What is American Longevity Center?
Will I need to be seen by an American Longevity Center doctor?
Can this be done over the telephone or Internet?
How does one start hormone therapy?
Does seeing your doctor qualify me for treatment?
What insurances does American Longevity Center accept?
Is hormonal therapy safe?
Are there side effects?
When should I consider increasing hormone levels?
Why should I pick American Longevity Center?
Can treatments help with sexual dysfunction?
Are hormone meds similar to steroids?
Which health conditions is hormone replacement therapy best for?
- What is American Longevity Center?
American Longevity Center is a network of clinicians with backgrounds in preventative medicine, age management and hormone replacement therapy. American Longevity Center provides treatment for hormone deficiencies. The program uses exercise, vitamin supplements and diet to help restore the vitality, quality of life and vigor of its participants.
- Will I need to be seen by an American Longevity Center doctor?
All patients must be seen and examined by an American Longevity Center physician. After an exam, a prescription for hormone medication or treatment plan may be implemented. The personal relationship with any American Longevity Center doctor will lead the patient through a process where a diagnosis can be assessed correctly, thus assuring a safe and effective treatment plan.
- Can this be done over the telephone or Internet?
To comply with legal regulations that vary state-to-state, American Longevity Center insists patients see one of our clinicians before treatment is recommended. The connection between doctor and patient must be personal and direct for efficient medical application.
- How does one start hormone therapy?
Give us a call at 1.800.653.8154 A trained and skilled representative will discuss your issues, needs and objectives. They will determine if our treatment programs are applicable. If so, a blood test will be arranged in order for American Longevity Center to look at options on your behalf.
- Does seeing your doctor qualify me for treatment?
It does not. Before any patient can begin hormone treatment, lab tests must be performed. American Longevity Center only treats patients with hormonal deficiencies. If your levels are normal, or we see conflicts with our programs or if you are looking at treatment for non-medical reasons, American Longevity Center cannot agree to treat you.
- What insurances does American Longevity Center accept?
American Longevity Center does not accept health insurance. That includes Medicare or Medicaid. We feel that in order to offer our patients the best care, we had to remove the restrictions that can be placed on a practice and patient when dealing with PPOs and HMOs. Red tape free, American Longevity Center can promise its patient superior service.
- Is hormonal therapy safe?
Studies have demonstrated the safety of hormone therapy. The programs and patients are carefully monitored by our physicians. The protocols are the product of the American Longevity Center Medical Advisory Board. Our prescribed doses optimize hormonal levels through the use of the highest quality bio-identical hormones. These bio-identical, or natural, hormones have grown in popularity after their proven efficiency while not having the harsh side effects of animal derived hormones and synthetic chemicals.
- Are there side effects?
There is the possibility of side effects in any medical program that employs medications. American Longevity Center looks at risks and benefits. The chance of side effects is minimized as our physicians prescribe only needed doses of natural hormones. Less than 5 percent of patients report side effects, most of which were reversible, treated by altering medical dosages.
- When should I consider increasing hormone levels?
Men and women begin the decline of hormones in their mid to late twenties. By 35, symptoms may be evident. When symptoms affect the quality of life, consider optimizing hormonal levels. We have seen patients anywhere between 30 and 80 that have benefited from American Longevity Center programs. If you are experiencing increased and unexplained bouts of fatigue, loss of sex drive and sleep, irritability or loss of muscle and weight gain, look into the possibility of hormone treatment.
- Why should I pick American Longevity Center?
American Longevity Center takes pride in its support and customer service. We listen carefully and tailor therapy programs to patient needs. Our Medical Advisory Board keeps abreast of medical advancements and, after a decade, we have the experience. Every patient is personally guided through treatment. You will always have access to our consultation. American Longevity Center is an A+ accredited BBB organization.
- Can treatments help with sexual dysfunction?
While this affliction has many origins, optimizing hormones has led to significant improvement in the area. Raising your testosterone to healthy levels will also boost sex drive and address issues with penile dysfunction. American Longevity Center has successfully treated thousands of women and men, helping them reclaim their sex lives.
- Are hormone meds similar to steroids?
No. Our patients are treated for hormone deficiencies with bio-identical hormones engineered to work with how the body functions. Our prescribed therapeutic doses bring levels to where they are clinically determined best. Steroids are utilized to increase muscle mass, regardless of hormone levels.
- Which health conditions is hormone replacement therapy best for?
Andropause, or hypogonadism, is where a man’s body experiences androgen deficiency. Symptoms caused by low testosterone can result in loss of sex drive, impotence, flaccidity, mood swings, weight gain and more.Perimenopause, or pre-menopause, is that transitional period that leads a women’s body to undergo hormonal deficiency. Hormone replacement therapy restores balances of estriol, estradiol, estrone and even testosterone. Perimenopause, and its symptoms (night sweats, chills, vaginal dryness, lowered libido, etc.) can last between four and six years.Menopause is the gradual process of a woman’s ovaries producing less estrogen and progesterone. This typically occurs between ages 40 to 59. Symptoms can include loss of sexual appetite, itching and discomfort, depression, brittle hair and nails and more.