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May 2015

From Urology Times: Injected TRT earns high marks for safety, effectiveness

By: Arkansas Urology

 

A newly published review suggests that age-related testosterone deficiency treatment with intramuscular injections of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) offers health benefits and lower cardiovascular risk compared to testosterone replacement by patch or gel.

READ: Studies examine risk factors for low, high T

While TRT can result in increased muscle mass and strength, decreased fat mass, and increased bone mineral density, the therapy has known risks. These include the development of polycythemia, decreases in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, breast tenderness and enlargement, and prostate issues.

The authors point out, however, that TRT does not increase prostate cancer risk. And whether TRT hurts, helps, or has no effect on cardiovascular risk remains controversial in the literature.

The University of Florida, Gainesville, researchers who conducted this latest review were among the authors of a previously published study suggesting that oral TRT increases cardiovascular risk, but no significant cardiovascular effects were noted with injected or transdermal TRT (BMC Med 2014; 12:211).

For the current study, which was published online in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism (April 21, 2015), study authors Stephen E. Borst, PhD, and Joshua F. Yarrow, PhD, reviewed literature indicating “that intramuscular injected TRT produces greater musculoskeletal benefits and lower cardiovascular risk compared to transdermal TRT… We also review the literature discussing the use of 5α-reductase inhibitors as a promising means of improving the safety profile of TRT.”

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According to the authors, for older hypogonadal men, administering TRT by injection, versus orally or transdermally, offers greater musculoskeletal benefits because doses are higher by injection. But while doses are higher when injected, intramuscular TRT might be less likely to result in cardiovascular risks than transdermal TRT. This could be because transdermal testosterone results in greater serum dihydrotestosterone (DHT) elevation, due to significant expression of 5α-reductase in skin—not muscle.

Published April 29, 2015 by Urology Times

 


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February 2015

Free 100% Men's Health Screening

By: Arkansas Urology

CALL 1-844-GoEPOCH For a FREE SCREENING!




Do you want to be more focused at work and at home? Feel more energized and enthused? Epoch can help!

Epoch Men’s Health clinics are offering free, fully comprehensive Men’s Health Screenings. Call 1-844-GoEPOCH (1-844-463-7624) today to set up your free screening and experience men’s healthcare the Epoch way – that’s the right way of getting your body healthy. 


The free 100% Men’s Health Screening is an integral part of Epoch’s mission to keep men healthy. Screening takes about two minutes and is as simple as the prick of a needle. Consumption of food and/or beverages does not impact screening results. The screening includes:

  • PSA
  • Total Testosterone
  • Free Testosterone
  • TSH
  • CBC
  • CMP

Our lab also analyzes men’s bodies for other potential problems:

  • Heart
  • Blood Pressure
  • LH
  • FSH
  • Metabolism (including diabetes)
  • Vitamin and Nutrient Levels (including iron, B-12 and D)
  • Hormones (including testosterone, estrogen, thyroid function and prolactin)
  • Potential Internal Bleeding
  • And much more.


We’ll use these screening and lab results to determine if you have any testosterone deficiencies. We’ll also discuss how you’re feeling and what symptoms – such as low energy, exhaustion, weight gain, sadness, forgetfulness, and hair loss – you might be experiencing. Your test results and symptoms could indicate
Low T or they may show that you’re suffering from a different condition altogether. Either way, our goal is to get to the root of your problem, create a treatment plan tailored to you, get you feeling great and help you experience the best possible quality of life.

Owned and operated by the physicians at Arkansas Urology, Epoch Men’s Health is a healthcare experience unlike any other in Arkansas. Our clinic environment is relaxed and professional, with men squarely in mind, intended to energize and inspire. And we’re conveniently located throughout central Arkansas – in Little Rock on South Bowman Road, in North Little Rock on East McCain Boulevard, in Conway on Exchange Avenue, and in Benton on Medical Park Drive.

Epoch Men’s Health isn’t another shot-box, Low T store; it’s real medicine. Check out EpochMensHealth.com to get the facts. And the call 1-844-GoEPOCH toll-free to set up your free, no obligation 100% Men’s Health Screening. Experience real men’s healthcare, the Epoch way.

Together, we are Epoch Health. Men’s Healthcare. Evolved.







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September 2014

2014 Kickoff to Men’s Health: The Big Screen Event set for Sept. 25

By: Arkansas Urology

Free 100% Men’s Health Screen at Arkansas Urology’s North Little Rock campus

Arkansas Urology and Epoch Men’s Health will observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with the 10th annual Kickoff to Men’s Health: The Big Screen Event on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5-8 p.m. The event will offer men the opportunity to receive a potentially lifesaving preventive screening at Arkansas Urology’s North Little Rock campus, located at 4200 Stockton Drive.

“Each man will receive what we call our FREE “100% Men’s Health” screening,” said Dr. Tim Langford, president of Arkansas Urology. “This typically involves very comprehensive lab work and/or an examination that includes a free prostate exam. We also analyze men’s bodies for potential problems with their heart, blood pressure, metabolism (including diabetes), vitamin and nutrient levels (including Iron, B-12 and D), urinalysis (for dehydration, kidney function and bladder cancer), LH, FSH, hormones (including testosterone, estrogen, thyroid function and prolactin) DNA tests for hypercoagulability, screening for potential internal bleeding and much more.”

New this year, Arkansas Urology and Epoch Men’s Health will be giving away a flat screen TV every 15 minutes to men who register and participate in the screening (about the amount of time for the screen itself). To schedule an appointment, please call 501-219-8900. Screening results may be mailed to participants or you may receive a phone call with specific results from a healthcare provider.

At last year’s event, 373 men were screened for prostate cancer. Of those, 20 were found to have elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels and/or abnormal physical exams. These men have been encouraged to schedule follow-up appointments with their primary-care physicians or urologists.

“Arkansas Urology is dedicated to hosting an annual screening event that will have a positive impact on men’s health outcomes in central Arkansas,” said E. Scot Davis, CEO of Arkansas Urology. “By offering free screenings, we hope to help prevent losing another Arkansan to prostate cancer.”

Learn about this year’s screening event at ArkansasUrology.com or visit EpochMensHealth.com

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September 2014

2014 Kickoff to Men’s Health: The Big Screen Event set for Sept. 9

By: Arkansas Urology

Arkansas Urology and Epoch Men’s Health will observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with the 10th annual Kickoff to Men’s Health: The Big Screen Event on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 5-8 p.m. The event will offer men the opportunity to receive a potentially lifesaving preventive screening at Arkansas Urology’s Little Rock campus, located at 1300 Centerview Drive.

Each man will receive what we call our FREE “100% Men’s Health” screening. This typically involves very comprehensive labs and/or an examination that includes a free prostate exam. We also analyze men’s bodies for potential problems with their heart, blood pressure, metabolism (including diabetes), vitamin and nutrient levels (including Iron, B-12 and D), urinalysis (for dehydration, kidney function and bladder cancer) LH, FSH, hormones (including testosterone, estrogen, thyroid function and prolactin) DNA tests for hypercoagulability, screening for potential internal bleeding and much more.

New this year, Arkansas Urology and Epoch Men’s Health will be giving away a flat screen TV every 15 minutes to men who register and participate in the screening (about the amount of time for the screen itself). To schedule an appointment, please call 501-219-8900. Screening results may be mailed to participants or you may receive a phone call with specific results from a healthcare provider.

At last year’s event, 373 men were screened for prostate cancer. Of those, 20 were found to have elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels and/or abnormal physical exams. These men have been encouraged to schedule follow-up appointments with their primary-care physicians or urologists.

“Arkansas Urology is dedicated to hosting an annual screening event that will have a positive impact on men’s health outcomes in central Arkansas,” said Dr. Tim Langford, president of Arkansas Urology. “By offering free screenings, we hope to help prevent losing another Arkansan to prostate cancer.”

Learn about this year’s screening event at ArkansasUrology.com or visit EpochMensHealth.com

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