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Andropause - The Male Menopause

Andropause – The Male Menopause

To the vast majority, the term andropause might be new. However, its synonym – male menopause is quite popular. Although it is often a word used light-heartedly, it is actually a recognized medical condition. Some men refer to it as “Low T”, hypogonadism, or testosterone deficiency among other names. All are used to describe the…

What does Low Testosterone (Low T) Feel Like?

What Does Low Testosterone (Low T) Feel Like?

Low testosterone (low T) effects 4 to 5 million men in the US. While a gradual decline in testosterone is normal starting after the age of 30, in some situations testosterone levels drop faster than normal resulting in symptoms that can effect men physically and mentally.   What it feels like to have low testosterone…

Gov. Doug Ducey convenes a special session on the opioid addiction crisis in Arizona on Jan. 22. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)

Countering Opiate Addiction in Arizona

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new figures on the opioid addiction crisis, saying the number of visits as a result of an overdose in hospital emergency rooms has risen sharply last year, the latest evidence of a worsening drug crisis in the country. Opiate Addiction Related Deaths in Arizona Have Surged Heroin…

sciatic nerve pain

7 Common Causes of Sciatica Pain

Research has shown that about 40% of people have experienced sciatica pain at one point or another in their life. This highlights the widespread nature of this pain that often makes easy activities like standing even painful.  What is sciatica pain? Sciatica pain is the pain induced by damage or compression of the long sciatic…

Recognize the first signs of sciatica nerve pain

How to Recognize the First Signs of Sciatica Nerve Pain

Sciatica nerve pain can be tricky to recognize right away because of how delicately structured our bodies are. Sometimes it is difficult to determine what is causing back pain. So, to determine if the pain you are experiencing is sciatic nerve pain, you would need to recognize the telltale signs and symptoms. How do you…

Suboxone treatment covered by insurance

Does Insurance Cover Suboxone Treatment?

Suboxone treatment is a life saving choice for many patients suffering from opioid addiction. Although cost and the question of whether insurance will cover the treatment may be a concern. Luckily, due to the awareness of the opioid epidemic, Suboxone is typically covered under most insurances. How much does Suboxone cost? Suboxone can be a…

Treating opioid addiction using Suboxone

Treating Opioid Addiction: Is Substituting One Pill for Another a Good Thing?

One highly underused, but successful strategy for treating opioid addiction is the use of medical-assisted treatment (MAT), such as using Suboxone, methadone, or naltrexone. This method is currently considered the gold standard in treating opioid addiction. One factor may stem from the fact that using medications to break away from opioid addiction is viewed by…

prescription drug abuse

Common Counseling Programs for Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is extremely hard to overcome but is a major accomplishment once the abuser can kick it. However, most people with opioid addiction will find that the real battle begins during the detox. This stage has been said to be the hardest because of the cravings, withdrawal symptoms and likeliness of relapse. These…

testosterone injection benefits

Bigger, Stronger, Faster: 5 Major Testosterone Injection Benefits for Adults

Testosterone replacement therapy is a common procedure for adults who have low levels of testosterone in their bodies. One of the more common treatment is using testosterone injections to slowly administer the hormone into the body. This helps recalibrate testosterone levels to reach a healthy balance. In this article, we explore what these injections are…