Men’s Health

Testosterone: The Key to a Man’s Wellness

After the age of 35, men’s testosterone levels begin to decline. The process is called andropause, indicating the cessation of androgens (the masculine hormones). Testosterone levels may also be reduced by increased stress, unhealthy lifestyles, and diet. Testosterone affects mood, energy, memory, libido, muscle strength, sleep, a general sense of wellness and much more.

What are the symptoms of testosterone deficiency?

Testosterone deficiency in men causes low muscle mass, hair loss, mood swings, depression, low energy, weight gain, increase in blood pressure and cholesterol, low libido, hot flashes, and indecisiveness.

Is there a laboratory test for testosterone?

Testosterone is tested in the blood or saliva. Both free and total testosterone levels must be tested. Other tests that are important check to make sure the body is utilizing testosterone and other hormones properly are DHEA SO4 in blood, sex binding globulin hormone, general red cell count, progesterone and estrogens, DHT (dihydrotestosterone), and androsterone. It is most accurate to get both saliva and blood tests for most of these hormones.

How is Testosterone deficiency treated?

Testosterone hormone is used to treat testosterone deficiency. Testosterone is synthetically made or compounded naturally to be identical to the body’s own testosterone (called bio-identical hormone therapy).

At Holistique, we use bio-identical testosterone hormone which is safer and has fewer side effects than synthetic pharmaceutical hormone. Although bio-identical testosterone comes in different forms, creams or pellets are most effective.  The cream is applied in the groin region. Pellets are implanted using a simple minor surgery under the skin just below the waistline. Injections are also available but are not bio-identical.

Is Testosterone Therapy Safe?

If you have symptoms of testosterone deficiency and have low testosterone levels on blood, saliva, or urine tests, then bio-identical testosterone can be prescribed in an appropriate dose for you safely. Excessive levels of testosterone therapy may cause health risks and at Holistique, our physicians prescribe testosterone to balance your hormone levels. Risks with any form of testosterone therapy include a decrease in size of testicles, thickening of the blood, and estrogen shuffling.

What are Testosterone pellets?

Testosterone is made into pellets the size of a grain of rice. The benefit of testosterone pellets is that it mimics the body’s own release of natural testosterone. It has the least side effects and is more efficient than other forms of testosterone therapy. Most men require several pellets to be placed just under the skin using a small amount of local anesthesia. The procedure is painless and takes only a few minutes.

At Holistique, we provide both testosterone pellets and cream. We also provide testosterone homeopathic drops which stimulate the body to make testosterone.

To learn whether you can benefit from testosterone therapy, please call Holistique for a consult.


Erectile Dysfunction Concerns? E-Shot is Your Key

Approximately 52% of men between the ages of 40 and 70 suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED). ED is a circulatory problem complicated further by diabetes and heart disease as well as hormonal imbalance. The rippling effects of ED can be devastating for marriages, relationships, and families, often creating a lack of confidence at the workplace leading to financial and economic problems. Current medications, such as Viagra or Cialis, do not resolve the concern and often cause several side effects. The penile pump by itself is not effective either. So what is a man to do?

The simple answer is here: the E-Shot. The E-Shot utilizes platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your own blood. PRP is rich in seven growth factors which stimulate tissue and circulation regeneration. The painless procedure takes only a few minutes and leads to an enlarged and engorged male equipment. Libido and sexual function immediately return and the dysfunction is corrected usually for at least 18 months or possibly longer.

Dr. Darvish has personally trained with renowned specialists to perform this specialized procedure.

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