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Replacing women's mojo with testosterone

Testosterone replacement just got a tad sexier... for women! With its ability to treat a fizzling libido and shrinking sex drive, women are joining men on the testosterone band wagon to regain their mojo and a better quality of life.
Friday, April 6, 2012 - Quality of Life Concierge by Ivan Rusilko

MIAMI, Fla., April 6, 2012 — From causing the dreaded Roid Rage to building herculean physiques and strength, the effects of testosterone on the body are enormous. With testosterone replacement becoming more acceptable, in main stream media a new label has been forged with the tag line, “A Prescription for Passion.” With its ability to treat a fizzling libido and shrinking sex drive, not only men but also women are jumping on the testosterone band wagon to regain their mojo and a better quality of life.

Detecting low testosterone levels in men is easy. Low energy, poor sexual desire, increased fat and decreased muscle mass all scream “CHECK MY TESTOTREONE LEVELS NOW!” But with women it is a tad trickier.

On the average, only 50% of the testosterone a women has at age 20 remains at age 40. This gradual decrease in testosterone in women is not noticed until menopause begins and estrogen levels sink, leaving a lacking desire for companionship and sexual gratification.

Replacing testosterone levels in women is also a more delicate process than replacing it in men. A blood test will gauge the current testosterone level and help determine where the starting replacement dosage should begin. A physician should begin at the lowest dose possible and increase it slowly until the deficiencies are corrected without any negative side effects, like facial hair growth or acne, appearing.  

Estrogen replacement can be used in conjunction with testosterone replacement, but must be monitored with blood tests and routine check ups by a qualified physician.

So, ladies, the phrase “I’m just not in the Mood” is no longer medically justified. Take control of your quality of life both inside and outside of the bedroom and start to remember and enjoy the simple things in life.


“The best cosmetic procedure is adding a smile” - Dr. Ivan Rusilko


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Ivan Rusilko

Dr. Ivan Rusilko is the Medical Director and Co-Founder at the new Club Essentia Wellness Retreat at Delano. Dr. Rusilko specializes in creating healthy lifestyles that support longevity and improved overall quality of life through medically supervised and customized diagnostic and treatment programs, with an emphasis placed on personal patient attention and follow-up.

Rusilko graduated from Mercyhurt College in Pennsylvania before earning a degree at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. While attending Lake Erie College, Dr. Rusilko received the Deans Award for his efforts in promoting medicine on an international level. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Rusilko is a certified sports nutritionist with numerous years of celebrity personal training and nutritional counseling. He has been featured as a health writer and lifestyle coach in a variety of national publications, given lectures for the A4M and sits as the national media expert and spokesperson on diet, exercise, sports nutrition and sexual health for the American Osteopathic Associate(AOA). His additional training in alternative forms of preventative medicine includes osteopathic manipulation and wellness modalities and he has earned numerous certifications in the anti-aging industry. He is Board Certified in Aesthetics by the American Academy of Procedural Medicine where he also sits on the Physician Advisory Board. Rusilko teaches certification courses in aesthetic and wellness-based medicine across the country for the Empire Medical Training Institution as well.

With his first-hand knowledge in the exercise and nutrition fields, Dr. Rusilko is proud to have served as the Medical Fitness, Nutrition and Sexual Health Specialist at The MIAMI Institute, where he helped build one-of-a-kind weight loss and wellness programs. As the Medical Director and Co-Founder of Club Essentia Wellness Retreat at Delano, his goal is to create a new niche in the medical community which he equates to “Luxury Medicine". This unique form of medicine allows patients to discover their current state of wellness, formulate proper medical regiments tailored to their specific self and maximize their quality of life potential, all while basking in complete comfort and luxury.

Dr. Ivan Rusilko holds certifications in the following areas:

  • • Sports Nutrition
  • • American Fitness Training of Athletes (AFTA) (2008 – Present)
  • • Medical Weight Management
  • • Anti-Aging/HRT Modalities
  • • Botox/Dysport + Dermal Fillers Administration
  • • Facial Aesthetics (Peels, MDA, Acne)
  • • Sclerotherapy + Mesotherapy Administration
  • • Cosmetic Laser
  • • Pain Management
  • • Board Certified in Aesthetics
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