Testosterone is an integral part of men’s health. These hormones play a role in not only sexual development and health, but also contribute to changing of the voice, hair growth across the body, mood, energy, memory, concentration, and bone density. When testosterone decreases, it can interfere with many facets of a man’s life and have a negative impact on their health. Some symptoms may be mild while others can be more severe and debilitating. Low testosterone levels, also known as andropause, may increase the risk of heart disease, type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and erectile dysfunction (ED). Testosterone replacement therapy and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help to maintain optimal levels of hormones through compounded solutions tailored to men’s specific needs.
There are several components to testing testosterone levels. Typically it begins by self-reporting from the patient that they are experiencing symptoms associated with declining testosterone. The physician will complete a medical history, physical exam, questionnaire, and blood test of the patient to assess their physical and mental symptoms and determine hormone levels. A blood test will check for both inactive and active testosterone levels.
Once an imbalance is identified, the physician can begin formulating a treatment plan. This may involve testosterone replacement therapy that can be customized to meet a patient’s specific needs through compounded medications. The doctor can prescribe the proper dosage based on the patient’s current level and the optimal range for their age and health.
Testosterone replacement compounds are available in several forms including:
With support from these compounded solutions, men can enhance their quality of life, minimize symptoms related to testosterone deficiencies, and promote better overall health.
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