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Why You Should Worry About The Fat You Can’t See

People often gauge how much fat they have by what is visible to the eye and what you can grasp with your hand, also known as subcutaneous fat. But did you know that we have fat that you can’t see? Visceral fat lies out of reach beyond your abdominal wall and surrounds the organs in your midsection. Dangers of high Visceral Fat: A high level of visceral fat is cause for more serious concern than just your total body fat […]

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Did you know; Erectile Dysfunction can save your Life?

Often times, men avoid seeking medical care unless absolutely necessary. The “necessity” becomes pressing when they start to notice less frequent morning erections, erections that won’t last through intercourse, or even the inability to get an erection at all. These instances are defined as erectile dysfunction; or ED. So how can ED save a life? Simple – it encourages the patient to seek medical care. Erectile dysfunction can be an indicator of other serious health issues. It is a legitimate […]

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What to know about Nitric Oxide

What is Nitric Oxide? Nitric oxide is one of the most important molecules produced naturally in the human body.  This molecule is so important that in 1998 three scientists won a Nobel Prize for discovering Nitric Oxide as a miracle molecule. Nitric oxide (NO) is a gas composed of one atom of nitrogen bonded to one atom of oxygen. It serves as a critical signaling molecule in the cardiovascular and circulatory system. Our bodies cannot function as intended without proper […]

Testosterone Chemical Makeup

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Testosterone Cream For Your Balls? Is It A Superior Alternative To Injections?

Have you been skeptical of testosterone creams?  Were they never your top choice?  Have you thought they have historically been ineffective? Well, you MAY have been right.  Traditionally, the concentrations of transdermal testosterone were too low, and it was difficult to control the delivery of the dosage; not to mention poor absorption of testosterone via skin due to sweat glands, location of the application, and other factors. Transdermal testosterone had been used for years to treat patients with low testosterone […]

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What is the difference between Lean Body Mass and Muscle Mass?

Editors note: This article has been re-published from an original article at InBody USA Consider the following three statements: “I’m not working out to get huge; I just want to build strength and put on five pounds of lean muscle.” “My goal is to workout more and put on a healthy five pounds of muscle mass before next season.” “I’m going to add more protein to my diet and hopefully gain 5 pounds of lean body mass by the end […]

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The Truth About Cortisol

Let’s face it: cortisol gets a bad rap these days. “I have high cortisol.” “I have low cortisol.” “My cortisol is out-of-whack.” You’ve no doubt heard this all before or said it yourself. The human body is unable to differentiate between legitimate, perceived, positive or negative stress. That means worrying and excitement casts the same stress hormone response as an actual stressor. What is cortisol? Cortisol is popularly known as “the stress hormone” and is released by the adrenal glands […]

Vitamin D | Victory Men's Health

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Sun’s Out Guns Out: Are you getting enough of the “Sunshine Vitamin”?

As we head into the summer months, everyone is excited for a little extra Vitamin D. Despite your tan skin, you may not be getting enough of the “sunshine vitamin”. According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vitamin D levels in Americans have significantly declined in the past few decades. In fact, in the United States, 41% of the total population are Vitamin D deficient.  The body does produce high amounts of Vitamin D when skin is directly exposed […]

Low Libido | Man Sleeping Peacefully | Victory Mens Health

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When Do You See A Doctor For Low Libido?

So when should you see a doctor about your sex drive concerns? These guidelines listed below can help you decide. If You’re Experiencing These Symptoms Libido issues can come from a variety of things such as stress or a man’s testosterone levels.  Physicians now have a validated questionnaire called the ADAM questionnaire that they use to help evaluate patients if they suspect a testosterone deficiency. ADAM stands for “androgen deficiency in the aging male.” If you answer “yes” to question […]

Understanding HCG | Man Working Out | Victory Men's Health

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Understanding Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)

HCG – HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, and it is a natural hormone that has been found to mimic the effects of Luteinizing Hormone (LH) in males. LH plays a vital role in the synthesis and secretion of testosterone. When HCG is utilized to treat male infertility or hypogonadism, it gets to work on mimicking the effects of LH. This, in turn, means that it stimulates the natural production of testosterone from within the testes. HCG injections are approved […]

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs | Victory Mens Health

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Why over the counter ED drugs may not be worth the risk

Over-the-counter medications are available for a wide variety of ailments such as common colds and sore throats. Typically they are easy to come by and inexpensive. So, what about over-the-counter erectile dysfunction medications and supplements? Over-the-counter supplements are not regulated by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration). Many of these products contain other chemicals, some of which have not been tested. It is important to remember that even if products are described as “natural” or as an “herbal remedy” on […]

Man on Grass | Sermorelin Therapy: A Solution to HGH Restoration | Victory Men's Health

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Sermorelin Therapy: A Solution to HGH Restoration

Starting at around the age of 30, human growth hormone production starts declining for both men and women. Sermorelin therapy intends to replace this lost HGH with the use of a compound called Sermorelin acetate. Sermorelin is not HGH, it is a growth hormone secretagogues (GSHs) which is a class of molecules that stimulates the secretion of GH from the pituitary gland. Sermorelin therapy is a gradual anti-aging therapy that can take a few months before the effects start to […]

Sugar Test | Diabetes and ED | Victory Men's Health

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Diabetes and ED

Studies indicate up to 75% of men who have type 2 diabetes experience some form of erectile dysfunction and it usually occurs 10 to 15 years earlier than men who do not have diabetes. Diabetes occurs when there is absence of insulin or insulin resistance. Possible cause include autoimmune disease, obesity, genetics or age. Diabetes may go unnoticed until organ damage begins. In particular, erectile dysfunction is the most common presentation in the presence of nerve damage due to impaired […]

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Why Wave Therapy May Be Right for You

There are many advantages to potential wave therapy patients. Unlike medications, wave therapy doesn’t require people to take oral drugs or shots prior to sex. It’s also non-invasive, so there is no surgery involved and there are few side effects to the treatments. Many men have vasculogenic ED, which is caused by a lack of blood flow to the sexual organ. Wave therapy can help them and diabetic men whose condition contributes to their ED. It has also been used […]

Man Playing Golf - Testosterone and Everyday Athlete | Victory Mens Health

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Testosterone and the Everyday Athlete

Testosterone is crucial for building muscles and fueling your sex drive. Receptors for the hormone actually exist throughout your body, from your brain to your bones to your blood vessels. “If you are low on T, the health consequences should extend far beyond your bedroom,” says urologist, Dr. Lawrence Hatchett, M.D., Medical Director for Victory Men’s Health in O’Fallon, IL. For this articles’s purpose, we are going to only focus on 1 symptom of testosterone and the benefits of supplementing […]

Man Exercising in Gym | The Priapus Shot: A Drug-Free Option | Victory Men's Health

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The Priapus Shot: A Drug-Free Option to Improve Sexual Dysfunction!

For men struggling with sexual dysfunction a drug-free shot may now provide a solution. There is a new progressive men’s clinic in O’Fallon, IL, called Victory Men’s Health who offers this specific type of therapy! The medical professionals at Victory Men’s Health are experts in men’s sexual health. The Priapus Shot, or “P-Shot” for short, is designed to improve the sexual health of men, especially those struggling with performance due to factors such as poor circulation, prostate cancer, diabetes, surgery […]

Man with Open Hands - Future of ED Therapy | Victory Men's Health

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Shock Waves May Change The Future of ED Therapy

It’s hard to argue against an erectile dysfunction treatment that is potentially disease modifying, is noninvasive, and seems to do no harm. The treatment, low- intensity shock wave therapy, has yet to earn the FDA’s approval but is widely used in other countries. Early results from ongoing U.S. trials are promising. A shock wave is a wave of energy that travels faster than the speed of sound. Urologists commonly apply the energy, during shock wave lithotripsy to break up kidney […]

Tony la Russa | Baseball Player | Victory Men's Health

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Tony La Russa Endorses Local Business Victory Men’s Health

Baseball fans, you might have heard a familiar voice on the radio these days. Former Cardinal and hall of fame manager, Tony La Russa is the new spokesperson for Victory Men’s Health located in O’Fallon, Illinois. La Russa’s advertisements are tongue and cheek stemming from his legendary baseball career bringing a lighter tone to a sensitive topic. Victory Men’s Health is the first men’s clinic in the Southern Illinois and Metro East Area that specializes in men’s health and wellness. […]

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