Testosterone decline is an inevitable part of a man’s aging process, but thankfully it is one that is very safe and straightforward to treat. Advances in testosterone replacement therapy mean that no man has to suffer through the debilitating effects of plummeting testosterone. At Innovative Medicine in Lafayette, IN, our patients receive the very latest innovative hormone treatments to improve their health and quality of life.
Starting Your Treatment with Confidence
Boosting testosterone levels back up to ideal levels has been proven as a safe and effective way to combat many of the negative symptoms that men experience as they age. We now know that having balanced hormones is key to successful aging, and can help to improve libido, energy level, mood, and more.
What Happens at Your First Visit
A consultation with one of our hormone replacement experts will allow us to review your medical history and help to determine if testosterone replacement might be right for you. We will then set up a blood test to determine what your current testosterone level is and how much your initial dosage should be.
How Is the Testosterone Administered?
While there are many different methods for delivering testosterone, we believe that the best way is via injections. This is the most direct route for the hormone to enter the body and take immediate effect. It creates the highest level of bio-available testosterone circulating in the bloodstream.
Many doctors will prescribe creams, gels, or patches, but the proven effectiveness of injections is unsurpassed. You will likely feel a difference within your first few appointments, with optimal results evident in as little as a few weeks.
Why Balanced Testosterone Is so Important
Testosterone effects sex drive, energy level, mood, cognitive ability, immunity, muscle mass, and a number of other physical and mental factors that can begin to fail us as we grow older. Someone whose testosterone is dwindling might notice several tell-tale symptoms, such as extreme fatigue, low libido, weight gain, lack of muscle tone, depression, and hair loss.
Ignoring these warning signs can cause major long-term health issues. A doctor might be quick to prescribe anti-depressants, but in many cases all that is needed is a careful re-balancing of hormones.
How To Safely Boost Testosterone Levels
A regular injection schedule that takes place under medical supervision at a clinic is the best way to safely and steadily increase testosterone. One of the problems with prescription treatments that are administered at home is that there is potential for either accidental or intentional misuse. A weekly injection is the best way to ensure you are receiving the exact customized dosage that is right for you.
How Do You Know You’re Ready for Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Some of the symptoms that we have outlined here can mirror the symptoms of several illnesses and disorders, which is why it’s so essential to have a thorough medical consultation prior to booking a treatment. A reputable clinic will always schedule a consultation with you to review your medical history and set up a blood test to determine your actual testosterone level.
At What Age Does Testosterone Begin To Decline?
Testosterone declines by about 1% each year after age 30, with noticeable symptoms not usually becoming apparent until a man reaches his 40s (or, if he’s lucky, his 50’s), Sadly, some men can begin to experience symptoms of low testosterone before age 30, but there are usually genetic factors at play here.
Lifestyle Factors That Can Deplete Testosterone
While the rate at which your testosterone declines is largely driven by genetics, there are also lifestyle factors that can cause testosterone to prematurely plummet. Extreme stress, obesity, alcoholism, and drug abuse are all factors that can throw testosterone off balance. Doing our best to achieve a healthy lifestyle might not necessarily increase testosterone, but it can be very helpful in avoiding premature testosterone imbalance.
The Many Benefits of Testosterone Enhancement
Countless studies have been done on the effectiveness of testosterone related to male sexual health, but there is also much evidence to suggest that boosting testosterone has many health benefits other than improved libido.
Many patients report that their workouts become much more effective following testosterone treatment, noting increased muscle mass and improved fat-burning capability. There is also recent evidence to support a boost to heart health — a 2015 study found that those who improved their testosterone levels were 36% less likely to have a stroke 24% less likely to experience a heart attack.
How Much Does Testosterone Replacement Cost?
The cost of Injections can range from $10 to $25 per week, depending on how high of a dose is required for you to experience optimal results. You might find that as time goes by, you are able to reduce your dosage and still feel great.
Learn More About the Amazing Benefits of Balanced Testosterone
To learn more about how testosterone replacement therapy can improve your quality of life, contact us today at Innovative Medicine in Lafayette, IN. Our hormone replacement experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you develop a treatment plan that is right for you.