Men's Health Clinic
Think you may have Low-T?
It’s a fact of life that our hormone levels decline as we age. Hormone imbalance in men is most commonly experienced around middle-age when testosterone levels reach a peak point of decline. Men can experience an imbalance of any number of hormones but low testosterone has the biggest impact on a man’s health and quality of life. The typical profile of a testosterone patient is often a man who wants to improve his physical appearance, increase energy, increase sexual performance, and reduce the risks associated with diseases of aging.
Benefits of Optimal Testosterone Levels:
- Increase in muscle mass and loss of fat
- Increased sex drive and performance
- Increased energy and motivation
- Improved brain function
- Improved mood
- Increase in strength and athletic performance
- Quicker recovery time after workouts
- Increased bone strength
- Improved sleep
The Focal Point Vitality Difference
The doctors and staff at Focal Point Vitality focus on treating each guest based on individual needs. Together they will gain an understanding of your goals and develop a roadmap of next steps, treatment options, and cost. This allows for complete transparency of the process to ensure the best treatment plan will be provided. Focal Point has partnered with the best in the business from dieticians, meal prep, blood testing labs, pharmacies, personal trainers, and local workout facilities to ensure the best outcome for each guest.
Safety and Side Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
There are no proven negative side effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) for those who are treated under a doctor’s supervision and maintain a routine testing schedule. Testosterone injections replenish low testosterone levels to normal values, making the negative symptoms of low testosterone a thing of the past. Much of the negative information found is from studies many years ago where data was not relevant to the therapy or those who do not follow guidelines from doctors who are specifically trained in TRT.
Getting Started with Testosterone Replacement Therapy:
- Call 480.563.7441 to schedule your appointment.
- If you have any current (within 90 days) lab or bloodwork, bring with you to your appointment.
- If you do not have recent labs, we may draw your blood during your appointment and send it to our private testing lab. The fees associated with labs are the patients’ responsibility at the time of the blood draw and will be discussed during the consultation.
- A follow-up consultation will be scheduled at the time of your blood draw. The doctor will then review your results and discuss treatment options. Most treatment options can be done in the comfort of your own home with no weekly office visits.
- Between 60 and 90 days after the treatment has begun, the doctor will ask to have your testosterone levels re-checked to make sure levels are improving. This will allow for any necessary dosage adjustments.
Hormone Optimization & Peptide Therapy Benefits
As the male and female bodies age, we may or may not notice a decline in our hormones. This decrease has direct effects on our energy, sleep, mood, libido, and weight.
For years in the health and fitness industry, peptides have been used to help burn body fat and increase weight loss, increase energy levels, increase muscle tone and athletic ability, rapid recovery and inflammation reduction plus many others treatments to improve health.
How does our body function?
The Pituitary Gland, which is located at the base of the brain, controls other hormone glands such as the Adrenals and Thyroid. The role of the pituitary gland is paramount to the wellbeing of our bodies. The pituitary gland maintains balance in the body by sending hormonal signals into the circulatory system as well as other glands and organs so that necessary hormones can be created and/or directed as required.
What are Peptides?
Peptides are amino acid chains that occur naturally in the body and serve as the building blocks for protein. When injected or absorbed, some carefully manipulated strains can increase the natural production of Human Growth Hormone or hGH, which is produced by the pituitary gland and regulates the whole body, including the digestive system and necessary insulin levels.
Anti-aging peptide therapy helps to stimulate the pituitary gland to produce or release Growth Hormone (GH). This stimulation is a preferred route to help slow down the aging process and environmental reductions in growth hormone levels.
Peptide Therapy Benefits:
- Increased energy
- Increased muscle tone
- Rapid recovery/inflammation reduction
- Lower body fat/increase in weight loss
- More stamina
- Enhanced sex drive
- Skin elasticity/less wrinkles
- Mental clarity
- Improved sleep & mood
- Fuller hair
- Lower cholesterol & overall improved health
Sermorelin, developed in the 1970s, is a Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH) that stimulates the pituitary gland into releasing Growth Hormone (GH). Sermorelin is not Human Growth Hormone (HGH). It is a safe and effective substance formulated to support pituitary gland health. Sermorelin is relatively a small peptide which contains 29 amino acids, which is all that is necessary to encourage the pituitary gland to increase its production of life-restoring Human Growth Hormone (HGH) which can quickly and effectively reverse the signs of aging.
HGH gets secreted every night during sleep by the pituitary gland. It controls the reproduction and growth of cells and each organ in the body. Our body’s natural HGH production is most active during childhood when the growth rate is at its highest level and peaks at around age 20. By the time we reach the age of 30, our HGH levels are only about 20 percent of their peak levels during childhood, and after the age of 30, they continue to decline at about 14% for every decade of life. By the time most of us are 30 years old, our bodies no longer produce enough HGH to repair all of the damage that is occurring in our bodies. As our HGH levels continue to decline, the damage that we call aging continues to accelerate.
Fortunately, we can stimulate the sleepy pituitary gland to begin production of HGH once again, even once this dramatic decline in HGH production has occurred, by using a Growth Hormone Releasing Factor (GHRF) such as Sermorelin. By increasing the levels of HGH in our bodies, we can slow, or even reverse, many of the manifestations of aging. It must be done carefully, though, and under medical supervision. Ideally, HGH replacement should begin at about age of 30, but HGH replacement can be beneficial at any age above 30. In fact, for older people, HGH therapy can reverse the manifestations of aging by 5 to 15 years or more. There is no other single therapy currently available that can have the impact on the aging body that HGH can have.
Sermorelin therapy can provide a host of benefits and has shown to be a powerful option in the area of disease management and anti-aging medicine. Some advantages of Sermorelin are listed below and can be a cost-effective treatment for those who have a decrease in GH due to the aging process. GH can be tested by doing a blood test for IGF. Based on the results and acceptable physical condition, Sermorelin might be a great alternative for age management therapy.
Benefits of Sermorelin:
- Increases natural production of Growth Hormone (GH)
- Increases the development of lean muscle
- Increases energy and vitality
- Improves strength, endurance, physical performance, and workout recovery
- Reduces fat through lipolysis
- Improves the quality of sleep and helps combat insomnia
- Improves mental function
All men eventually will have some erectile dysfunction (ED). It seems to start in the early 40’s depending on stress level, lifestyle, and general health. You can postpone it for a few years, but it will eventually strike. Typically, ED resembles a moderate soft erection due to the low blood pressure in the penis. As men age, the ability to create rock-hard erections diminishes.
PT 141 has been shown to have significant results on males, with what is described as “intense” and “frequent” erections lasting between 2-6 hours. For women, sexual arousal has been experienced in a varied range of minutes to weeks. Bremelanotide PT 141 was developed from the peptide hormone Melanotan II.
Palatin Technologies’ PT 141 which is also known as Bremelanotide is used to enhance one’s sex life. With just a single dose of PT 141 results, in most cases, in a stirring in the regions in as little as 15-60 minutes and can last for a few days. Want that warmth genital tingling and throbbing feeling, not to mention a strong desire to have sex? Now both you and your partner can enjoy that feeling of young and horny like a sex-crazed 16 year old. YES! This works on both men AND women. So while you might have a raging hard-on, your significate other can now feel the same as you at the same time.
Of course we have all heard of Viagra, the little blue pill, and Cialis. The problem with Viagra is that it tends to give you a headache and does not mix well with alcohol. Cialis takes a few hours to work and doesn’t allow for that “spontaneous” sexual encounter. Instead of using a PDE5 inhibitor like Viagra and Cialis, consider the peptide PT 141. It is the only synthetic aphrodisiac and unlike other related medications, PT 141 does not act upon the vascular system, but directly through the nervous system (hypothalamus) to increase desire. With the use of PDE5, men don’t typically involve quite so urgent a repertoire of humming, throbbing, tingling, and double-dipping as they do with PT 141. Are you excited yet?
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection in order to complete intercourse and/or be able to achieve ejaculation. Men can experience difficulty with their ability to have an erection when there is an issue with blood flow to the penis and may also experience failure to ejaculate because of nerve injury, stress, or other psychological or hormonal disorders.
Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction
Many men may not always successfully achieve an erection, and if this happens on a rare occurrence, it is not considered a medical problem. However, ED is estimated to affect up to 52 percent of American men. ED does not only refer the inability to achieve an erect penis but can also include struggling to maintain an erection for long enough to complete intercourse or an inability to ejaculate. There are often also emotional symptoms, such as embarrassment, shame, anxiety, and a reduced interest in sexual intercourse. A man is considered to have ED when these symptoms occur regularly.
Erectile Dysfunction Facts
An estimated 18 million men in the US are diagnosed with erectile dysfunction (ED) yet over 30 million men suffer from it. ED is a physical condition triggered by a man’s mental, emotional, and medical state. Defined by the repeated and consistent problem sustaining an erection suitable for sexual intercourse; ED can lead to performance anxiety and depression. As a result, partners of men with ED also suffer emotional and psychological effects. Lifestyle, smoking, medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and vascular problems, prostate cancer, and medication side effects all can contribute to the cause of ED.
Conservative treatments can begin with simple lifestyle changes such as natural remedies which could include the use of herbs such as L-Arginine, Ginko, Zinc, and Yohimbe. Prescription medications known as PDE5i (Viagra, Cialis) are often used but are costly and many report numerous side effects.
Surgeries using penile implants offer a permanent solution to improve the blood flow to the penis and help improve erections. Other therapies involve penis pumps or vacuums. Revive Therapy is your long term solution to ED.
Revive Therapy – Better Sex without the Pills
Focal Point Vitality is dedicated to educate and treat erectile dysfunction with drug-free, non-invasive health & wellness solutions. Focal Point has developed a procedure using FDA approved equipment producing acoustic sound wave therapy and specific post-procedure methods for the prevention and treatment of erectile dysfunction. This procedure, which is called Revive Therapy, meaning to restore life, has been proven highly successful in men who want to improve erectile hardness and treat erectile dysfunction.
Focal Point Vitality provides consultations to discuss specific concerns and to develop a treatment plan specific to your desired results. If you are looking for ultimate relief from your erectile dysfunction, read below to learn more about your treatment options.
Revive Therapy Treatment
Revive Therapy uses an FDA cleared, scientifically proven medical device to deliver the treatment to specific locations that enables proper blood flow to the penis. The treatment is non-invasive and pain-free and the effective rate has been shown to be above 85% in relieving ED issues and over 90% for sexual enhancement concerns.
How Do Acoustic Sound Waves Improve Sexual Performance?
The device delivers pain-free acoustic sound waves directly to the penis and groin area. These waves help to increase blood flow into the region by breaking up micro-plaque that has accumulated in blood vessels. The concept is similar to plaques in the heart—over time, due to lifestyle, age or other risk factors (like diabetes or high cholesterol)—plaque builds up in blood vessels and reduces blood flow. Erections and sexual experiences are directly related to blood flow in the penis and surrounding regions—increased blood flow can relieve erectile dysfunction and enhance sexual performance and satisfaction for all men, even those who do not have ED. It’s like going from good to great!
What Causes an Erection
An erection is the result of increased blood flow into the penis. Blood flow is usually stimulated by either sexually-based thoughts or direct contact with the penis.
When a man becomes sexually excited, muscles in the penis relax. This relaxation allows for increased blood flow through the penile arteries. This blood fills two chambers inside the penis called the corpora cavernosa. As the chambers fill with blood, the penis grows rigid. Erection ends when the muscles contract and the accumulated blood flows out through the penile veins.
ED can occur because of problems during any stage of the erection process. For example, the penile arteries may be too damaged to open properly and allow blood in; plaque buildup; nerve damage; and/or psychological disorders.
How does age affect Erectile Dysfunction?
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, up to 30 million American men are affected by ED. The prevalence of ED increases with age.
- 12 percent of men younger than 60
- 22 percent of men in their 60s
- 30 percent of men 70 or older
Although the risk of ED increases with age, ED is not inevitable as you get older. It may be more difficult to get an erection as you age, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you will develop ED. In general, the healthier you are, the better your sexual function will be. What are you waiting for?