What Can You Do to Begin Anti-Aging Treatments?
As we age, vital substances inside our bodies, which control all sorts of important functions, begin to diminish. Some of these substances, like sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen, create our own personal roadmaps to how we look, feel, and act. Others, like thyroid and insulin, govern our metabolism and allow us to grow and develop. Through advanced blood tests, we can screen you for deficiencies and provide the correct type of hormone therapy to replenish what your body needs.
Is Hormonal Optimization Therapy For You?
We believe that any one at any age can benefit from proper fitness, healthy nutrition, and reduction of stress, all of which help to maintain your natural physiologic balance and can significantly increase longevity. We know a preventive medical approach helps reduce the aging process and can make you look and feel better today!
Our Approach to Hormone Optimization Therapy (HOT)
Hall Longevity Clinic can screen you for hormone deficiencies and provide therapy using either real hormones or bio-identical hormones, which are chemically identical to those produced by your body. HOT is a form of medically supervised therapy that utilizes Western science and Eastern philosophy to help you defy the aging process. Through the use of medicinal herbs and roots (natural or plant-based), bio-identical hormones, and hormonal analogs, Hall Longevity Clinic will assess your individual needs, and work to restore your natural hormone balance.
Functional Medicine: An Integrated Approach
As you are undoubtedly aware, there are several changes that can impact your emotional, physical, and biological well being as you begin to age. As a new form of medicine our functional and integrative approaches cater to all aspects of a patient, by healing mind, body and spirit. In addition, we offer immediate and comprehensive Menopause and Andropause assistance. Hall Longevity will provide you with:
- Comprehensive blood work
- Hormonal screening
- Lipid panel
- Vitamin & mineral analysis
- Genetic analysis
Our goal is to help you begin a safe and restorative program as quickly as possible, which will keep you young and feeling great!
If you are eligible, we offer exclusive Hall Longevity Youth Packages. We utilize our exclusive arrangement with Florida’s most reputable pharmacies to provide you with the purest products for your safety and care. Our experienced staff members are here to answer any questions that you may have.
At Hall Longevity Clinic, our doctors are always ready to discuss the importance of a healthy mind set, proper nutrition, a constructive fitness regiment, and positive lifestyle choices, in your quest for improved health and longevity. Our consultation and analysis will allow us to detail a personal nutrition guide designed specifically for you. We utilize:
- Quest Labs and CardioIQ
- Genova Lab & Metametrix
- Immunolabs Food Bloodprint
- ALCAT Food Intolerance Screen
- Spectracell Micronutrient Analysis
- Pathway Cancer Biomarker Testing
- Mayo Clinic Protocol Cardiovascular Radiological Review
Your Life Path: How Do You Live Enlightened and Live Long?
During the process of aging, an organism accumulates damage to macromolecules, its cells, its tissues, and its organs.
We have a disparity in the following fact:
The maximum lifespan for humans is around 120 years of age. However, the average lifespan of an American male is about 76 years of age, and 78 years for an American female.
Genetic differences, lifestyle, behavior, and sex may account for these different aging rates in men and women, and may also include individual efficiency of DNA repair, types and quantities of antioxidant enzymes, and different rates of free radical production. Average lifespan in a population is also lowered by infant and child mortality, which are frequently linked to infectious diseases or nutrition problems. Later in life, vulnerability to accidents and age-related chronic disease such as cancer or cardiovascular disease play an increasing role in mortality.
We believe that the extension of your expected lifespan can be achieved by health optimization. Hall Longevity Clinic advises a scientific paleolithic meal regimen, non-impact, high aerobic exercise, and avoidance of hazards such as smoking, alcohol, and overuse of pharmaceutical medications.
At Hall Longevity Clinic, we envision a world where the majority of our patients reach the maximum lifespan! The secret is out: Hall Longevity Clinic provides a way to maintain and continue health through the years. As south Florida’s premier anti-aging facility, we provide you with a comprehensive program to determine what approach is best for you to reduce the unwanted effects of aging.
Hall Longevity Clinic offers a number of proven health products such as:
- ActiveHerb Technology
- Maui Medicinal Herbs
- New Zealand Pure
- Hall Longevity Clinic; our own line of micronutrients, vitamins and minerals
Ready to Begin the Process of Getting Younger? Let’s Start with a Comprehensive Review of You!
- Meet with our physicians for as long as needed
- Discuss all medical concerns, past and present
- Receive a comprehensive medical exam with ECG and multiple blood tests by Quest Labs
- Review all results and determine an age optimization plan
- Examine all holistic and nutraceutical supplements and
- Examine all medical therapies
- Create an exciting fitness program and nutrition regimen
- Continued monitoring for maximum results
Can there be a more enjoyable way to feel alive? Sex is based on our DNA and our incumbent and fluctuating hormone levels. If you are a man, testosterone is the main hormone that guides your reproductive desire.
Aside from making a new version of you, from an emotional standpoint sex can increase oxytocin levels in the body, giving you an undeniable and natural high. Aside from the more etheral aspects of sex and love, we all know better to give than receive; the joy of your own orgasm is only heightened by that of your partner’s. But what happens when we can no longer perform like we use to, and what if this happens long before we had ever imagined?
What are some of the causes of sexual dysfunction? There is no doubt that stress plays a large role. Stress does not allow us to appreciate things at the level we should and increases cortisol levels in the brain, we should look at sex as a type of meditation, just as the followers of Tantric practice. If our mind is elsewhere during intimate times it becomes much harder to get aroused.
No matter how stressful your schedule is you must create times for intimacy and adding a little more spice and surprise to your sex life can help as well. A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine showed evidence that those with a kinkier sex life had overall better mental health. If you are suffering from the mental anguish of not being able to perform, or you think you might be developing erectile dysfunction, come see us today and let us help you get your manhood back on track!
Hormones and You
Being a man and enjoying the experience. As a thirty year old or a ninety-year-old man, experiencing low testosterone levels (hypogonadism) may be the worst feeling in life. The symptoms of low testosterone in men range from the following signs and symptoms. Having one or many of these may suggest your have a form of low testosterone.
- Lack of Energy
- Memory Loss
- Depressed Mood
- Weight Gain
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Low Libido
- Poor Sleep
- Skin Issues
- Muscle Wasting and Bone Loss
- Risk of Fall
- Risk of Cancer
- Greater Risk of Death
As you may know, low testosterone in men may be caused by problems in the, gonads or testes, which reside in the scrotum. More uncommon, this is called primary hypogonadism and can be brought on by genetically malformed gonads, childhood infections, like the mumps, testicular trauma, or even testicular cancer and can only be treated with Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
However, the more common causes of low testosterone, classified as, secondary hypogonadism, result from problems in the relationship between the brain and the gonads. The pituitary and hypothalamus are part of the brain that govern testicular activity, specifically the manufacture of testosterone in the gonads by a messenger hormone called lutenizing hormone, or LH. Head trauma, drugs, like opiates, stress, obesity and other causes we don’t always understand, can negatively affect the pituitary gland hormone production, which is responsible for making LH, and can indirectly cause low testosterone by inhibiting.
Sometimes testosterone can drop to alarmingly low levels, which can cause the above-mentioned concerns. If you think you suffer form any of these issues, we have methods to detect if you have low testosterone and high estrogen with a simple inexpensive blood test. As well, we can help support your natural production with simple tips to reduce stress and help you instill male directed exercise, proper sleeping habits, taking herbal supplements and eating foods that have higher levels of cholesterol and protein. If this does not work, we can use a drug called Clomid, or injection named Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, (hCG) along with the use of hormone supplements.
As mentioned before, the gonads or tetstes lie in the scrotum and make testosterone, once those cells stop making the critical levels of testosterone to feel sexual urges and energy, men then need to begin supplementing, or face the loss of male sexual characteristics. This usually happens to men in their late thirties and early forties. The lowering of testosterone levels in men in relation to aging is called andropause. The decline of testosterone that comes with age is responsible for depression, decreased libido, and diminished muscle tone. Dehydroepiandrosterone or DHEA acts as a supplemental hormone and can increase the levels of testosterone.
Although scientist still do not quite know how DHEA functions in the body, several different studies including one published in the American Journal of Psychiatry of Medicine showed that DHEA significantly improved sexual disinterest as well as both physical and mental well-being. In some cases the hormone remedied other serious afflictions, such as anxiety, severe depression, and obsessive-compulsive behavior.
We can do to help you in a private and sensitive environment, once you decide to make the first step, red the following contract and just let us know!
Contract for Testosterone Therapy
Testosterone is a hormone produced in the testicles and helps maintain men’s bone density, fat distribution, muscle strength and mass, adequate levels of red blood cells, sense of well-being, and sexual and reproductive function.
When a man ages, the amount of testosterone in his body decreases. This decline begins after age 30 and continues throughout his life. The symptoms of testosterone deficiency include the following:
- Decreased sex drive
- Decreased sense of well-being
- Depressed mood
- Difficulties with concentration and memory
- Erectile dysfunction
Changes that occur to the male body during testosterone deficiency include the following: a decrease in muscle mass with an increase in body fat, a decrease in hemoglobin and possibly mild anemia, osteoporosis, decrease in body hair, and a decreased sex drive.
At Hall Longevity Clinic, we use three different medications for our testosterone therapy program:
Testosterone Cypionate will increase the testosterone levels within a male. The dosage is determined upon medical history, health, age and lab results. Our goal is to restore the testosterone level of our patients to achieve optimal results. With most of our patients we use injectable testosterone versus creams or patches. We have not seen the desired results on behalf of our patients while using the creams or patches.
HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is used in conjunction with the testosterone therapy. This is to keep the body producing its own natural testosterone, in other words, it keeps the testicles from shutting down. This is very important because when outside testosterone is introduced to the body, your natural abilities to produce your own testosterone will diminish significantly. This is not an occurrence we would want to happen with our patients. Which is why, with our unique program, we require all of our patients that are on testosterone therapy to also take HCG along with testosterone.
Anastrozole is used to control the levels of estrogen within the body. Some patients have high levels of estrogen normally or after being placed on testosterone therapy the estrogen levels may increase. Higher estrogen will cause belly fat, breast fat, mood swings, etc. Also, having higher levels of estrogen within the body will cause a decrease of testosterone within the male.
This combination of three medications aids in maximizing the benefits of the treatment, which are:
- Increased muscle mass
- Increased libido
- Reduced fat
- Improved sexual performance
- Helps with cholesterol
- Strengthens bones
- Helps with diabetes
- Sharpens mind
- Improves mood
- Improves skin tone and elasticity
In general, hormone therapy is safe, but there are a few possible side-effects, including:
- Acne or oily skin
- Mild fluid retention
- Stimulation of prostate tissue, with perhaps some increased urination symptoms such as decreased stream or frequency
- Breast enlargement
- Worsening of sleep apnea
- Decreased testicular size
- Possible affair due to increased libido
Many of these side effects are not common.
Laboratory abnormalities that can occur with hormone replacement include:
- Changes in cholesterol concentrations
- Increase in red cell count
- Decrease in sperm count, producing infertility (especially in younger men)
After Dr. Hall has obtained a complete workup of the patient, a custom testosterone therapy program will be prescribed to the patient who requires these services.
Follow-up is the success of our patients:
- Blood work will be required every 3 months for the first 6 months to determine the correct dosage required for maximum benefits
- After the first 6 months, blood work will be required every 6 months to ensure the well-being of the patient as well as continuous results of treatment
The costs are as follow:
- Full initial blood work, cancer screen and full hormone panel $999
- Regular triennial blood work per check up $249
- Testosterone per vial (1 vial per three months, syringes and biohazard box) $349
How to administer injections:
- Prepare, or mix the medication according to your instructions and draw the medication into the syringe
- Attach a new needle to the syringe
- You’ll be giving this medication into the muscle in the buttock
- Divide one buttock into quadrants. You will always want to give the injection in the outer, upper quadrant, almost toward the hip
- Clean the site with an alcohol pad and allow to dry. Do not blow on it or fan the site to quicken the drying process
- Spread the skin with your fingers and inject the needle straight down in a dart-like motion all the way
- Pull back on the plunger a little. If you see blood enter the syringe, pull the needle out a little and inject the medication. If you do not see blood, simply inject
Price Begines at $525