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Testosterone Therapy For Men

 

 

Testosterone is a sex hormone, found in Men and Women, but is at higher levels in Men. Men usually experience their peak concentrations of testosterone in their early 20's. and it slowly dwindles with age about 1 to 2% per year.  Decline is most noticed after 40 years of age. This is when symptoms start to creep up slowly, many times men don’t even realize it.

Risks for low T include chronic physical or situational stress (work, Illness, obesity, some medications or chemotherapy, history of severe infection or injury). Our lifestyles play a big role on how we are exposed, handle and recuperate from such stressors.  

Symptoms of Low Testosterone Levels include:

  • ​Lack of Physical Energy

  • Decreased Strength

  • Low Stamina

  • General Fatigue

  • Diminished Mental Sharpness

  • Body Aches and Pains

  • Low Libido

  • Weight Gain

  • Irritability

  • Poor sleep

  • Poor performance at work

  • Reduced lean muscle mass 

  • Erectile Disfunction

  • Depression

 

Management of low T should ALWAYS include an evaluation of lifestyle (sleep, diet & nutrition, leisure time, exercise) as well as recognizing on going stressors and developing strategies to mitigate these. Testosterone replacement therapy is considered on an individual basis and may play an important role on recovery. There is no one option that will fit every patient. Surveillance of therapy is also a key factor in optimizing outcomes while avoiding side effects. The goal is to achieve normal levels and avoidance of symptoms/risks while optimizing quality of life.

Testosterone Replacement Options include:

  • Injections

  • Creams

  • Pellets

  • Troches (dissolvable oral pills)

  • Gels

  • Nasal Spray

  • Patches

On our experience we have found that managing Low T as part of a comprehensive wellness program, improves stamina, energy, sex life and most notably work performance. While following the program, we have consistently seen patients improve their relationship with family and friends. 

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