LETS TALK ABOUT LOW TESTOSTERONE.

Getting older isn't always easy.

 

Testosterone levels begin to drop after age 25 and low levels can lead to decreased energy, libido, strength, and mental clarity. Seriously Health is here to help.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

FOR MEN

What's the Deal with Low T?

Guys don’t like to talk about low testosterone, but it’s time to. The body slowing down its hormonal production is a natural part of aging. Signs of low testosterone include: lack of energy, declining libido, weak erection, poor sleep, decreased muscle + strength, decreased performance + concentration, and sometimes depression.

 

But that doesn’t mean you can’t be your full you. At Seriously Health, we use advanced science and FDA-approved procedures to create sustainable solutions to low testosterone. Our clinician-managed program works around your schedule and your time.

Due to COVID-19 we are offering telehealth as an option for follow-up appointments. Please note we are still open for in-office visits. Patients may schedule an appointment with our providers over the phone. This is not an option if your last appoitment was more than a year ago, as we will need a new EKG and labs. This is tentatively offered as we continue to monitor changes with pandemic regulations. The cost of the visit is the same as an in-office follow-up appointment. If you would like to schedule a telehealth appointment, please call our office or schedule online and select "telehealth". 

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One shot. Once a week. Consistent energy.

We don’t offer miracles. We offer proven, scientific ways to boost your testosterone, keep you in balance, and keep you healthy. That’s our mission. That’s our promise.

Our proven treatments consists of one quick and painless testosterone injection once a week, on your time and on your schedule. These injections are:

  • Highly-regulated

  • Supervised by a medical professional

  • Designed specifically for your testosterone-boosting needs

  • Aligned with your body’s natural hormonal levels

  • Easy, sustainable, and proven

There’s no guesswork. There’s no risk of over-or-under use. There’s just a straightforward, personal treatment designed and implemented by a professional. And it works.

Feel Better. Look Better. Live Better.

  • Testosterone replacement therapy is a relatively painless procedure. Seriously Health uses injectable Testosterone Cypionate. This therapy is designed to supplement what your body is not producing in sufficient quantities.

  • Injections are given in the gluteal muscle, alternating sides with each injection. Injections are given every 7 days to maintain therapeutic levels throughout the week.

  • Men often report that they notice a difference in the way they feel within the first three weeks of beginning therapy.

Low T but don't want Testosterone? We have options.

  • A testosterone shot peaks at 3 days and starts to subside by the seventh day. By having one small shot a week, you are always at the level of testosterone you need to stay energized.

  • Some shots give you too much T, and then let it subside over the course of a month. We make sure that you have the right amounts at all times.

  • A man’s body converts used testosterone into estrogen. We provide another medicine along with your shot to manage that level and stay in balance.

  • For younger patients with low T but do not wish to be on testosterone and wish to preserve fertility, we can give you Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate), another type of non-testosterone medication.

  • We can also supplement low T with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

Frequently asked questions

What are "normal" testosterone levels?


In healthy men, testosterone levels between 350 ng/dL and 1000 ng/dL are referred to as “normal.” Normal physiology allows the brain and the testes to work together to keep testosterone in this range. The brain produces “signal” hormones that are responsible for stimulating testosterone production. These signals are periodically released, which in turn stimulates testosterone production. When levels of testosterone are in an acceptable range, the production of the signal hormones are slowed, which in turn allows the testosterone levels to decrease.




How does Seriously Health determine if I have low testosterone?


Professionals at Seriously Health will first confirm your symptoms, and then perform a simple blood test. If your total or free testosterone is below the normal range, you may be diagnosed as hypogonadal.




What is low testosterone treatment?


Low testosterone treatment is the practice of diagnosing hypogonadism (low testosterone) through a combination of symptoms and testosterone blood values below the lower limit of normal and treating with testosterone injections, gels, patches, surgically implanted pellets, or oral applications. Seriously Health uses injection therapy to treat low testosterone in hypogonadal men.




What are the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy?


Benefits of testosterone replacement therapy vary based upon the pre-therapy symptoms and other factors, but they can include the following: Increased energy Decreased irritability and depression Improved muscle mass and strength Improved sexual desire Improved visuospatial cognitive function and verbal memory Higher motivation Decreased body fat (optimal results received through accompaniment of a diligent diet and exercise regimen) Possible improvement in erectile function Thicker skin




What are the risks of testsosterone replacement therapy?


Some patients could experience one or more of the following side effects from testosterone replacement therapy: Increase in red blood cells. This can be beneficial if you have anemia. However, it can be potentially dangerous because an increase in red blood cells can lead to blood clots, heart attack, or stroke. Prostate effects. If you have an enlarged prostate, testosterone may worsen your symptoms, particularly if you are more than 50 years of age. If you have a history of prostate cancer, you cannot receive testosterone therapy without prior clearance from the urologist who is overseeing your care. Skin reactions. Acne, oily skin, increased body hair, and flushing have been reported. These side effects are not very common, but if they occur, often they are transient. Infertility. Testosterone therapy down regulates production of a man’s sperm. Be upfront with your medical provider about your desire for children, and be sure to discuss the situation with your spouse or partner, if appropriate. Sleep apnea. This is a condition that disrupts breathing during sleep, and if already present, may be worsened by the use of testosterone therapy. If you snore or suspect you may have sleep apnea, be sure to talk to your medical provider about the situation. Considering a sleep study for further evaluation may be appropriate prior to starting therapy. Fluid retention. Although uncommon, you must use caution if you have a history of heart failure or kidney disease.




When should I avoid testosterone replacement therapy?


Only your appointment with the physician or medical provider can fully answer this question; however, in general, testosterone replacement therapy is not recommended for, or should be avoided by, patients with the following conditions: Breast or prostate cancer A palpable prostate nodule Erythrocytosis Hyperviscosity Untreated obstructive sleep apnea Severe benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms (AUA prostate symptom score > 19) Uncontrolled severe heart failure Unexplained PSA elevation Severe lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hypertrophy Unstable severe congestive heart failure (class III or IV)




What are the advantages of testosterone injections versus other methods such as patches or gels?


Many find that some gels tend to be messy and less convenient than other treatment modalities. In addition, there can be a risk of unintentional transmittal to children or others with whom you may have physical contact. Testosterone patches can create a significant rash at the site of application. They also don’t stick well, especially during the summer months. Experience has shown that gels and patches may require dosage adjustments to obtain medically appropriate blood concentrations, and some patients may never absorb enough testosterone from gels or patches to improve symptoms. These modalities often have a higher conversion to less desirable hormones in the process of transfer through the skin. The medical providers at Seriously Health regularly employ intramuscular testosterone injections because of their clinical effectiveness and convenience.




Do I have to fast before my blood is drawn?


No. Fasting is not required. We do recommend that you drink plenty of water prior to your appointment, to make sure you are hydrated. Follow-up blood draws must be done a few days before your next injection for accurate results.





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130 Business Park Dr. 

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

 
Contact us:

757-313-5420

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Saturday: 9 AM - 2 PM

Weight Loss | Medical Weight Loss | Wellness Clinic

130 Business Park Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Tel: 757-313-5420

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