As the male body ages it begins to decrease production of the primary male hormone testosterone. The symptoms of testosterone deficiency are often attributed to aging and therefore not considered by many to be a treatable condition. Testosterone deficiency is treatable with Bio-identical Testosterone (structurally identical to the testosterone the body already produces). Once the condition of testosterone depletion is treated most if of the negative side effects can be managed.
|Male Sex Organs||Growth, development, maintenance of secondary sex characteristics, sperm production, erections and prostatic function|
|Behavior||Improved libido, mood, memory and energy|
|Bone||Linear growth, closure of the epiophyses, increases bone mineral density|
|Fat tissue||Body and abdominal fat reduction|
|Muscle||Anabolic, increases muscle mass and strength|
|Liver||Stimulates production of serum protiens|
|Kidney||Stimulates erythropoietin production which increases blood counts|
|Heart||Dilates blood vessels in the heart|
|Blood||Suppression of clotting factors (II,V,VII), low HDL-cholestrol|
|Bone||Stimulates stem cell production|
|Hair||Influences body hair growth, especially facial hair|
Testosterone replacement can be highly effective for men who have the signs of andropause “male menopause” which begins as early as 30 in some. Every patients starting hormone levels and symptoms are unique, as well as, their response to treatment. As a result our medical staff works closely with patients to provide unique treatment plans and make appropriate adjustments to optimize the patients blood chemistry.
The NIA conducted a study on testosterone in the body where the levels of 108 male patients were raised from 370 to 640 ng/dl for 36 months. Each man, on average, lost six pounds of fat and actually increased five pounds of lean muscle over that period. Additionally, there was improvement in bone density. This study demonstrated that a man’s body composition could improve, even the starting testosterone level (at 370 ng/dl) was above the low-normal range for males.