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1405 North Green Mount Road Ste 240, O’Fallon, IL 62269
Visit our vibrant and modern Illinois location for a diverse array of advanced health optimization services including IV Therapy, Hormone Optimization, and Micronutrient Testing. All our Victory Men’s Health services are designed to help you feel your best on the inside and out. No matter what your wellness goals may be, we have the services required to take your health to the next level.
Town & Country, MO
1036 Town and Country Crossing Drive, Town & Country, MO 63017
Victory Men’s Health Town & Country location is a state-of-the-art facility that combines luxury and comfort with health optimization for a premium customer experience. Located conveniently next to Whole Foods and Starbucks in the Town & Country Crossing plaza.
2315 Technology Drive, Suite 101
O’Fallon, MO 63368
Visit our newest Missouri location for a wide range of health optimization services to help you look and feel your best. Victory Men’s Health Winghaven location is designed to give you a luxury healthcare experience.
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MEN’S HEALTH FAQS
We ask all new patients to bring three things with them to their visit.
You’ll need your photo ID and insurance card.
It will help if you can show us a full list of medications, and a clear summary of your health history. Our providers can use this information to determine if a prescription is contributing to your condition.
For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards, personal checks, and cash. Insurance is accepted by the laboratory onsite for your blood work, insurance is not accepted for your treatment but we’re happy to give you a special receipt (“super bill”) that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
Insurance is accepted for your bloodwork. Most treatments are considered elective care and are not covered by insurance, but we will provide you with special documentation (a “super bill”) that you can submit to your insurance company, if you elect to do so.
If there is a clinic that claims they take insurance for TRT treatment be sure to understand the cost first before assuming they are going to be a less expensive option.
Health savings accounts (HSA) and benefit cards are accepted.
There is no age limit for testosterone therapy. Testosterone therapy produces benefits for men of all ages.
The hypothalamus and pituitary detect the presence of testosterone and regulate production in the body. When levels of testosterone are properly regulated, natural production does diminish within the body because optimum levels are achieved. When testosterone levels fall due to discontinuing therapy or therapy interruptions, the hypothalamus and pituitary detect the drop and resume the chemical signaling that results in the natural production of testosterone.
However, for a man who has Low-T, the body either transmits inadequate signals to produce sufficient testosterone naturally, or the body cannot respond appropriately to the signals to produce sufficient testosterone. Therefore, patients who have Low-T and discontinue therapy will most likely return to their natural baseline production, but their baseline level is, in effect, inadequate.
Every patient has a unique set of factors affecting how rapidly the injections work for them, including other medical conditions, medications, body fat percentage, severity of testosterone deficiency, etc. Although most patients feel some degree of improvement within four weeks, some people feel improvement after the first injection while some may take two to three months. The increase will be subtle at first, but will start to culminate after several weeks on treatment. If symptoms don’t improve after a few weeks of therapy, we will draw labs and discuss alternative treatment options.
There are many different blood tests that all have different “reference ranges”. However, it is important to understand how those reference ranges are determined. For purposes of serum testosterone reference ranges, the “norms” are not age-adjusted, in other words, men ages 18-80 are thrown in to the same patient population, thus a wide spectrum from 250-1100 is now considered “normal”. However, it is our belief that a 20 year old should not have the same testosterone level as an average 70 year old and be considered in the range of “normal” or “low normal”. Multiple studies have demonstrated that testosterone levels should not be expected to drop significantly just due to aging. Thus, for those men with Low-T symptoms who have what some consider “borderline levels” treatment with testosterone is often clinically supported and recommended.
Hypogonadism is a chronic condition for many men. There are some who have temporary conditions leading to Low-T, which include significant infection or other short-term physical or emotional stress. However, for many patients who have been feeling the symptoms of Low-T for more than just a few months, the condition is long-standing and will require testosterone replacement. Just as a diabetic can require insulin or someone with hypothyroidism can require thyroid replacement to be healthy, someone with hypogonadism can require testosterone replacement to be at his best indefinitely.