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Your First Session of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

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Many men are unaware of the many physical and mental health issues that arise from low testosterone. Although it may seem like Low T is an inevitable result of aging, there are many treatment options available for men struggling with loss of libido, fatigue, or other symptoms related to Low T. One of the most common treatment types is testosterone replacement therapy. Read on to find out what you should expect from your first session:

On your first visit to a Low T clinic, your physician will determine a diagnosis through a simple blood test. Based on the results, the doctor can create, monitor, and change each individual’s treatment option. It is very important to be completely honest with how each treatment option is working (or not working) for your progress.

Your physician will regularly ask questions about your general health and wellbeing. These questions can often be about your sex life, mental health, social life, and will explore other factors in your life that effect your mood and overall health. This evaluation helps the physician create a baseline for your mental affect. As you continue to seek treatment at the Low T clinic, your physician will be able to monitor your experiences and determine which treatment option is working effectively.

Many of our clients undergoing testosterone replacement therapy experience increased sexual libido and mood improvement after the first session*. However, there are occurrences where Low T symptoms do not decline until after 3 weeks to 6 months of treatment. All men experience different results from testosterone replacement therapy.

Most men do not realize they have a low testosterone until they visit a Low T clinic. Pinnacle Men’s Health in Pittsburgh offers a comprehensive, confidential consultation that includes testosterone level and PSA testing.

Schedule your first appointment at 412.368.5535 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

*Results may vary

3 reasons to get the P-Shot ®

Male enhancement has always been geared toward men who are dealing with erectile dysfunction.  But at Pinnacle Men’s Health of Pittsburgh we believe that enhancement shouldn’t just be for men who struggle with performance issues or loss of libido. We think that men everywhere should be able to give themselves a little boost, even if they aren’t dealing with symptoms of ED.

Enter the Priapus Shot ®

The Priapus Shot ® or P-Shot® is an all natural treatment that has a number of benefits for all men.  Here are three reasons to consider the P-Shot ®.

 

 

No pills, sprays or cream

The Priapus Shot ® uses your body’s own plasma to rejuvenate the penis.  By separating the platelets, then injecting them into specific regions of the penis, blood-derived growth factors work with your body to stimulate strength and growth of the penis.  Your body will never reject these platelets because they came from you and the treatment has a very high rate of success.

 

 

Results in as little as a single treatment

No need to have surgery or use a pump forever to see results.  Many men have reported a difference in strength, hardness, length and girth after just one treatment.  Treatments are delivered at our office and last a total of 20-30 minutes.

 

Increased sexual performance

The P-Shot ® doesn’t just give you a bump in terms of size, it improves sexual performance too. Erections are not only stronger and fuller, but they last longer.  The P-Shot® also increases sensation and sensitivity making sex more pleasurable. And many patients with symptoms of premature ejaculation have reported an improvement in their performance as well.

If you are having issues with the strength, duration or firmness of your erections—or just want to add some length—don’t put off doing something about it any longer.  Contact the professionals at Pinnacle Men’s Health of Pittsburgh about The Priapus Shot ® today.

 

3 Better Options than the Little Blue Pill

The little blue pill recently turned 20 years old. Since it’s initial launch in March of 1998, Viagra has generated over $17 billion worth of revenue and become a social and cultural phenomenon.

But things have changed since 1998. People don’t use dial-up to access the internet, bucket hats aren’t cool, and pills are no longer the best option on the market if you suffer from ED.

If you’re considering treatment for erectile dysfunction, here’s three approaches that have kept up with the times and may be more effective than popping a pill.

WAVE therapy

WAVE therapy involves sending gentle, low-energy acoustic wave pulses in to the penis to increase blood flow. It’s an outpatient treatment that involves zero sedation, medication, or invasive surgery. The process is designed to “wake up” stem cells and other growth factors in the penis. It creates new blood vessels from existing ones and revitalizes tissue, increasing blood-flow and leading to strong and sustainable erections.

Since the waves used are a very low-frequency, the procedure is painless and carries no risks or side effects. We have patients who have seen improvement in erectile function with a single treatment!

Priapus shot

The Priapus shot, or P-shot, is an all-natural, platelet-rich plasma shot that stimulates natural growth of the penis (both girth and length), and heightens sensation. While the treatment can alleviate some symptoms of erectile dysfunction, it’s not just for those afflicted by ED. The P-shot can help men who have been afflicted by prostate cancer, diabetes, Peyronie’s Disease (curving of the penis), or even men who just want to increase size and amplify sexual sensation.

The P-shot has a simple application process, no negative side effects, and is administered by the physicians at Pinnacle Men’s Health of Pittsburgh.

Testosterone replacement therapy

As time goes on, many men will naturally experience a decrease in their testosterone levels. Low testosterone, or low-T, can cause a loss of libido, decreased energy, and erectile dysfunction. Customized treatment plans can be created for specific individuals depending on their testosterone levels and symptoms.

In most cases, testosterone replacement therapy has been able to counteract the effects of decreased testosterone and improve sexual performance in men while also improving muscle tone and energy levels. Many patients also report an improved overall outlook on life.

You don’t have to plan your sex life around the time schedule that pills dictates. Any of these treatments can create a more permanent solution — not just a band-aid — for ED. Talk to our doctor if you’re serious about a finding a long-lasting resolution.

Men’s Health FAQs: Do Men Go Through Menopause?

stethoscope for health checkupAt Pinnacle Men’s Health, we get a lot of questions from our patients about men’s sexual health. Asking questions is one of the first steps in taking control of your health and well-being, and we take pride in being a resource for men seeking answers. You shouldn’t feel intimidated, embarrassed, or unprepared; we can help as we specialize specifically in men’s health and provide all of our patients with the tools and knowledge they need to make smart decisions about treatments designed to restore the ability to perform.

One common question is, “Do men experience the same form of menopause that women do?”

The answer is that both men and women undergo changes in their hormone levels at various stages of life. As we age, our bodies adjust to our environments, our lifestyles, and other factors that influence our overall health. When it comes to the question of menopause, no, men do not experience menopause the same way a woman does.

Men typically experience testosterone level changes much more gradually than women typically experience their natural hormonal change. Doctors refer to this change in men as andropause. After age 30, a man’s testosterone levels may begin to decline with a more pronounced change after age 40 and again after age 70. Throughout this time, however, men remain fertile as the testes do not lose their ability to produce sperm effectively. Healthy men can produce sperm into their 80’s, while women who have gone through menopause lose their fertility.

As a man’s testosterone level declines with age, he may also experience symptoms that are much different than those found in women during menopause. Men with low testosterone (low-T) typically see a decline in mood and energy levels, erectile dysfunction (ED), decreased libido, and other sexual performance issues. They may also experience loss of muscle mass, sleep disturbances, and changes in body or facial hair.

Effects like these can negatively impact a man’s relationships, sexual performance, and overall sense of well-being. When men experience low testosterone levels, they can take action to improve their vitality. Seeking ED treatment through testosterone replacement or WAVE therapy are options, as are changes in lifestyle. The best approach for men seeking to address ED or low-T is to consult with a trusted men’s sexual health care practice.

Every man is different in the way he experiences the natural testosterone declines that accompany aging, but the good news is that there are a variety of therapies to ensure fertility, vigor, and strong sexual performance, even in andropause. Contact us to learn more through pinnaclemenshealthpittsburgh.com.

How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Improves Daily Life

testosterone impact on lifestyleAs you age, you expect some changes to your body and lifestyle. Perhaps, you take more care with your diet or have prioritized staying active. As you age, you become more aware of your body’s range of movement, how it feels, and how it performs. You adapt to what happens naturally. But have you considered how changes in your testosterone level may affect the things you enjoy every day?

You’ve probably heard how testosterone influences your libido and sperm count but in reality it’s responsible for so much more. Testosterone supports a variety of your body’s systems, including some of the things that make you feel like you!

From the deepness of your voice and the growth of your facial hair to your fat distribution and muscle mass, testosterone influences much of your physicality.  As you grow older, your testosterone levels will naturally decline, but some men suffer from low testosterone, or low-T, which can cause a decrease in sex drive or a reduced ability to perform.  Low-T can also drive a loss of muscle mass, a lack of energy, or deliver an overall low sense of well-being. Low T can affect your daily life and can negatively impact the activities you love, your relationships, the muscles you worked so hard for, but you don’t have to compromise.

While you can’t stop time, you can seek help to try to reverse the symptoms of low testosterone through a variety of methods, including testosterone replacement therapy from Pinnacle Men’s Health in Pittsburgh. With a little help, you can recover your energy, your mood, and restore the sense of youthfulness you need to age healthy and happy.

Testosterone replacement therapy is all about finding the right solutions for your body and your lifestyle. After a simple blood test, a trained medical professional will counsel you through the treatment options that will work best for your unique situation. Some men benefit from a combination of sleep, exercise, and dietary changes. Others may need a more tailored approach to addressing low-T.

After implementing testosterone replacement therapies, men who previously experienced symptoms of low-T usually see an increase in their libidos, a lowered chance of erectile dysfunction (ED), and improved muscle mass. They end up looking better, and feeling better. But perhaps the greatest improvement is in their mood and energy levels. Giving them the “get up and go” they used to have.

Living an active lifestyle should never be compromised by low testosterone. If you’re experiencing the symptoms of low-T, contact the team at Pinnacle Men’s Health. Our practice in Pittsburgh offers testosterone replacement therapy in Pittsburgh for those looking to improve their quality of life and take control of their health.

Understanding Sexual Health as You Age

man's handsKnowing what to expect as you get older can be confusing. Trying to figure out what is normal, natural and healthy when your body starts to change can be difficult – especially when it comes to the reproductive system. Take a look at some of the slow changes that may happen as the years pass to help understand your body better.

You may encounter gradual changes related to sperm production, testicular tissue and erectile function. The rate of sperm production may slow, and testicular tissue mass can decrease. As testosterone levels get lower, it can be difficult to maintain an erection. You may also encounter changes in urinary function as prostate tissue changes. Some studies suggest that around 50 percent of men face this condition, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia. As a result, you may experience difficulty with urination and ejaculation.

In addition to aging, other health conditions can contribute to reproductive changes. Physical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes and prostate cancer may be impacting your reproductive system. Fortunately, men struggling with erectile dysfunction have multiple treatment options. If you’ve already tried medication and are looking for an alternative treatment, consider WAVE therapy in Pittsburgh. This painless, medication-free treatment uses sound waves to increase blood flow and deliver growth factors. Learn more about Wave Therapy treatment at pinnaclemenshealthpittsburgh.com.

Understanding Physical Changes As You Age

Man at the gymHave you been experiencing physical changes and wondering what the cause is? Are you having trouble distinguishing between common side effects of aging and problems with low testosterone? While the natural process of aging demands that you adapt to changes in your body, there may be other conditions disrupting your health. Dropping testosterone levels – a condition that is treatable – could be the culprit for what you are feeling.

Testosterone, a naturally occurring hormone, helps maintain certain bodily functions for men. Your sex drive, fat distribution, muscle mass, bone density and sperm production are connected to testosterone levels. Unfortunately significant drops in testosterone can result in side effects like decreased energy levels, decreased strength, fatigue, decreased body hair, and erectile dysfunction.

While testosterone changes and aging may be responsible for these side effects, the physical changes could be occurring because of other reasons. If you’ve been diagnosed with a thyroid condition, testicular cancer, HIV or type 2 diabetes, you may experience also these symptoms. Other causes, such as alcohol use or side effects of medication, could be the reason you are feeling weak or having a decreased libido.

To help determine why your body is undergoing changes related to energy level, muscle strength and sexual function, visit the doctors at Pinnacle Men’s Health in Pittsburgh. Your doctors can find out if you are a good candidate for low testosterone treatment in Pittsburgh. With a simple blood test, you can learn if your testosterone level has dropped, then discuss possible treatments.

What Does Testosterone Do?

Are you curious about the low testosterone treatment (Low-T) provided by Pinnacle Men’s Health in Pittsburgh? At the clinic we provide Low-T treatment which can provide several benefits to men facing sexual difficulties. To help you better understand the potential benefits of Low-T treatment in Pittsburgh, take a moment to learn about how testosterone works.

Testosterone is a natural hormone, part of the class of androgens, found in greater quantities in men. It takes three forms in the blood: as albumin, sex hormone binding globulin and free testosterone. This hormone assists with reproductive development as well as regulation of processes in the body. Some of the positive effects of testosterone include lower body fat, muscle building, increased libido, improved mental function, increased bone strength, improved mood and energy levels, and enhanced sexual pleasure.

As men age testosterone production decreases gradually. Some men experience significant drops in testosterone levels that results in an impact on mental and physical health. This decline can mean lower energy levels, strength, mental acuity, sexual desire and muscle mass. Fortunately, Low-T treatment can be used to help mitigate these symptoms. Visit Pinnacle Men’s Health in Pittsburgh, PA to find out if you are eligible to treatment. Make an appointment for a blood test to measure your testosterone levels at pinnaclemenshealthpittsburgh.com.

What Types of Doctors Provide Treatment Related to Men’s Sexual Health?

When it comes to men’s sexual health, it can be difficult to know who to turn to with your questions. If you are struggling with erectile dysfunction (ED) and want to understand more about the causes, you may need the help of a physician.

Here are some of the medical professionals that can help improve your sexual health:

• Family Doctor – Men who already have a primary care physician responsible for their routine care may bring their questions about ED to this doctor. Your family doctor may review your overall health, evaluate if any conditions that may be contributing to sexual dysfunction and, if necessary, prescribe medication to treat ED.

• Health Clinic – Another place to turn is a clinic that specializes in men’s sexual health. Pinnacle Men’s Health is an ED clinic in Pittsburgh, PA that provides care tailored to men. When you visit one of the medical doctors at this type of facility, you can receive assistance with ED, premature ejaculation, low testosterone and other sexual issues.

• Urologists – Urologists are specialists that are trained in the surgical and medical treatment of the reproductive system. This physician can evaluate conditions related to fertility as well as diseases affecting the urinary tract. ED is just one of the urologic conditions this specialist can treat.

• Endocrinologist – An endocrinologist can identify how conditions like diabetes or a hormone imbalance may be contributing to ED. This specialist examines how glands in the endocrine system impact certain bodily functions, including sexual development and reproduction.

• Mental Health Professional– A therapist, counselor or other mental health professional can help identify psychological issues that may be contributing to ED. Sometimes, treatment involves addressing a physical and emotional dynamic.

Learn more about how to take care of your sexual health at pinnaclemenshealthpittsburgh.com.

Higher Testosterone and Building Intimacy

Low testosterone can become an issue in even the closest of relationships, resulting in physical, emotional, and sexual changes. This includes erectile dysfunction (ED) and loss of Libido. Pursuing low testosterone treatment in Pittsburgh can give you the resources to make sexual encounters a source of intimacy and pleasure, rather than frustration.

After the age of 30, testosterone levels may start to decline. This essential hormone is involved in moderating and driving healthy processes and daily activities. With a severe drop in testosterone, men have been known to suffer from lower energy levels, weight gain, muscle loss, depression, memory loss, and Irritable Male Syndrome. With the impact testosterone has on one’s mind, overall health, and well-being, it is no surprise that side effects create problems and introduce tension into relationships.

Both sexual activity and daily encounters may suffer as Low-T symptoms become more prominent in ones’ life. When a couple cannot communicate well, has trouble expressing themselves physically and is unable to achieve sexual climax, Low-T may be a significant factor. Sometimes protecting and preserving the relationship with your significant other means delving deeper into how you can manage and improve your own sexual health.

With a simple blood test, your physician can evaluate your testosterone and start discussing potential treatment options. Discover how you can revolutionize your well-being and sexual vitality through testosterone replacement therapy at pinnaclemenshealthpittsburgh.com.