What is Low T?

Both men and women experience decreased testosterone levels in their 20s and it continues to decrease throughout their lives.

The symptoms of low testosterone levels are serious matters and can include lack of sex drive, depression, an increase in abdominal fat, loss of lean mass, vaginal dryness, and erectile dysfunction just to name a few.

The good news is that these symptoms and hormonal decline can effectively be treated through proper testosterone therapy by our specialized Anti-Aging doctors.

If you would like to learn more about women’s or men’s hormone therapy, request a consultation with us!

Sadly, low testosterone is commonly misdiagnosed!

Many men and women suffering from low testosterone may not even realize they have a hormone imbalance. Often low testosterone is misdiagnosed as depression or some other age related issue. When this occurs the physician is trying to treat the symptom instead of the cause. This can also cause further problems in the future as the low testosterone levels have been left untreated.

Some men and women feel they should just live with many of the Low T symptoms because they think they are just a fact of life. What they fail to understand, however is that research has shown that men and women with low or declining testosterone levels have an increased risk of disease including osteoporosis and diabetes. Low levels of testosterone later in life have also been associated with increased mortality risk.

Most importantly, men and women with higher levels of testosterone in the middle to later years of life have been shown in studies to enjoy longer, healthier lifespans.

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The Androgen Deficiency in Aging Male (ADAM) Questionnaire

The Androgen Deficiency in Aging Males (ADAM) questionnaire was originally published by JE Morley in 2000 at the University of St Louis. The questionnaire was designed to screen for the symptoms of low testosterone or testosterone deficiency in males. The questionnaire is listed below and could indicate if you suffer from low levels of testosterone.

***The ADAM questionnaire yields a positive result if you answer, “Yes,” to questions 1 or 7 or any three other questions. A positive result means that you may have low testosterone and you should contact us to discuss your options.

Additional Symptoms of Low T

While the ADAM questionnaire is a good starting point to identify if you have an androgen deficiency it is not 100% accurate. Some men might pass the questionnaire but still suffer from low testosterone or Low-T. Additional symptoms of low testosterone levels are listed below.

***If you have you had a positive result on the St Louis ADAM questionnaire or have several of the symptoms listed above it’s quite likely that you are androgen deficient. Your next step is to have your blood tested to identify hormonal issues. Eternity Health Partners can assist you in this process.

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Treatment Options?

Eternity Health Partners we offer several Testosterone options. We try to find the best option for our patients based on their lifestyles and preferences.

Testosterone Injections: Testosterone Injections are usually administered twice or thrice in a weekly. After six to eight weeks of injections our patients our encouraged to undergo another comprehensive blood panel to assess treatment effectiveness and adjust accordingly if needed.

Testosterone Gels and Creams: We offer both testosterone gels and creams. These gels and creams are applied daily to the reproductive organs.

Stop Wasting Time! If you’re experiencing the symptoms of low testosterone stop and pick up the phone and call us today. With proper Testosterone Therapy treatment you can begin to eliminate the signs of low T and start living your life to it’s fullest. Call 805-608-4582.

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MEET ELIZABETH BECKNER AND DAISHA ESCAMILLA

OUR CALIFORNIA LICENSED PHLEBOTOMISTS

Liz started doing personal blood draws after her son, Dashiell, was born with Zellwegers disease. His diagnosis required numerous blood draws and drug levels throughout his life. After sitting through long wait times at the labs followed by watching many different phlebotomists, many new to the job, struggle to find his veins, often poking him multiple times, as a seasoned phlebotomist, Liz decided to draw his blood at home and hand deliver it to the lab myself. Soon after she began doing personal touch blood draws so she can now offer that same personalized service to you.

Liz graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Biology in 1994. She moved to Santa Barbara and earned her phlebotomy certificate in 1995. Liz began working at St. Francis Medical Center in the Physical Therapy Department and quickly transferred to the Laboratory. Perfecting her venipuncture techniques on all floors of the hospital, including post-operative patients, pregnant women going into labor, sick or premature babies, and emergency room patrons, she then improved her patient care skills working for internal medicine doctors, one of whom was the Medical Director of Hospice and won Doctor of the Year. In 1999, Liz started working with a group of local retinal surgeons. Her primary job consisted of injecting dye into arm veins and photographing its flow through the patients retinal vessels. When patients are worried about their diagnosis or apprehensive about the procedure because of difficult veins, her quick, almost pain free needle stick and kind but professional bed side manner would put them at ease.

The various settings and patients Liz has encountered over the years have enabled her to become very skilled at finding the smallest and most fragile of vessels. Her specialities include infants and the elderly, diabetics of all ages, patients with rolling veins, on blood thinners or chemotherapy. She lives in downtown Santa Barbara, travels from Goleta to Carpintera and brings all the necessary supplies directly to you. All she needs from you is a lab request and your home or office becomes an instant draw station. Appointment times are very flexible, and she is friendly, reliable and punctual. Be kind to your arm and treat yourself to the luxury blood draw you deserve!!!

MEET MICHAEL BROOKINS; BS, CNMT, ABAAHP

Mike brings more than just a medical perspective to his clients; at the age of 14, he began an athletic career as a pole-vaulter that would end up taking him on an incredible journey over the next 13 years of his life. Throughout his athletic journey Mike was constantly working to find the ideal balance of fitness and proper nutrition in order to maximize his performances. Combined with his medical knowledge the years of athletic experience provide a unique and successful combination that serve to benefit his staff and clients.

“After I shifted the focus of my practice from Sports Medicine into Nuclear Medicine specifically Interventional Endocrinology. I found myself questioning our western medical paradigm…Here I was performing thyroid cancer and Hyperthyroidism treatments with harmful radical thyroid radioactive ablations which really made me take a hard look in the mirror and become more of a researcher to find safer and more effective options to better treat my clients. During my research I realized that there were very few, if any, medically directed programs focused towards achieving a “Healthier Lifestyle” rather than typical “Diet” fads.” A few years later after training and working with some of the worlds foremost Bio-identical Hormone Replacement specialists I became Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Sort of just found my passion and the answers I had been looking for with this new specialty finally after years of treating people with the Band-Aid “fix it when its broken” mentality instead of at the root cause.”

Mike has spent the last 10 years in Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine. He has trained over 120 physicians in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and consulting for their practices. Today his vision is a reality, and clients from all of the world come to benefit from the successful programs that have been established at Age Management Institute Santa Barbara. He firmly believes in educating the patient about the importance of good nutrition, hormone balance, stress management, and regular exercise is the key to aging well and having a high quality of life well into your golden years.