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Testosterone Replacement

Testosterone

Testosterone is a class of hormones called androgens; these androgens are responsible for giving more masculine traits. Some of the functions that testosterone helps within the body are:

  • Prevents bone loss

  • Decreases body fat

  • Increases norepinephrine helping with mood

  • Increases muscle mass

  • Increases libido 

  • Better verbal memory

  • Better mathematical reasoning

  • Increased concentration

  • Lower cholesterol

  • Increases energy

  • Better sleep

  • Increases bone density

  • Increases metabolic rate

  • Improves circulation 

  • Decreases the risk of Alzheimer's

  • Better blood sugar regulation 

Low Testosterone Symptoms

Symptoms of decreased testosterone are:

  • Anxiety

  • Reduced muscle tone

  • Reduced libido

  • Dry, thin hair

  • Muscle wasting 

  • Weight gain

  • Mild depression

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Fatigue

  • Irritability

  • Insomnia

  • Decreased concentration 

  • Increased breast tissue (males)

  • Weak bone

Why get treated

So why should we consider testosterone replacement? Well chances are if you're reading this, you're already feeling like something is off or out of balance. Testosterone is responsible for male vitality, so as men start to age this hormone begins to slowly decrease, eventually leaving them with symptoms of low testosterone. 

 

Levels of testosterone start to drop around age 30, by late 40’s this drop starts to become more significant, leading to symptoms. Levels are not only decreasing as we age, but studies are showing that as a species, there’s been a steady decline in testosterone levels with each passing generation. In some studies the levels have dropped by half over three generations. Studies in the 1940's showed the average testosterone level to be at 700 ng/dl, 300 ng/dl higher than for men today. In the past, a drop in testosterone levels to 250 ng/dl was rarely reported before men were 80 years of age. Yet today, it is not an uncommon value for middle aged men! In more recent studies, like the study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, showed from 1989-2004 the median total testosterone level has fallen from 501 to 391 ng/dl. This data shows the normal ranges for testosterone are too low and our bodies are physiologically adapted and could likely work optimally at much higher levels. 

 

So, to answer the question above. All men suffering from the symptoms noted above should at least consider getting an evaluation for low testosterone. We can’t stop the aging process, but with treatment we can significantly improve your quality of life. 

Why Choose Us

First it's important to understand, any practitioner can prescribe hormone therapy, however some clinics are better than others. Testosterone treatment can be done safely, across all age groups from their 20’s to 80’s.

 

At Mabry Medical your care will be delivered by a physician, some clinics utilize nurse practitioners to treat patients. Patients often do not know the difference between the education of nurse practitioners and physicians. As a physician who’s also a registered nurse, I’m fully aware of the educational limitations of a four year nursing degree. Physicians have more hours and depth to their training. At Mabry Medical you're getting a physician with an extensive knowledge of testosterone therapy.

 

It's our goal to provide you with safe and effective care. Our program consists of making the proper diagnosis with your health history and labs. Once your lab results come in, we’ll call you to discuss and start your treatment. Three months of treatment is usually called into the pharmacy of your choice. Follow up visits are every three months. Your labs will be every 3 months, once stable we’ll spread out your labs to every 6 months.

Typical Lab Panel

Lab work:

  • Testosterone, Total

  • Testosterone, Free

  • Estradiol

  • Steroid Hormone Binding Globulin

  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

  • Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)

  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)

  • Blood Chemistry Panel

Labs can be called into Quest or Labcorp, you can use your insurance for those labs if you want, or If you don't have insurance or you have a high deductible plan you can click the link below and it will take you to a 3rd party lab vender called LabsMD.

 

With LabsMD you can pay cash and get all the labs you need for $170. 

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