Testosterone Hormone Replacement in the Wellington & Loxahatchee Area
Testosterone is an important hormone to maintain muscle mass, sense of well being and libido. This hormone gradually decreases with age in most men, and this decrease will vary with the individual. In some males, there is a decrease resulting in noticeable symptoms. In these men, testosterone replacement has shown remarkable benefits.There are a number of treatment options for testosterone replacement and they include injections, creams and pellets. All three work well and mode of administration will depend on the desire and needs of the patient. We have many years experience in all modalities and will tailor a treatment program to suit the individual.
We aim to give our patients the best care possible. All patients in the program will be given an initial history and physical, and a laboratory panel will be performed to ensure they are good candidates for the program. A patient’s laboratory studies will be monitored periodically, and a yearly history and physical will be performed at no charge to the patient. In general, laboratory studies will be obtained prior to beginning hormone treatment, at 2-4 months, and then on a yearly basis. If abnormalities are found, modifications to the treatment protocols will be made.
Treatment can decrease fat mass and increase muscle size and strength
Increase in bone density
A study found that men who received testosterone replacement therapy were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack and 36 percent less likely to experience a stroke.
For men with low testosterone, studies show that testosterone replacement treatment can decrease fat mass and increase muscle strength.
Symptoms of low testosterone
Changes in sexual function
Changes in sleep patterns
Physical changes – increased body fat, reduced muscle strength and decreased bone density.
Emotional changes – depression, trouble concentrating, memory loss
Many men after the age of 30 will experience a decline in testosterone that will become more significant as they age. The rate of decline is often profound in some men resulting in a loss of libido, sex drive, energy and enjoyment of life. Tese physiological changes are often referred to as hypogonadism or “male menopause”.
Vitality Florida offers two additional medications to testosterone replacement therapy, including Anastrazole and hCG. Both are added as an adjucnt to the testosterone replacement program at no extra cost to the patient.
Anastrazole – Anastrazole is an inhibitor of the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. Although, a small amount of estrogen is necessary in men, over-production may have side effects. Symptoms of excess estrogen include abdominal weight gain, feeling tired, and breast tenderness. If laboratory studies indicate an excess of estrogen production, we will recommend a bi-weekly dose of anastrazole in the form of tablets.
hCG – hCG is often used in combination with testosterone replacement therapy. hCG is a hormone that is similar to another hormone produced by both men and women called Luteinizing Hormone or LH. In men, LH stimulates the testis to make its own testosterone. For men in testosterone replacement therapy, this hormone is decreased, and there is less stimulation of the testis to continue making this hormone. hCG serves as a substitute for this hormone, and programs the testis to continue making its own testosterone, which is an added benefit to the patient. Most of our testosterone replacement therapy patients will also take hCG, which is administered under the skin twice a week.
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12955 Palms West Drive, Ste 200
Loxahatchee, Florida 33470
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