Testosterone Replacement Therapy In Miami
In this video you’ll learn about the consensus position statement from the Mayo clinic’s International Expert Panel regarding testosterone deficiency in men world wide.
Testosterone production declines over time in the human body, which can lead to health problems in the long term. That is why testosterone replacement therapy is a viable solution.
Common Signs & Symptoms Of
Testosterone Deficiency In Men
Common Signs & Symptoms Of Testosterone Deficiency In Men
Stiffness Or Pain In Muscles And Joints
Decreased Exercise Performance
Poor Recovery Time From Exercise
Increased Abdominal Fat And Total Body Composition
Decreased Sex Drive
Decrease In Lean Muscle Mass
Decrease In Morning Erections And Libido
Loss Of Ambition And Drive
Decreased Mental Sharpness And Memory
Longer Recovery Time Between Ejaculations (orgasms)
What Is Testosterone Therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy, also known as TRT in men, is safe and effective at treating various symptoms. Scientific evidence has debunked the myth that testosterone causes prostate cancer or heart disease.
On the contrary, overwhelming scientific evidence shows that testosterone replacement therapy protects against several diseases and conditions. These include diabetes, depression, obesity, mitochondrial dysfunction, metabolic diseases, cell senescence, heart disease, and neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
As of today, there are over 80 peer-reviewed articles from institutions such as The Mayo Clinic, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), Pubmed, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, and The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). They show that testosterone deficiency is a global public health concern and a safe medication. It could, in most cases, prevent cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders, mitochondrial dysfunction, senescent cells, and neurological complications.
How Does It Work?
TRT corrects testosterone deficiencies that happen with natural aging or certain health conditions. These deficiencies affect both men and women, owing to the hormone is an androgen. Starting therapy can reduce the symptoms of low testosterone.
Usually, TRT takes at least one month to take effect in the body. A doctor will monitor blood levels. Afterward, the body should show a positive reaction. In the short term, patients may see an increase in energy and emotional wellbeing.
Testing For Low Testosterone And What You Should Know
Before we break down the reasons behind getting complete blood work, let’s start with the three things that define aging and how they relate to the following information. Memory, vision, and physical movement define aging.
Hormone replacement therapy or low testosterone therapy is hands down the best way to maintain the proper optimal function of these aging factors. You can use this essential tool to age gracefully.
However, don’t consider hormone replacement therapy unless you understand how all the body’s hormones interact. If one hormone is altered or deficient in your body, it will affect the actions of all of the other hormones. As a result, it may cause a negative “cascade effect” if not appropriately prescribed.
The hormonal response of an individual is as unique as the person’s fingerprints. How a patient responds to hormone therapy is related to the condition of one’s health, bio-individuality, genetic profile, stress level, nutritional supplementation, lifestyle, and diet.
Understanding How To Test For Low Testosterone
One size does not fit all. We must customize each therapy for each patient with a proper complete blood work analysis.
Before starting you on a hormonal replacement/optimization therapy or if you are already on therapy, consult your doctor. If your doctor is not ordering all of the required blood test panels, consider their expertise in regenerative and hormone replacement/optimization therapy.
Our blood work is by far the most comprehensive. Once you read about each hormone’s role in your body, you will understand why complete blood work like ours is invaluable. We are sincerely watching out for our patient’s best interests.
FAQs About Forms Of Testosterone Therapy
What Is The Ideal Testosterone Range?
Patients want to aim for 350 ng/dL and 1000 ng/dL. Doctors try to aim for this so that other hormones in the body don’t attempt to stimulate excessive testosterone production.
Testosterone Injections Versus Topical Creams & Gels
One of our HRT doctors will determine the proper route of testosterone administration. We also account for the patient’s preference for administration. For instance, our physicians find that injectable or non-methylated rapid dissolve testosterone tablets are the most efficient and effective way to increase testosterone levels.
Transdermal creams/gels have increase testosterone levels. However, they are not as effective and could be transmitted to your loved ones.
Testosterone Injections Versus Pellet Therapy
Concerning testosterone pellets, they can be painful, cause scar tissue, and they can sometimes malfunction. There cannot be buyer’s remorse with pellets because the testosterone dosage cannot be adjusted once implanted. All of our treatments are personalized based on the patient’s bio-individuality. Bio-individuality means “there’s no one-size-fits-all” hormone therapy protocol. Each person is a unique individual with highly individualized hormonal requirements.
Differences in pharmacokinetics influence how the body responds to testosterone pellets. These include anatomy, metabolism, body composition, and cell structure. Two individuals in the same weight and height class can have completely different responses to the same testosterone dose. When a pellet is surgically administered, there is no way to control how the patient will respond to the amount.
About 40% of our patients have used pellets and were ultimately unsatisfied with the results. Going the injectable or rapid dissolve tablet route is always the best option. We can always quickly adjust and address the dosage if there is an altered patient response to the medication.
Does Insurance Cover TRT?
Generally yes, because TRT counts as a medical procedure. Check your policy, but many health insurances have appropriate copays and deductibles.
Are Testicular Stimulants Important To Administer While On Testosterone Replacement Therapy
We recommend using a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agent while on testosterone replacement/optimization therapy or as a post-cycle treatment. This assists in avoiding the adverse effects of unopposed exogenous testosterone therapy. If a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agent is not used during treatment, you’re likely to suffer from withdrawal symptoms.
As a result, the testicles shrink, and the semen count drops. During testosterone replacement/optimization therapy, our patients have observed an increase in testicular function and size within the first three weeks.
Should I Be Taking An Estrogen Inhibitor During My Therapy
NO! Aromatase inhibitors are harsh chemicals designed for women cancer patients. They have been shown in multiple clinical studies to cause bone mineral density and HDL cholesterol issues. Both can be harmful to male health when negatively affected.
When AI’s are scripted, the doctor must indicate the clinical need. A doctor measures this with side effects, symptoms, and elevated readings of estrogen via blood work.
There are no specific threshold or estrogen measurement levels where a man is ‘too high’ or ‘too low.’ It has to be based on side effects or symptoms. Usually, when men are below ten on their estrogen readings, they have sexual dysfunction, brain fogginess, and joint pain. This is why indiscriminate prescribing of AI should be avoided at all costs.
When AI’s are indicated, follow the minimum effective dosage principle. Doctors measure emotional well-being and the absence of side effects. In addition, AI’s are only considered when natural estrogen blocking alternatives do not work on the patient. The ultimate goal is to remove the patient from the AI once achieving the balance between testosterone and estrogen. Then and only then should you consider using an AI.
What Is Male Hypogonadism
Male hypogonadism is a condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough of the hormone that plays a key role in masculine growth and development during puberty (testosterone) or enough sperm. You can be born with male hypogonadism, or it can develop later in life. Environmental factors include endocrine-disrupting chemicals, electrical magnetic fields, injury, or infections. We can address this once labs have been drawn and determined by one of our specialized hormone physicians.
Treat The Symptoms Of Low Testosterone With Medical Health Institute
The Medical Health Institute wants you to receive the best quality of life. Medicine and science from a team of experts can help you maintain high health standards. Your body will thank you.
To find out more about treatments to strengthen bone density and reduce the risk of a heart attack, please reach out to us today. The Medical Health Institute will answer all of your questions about TRT and other procedures.