Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testerone is the driving source of life and vitality in male bodies. When a man reaches low or depleted levels of testosterone the results are fatigue, low sex drive, , muscle loss, and several other symptoms that affect the overall quality of life.

Understanding Testosterone in Men

  • While there are many misconceptions associated with enhanced physical performance, testosterone is an anabolic steroid that is naturally produced in human bodies. 
  • When performed correctly, there are no side-effects connected to testosterone replacement therapy. It’s a safe and healthy process that can directly improve your quality of life.
  • Testosterone is unrelated to and does not cause prostate cancer. In fact, excess estrogen is the root cause of prostate cancer in men.
  • Testosterone replacement should be administered in conjunction with balancing other hormones in the body.
  • Testosterone can best be described as the feel-good hormone in men. With effective replacement therapy, you will experience improvements in just 1 to 2 weeks. By weeks 3 to 6, you will be feeling like a brand new man.
  • Over recent years, testosterone levels in men are decreasing at an accelerated rate. Several studies have suggested that the decline in testosterone is likely connected to pollutants and petrochemicals in the environment. While uncommon 10 or more years ago, we routinely treat men in their 20’s and 30’s.

Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Low Sex Drive

Erectile Dysfunction

Fatigue

Weight Gain & Muscle Loss

Insomnia

Sleep Apnea

Irritability

Depression

Memory Loss

Hot Flashes

Interpreting Testosterone Lab Levels

Healthcare professionals interpret the word “normal” in many different ways as it relates to testosterone levels. Some physicians use the term normal to describe testosterone levels that you would expect from someone at a particular age with no treatment. Other physicians will describe levels as acceptable if they fall within a normal lab-tested range and though men are more likely to experience symptoms at the lower end of that range.

We evaluate lab results in conjunction with symptoms to develop a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan. We treat all men based on their exact needs and strive to optimize the health of our patients so that they can function at the highest level with more energy, every day.

Treatment for Low Testosterone

Testosterone replacement therapy is effective, easy, and incredibly safe. We prescribe bio-identical hormones that are tailored specifically to your needs and our treatments are made in a 503A approved compounding pharmacy. Get in touch with our experts today to have all of your questions answered.

Estrogen in Men

Small amounts of estrogen help men live healthier lives. Estrogen helps promote health in your heart, brain, and bones. When a man has too much estrogen it can result in symptoms like fatigue, low sex drive, and the dreaded stubborn belly fat. It also has the potential to increase prostate cancer risk. With the right help, estrogen surpluses can be resolved and it’s symptoms eliminated.

Facts Related to Estrogen Levels in Men

Small amounts of estrogen are linked to improved cardiovascular health, enhanced brain function, and the prevention of osteoporosis.

Elevated levels of estrogen counteract the benefits of testosterone and cause various common symptoms of low testosterone. Dramatically high levels of estrogen can cause sore nipples and gynecomastia, also known more casually as “man boobs.”

Too many healthcare practitioners still believe that testosterone can cause prostate cancer. This is NOT true. On the contrary, healthy levels of testosterone actually help support prostate health.

When managed improperly, estrogen levels can increase with age, especially in men carrying excess weight in the belly area.

Erectile Dysfunction

Widely referred to as ED, erectile dysfunction is is characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection for intercourse. ED is most prevalent in men over the age of 40 but can affect men of any age with some studies suggesting that 70% of men have ED by age 70. Several studies suggest that over 30 million men in the United States suffer from ED on a consistent basis.

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

The inability to achieve or maintain an erection can affect men at any time making intimacy incredibly difficult. While there are varying causes of ED, here are the most common: 

  • Low testosterone levels
  • Elevated estrogen levels
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Prostate Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Nerve & spinal cord damage
  • Side effects of prescribed medications

 

Other health conditions that cause ED include, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, various conditions of the prostate, and some surgeries. Medications for high blood pressure, antidepressants, and blood thinners can also cause sexual dysfunction.

Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

What most men don’t realize is that there are incredibly effective treatments available that are safe, easy, and affordable. Finding the right combinations of solutions to optimize your hormone levels is what we do best.

What if Hormone Balancing Is Not Enough?

For men who continue to experience ED after hormone replacement and optimization, we have a progression of treatment options that can restore proper function.

Treatment Options

Sildenafil (compare to Viagra) – Available in capsules or rapid dissolve tablets

Tadalafil (compare to Cialis) – Available in capsules or rapid dissolve tablets

Combination Sildenafil / Apomorphine - Available in a rapidly dissolving tablet form

TrixMix Injections

TriMix is the common term used to describe the mixture of Papaverine, Phentolamine, and Alprostadil (PGE) used to battle erectile dysfunction. When injected into the penis, these drugs produce a vasodilating effect which is the widening of blood vessels. The drug mixture is delivered into the corpus cavernosum through a very small needle into the proper area along the shaft of the penis. The injections promote relaxation and dilation in the corpus cavernous which allows it to become filled with blood and produce an erection. TriMix is recognized as an effective treatment by the American Urological Society.

TriMix offers a low-cost and effective treatment for most males and especially for patients who have experienced poor results or severe side-effects from PDE5 inhibitors like Viagra®, Levitra®, Cialis®.

Benefits

Safe

Reliable

Fast-Acting

Long-Lasting

More affordable than oral medications

Not affected by alcohol consumption