Testosterone Optimization in Men

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A large percentage of men who have been told their testosterone is fine actually have low testosterone. Often the total amount of testosterone is read as adequate, but the amount of usable testosterone is low.  Testosterone levels gradually decline at a rate of about 1-2% per year starting your late 20’s. Because this happens so slow, men often do not notice these symptoms and do … Read More

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Man, Are You Getting Fat?

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Are you a guy who can’t seem to lose that extra weight around the middle? There is hope! Research shows a strong connection between weight gain in men and hormonal imbalances.  Low testosterone and high cortisol levels are related to increased body fat, especially in the midsection, as well as decreased lean muscle mass in men.  This excess body fat furthers the hormonal imbalance by converting more testosterone into estrogen.  … Read More

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Fat, Sick, and Tired. That is SO Not Sexy!

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Your body’s adrenal glands produce hydrocortisone (cortisol), a hormone known as a glucocorticoid. Glucocorticoids are critical for life and the key to your body’s physical and emotional stress response. The “glu-“ in glucocorticoid comes from glucose, as these steroids play a vital role in blood sugar metabolism. Among its functions, cortisol stimulates bodily activities on awakening: It influences carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism, helps regulate … Read More

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Can HGH Help Burn Body Fat?

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Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is a natural hormone that is produced by your pituitary gland. As you age, the level of HGH in your body declines. As HGH declines you can experience an increase in body fat, lack of energy, and decreased lean muscle mass, as well as other symptoms. However, by increasing HGH production or with prescription HGH, you can burn unwanted body fat. … Read More

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Is Testosterone Therapy Right for Me?

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As men age, they often see and feel many undesirable effects as their testosterone levels decline. Testosterone helps men maintain bone density, muscle strength, muscle mass, low body fat, sex drive, and sperm production. It also helps men sleep better and think more clearly. The first signs of decline in testosterone can be vague: low energy levels, increased irritability, decline in mood, poor memory and poor … Read More

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Anti-Aging and Hormonal Optimization From a Distance

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As our population matures, men and women are looking for new ways to feel great at any age. If you’re local here in Los Angeles, The Body Well is the best resource for anti-aging medicine and Age Management/Hormonal Optimization. But what if you’re not in the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, or West Hollywood area? We have a hormone replacement plan just for you! Prescription for … Read More

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What is a Hormone?

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A hormone is a chemical produced in one area of your body, that travels to another area to produce a physiological effect. Hormones govern many crucial body functions including: sexual stimulation, growth, metabolism, lean muscle mass, and emotions. Hormones have complex interactions which help us to feel healthy, strong, and vital. Beginning in our late 20s and early 30s, the hormones we like to be … Read More

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Hormonal Synergy: Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and Testosterone Work Better Together Than Alone

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Not only in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, the land of beautiful bodies, but nationwide, people are looking for better ways to look and feel better while improving their overall health. A key part of this equation is keeping a low body fat percentage compared to lean body (muscular) weight. Both Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and Testosterone are anabolic agents that promote muscle protein synthesis … Read More

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