we don’t recommend relying solely on hGH therapy to reduce your high cholesterol levels. hGH will be just one piece of a complex treatment regimen capable of healing, regressing, or improving an array of ailments that you may be experiencing. Lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, will also play an important role in improving your health.
Contact us at your earliest convenience. At AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we will perform a blood panel screening based on your symptoms to make sure that you qualify for therapy. This lets us uncover exactly what is going on internally and then map out a program designed specifically to enable you to reach and accomplish your goals of better health and fitness. Please fill out our Medical History Form or call us to speak with a Wellness Advisor. Your Wellness Advisor will start the process of qualifying you for the protocol that starts you on your journey to feeling and being your best every day.
Growth Hormone and Low Energy
Many symptoms of aging are a direct or indirect result of diminishing GH and testosterone levels, including low energy and fatigue. By the age of 30, most people are GH-deficient, which can result in somatotropin deficiency syndrome (SDS). Somatotropin is another name for GH. Without HGH therapy, GH levels continue to decline, which is sometimes referred to as the somatopause.
The symptoms of the somatopause include:
- Low energy and fatigue
- Increased body fat
- Loss of muscle mass
- Decreased physical mobility
- A reduced ability to heal
- An increased risk of cardiovascular disease
- Lower life expectancy
- Gray hair
- Sexual dysfunction
Evidence suggests that hGH replacement therapy can dramatically reduce the symptoms of the somatopause. HGH can assist in reclaiming your youth and vitality.
Testosterone and Low Energy
It’s not easy to accept, and can even sneak up on you without you realizing; that lazy feeling on a Sunday afternoon, after a long day and a big meal. It can be a gradual, but crippling feeling. Men experience a slow yet steady decline in testosterone as they age, which is sometimes referred to as the male menopause. Like the female menopause, the hormonal changes result in a number of undeniable symptoms, including fatigue.
Testosterone can reduce energy levels in a number of ways.
- It plays an important role in the immune response. As testosterone levels decline, the body compensates by redistributing its energy and resources to the immune system and thereby reducing your energy levels.
- It causes sleep disruption, which means that your body does not recuperate from the day properly. This can be exacerbated because endogenous testosterone production is increased during sleep.
How Can AAI Rejuvenation Clinic Help?
You do not have to learn to live with the loss of energy, lack of sleep, fatigue, and other symptoms associated with declining testosterone levels. Here at AAI, we delve deeper into each of our individual patient’s history, goals, and file characteristics. We truly understand that each of our bodies work differently, and taking your unique information into account is critical when designing your individualized lifestyle and pharmaceutical protocol. There is no “fix-all” remedy. A thorough evaluation of your blood work will reveal your strengths and areas on which you should focus, any potential health problems you might have in the future, and any ailments that you may be suffering from right now, some of which you may not be aware of. The combination of testosterone injections or GH replacement therapy with supplemental pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals can not only increase your energy levels and drastically reduce fatigue, but also improve your mood, increase your bone density, strengthen your immune system, reduce body fat, improve muscle mass, and lessen feelings of depression, fatigue, and low energy.
Here at AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we’re ready to help. Our services are discrete and confidential. Contact us today at (844) GET – HRT1 or fill out our medical history form. Our trained wellness team is eager to get you started.
Hopefully, you have been skimming through the many pages of our website to try and educate yourself about how to take charge of your life, maximize your potential, and experience life to the fullest. The only way you will ever be able to do this is if you are feeling your best, are able to produce your best, and give your best!
Memory loss is one of the most frightening and life-changing aspects of aging. We are our memories, and so losing your memory is similar to losing a piece of yourself. Your ability to recall information is critical for so many aspects of life. For example, memory loss could be catastrophic to an individual who depends on the quick recollection of information for their livelihood. Even individuals who do not have jobs that require a good memory are aware of how critical the brain and memory is.
Of course, nothing is wrong with occasionally forgetting a name or where you left your keys, but when memory loss starts to affect your day-to-day life, then a hormonal or metabolic abnormality may be the culprit. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, men are at much higher risk of developing age-related cognitive issues that lead to memory loss and related issues, which makes it harder and harder to concentrate over time. Although conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia usually only affect men aged 65 and older, an increasing number men are suffering from cognitive deficiencies earlier and earlier in their lives; some men as young as 30 years old!
Growth Hormone and Memory Loss
A new potential and exciting use of GH is to prevent and treat the effects of brain aging. In an experiment with tremendous implications for brain injury, stroke, aging, and narrow degenerative disease, a team of scientists in New Zealand showed that the administration of GH could stop neuronal cell death in the brain. The authors demonstrated that the injection of hGH 2 hours after brain injury in fetal lambs rescued the damaged neurons.
By maintaining youthful levels of GH as we age, we can prevent neuronal loss and help keep the brain more youthful and functional as we age. Memory loss is no joke. Some studies have suggested that GH (or hGH therapy) may reverse the decline in cerebral blood flow that is a major cause of brain aging and neurodegenerative changes. A 1997 study at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, found that the injection of GH into rats increased the number of blood cells in the cerebral cortex. Multiple subsequent studies confirmed that GH and IGF-1 can enhance neurogenesis and brain plasticity, confirming that GH replacement therapy could have dramatic effects on brain function.
Testosterone and Memory Loss
When we were younger, our high testosterone levels helped us regulate the production of the stress hormone cortisol, which affects the function of several neurotransmitters in the brain. As testosterone levels dwindle with aging, it cannot effectively regulate cortisol. This means that neurotransmitters begin to malfunction, which can cause concerning and frustrating momentary lapses in memory. Importantly, some studies have revealed that men with testosterone deficiency have a significantly worse memory than those with normal testosterone levels. Men often begin to notice memory loss during the early stages of andropause, when the production of testosterone begins to naturally decrease.
How Can AAI Rejuvenation Clinic Help?
If you’re over the age of 30 and have been suffering from issues such as memory loss, foggy thinking, and difficulty focusing and concentrating, now is the time to get your hormones tested to immediately evaluate whether or not hormonal inconsistencies may be the culprit. Thousands of men have overcome memory loss associated with hormonal imbalance, as well as other symptoms related to declining testosterone levels, using all-natural, physician supervised, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in conjunction with regular exercise and an individualized, balanced nutritional plan. This can be organized for you by one of our in-clinic nutritional specialists.
Do not wait until you notice the effects of an aging brain. Don’t wait to suffer from memory loss to do something about memory loss. At AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we will get a full analysis of what you are experiencing internally. What are your hormone levels now? Does your blood work hint at possible surfacing ailments, or does it suggest that you may be one of the thousands of men and women affected by cognitive decline and a reduced ability to recall information in their day-to-day lives? Let us determine how to promote the physical and mental betterment that you need and deserve.
Osteoporosis and Bone Mass
Osteoporosis is the gradual thinning that makes bones brittle and porous which in turn makes them more prone to fracture. If affects approximately 10 million adults in the United States, and is more common in women than men. Of people older than 50 years of age, one in two women and one in eight men are predicted to have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Individuals of Caucasian and Asian ethnicity are also at a high risk.
The early signs of bone loss and low bone density, which indicates a high risk of developing osteoporosis, is called osteopenia. Later in the course of the disease, sharp pains may come on suddenly and persist for around a week; in extreme cases, the pain may linger for more than 3 months. The pain may not radiate (spread to other areas), and it may be made worse an activity that involves putting weight on the area.
Osteoporosis occurs when there is an imbalance between new bone formation and old bone resorption, which means that the body may fail to form enough new bone, too much old bone may be reabsorbed, or both. The two essential minerals for normal bone formation are calcium and phosphate. Calcium is required for the proper functioning of the heart, brain, and other organs. If there are insufficient circulating levels of calcium, the body will resorb calcium from bone to keep those critical organs functioning. This means that the bones may suffer if insufficient amounts of calcium are obtained from the diet, becoming weaker, brittle, fragile, and prone to fractures.
Usually, the loss of bone occurs over an extended period of years. Often, a person will sustain a fracture before becoming aware that the disease is present. However, by then the disease may be well-advanced. Early in the course of the disease, osteoporosis may cause no symptoms. Later, it may cause dull pain in the bones or muscles, particularly low back pain or neck pain.
The leading cause of osteoporosis is a lack of certain hormones, particularly estrogen in women and testosterone in men. Women, especially those older than 60 years of age, are frequently diagnosed with osteoporosis. This is because menopause is accompanied by lower estrogen levels. Other factors that may contribute to bone loss in this age group include an inadequate intake of calcium and vitamin D, a lack of weight-bearing exercise, and other age-related changes in endocrine functions.
Other conditions that may lead to osteoporosis include the overuse of corticosteroids (Cushing’s syndrome), thyroid problems, a lack of muscle use, bone cancer, certain genetic disorders, and the use of certain medications.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone therapy deficiency is one of the most common causes of osteoporosis in men. Therefore, a physician will measure testosterone levels and often recommend testosterone replacement therapy in men who are experiencing symptoms of osteoporosis. Testosterone injections replacement therapy is now commonly used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in men who have low testosterone levels. Extensive clinical research has shown that testosterone can strengthen bones by slowing bone loss and reducing calcium loss, particularly in the vertebrae, which is incredible news if you’re interested in taking charge of your health and well-being
GH and Osteoporosis
GH plays a critical role in maintaining bone mineral density. However, GH levels begin to decline after the age of 30. The older we get, the greater the rate of decline. By the age of 40, your GH levels will have dropped considerably, which affects bone mineralization to a life-changing extent. In contrast, your GH levels are normal and your bone density is healthy up to the age of 30 in most men and women. Sound familiar? In severe cases of osteoporosis, supplementation with calcium and Vitamin D becomes invaluably essential.
If you have symptoms of or are at risk of osteoporosis, HGH therapy could help.
Numerous studies have confirmed that GH can increase bone mineral density and reduce the causes of osteoporosis in different patient groups, including:
- Post-menopausal women with osteoporosis
- Men with idiopathic osteoporosis
How Can AAI Rejuvenation Clinic Help?
Call us for a full evaluation so that we can help you understand where you currently stand in terms of your overall health and hormone levels. Let AAI Rejuvenation Clinic put you on the path to a new found vitality that remains throughout your life. Fill out our Medical History Form or call us directly to speak with a caring and educated Wellness Advisor. We are eager to get you started on becoming the best you.
GH and Wound Healing
Think about your children or yourself when you were a child. Do you remember how many times you fell down and scraped your knee? Your arms and legs always seemed to be wearing red badges of courage. Then, a scab would form and then soon disappear, leaving absolutely no trace of the injury. However, when you are young your cells regenerate and repair at a much faster pace, and so your wounds heal more quickly and your bones knit more rapidly. All these processes are under the control of GH and other growth factors. Although GH supplementation won’t restore your healing capacity to that you experienced as a child, it will dramatically accelerate the healing process.
The healing properties of GH are already used in patients who are injured, severely burned, recovering from surgery, or severely malnourished. Several studies have revealed that GH and related factors can dramatically accelerate the healing process in people age 40 and above.
It can make cells regenerate and repair at a much faster pace, wounds heal more quickly, and bones knit more rapidly.
- GH injections stimulated the formation of collagen (the “glue” that holds tissue together), increased the tensile strength of wounds, and made wounds close faster.
- GH facilitates recovery from surgery.
- It can be used to treat leg ulcers in elderly people.
- GH promotes the healing of burns and skin grafts in burn victims
- The high-frequency, low-dose administration of GH to 20 patients in Wisconsin improved the healing of old injuries by 55%, other injuries by 61%, increased healing capacity by 71%, enhanced back flexibility by 83%, and increased resistance to common illnesses by 73%.
- GH can strengthen bones after fracture.
- It can accelerate healing in burn patients, in part by enhancing protein synthesis and increasing blood flow.
How Can AAI Rejuvenation Clinic Help?
The healing properties of GH are very clear. Of course, the most effective dosage and the duration of treatment must be determined and orchestrated by an experienced medical professional. Here at AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we’re ready to help. Fill out our Medical History Form or call us so we can help you regress old physical problems and accelerate the healing of any new ones. Contact us today at (844) GET – HRT1 or fill out our medical history form. Our trained wellness team is eager to get you started.
Increasing Muscle Mass and Strength
Once we hit 30, the lean body mass of our organs begins to decrease, whereas the fat mass increases. Between the ages of 40 and 80, the lean body mass declines by ~5% per decade in men and 2.5% per decade in women. Meanwhile, at the same time, the body fat in both sexes increases. These physiological changes are not just an affront to vanity, but are a threat to health and longevity. First, aerobic power is directly connected to the amount of lean body mass. Second, this shrinkage of vital organs means that they cannot do their jobs as well, whether it be the heart pumping, the muscles lifting, or the kidneys clearing metabolic waste from the blood. Third, the risk of heart attack, hypertension and diabetes with an increasing abdominal fat mass.
Testosterone is essential for the production of strong and healthy muscles. A reduced muscle mass in men is often a result of declining levels of testosterone. Testosterone, in combination with other hormones, plays roles in protein synthesis and the production of muscle fibers. Testosterone-deficient patients suffer from muscle loss.
Increasing the lean body mass, or muscle mass, with testosterone therapy can be highly beneficial for a number of reasons. A greater lean body mass helps raise metabolic the rate, which can help you burn more calories while resting. Therefore, testosterone therapy can also assist in avoiding unwanted weight gain. Perhaps more importantly, testosterone therapy can be used to increase muscle mass in patients with cachexia (muscle wasting), such as those with AIDS or cancer. Patients undergoing testosterone replacement therapy can expect to gain between three to six pounds of lean muscle mass during the first six months of their program.
Here at AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we’re ready to help. Our services are discrete and confidential. Contact us today at (844) GET – HRT1 or fill out our medical history form. Our trained wellness team is eager to get you started.
Sleep disturbance affects every facet of our existence. Many sleep-related problems can be overcome with testosterone therapy. Men with lower testosterone levels have a reduced sleep efficiency, with increased nocturnal awakenings and less slow-wave (REM) sleep. Studies have even shown that sleep disturbance caused by sleep apnea, a chronic breathing problem, may be linked to low testosterone levels.
In a 2011 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 10 men volunteered to have their testosterone levels checked during 8 nights of sleep restriction. They were only allowed 5 hours of sleep per night. The study found their daytime testosterone levels were decreased by 10–15% compared with the levels before their sleep restriction. Testosterone levels were lowest in the afternoon and evening. The study also found a progressive loss of energy over the course of the week.
Thus, there appears to be a direct correlation between testosterone levels and sleep quantity and quality. Here at AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we’re waiting to help you. Our services are discrete and confidential. Contact us today at (844) GET – HRT1 or fill out our medical history form. Our trained wellness team is eager to get you started on the path to a better night’s sleep.
How Can I Balance My Thyroid?
The thyroid and adrenal glands regulate multiple functions throughout the body. If thyroid hormone and cortisol levels are not right, the rest of the body will not function correctly; these critical hormones are just as important as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and growth hormone.
Many patients, especially women in their 30s and 40s, are diagnosed with hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid by their primary care physician or endocrinologist. These doctors only diagnose cases of overt hypothyroidism or severe hormonal deficiencies; we call it clinical hypothyroidism. If a patient has some or all of the classical symptoms of hypothyroidism but the results of blood tests show that levels are within the normal range, no thyroid replacement therapy is given for symptomatic relief.
So, what happens to patients that test on the low side of “normal” and/or suffer from symptoms of hypothyroidism? These patients have sub-clinical hypothyroidism. Estimates suggest that 20–40% of the population suffers from sub-clinical hypothyroidism. In medical school, we were taught that there is no such thing as “sub-clinical” hypothyroidism, and that only patients with overt thyroid deficiencies should be treated. The philosophy was that patients are either deficient or not; everything in the middle is normal. With the advent of anti-aging medicine, everybody is treated to ensure that they reach an optimal hormonal balance and the hormonal levels of their youth. Whether you have sub-clinical or clinical hypothyroidism and a severe or mild deficiency, you do not have to endure your symptoms of hypothyroidism and the negative effects they cause.
What Are The Symptoms of Hypothyroidism?
A “sluggish” thyroid can cause a range of symptoms including cold hands and feet, chronic fatigue, hair loss/thinning, low libido, depression, and weight gain and an inability to lose weight. These are all symptoms of slow metabolism. Sufferers might also experience pale/leathery skin, stiff joints, atherosclerosis, easy bruising, muscle cramps, persistent lower back pain, mental sluggishness, emotional instability with crying spells, temper tantrums, mood swings, and an increased susceptibility to colds, viruses, and respiratory illnesses.
How Does An Underactive Thyroid Affect The Other Hormones in the Body?
Because hormones regulate each other, a deficiency in one can create excesses of another, and vice versa, thereby creating numerous possibilities for hormonal imbalance and unhealthy symptoms. Imbalances of estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol are linked to low thyroid. Approximately 80% of hypothyroid patients have low cortisol or “adrenal fatigue” and vice versa.
Why Do Patients With An Underactive Thyroid Struggle to Feel “Normal” After Treatment?
Thyroid replacement therapy (especially using synthetic hormones such as synthroid and levothyroxine etc.) improves some of the symptoms of hypothyroid patient; however, it is common for patients to not feel as good as they did before. This is because they are not treated completely! They may be treated for their thyroid deficiency, but all the other hormones that are out of balance or expressed abnormally are overlooked. It is crucial to test ALL hormones and treat ALL hormonal imbalances at the same time to return to peak health.
How Do I Know If I Have An
If you experience two or more of the symptoms below, you may benefit from natural thyroid supplementation:
- Tired all the time
- Weight gain
- Poor concentration
- Brittle hair and nails
- Cold hands and feet
- Inability to lose weight
- Mood changes
- Slow pulse
- Hair loss
- Thinning skin
- Aches and pains
- Low libido
What If I Am Already on Thyroid Replacement Therapy?
First, we will test the levels of your thyroid hormones and gather data on all your symptoms to determine how you are responding to your current therapy. We will then switch you from synthetic to bioidentical thyroid replacement therapy and fine-tune the dose. It is important to also test your cortisol, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and GH levels to detect any imbalances and treat them accordingly. At AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we always the entire patient, not just the test result.
How Can I Balance My Thyroid?
Although it might seem overwhelming, you can normalize your hormone levels and feel like you again, as long as you have the supervision and guidance of a qualified physician.
Here is a step-by-step guide of what you can expect from thyroid replacement therapy at AAI Rejuvenation Clinic:
- Identify your symptoms.
- Test your thyroid levels (this involves 5–7 blood tests, not just the one usual test that your general practitioner normally orders.)
- Find a board certified doctor in anti-aging medicine who specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
- Detoxify to help your thyroid to work at its maximum potential.
- Supplement with nutraceuticals (pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements that are prescription strength, free from harmful contaminants, and are actually absorbed by the body). This is only way to ensure that your body has the building blocks it needs to regenerate and function correctly.
- ALWAYS use a bioidentical thyroid hormone that has the exact chemical structure as the hormones produced by the body and is derived from a natural source.
- STOP using all synthetic hormones, including Premarin, Provera, Progestins, and birth control pills, pellets, injections, and intrauterine devices. These all contain synthetic hormones that can cause hormonal imbalances and affect the thyroid.
- Use only “hormone-free” foods and products.
- Minimize stress and use stress-handling techniques like yoga, meditation, and prayer.
- Stop smoking ASAP.
- Eat more fiber.
- Get 7–8 hours of deep, restful, uninterrupted sleep per night. This is the only way to ensure that body tissues regenerate after use during the day.
Once we hit age 30 the levels of many of our hormones begin to decline. The lean body mass (LBM) of our organs starts to decrease, whereas the adipose (or fat) mass. Between the ages of 30 and 75, the liver, kidneys, brain, and pancreas atrophy by an average of 30%. The LBM declines by ~5% in men and 2.5% in women per decade. Meanwhile, the percent body fat increases in both sexes during the same period.
Although many people consider these changes as simply part of the aging process, they are actually a threat to health and longevity. For example, the amount of aerobic power is directly linked to the amount of LBM. In addition, the shrinkage of the vital organs means that they cannot do their jobs as efficiently as they once could, whether it is the heart pumping, muscles lifting, or kidneys clearing metabolic waste from the blood. Finally, as the amount of abdominal fat rises the risk of heart attack, hypertension, and diabetes also increases.
In one study performed in 24 adults with GH deficiency at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, half the group was put on hGH therapy and the other half was given a placebo. At the end of the six-month period, the hormone-treated group had no change in their overall weight, but they had lost an average of 12.5 pounds of fat and gained an average of 12.1 pounds of LBM (a 10.8% increase), which is mostly muscle. The bodies became sleeker and more tapered, as shown by a significant decrease in the waist to hip ratio. Although this study was conducted on patients with pituitary diseases, the researchers noted that recombinant hGH reduced fat mass by ~20%, which suggests that GH could regulate fat mass in normal adults.
hGH therapy has a shape-shifting effect on the body. Here at AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we always perform a comprehensive blood panel testing to help create a personalized program that fits your specific body and its needs. Please fill out our medical history form or contact us directly to speak with one of our wellness advisors who can explain our hormone replacement therapies. Call today! Begin to take charge of your life and make sure that you are enjoying this existence to the fullest.