Integrative Telemedicine by Infusion Health provides unparalleled health care for men, empowering them to improve their health and wellness. When you schedule with our doctors, you will find a practitioner compassionate about your health. Their patient-focused approach to care often leads to lifelong relationships between provider and patient.
At Integrative Telemedicine by Infusion Health, you may benefit from not only traditional health care resources but also integrative wellness principles that shift the conversation from sick care to the entire spectrum of health and well-being.
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in Men's Health
Health issues in men are often quite different from those in women. Exercise issues, cardiovascular health, sexual health, and other health matters often affect men quite differently than they affect women. Healthy men are sexy because when you’re healthy you look and feel better. You’re ready to spend quality time with the people you love, doing the things you love to do, without a health problem slowing you down or cramping your style. So how does a guy – even one who’s got his share of mileage – take care of himself? You get help. It is very important that a physician be specifically trained and experienced in addressing men’s health concerns, including those of men with a healthy active lifestyle.
Intuitively we all know athletic performance gradually declines as we get older. It’s generally accepted that VO2 max – the maximum amount of oxygen you can take in and deliver to tissues – starts declining at around 40 years old and declines at around 1-2% per year thereafter. In other words, you could lose 10-20% of maximum aerobic capacity between 40 and 50!
“Could” is the operative word in the last sentence, because you have control over factors affecting VO2 max. Training can increase your VO2 max relative to now, increase the power/pace you can achieve at VO2 max, and length of time you can sustain that effort. Age may reduce your highest possible VO2 max, but there’s room for improvement between where you are now to that highest possible value.
Men's Peptide Therapy
Peptides are short chains of amino acids that bind to cell surface receptors and instruct cells to carry out highly specific functions. Certain peptides have been shown to be effective in naturally raising growth hormone in the body. Some peptides tell specific cells to make hormones and to release them. Hormones like testosterone, thyroid, neuro-peptides in the brain and many others.
Peptides aren’t hormones and they aren’t steroids either. Peptides may be used to balance your bodies hormonal balance. Hormones tell cells at the DNA level what and what not to do.
Peptides play a major role in how your body responds to diet and exercise and are one of the most effective anti-aging treatments currently available. Similar to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), peptide therapy can be used to promote wellness and treat a wide array of conditions and is one of the most effective anti-aging treatments offered by a medical doctor.
While production of testosterone and other vital hormones decreases naturally as men age, the resulting symptoms are not natural and you don’t have to live with them. Safe and effective treatment for male hormone imbalance is possible when we work with you to guide your healthy aging.
Unfortunately, many doctors don’t recognize these symptoms for what they are, and they recommend treatments that may only provide partial relief because they address a symptom without considering its root cause. For example, middle aged men suffering from depression often get put on anti-depressants, when in reality what they truly need is hormone replacement therapy.
Thyroid and Adrenal Support
Exhausted, moody and forgetful? Gaining weight without changing your diet or exercise routine? Still asking your doctor: Why is it that I’m tired, but I can’t sleep? Your thyroid gland may be producing too much or not enough hormones.
That little butterfly-shaped organ in the base of your neck regulates the hormones that control so many of your biological functions: energy, metabolism, body temperature, sleep, sexual function, digestion, as well as hair and nail growth.
Traditional doctors are often quick to attribute these exhausting symptoms to other non-thyroid related conditions. Sometimes, these well-meaning professionals become so frustrated with a patient’s slew of symptoms that they send him or her to a psychiatrist!
A functional medicine doctor, on the other hand, understands that unearthing the root causes of your suffering takes time, patience and highly specialized integrative knowledge.
Traditionally trained endocrinologists often give one generic thyroid test and make a determination based on what, decades ago, was labeled a “normal” range. Rather than dictating which “normal” thyroid hormone level should fuel your functions, we determine what level is optimal for you.
Sexual Health and Erectile Dysfunction
Our doctors have helped many men manage erectile dysfunction. This common condition causes a man to have repeated difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection for sexual activity.
Doctors understand that erectile dysfunction interferes with both your quality of life and that of your partner. Our specialists work with you to create a treatment plan that best suits your needs and lifestyle, taking into consideration any health conditions that may be contributing to your symptoms. Our doctors are also experienced in treating men with low testosterone levels, a common cause of erectile dysfunction.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
Testosterone is the male sex hormone that makes you a man and gives you your masculinity. It is a minor hormone, meaning it is not needed for survival, but you will feel lousy and miserable if your level is low. Low testosterone levels can also shorten your life.
When you go to get tested for testosterone, the lab will often show you what’s considered the “normal” range among patients who have tested with that particular lab. It’s called the “reference range.”
Here’s the problem – the reference range consists of a wide variety of men who tested with that specific lab; 80-year-old men and 20-year-old men; obese men and super fit men; men with a pituitary gland problem and men with a normal gland.
For example, Quest lab shows a reference range of 300 – 800 ng/dl (nanograms per deciliter) for total testosterone levels. According to this reference range, a 20-year old with a level of total testosterone of 300 ng/dl will fall — within the normal range, when in fact, his levels are very low.
The fact that reference ranges don’t break patients down by age or health status explains why a 25-year-old man can go to his doctor with the symptoms of low T, only to be told that his T levels are fine because they’re within the “normal” range. If you’re 30 (or even 50), but have the same testosterone level as an 8o-year-old, diabetic man, your doc may say you’re okay, but you’re still not going to feel good. Plain and simple.
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