Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone, although females produce small amounts of it as well. As boys reach puberty, testosterone (produced in their testicles) spurs increased muscle mass, a deepening voice, and accelerated hair growth. Maintaining proper testosterone levels remains important throughout life. Testosterone impacts bone density, fat distribution, muscle strength and mass, facial and body hair, sex drive, and sperm production. Helping you achieve and maintain optimal levels of testosterone is among the comprehensive spectrum of wellness services available at ThriveMD. ThriveMD was created to help patients of all ages take back control of their quality of life through a “whole body” approach to healthcare. Robust physical health inevitably contributes to a boost in personal and professional performance, satisfaction, and happiness.
Blood tests are used to diagnose a low testosterone level.
Testosterone levels typically peak during adolescence but generally decline about one percent per year, starting at about 30. It’s important to determine if a declining testosterone level is simply the result of normal aging or a pathology known as hypogonadism. This condition further reduces age-normal testosterone production in the testicles and also damages the pituitary gland, which controls the testicles. Testosterone replacement therapy administered via injection, pellets, patches, or gels can often improve symptoms of low testosterone.
Insufficient testosterone levels can produce various troublesome symptoms, including low energy, trouble concentrating, weight gain, loss of muscle mass, sleep disorders, depression and anxiety, and a decline in sexual drive and performance. However, a customized testosterone replacement therapy regimen, administered and monitored by medical experts, can often reduce or reverse many of these issues. Remember that the above symptoms can be due to other factors, such as medication side effects, sleep apnea, thyroid problems, diabetes, and depression. But those factors can themselves contribute to declining testosterone levels that may be treatable through testosterone replacement therapy.
Testosterone replacement therapy can often reverse the effects of hypogonadism, but it is not fully determined how much it may benefit older men who are otherwise healthy.
Therefore, a thorough panel of blood tests is necessary to determine if you may benefit from testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone replacement therapy is not a “one size fits all” procedure. It must be carefully tailored to a patient’s particular needs and thoroughly and continually monitored. The physicians at ThriveMD strive to deliver the best testosterone replacement therapy Dallas has to offer & are highly trained and experienced in this treatment. ThriveMD is the premier hormone replacement treatment center in America.
Your doctor will likely want to measure your testosterone level between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. when it is at its peak. A “low” reading must be confirmed with a second test on a different day, and in fact, may require multiple measurements, along with careful interpretation by your doctor.
As ThriveMD is a concierge practice, we often provide testosterone replacement therapies for patients who fail to qualify for “low-T” by insurance calculations but still feel like they could benefit from treatment. If you and your doctor elect to begin testosterone replacement therapy, you will need to have periodic lab tests to make sure the therapy is not harming your prostate or blood chemistry.
Testosterone replacement therapy is not for everyone and should never be initiated on a whim or a hunch. Testosterone replacement therapy is often not recommended for patients who have advanced urinary symptoms due to prostate enlargement, are at advanced risk for prostate cancer, or have been diagnosed with heart disease. Also, remember, if you suffer from erectile dysfunction, a “Low-T” level may not be the problem and may not fix it. There are risks, including:
You will begin to notice a difference in areas related to testosterone levels within just a few weeks of beginning treatment.
You will notice an enhanced mood around three or four weeks after beginning testosterone replacement therapy with continued improvement for months. Changes in sexual performance may take up to six months to develop. Set reasonable goals for your testosterone replacement therapy. The treatment is not a “fountain of youth.” But prescribed, administered, and monitored by trained medical experts for accurately screened patients, testosterone replacement can, in many cases, improve your health, happiness, and quality of life.
There is no “standard” dosage of supplemental testosterone. Testosterone replacement therapy must be viewed as one part of a holistic and individualized health regimen. The doctors at ThriveMD rely on a thorough and detailed review of your medical and lifestyle histories to design treatment specifically for you.
Costs will vary according to the type, method, and extent of your treatment. ThriveMD is a concierge, cash-only service, and as such, we do not accept health insurance for any of our services. Discuss costs and payment options thoroughly with the doctors and staff at ThriveMD.
The doctors and staff at ThriveMD warmly invite you to schedule a consultation to assess whether testosterone replacement treatment is appropriate for you. The mission of ThriveMD is to treat each Dallas testosterone replacement therapy patient as a whole and unique person. The goal is always to enhance your overall sense of well-being to maximize your happiness, productivity, and love of life. “Take back control of your quality of life” at ThriveMD.
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