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Is Nandrolone Right For You?

The Doctors at Innovative Men’s Clinics can provide nandrolone therapy in addition to your Testosterone treatment.

Marc DiJulio, MD, FACEP
Innovative Physicians Group
Medical Director
Innovative Men’s Clinic, Lynnwood

Why is this important?

Men and women are constantly in a state of muscle loss/atrophy as we age. The only way to prevent this is regular activity and weight training on a regular basis. Most people do not do this. Over years, patients gradually become less strong due to the loss of muscle mass and flexibility. Additionally, age leads to the accumulation of joint dysfunction/damage, falls, injuries, osteoporosis and fractures. Joint replacement surgery has become refined and patients enjoy much better results than even 10 years ago. Recovery from joint surgery can be rigorous and difficult for most.

What is Nandrolone?

Nandrolone is an Anabolic Steroid. Another name for Nandrolone is Deca-Durabolin. Androgenic Anabolic Steroids (ASS) are a group of chemically related structures derived from the male sex hormone, Testosterone, developed to combat muscle wasting medical conditions: Trauma, Burn and Chronically ill patients who spend a long period of time bedridden during treatment have been demonstrated to benefit from AAS administration. Lately, there has been much interest in the use of anabolic steroids in the recovery process from orthopedic surgical procedures such as joint replacement surgery and shoulder repair that are associated with prolonged and difficult rehabilitation. They have potent anabolic effects on the musculoskeletal system, including an increase in lean body mass, a dose-related hypertrophy of muscle fibers resulting in an increase in muscle strength and mass, not to mention improved bone mineral density.

“Nandrolone is safe and effective
when used properly under a physician’s supervision.”

It is important to note that most of the “bad press” that surrounds the use of AASs is based on the inappropriate, non-physician-directed use of black market AAS products. Nandrolone is safe and effective when used properly under a physician’s supervision. Side effects are rare and mostly benign and reversible on cessation of the medication. We recommend that patients be on Testosterone while taking Nandrolone.

Muscle Wasting

The key point in surgical or injury recovery is muscle wasting(atrophy) and malnutrition. Any injury, surgical or accident, results in muscle wasting around the joint/injury. The injury results in decreased activity, which further promotes atrophy. With injury/pain, and pain medications(opiates), there is a decrease in appetite leading to inadequate calories and protein. This further exacerbates the muscle wasting. The net effect is a prolonged and painful recovery. When a patient has a lot of pain, loss of range-of-motion and/or weakness, it is hard for them to stick to the rehab protocol recommended by their physicians. The longer the patient has such difficulty, the more likely they will have incomplete recovery and a less satisfactory outcome. Incomplete recovery means chronic weakness, loss of balance, greater risk of falls and fractures.

The ability of nandrolone to preferentially stimulate muscle growth formed the basis of its use in the treatment of anorexia and cachexia in patients with chronic medical disorders such as chronic renal failure and HIV. In these patients, administration of nandrolone has been shown to increase lean body mass as well as muscle mass and strength. 

Other Health Benefits of Testosterone and Nandrolone.

Hypogonadism (Inadequate production of Testosterone) has been shown to be associated with dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) in hypogonadal men improves these risk factors leading, in some patients, to complete resolution of their metabolic syndrome. Indeed, an increase in lean body mass and muscle mass with the systemic administration of nandrolone could improve body composition and augment testosterone’s effects in preventing and reversing metabolic syndrome and the risk of type 2 diabetes in hypogonadal men.

 Who is a Candidate for Nandrolone Therapy?
  1. Patients who are planning to have Rotator Cuff/Shoulder Surgery or Total Joint Replacement Surgery, especially of the hips or knees.

  2. Patients who have had any condition that lead to prolonged inactivity and significant atrophy of muscles. HIV/AIDs and Multiple Trauma injuries (car or work accident), to name a few.

  3. Patient with chronic muscle wasting conditions such as Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS, among others. Parkinson’s patients will probably benefit as well but the data is still sparse on this sub-group.

  4. Chronic pain can be so difficult to treat. Pain prevents activity which leads to muscle atrophy -> which causes less support for the joints/back -> leads to more pain and dysfunction -> and a vicious cycle develops, including weight gain. An increase in Visceral Fat leads to higher levels of inflammatory markers/pain. AAS use improves muscle strength, stimulates bone strengthening, and improves the repair of soft tissues (muscle, ligament and tendons). As a result, even patients with long term chronic painful conditions could benefit from a course of AAS/Nandrolone.

  5. Patients with Visceral Fat levels >10. We measure this in the office using InBody technology. Visceral fat, referred to as “brown fat” or “bad fat” by some, surrounds the intestines in the abdominal cavity. This is different from “love handles”, for example. We now know that visceral fat acts like its own organ by pumping out hormones and inflammatory substances. Storing excess fat around the abdominal organs increases production of pro-inflammatory chemicals, also called cytokines, which leads to inflammation; at the same time, it interferes with hormones that regulate appetite, weight, mood and brain function. Nandrolone has been shown to be very effective in targeting visceral fat. Visceral fat levels greater than 10 are a strong risk factor for vascular events (stroke/heart attack), metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cancer, Sleep issues, depression, hypertension, morbid obesity and dementia.

  6. Patients who have had significant muscle loss over time, and Testosterone therapy is not adequate to get a more rapid improvement. Testosterone builds muscle well but has its limitations. Nandrolone has 40% better muscle building capacity and is a fantastic addition to Testosterone with a very low side effect profile.

  7. Patients with “metabolic syndrome”: diabetes, hypertension, obesity and elevated cholesterol usually meet one or more of the above criteria. 

The Doctors at Innovative Physicians Group/Innovative Men’s Clinics can provide nandrolone therapy in addition to your Testosterone treatment. We adhere to a strict protocol for treatment and monitoring to ensure the best possible benefit. Make an appointment and we will go over all the details with you, explain the follow up and discuss realistic expectations with therapy.

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy (AKA: TRT) is the replacement of the naturally declining Testosterone hormone in men. At Innovative Men’s Health, we’re dedicated to helping men reverse issues related to aging. We specialize in sexual health and low testosterone.

Is TRT right for me?

We all do what we can to stay in good health, but inevitably our bodies begin to change as life shifts gears and changes pace.  

As all men age, testosterone in the body naturally begins to decline.  In fact, testosterone levels begin to decline about 1% per year starting in some men as young as 30 years old. This is a natural part of life that all men will experience.

“Testosterone levels can have an enormous impact on a man’s physical and mental health..” Why is testosterone so important you may ask?

Well, basically because of what all it is responsible for within the male body.  Testosterone is a hormone found in men that is a key player in many aspects of a man’s physical and mental makeup. As men age, they may begin to feel the affects of low testosterone.

Symptoms of low testosterone may include:
  • Weight gain

  • feelings of depression

  • moodiness

  • low self-esteem

  • lessening body hair

  • weakened bones.  

The more of these symptoms a man has, the more likely he is to be diagnosed with low testosterone.

Testosterone is responsible for a man’s sex drive and muscle development.  Testosterone (T) is also credited for men’s deep voices, facial hair, libido, and red blood cell production.  

Testosterone and LibidoTestosterone contributes heavily to a man’s libido, as well as the frequency and quality of a man’s erections

Beyond these physical attributes, proper T levels can boost mood and support healthy brain function. Men in their fifties and sixties may begin to experience the adverse effects of low T.

Symptoms may include:
  • lowered sex drive

  • a lessened sense of vitality

  • erectile dysfunction

  • decreased energy.  

  • Lowering Testosterone levels are also attributed to a reduction in muscle mass and bone density.

In some cases men experiencing low “T” also suffer from anemia.

Low T is an underdiagnosed issue that affects anywhere from two to six million men in the US… In short, you are not alone.

At Innovative Men’s Health, we specialize in helping men take their life back with cutting edge Testosterone Replacement Therapy.  TRT has proven itself a safe and effective method for treating men from all walks of life who find themselves experiencing low T.

“Innovative Men’s Health is proud to be Washington state’s premier health clinic for the treatment of low testosterone...” How Innovative Men’s Health helps with TRT?

Testosterone Therapy with Innovative Men’s Health can

  • Improve energy levels

  • Increase libido

  • Eradicate erection problems.  

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) can lead to:

  • Increased muscle mass

  • Overall strength

  • Decreased fat mass

  • Improved bone mineral density.  

  • Proven Benefits in diabetic patients,

  • Also proven effective in the treatment of osteoporosis.

What to expect with my TRT appointment

During your initial appointment we look to learn more about what makes you, well, you.  This initial information helps us to get a feel for what types of options may work best for your health and lifestyle.  For our prospective TRT patients we initially test for total testosterone, free testosterone, and PSA levels. From there further consultations will discuss the results of any tests, and our experienced doctors will discuss potential treatment options tailored to you.

Our experience in your corner  

Our Men’s Clinic was established to provide discreet access to our team of licensed doctors.  Our team has over 50 years of collective experience helping men reclaim their best life through a unique program that focuses on our patients as individuals. We put this specialized approach and experience to work for you.

Regardless of your age, it is time to reverse the signs of aging and take back your vitality, libido, health, and confidence by talking to Innovative Men’s about TRT today.

Take advantage of our free consultation and start the conversation today to see what Innovative Men’s Health can do for you





 
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