Hormone Replacement Therapy in New York
Finding personalized hormone therapy in New York City, a place known for its fast pace, can be challenging. A lot of anti-aging clinics offer one-size-fits-all solutions to get their patients in and out as quickly as possible. The practitioners at Renew Vitality believe that success can be found in the small things, like taking time to listen to patients and going the extra mile to maximize results.
Testosterone and Aging
Aging is associated with lowered production of testosterone and lower levels of bioavailable T, which is the form of testosterone used by most of our bodily tissues. This slow decline usually starts in our early thirties, but symptoms may take several years to manifest.
A study of 1,500 men over age 30 revealed found that one-forth of participants had inadequate levels, though only 5.6% of study participants were symptomatic. Researchers noted that the older participants were more likely to experience symptoms due to low T.
In the past, late-onset hypogonadism (low T) was characterized by the presence of three sexual symptoms: decreased interest in sex, a reduction in morning erections, and problems achieving or maintaining erections.
Newer research is revealing that sexual symptoms are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to low testosterone. Studies show men with low T are at higher risks for things like insulin resistance, heart disease, obesity, depression, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Changes in mood, concentration, and energy are common grievances of those with late-onset hypogonadism. Other men report not feeling like themselves anymore, without a specific explanation as to why.
A survey of men with low T between the ages of 79 and 81 years-old revealed that the participants were, “on average, 271% more likely to display clinically significant signs of depression than men with higher testosterone levels.”
A lot of men also find it easier to pack on pounds and harder to shed them; this is due in part to testosterone’s effects on fat metabolism. Slowed metabolism may also contribute to the fatigue and risk factors for some diseases that scientists associate with low T.
How Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Help
Hormone replacement can be beneficial for controlling many symptoms of low T and low GH. Our patients report better quality sleep, restored libido, more energy, and improved memory. Some results are noticeable within the first month of treatment, especially an uptick in libido.
Other sexual symptoms like erectile dysfunction due to hardened blood vessels may also improve with TRT. Since T naturally dilates blood vessels and increases blood flow, it allows for stronger and longer-lasting erections.
Testosterone replacement can reduce risk factors for heart attack and stroke by lowering body fat and in some cases improving cholesterol. The weakening of bones due to low T can be managed or even prevented with testosterone therapy since T encourages the activity of bone-building cells called osteoblasts.
Sermorelin Acetate is another form of hormone therapy that acts as a growth-hormone secretagogue antagonist (something that encourages the secretion of natural hormones) to help manage symptoms associated with aging and growth hormone deficiency.
This therapy is gaining popularity in anti-aging medicine since it has minimal side effects, unlike other treatments for GH deficiency, and can be taken safely in combination with TRT. Improved cardiovascular function, better quality sleep, and an increase in energy are some of the common responses to sermorelin.
Sermorelin therapy is shown to rejuvenate damaged body tissues and boost immune system response. Additionally, this medication supports the rebuilding of brittle bones and improves liver function.
It’s important that you consult with your physician before beginning new medications. While these treatments are considered to be safe, they aren’t recommended for people with a history of prostatic cancer or heart problems.
How Renew Vitality Does Things
Renew Vitality takes a different approach to hormone management, offering a relaxed atmosphere and friendly team to make our patients comfortable. Our providers take as much time as they need to to help patients make informed decisions about their health.
We want our patients to get the full benefit of hormone therapy which is why we put so much emphasis on our wellness plan program. Our health care team works with each patient to find areas of their life that they can work on to achieve the best results possible.
A wellness plan could include smoking cessation, diet changes, or adding a cardio or weight lifting regimen to your workout routine. There’s no one-size-fits-all road to success, which is why we tailor treatments to each individual patient.
Treatment doesn’t end when you receive your prescription. Our team members will call to check to see how you’re responding to treatment and to talk you through any concerns you may have. Regular checkups and blood work help us to allow us to monitor your improvement and make sure you’re still on the most appropriate course of treatment.
Visit Our NYC Offices
Our NYC office is located in the heart of Manhattan, near the south-east corner of Central Park and Carnegie Hall. Dr. Gary Marshall, our senior physician, has many years of experience working in the endocrinological and hormone therapy fields.
Our patients commend us for our professionalism, friendliness, and willingness to go above and beyond to meet their needs. We believe every man should have access to healthcare; this is why we offer affordable therapy options and rates lower than most HRT clinics in the city.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. We understand that our patients have a busy life and may not always be able to make their appointment; this is why we take time after hours to call and check up on you. Scheduling and rescheduling appointments are made easy, with our friendly staff who’ll work with you to find a convenient time to accommodate your hectic schedule.
Hormone therapy is a big step, and we are here to support you in whatever route you want to take. Please schedule a consultation to learn more about how our treatment options may be able to help you.