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Low Testosterone

Low Testosterone in Fort Lauderdale

The incidence of low Testosterone increases with age. Using the cutoff of Testosterone < 300 ng/dl the prevalence has been reported to be 34% of men aged 45-54, 40% of men aged 55-64 and 45% of men aged 65-74. Population bases studies show only 10% of men with symptomatic low Testosterone are receiving treatment.

The Men’s Wellness Centers has recently opened two locations near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our location in Boca Raton is located at:

2201 NW Corporate Boulevard
Suite 100
Boca Raton Florida 3343

and our Plantation location is at:

7901 Southwest 6th Court
Suite 110
Plantation Florida 33324

The Men’s Wellness Centers is a network of clinics specializing in treatments that improve the overall health and quality-of-life of our male patients in a comfortable, casual and caring setting. Our unique treatment plans include Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Erectile Dysfunction Treatments as well as a proprietary Weight Loss & Energy Boost Program.

Our staff of licensed physicians and other medical professionals will diagnose each patient in a private consultation session that will include a thorough medical history, physical examination, blood work and other tests as deemed necessary by the physician. A personalized treatment plan will be completed and presented for most patients at the conclusion of their initial appointment.

The Men’s Wellness Center is committed to provide exemplary concierge medical services featuring a comprehensive, confidential and efficient process by medical professionals dedicated to improve the overall health and quality-of-life of our male patients. We specialize in treating low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, excess weight, and lack of energy in our male patients.

OUR MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Steven Papariello

Dr. Papariello earned his Medical Degree from Pennsylvania State University at the prestigious Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Following a General Surgery Internship at the Polyclinic Medical Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Doctor joined the United States Navy and served as a General Medical Officer at US Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Norfolk, Virginia. After serving our country, Dr. Papariello enhanced his medical expertise by joining Sentara Medical Care Centers as an Urgent Care physician before opening a private practice to care for families in the Chesapeake, Virginia area.

In addition to teaching medicine as a Clinical Professor for Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Papariello has many years experience in weight loss therapies from his affiliation with Physicians Weight Loss Centers and the Sentara Weight Loss Program.

Dr. Papariello is a published author and has been recognized with multiple distinctions and awards. Those awards include 3 Patient’s Choice Awards, 2 Compassionate Doctor Recognitions and the Top 10 Doctor Award.

Dr. Papariello and his family are residents of Virginia Beach.

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED)

Viagra®, Levitra® and Cialis®” cannot solve all ED (erectile dysfunction) problems and many patients have suffered unpleasant side-effects. In fact, a recent research article published by the International Journal of Impotency Research concluded that “More than 50% of the 30 million men who have tried Viagra® haven’t gone back.”

The good news is there are plenty of alternative treatment options!

The Men’s Wellness Centers specializes in treating erectile dysfunction. Our exclusive treatment program is proven to be effective for 97% of patients.*

When you arrive for your appointment, you will be escorted to a private room to meet with a licensed physician. He will conduct a thorough medical history, physical examination and lab tests. A test dosage of the medication will be administered. It is painless, safe and has very low incidence of side effects. The doctor will return after a few minutes check the results of the test dose. A personalized treatment plan will then be created for you based on those results. The initial visit generally last 1 ½ – 2 hours.

CAUSES OF ED

In most cases, erectile dysfunction is caused by something physical. Common causes include:

Heart disease
Low Testosterone
Clogged blood vessels
High cholesterol
High blood pressure
Medications to treat high blood pressure
Diabetes
Metabolic Symdrome – a condition involving increased blood pressure, high insulin levels, body fat around the waist and high cholesterol
Parkinson’s disease
Multiple sclerosis
Peyronie’s disease – development of scar tissue inside of the penis
Certain prescription medications
Tobacco use
Alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse
Sleep disorders
Treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate
Surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord injury

Premature ejaculation (PE)

Premature ejaculation (PE) is uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after sexual penetration. It may occur with minimal sexual stimulation and likely before the person wishes. The resulting unsatisfactory sexual experience for both partners may increase the anxiety that then compounds the problem. PE is one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunction and has probably affected every man at some point in his life. Testosterone plays a large role in preventing PE and ED.

What is Testosterone:

In many ways, testosterone is the defining hormone for males. Testosterone is an anabolic steroid that is produced by the testes. It plays a major role in the development of the reproductive organs and characteristics of men, such as muscle growth, body hair and bone density.

Testosterone is an androgen produced primarily in the testes. Without adequate Testosterone men can become infertile as well – the development of sperm requires testosterone.

What does Testosterone do:

Testosterone regulates many functions in the body, the primary functions are:

Sex Drive
Bone Mass
Muscle Size and Strength
Red Blood Cell Production
Fertility

Why is Testosterone important:

According to the National Institutes of Health, there are a great deal of factors that are determined by both testosterone and estrogen. Testosterone circulating in the body actually creates what is called estradiol. Estradiol is a form of estrogen, so as testosterone decreases so does estrogen. This leads to a variety of other side effects that can occur due to the lowered amounts of both of these hormones. Increasing your testosterone will bring the levels of estradiol back up as well.

What causes low Testosterone:

As men age, Testosterone levels decrease and this can lead to reduced energy, lower sex drive and a loss in muscle mass. Starting in the late 30s and early 40s, testosterone begins to drop. Research has shown that it can drop by 1 to 2 percent a year after reaching the age of 40. Due to this gradual reduction, most men do not notice a problem until around age 50.

Obesity can also lower Testosterone levels. An increase in BMI (Body Mass Index) is usually paired with a decline in Testosterone. A link between high cardiovascular risk and insulin resistance has also been found with low Testosterone.

How to raise low testosterone:

1.Lose Weight
a. A 4-point increase in your BMI (about 30 pounds on average) can increase your age-related Testosterone decline by 10 years.

2. Do not cut out all fatty foods
a. The International Journal of Sports Medicine published a study that showed that there is a connection between fat intake and high T levels. To protect your heart and preserver testosterone levels it is recommended to eat foods that are high in monounsaturated fats like fish and nuts.

3. Reduce Alcohol consumption
a. In a recent study by the Dutch, men who drank moderate amounts of alcohol daily for 3 weeks had a 7% drop in T levels. Limit drinking to just one or two beers a night to avoid a drop in your Testosterone levels.

4. Stop Stressing
a. Stress causes the body to produce cortisol. Cortisol suppresses the body’s ability to produce Testosterone and utilize it within tissues. This includes physical stress on the body as well. If you are over doing your workout it can have negative effects in the Testosterone department. Injuries and fatigue may be a sign that your workout is actually lowering your Testosterone levels instead of increasing them.

5. Testosterone Replacement Therapy
a. The Men’s Wellness Centers offers a comfortable, casual, caring and relaxed way to diagnose and treat low testosterone. When you arrive for your appointment, you will be escorted to a private room to meet with a licensed physician.

b. He will conduct a thorough medical history, physical examination and request lab tests. Your testosterone levels will be tested during your initial visit. The test just takes a few minutes and you have your test results before leaving the clinic! If the test results indicate testosterone levels are below acceptable levels, we’ll discuss your individual treatment options to get you feeling your best again.

Effects of Increasing Testosterone:

1. Improved Body Composition
a. Reduced belly fat and an increase is muscle mass are commonly associated with testosterone replacement therapy. UCLA conducted a study that found men who were given Testosterone Therapy added over 4 pounds of muscle in six months and over 6 pounds on average over 18 months.

2. Bone Strength
a. Testosterone therapy increases bone mineral density, particularly in the hips and spine. Osteoporosis, which was once considered a women’s disease, is actually the cause of 4 out of 10 fractures after the age of 50 in men.

3. Better Sexual Function
a. In 17 studies reviewed by Clinical Endocrinology, researchers found that 3 months of Testosterone replacement increased libido, increased the amount of sex men were having and increase spontaneous nocturnal erections.

4. Cardiovascular Health
a. Studies have found that men who have or are at risk for heart disease also have low Testosterone and that Testosterone may help arteries remain flexible and this facilitates dilation and constriction with changes in blood flow.

The Mens Wellness Centers Solution:

STEP 1: MEDICAL EVALUATION

The program begins with an evaluation by the MWC medical team.
Vitals recorded including blood pressure, pulse, height, weight and abdominal girth
Medical history recorded
Lab tests completed (with results provided during your evaluation visit)
Testosterone level
Prostate-specific antigen reading (PSA) if necessary
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone level (TSH) if necessary
Physical examination by a Mens Wellness Centers Physician
Prescription written for any medications, additional tests, weight loss and fitness programs.

STEP TWO: NUTRIENT-RICH VITAMIN “MIC” INJECTIONS

Mens Wellness Centers has developed a stimulant-free treatment that will boost your energy level, increase your muscle mass and aid your body’s ability to quickly “burn” fat.*

Riboflavin
(Vitamin B2) An easily absorbed micronutrient. It plays a key role in energy metabolism, the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, ketone bodies (a vital source of energy during fasting), and proteins.

Thiamine
(Vitamin B1) Helps the body cells convert carbohydrates into energy. It is also essential for the functioning of the heart, muscles, and nervous system.

Pryidoxine
(Vitamin B6) Is needed for more than 100 enzymes involved in protein metabolism. It is also essential for red blood cell metabolism. The nervous and immune systems need vitamin B6 to function effciently, and it is also needed for the conversion of tryptophan (an amino acid) to niacin (a vitamin).

Niacinamide
(Vitamin B3) Assists in the functioning of the digestive system, skin, and nerves. It is also important for the conversion of food to energy.

Methionine
Is one of the sulfur-containing amino acids. It acts as a lipotropic agent to prevent excess fat buildup in the liver and the body. Patients with a sulfa allergy should not take this injection.

Inositol
A nutrient belonging to the B vitamin complex, is closely associated with Choline. It aids in the metabolism of fats and helps reduce blood cholesterol. It also participates in action of serotonin.

Choline
Supports the health of the liver in its processing and excretion of chemical waste products within the body. It is required for the transport and metabolism of fats and cholesterol within the body, which is important for the healthy support of the endocrine, cardiovascular and hepatic system.

L-Carnitine
A naturally occurring amino acid which plays a vital role in the metabolism of fat. It functions as a transporter of fatty acids into the mitochondria, the metabolic furnace of the cell.

Hydroxocobalamin B12
B12 An energy booster and it is among the most important of all the B-complex vitamins. Main functions are in the formation of red blood cells and the maintenance of a healthy nervous system. Helps with the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. It also helps the growth of healthy blood cells, nerve cells, and proteins in the body.

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