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Therapy for Men in Dallas, TX

What are hormones? What is testosterone?

Hormones are chemical messengers secreted by our endocrine glands.

Our bloodstream then carries hormones to our organs and tissues to perform specialized tasks. Testosterone is a human hormone. Men’s testicles produce testosterone. Women also make testosterone in their ovaries, although in much smaller amounts than found in men. Testosterone primarily directs male sex drive and sperm production. It also affects bone and muscle mass, fat storage, and red blood cell production. Levels of testosterone even impact men’s moods. Adolescent boys with too little testosterone may experience delayed masculinization. For example, the genitals may not enlarge, facial and body hair development may be slowed, and the voice may not deepen normally. Males’ testosterone production generally peaks around age 20. Then, around age 30, men begin to lose two percent of their testosterone each year. By age 60, most men have naturally lost 60% of their original levels. Kidney and liver disease and other chronic conditions can also contribute to and accelerate testosterone loss. Regardless of the cause, declining testosterone levels often result in:

  • Weight gain
  • Lack of energy
  • Low libido
  • Weak erections
  • Decrease in strength or endurance
  • Thinning bones
  • Deterioration of work performance
  • Irritability
  • Depression and diminished self-esteem
  • Loss of body hair

adult male testosterone levels

Nine out of ten men above the age of thirty have symptoms of low testosterone, which can also include high cholesterol and hypertension.

A simple blood test can diagnose low testosterone levels. Normal adult male testosterone levels range between 280 and 1,100 nanograms per deciliter. It should be noted that many men with normal testosterone levels have similar symptoms, so accurate diagnosis is the key to effective treatment. Low testosterone levels can sometimes indicate pituitary gland problems since the pituitary sends a signaling hormone to the testicles to produce testosterone.

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Hormone replacement therapy

Our Dallas Hormone replacement therapy for men restores and balances hormonal levels. ThriveMD has earned a reputation as the top Dallas hormone replacement center in the United States. After a thorough analysis of your individual needs and clinical testing demonstrating low testosterone, our physicians will prescribe a customized compound to return your hormone levels to their optimal range. In as little as three to six weeks, you’ll begin to experience increased stamina, energy, sex drive, and weight loss. We strongly encourage you to schedule a consultation to learn how hormone replacement therapy may improve your health, happiness, and quality of life.

Human Growth Hormone (HGH)

Human growth hormone (HGH) is a protein made by the pituitary gland and released into the blood.

It plays a critical role in healthy muscle, how our bodies store fat (especially around the stomach area), the ratio of high-density to low-density lipoproteins in our cholesterol levels, and bone density. In addition, growth hormone is necessary for normal brain function. However, after the age of 27, HGH in men declines 50 percent every seven years. Men with low HGH levels typically suffer from one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Poor sleep (night sweats, tossing and turning)
  • Higher levels of body fat
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased sexual function and interest
  • Decrease in muscle (lean body mass) Less strength, stamina, and ability to exercise without resting
  • Reduced bone density
  • Changes in blood cholesterol

After a thorough analysis of your individual needs and clinical testing, our physician will prescribe a customized compound of a bio-identical hormone that stimulates the secretion of Growth Hormone. In as little as two to three weeks, you’ll begin to experience lower levels of body fat, better sleep, increased energy, sex drive, sexual performance, and an overall sense of well-being.

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Are you a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy?

If you are considering hormone replacement therapy, it is vital that you provide your doctor with your complete medical history to determine if you are a candidate as hormone therapy may worsen certain conditions. For example, testosterone therapy can, in some cases, fuel the growth of existing prostate cancer, although it has not been cited as a cause of that disease. Therefore, candidates for hormone therapy should be screened for prostate cancer and have regular prostate examinations while undergoing treatment.

Risks and side effects of male hormone replacement therapy

Elevated red blood cell counts have been associated with hypertension, blurred vision, chest pain, muscle pain, and blood clots. Fluid retention, acne, oily skin, and increased urination have been reported. More severe side effects can include:

  • Infertility or decreased sperm count
  • Decreased testicle size
  • Breast enlargement
  • Increased cholesterol levels
  • Worsening sleep apnea
  • Unhealthy increase in red blood cells

How is hormone replacement therapy administered?

Testosterone creams and patches have been shown to be inconsistent ways to administer hormone treatments (not to mention messy!). At ThriveMD, we use a combination of state-of-the-art subdermal pellet testosterone and testosterone injections to give our patients the steady hormonal balance they want in a way that feels more natural.

Costs of hormone replacement therapy

Prior to treatment, we will provide you a detailed estimate of our customized membership plans so you can determine the level of treatment that makes the most sense to you. ThriveMD is a membership-based treatment and does not accept insurance for any of our hormone treatment memberships.

Live Well Again with ThriveMD

The foundational goal of ThriveMD is to treat the “whole person” with the aim of elevating patients’ overall well-being, productivity, confidence, and performance. ThriveMD invites you to take back control of your quality of life with hormone replacement therapy for men in Dallas, TX.

Partnering with the right health care provider

If you are considering hormone replacement therapy, it is vital that you provide your doctor with your complete medical history to determine if you are a candidate as hormone therapy may worsen certain conditions. For example, testosterone therapy can, in some cases, fuel the growth of existing prostate cancer, although it has not been cited as a cause of that disease. Therefore, candidates for hormone therapy should be screened for prostate cancer and have regular prostate examinations while undergoing treatment.

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