Men's Health


Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Vertisis offers better performance

Vertisis offers powerful, comprehensive, and discretionary treatment options for erectile dysfunction and various interconnected male health issues. A comprehensive plan is needed that addresses total mental and physical health. We understand that this is a personal problem for many of your patients, however, it is also prevalent, affecting over 18 million men in the United States alone [6]. Erectile dysfunction is typically not treated correctly and comprehensively to include other symptoms and issues your patient may be dealing with. Vertisis offers a number of customized medications effective at improving the lives of patients with ED and associated aging conditions.

Understanding ED

The majority of men afflicted with ED are over 40, but cases of ED can occur at any age [6]. ED can occur as a side effect of another illness or condition such as diabetes, enlarged prostate, high blood pressure or another condition. Smoking, alcohol use or poor lifestyle choices can be contributing factors in a case of ED. The use of some prescription drug medications have been known to also cause ED. A negative state of mind can also be the cause of stress, anxiety and chronic nervousness also contribute to ED in some cases. Fortunately, there are many options for effective overall treatment with current medicine and good comprehensive treatment plans.

Treating ED

Oral ED treatments are very popular, such as Viagra or Cialis. However, for about 27-35% of the male population, these drugs are not appropriate [14]. As well, they are not comprehensive at treating the underlying causes of ED and can be very expensive. Vertisis is here to offer assistance to those for whom oral medication may not be an option and need a more comprehensive, personalized solution to aging with good overall health and stamina. We know your intimate and personal life is important and we are here to help you achieve optimal overall health.

Andropause

Vertisis offers superior support

Vertisis is committed to providing the tools patients need to mitigate the effects of advancing age, one of which is Andropause in men. Andropause, unlike menopause, does not usually onset suddenly or in a clearly determinable fashion, rather it is defined by a gradual decline in a variety of areas associated with testosterone in men such as muscle mass and male potency. Many millions of men around the country are afflicted to some extent by andropause, though only about 5-10% will seek treatment for their symptoms [4]. Most are unaware that their symptoms can be treated at all. At Vertisis, we believe in allowing all people to be at the best state of health and wellness possible. To that extent, we would like to raise awareness of this condition that virtually all men will experience at some point in their lives. Along with great medical care, we have solutions that can frankly be life changing and rejuvenating.

What is andropause, or Male menopause?

Andropause goes by several names including, but not limited to: late onset hypogonadism, male climacteric andropause, or androgen decline in the aging male (ADAM). It is defined largely by the decline of androgens, chiefly testosterone, in the male as he ages. Starting at about age 30, it can be expected that androgen production will decrease by between 0.4%-2% per year progressively [5]. The loss of these androgens in the male can result in a number of related symptoms underpinning the importance of testosterone and other androgens in the body [7-13]:

  • Lowered hemoglobin and sometimes mild anemia
  • Declining strength and muscle mass
  • Loss of bone density and increased risk of osteoarthritis
  • Increased body fat
  • Loss of libido and various forms of ED
  • Decreased energy levels
  • Hair loss, either in thickness or location
  • Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS), characterized by mood swings, irritability, depression, anger, and fatigue

Not all of these symptoms may be present in any one individual, but if a male patient over the age of 40 presents with any of these symptoms, Andropause may be a contributing factor. A good analogy that best explains andropause is the steady decline of vision over time. As your vision gradually declines your body adapts to the reduced quality of life and overall health. Once you get a new set of glasses you're amazed at what you see! When you can correct overall health, patients are oftentimes pleasantly surprised and begin to realize what they had been missing.

How can Vertisis help?

As a custom sterile compounding pharmacy, Vertisis can expertly craft a personalized medicine regimen for your patient. Intramuscular injections of one of a number of synthetic testosterone replacements offer a great number of useful features, including tightly controlled dosage, time-release qualities, reduced hepatotoxicity and other supportive care options. An intramuscular injection allows the medicine to be absorbed through the capillaries over time, mimicking a more natural circadian rhythm of testosterone production. Your patients will find after treatment that their golden years do not have to be a slow downward spiral, instead their lives can be filled with vitality, verve and increased activity.

Also, Vertisis offers the best in bioidentical hormone replacement. Bioidentical hormones have been available for decades, however, since naturally occurring compounds cannot be patented, big pharmaceutical companies have little financial reason to offer them. Instead, they create synthetic hormones with added side chains to the molecular formula, allowing them to patent the new molecules, but also causing these synthetic hormones to have unwanted side effects. True bioidentical hormones are the best option for hormone replacement because they are more identical to the hormones already in your body! Vertisis can also customize each hormone regimen to fit with each patient's own unique biochemistry. Using science and experience, Vertisis offers the best option when it comes to any hormone replacement therapy.

Testosterone Replacement

Low testosterone occurs for a myriad of reasons, but Vertisis promises to provide the highest quality medicine for managing and mitigating the effects of Low T. Low T, also known as hypogonadism, can have a significant effect on quality of life for male patients. Vertisis is able to provide bioidentical hormone replacement compounded with any other medications that might benefit your patient's health. Compounding brings added benefit to hormone therapy in the form of customization that bulk manufactured synthetic hormones lack.

Signs and Causes of Low-T

Many men suffer from the symptoms of Low-T without knowing the cause or that anything can be done about them. Gradual loss of testosterone and other androgens in men over time is believed to contribute to the rising rates of depression in older men [15]. Also known as Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS), the insidious effects of Low-T also include increased anger, anxiety, confusion, a reduction in the quality of relationships and sexual life and a diminished quality of life in general. But aging alone is not the only cause of hypogonadism. Damage to the testes or a problem originating from within the hypothalamus or pituitary glands can also result in below normal levels of testosterone and other androgens.

Benefits of testosterone replacement

With the help of a customized medical regimen provided by Vertisis, your patient will feel like their old selves again. An androgen replacement protocol can restore lost energy and even improve the mood and outlook of your valued patients. Show the people in your care that an injury or advancing age does not mean that life needs to start winding down, or that their best days are behind them. Vertisis is here to give the gift of a bright future!

Also, Vertisis offers the best in bioidentical hormone replacement. Bioidentical hormones have been available for decades, however, since naturally occurring compounds cannot be patented, big pharmaceutical companies have little financial reason to offer them. Instead, they create synthetic hormones with added side chains to the molecular formula, allowing them to patent the new molecules, but also causing these synthetic hormones to have unwanted side effects. True bioidentical hormones are the best option for hormone replacement because they are identical to the hormones already in your body! Vertisis can also customize each hormone regimen to fit with each patient's own unique biochemistry. Using science and common sense, Vertisis offers the best option when it comes to any hormone replacement therapy.

Male Fertility

Vertisis offers empathy and support

Vertisis understands the frustration that occurs with infertility and trouble with conceiving. Infertility affects approximately 6.7 million couples in the United States alone, though fortunately in most cases the situation is highly treatable [16]. Roughly two thirds of the time the infertility is either related solely to the male component of fertility or is a combination of both the male and female parts [16]. With Vertisis, our pharmacy is able to provide a variety of fertility solutions from hormone rebalancing to assistance correcting environmental fertility risk factors, such as obesity and recreational drug use.

Difficulties with Male Fertility

A plethora of factors can affect the male aspect of fertility ranging from medical causes such as hormone imbalances and varicoceles, to environmental exposures to radiation, chemicals or excessive heat, to health and lifestyle factors such as prolonged pressure to the groin while sitting, or smoking and alcohol use. Male fertility can be a sensitive and complicated issue to try to address as a physician. The correct course of action sometimes requires surgery or intense medical intervention such as artificial sperm extraction and insemination. Other times, all the patient really needs might be antibiotics or a change in lifestyle. At Vertisis, we believe that a minimalistic and holistic approach to medicine should be considered before more invasive therapies are attempted.

Starting a family with Vertisis

Our state of the art facility and trained pharmacists are here to help your patients conceive in the least invasive and most natural way possible. At Vertisis, we believe in enhancing the body's own ability to heal itself and nowhere is this more important than in the matter of starting or expanding a family. Before resorting to drastic and invasive interventions, consider our pharmacopeia available to help your patient restore any hormone imbalances they might be experiencing or assist with a general lifestyle change. Use Vertisis as your tool to not only restore your patient's fertility, but bring them overall health and wellness as well!


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