Testosterone replacement therapy has increased in popularity over the last decade. This popularity is because men are beginning to realize that they, too, like women go through a type of menopause. Men who have noticed decreased energy, difficulty sleeping, trouble concentrating, and a decrease in libido may be experiencing the male version of menopause. Like women who may require hormone replacement therapy once they have entered menopause, men worldwide are turning to hormone replacement therapy to improve menopause-related symptoms. In contrast to women who require a combination of estrogen and progesterone, men may require the replacement of testosterone, the male hormone.
Why Are Men Not On Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
So why have men not universally embraced testosterone replacement therapy as their female counterparts? First, it’s because men have learned a traditional pretense that testosterone therapy would result in increased cardiovascular disease. This misconception has been set to rest. It has been found that correcting lower testosterone resulting in a decrease in gut fat, called visceral fat, will have protective effects against cardiovascular disease. Second, the diagnosis of low testosterone levels has been muddied by the accepted, wide range of normal testosterone levels. It is astounding to consider the normal levels accepted for 40 to 50-year-old males that range between 250 to 900 testosterone. This wide range of normal means that even if you are found to have a testosterone level of 250, you may not be found to require testosterone supplements. The difficulty is that a male with an 800 testosterone level feels drastically better than a male with a 250 testosterone level.
Today, more males are learning that what the medical community considers low normal levels of free testosterone may not be adequate to provide appropriate energy and libido. Maybe, you don’t need Viagra after all.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Options
So hopefully, we now have your attention! Testosterone cypionate (injectable) is the most popular, effective testosterone on the market today. This dominance is because topical and oral testosterone replacement administration is ineffective since your body absorbs them poorly. Until recently, the only viable option has been the injection of testosterone cypionate. Historically, this testosterone replacement has been limited to administration with an injection into the muscle, specifically the gluteus muscle. Intragluteal injections are ideally administered twice a week by a healthcare worker. However, this requirement places a real stain on your social schedule. If you talk to men receiving testosterone injections, they will sing its praises and swear by it! But, their lives practically revolve around getting their shots.
Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
So how do you feel once you are on testosterone replacement therapy? You will notice an improvement in your sleep and energy levels within two weeks of starting therapy. Patients have also observed improvement in virility within one month of therapy. Males have also observed improvement in depression symptoms after two months of therapy. Finally, patients have improved appearance as their gut fat and abdominal circumference are reduced after about six months of treatment. The reduction of this gut fat, termed visceral fat, has been attributed to decreasing cardiovascular risk and the tendency to insulin resistance.
Why Don’t A Majority Of Men Receive Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
In summary, testosterone replacement therapy appears to be well tolerated by over 90% of patients. Furthermore, the cost of testosterone therapy has remained reasonable at $100 per month. So why have males not universally embraced testosterone replacement therapy? It’s because there are two main constraints with traditional testosterone therapies. First, testosterone injections are usually administered by a medical professional since the injections must be made into the buttock gluteal muscle.
This shot is more difficult to give then, for example, insulin shot given just under your skin. Thus, patients are more reluctant self administer it. The social constraint of having to go to your doctor’s office twice a week is a deterrent. In reality, men on testosterone replacement injection therapy only go in once a week. This need to have twice weekly injections in a doctor’s office leads us to the second problem with current testosterone replacement therapy: it is difficult to keep your levels even! The first few days after getting your shot, you will feel almost elated, yet towards the end of the week, you will stray because your testosterone levels will fall. This variability is why more frequent dosing, such as twice weekly, is preferred but not typically feasible.
The Testosterone Pellet Revolution
Fortunately, today we have an effective and seamless means of providing our male clients with continuous testosterone replacement therapy. No more weekly visits to your doctor’s office at the expense of missing work or spending time with your family and friends. No more painful shots in the butt every week. Most importantly, you will have a steady stream of continuous testosterone delivered, which means NO more swings in your mood, energy, or libido!
Today, due to the advent of technology, we can offer you Testosterone replacement therapy in a pellet. The pellet contains testosterone and other necessary supplements after your blood work evaluation. The pellet is placed under your skin by our hormone replacement specialist in the office and provides up to 4 months of testosterone supply. You only come to our office three times a year for maintenance. The pellets are biodegradable and slowly reabsorbed by your body, thus automatically releasing the appropriate micro-dose of testosterone needed to keep you feeling and performing your best. We encourage you to make a consultation with our hormone replacement specialist today to get your MOJO back!
What’s The Next Step To Getting Your Testosterone Pellet
If you are interested in finding out more about testosterone pellets, we encourage you to take advantage of the numerous educational articles offered on our site. The next step is to contact our professional so that we can understand your concerns. Our professionals will evaluate you to ensure that you are a good candidate by assessing your health risks, reviewing the beneficial effects of testosterone replacement therapy, and measuring the level of hormones in your body.
They will walk you through the simple procedure to implant your pellets and discuss any adverse reactions, such as skin reactions or pellet extrusion, that you might experience following the placement of pellet implants. In general, subcutaneous pellets are very well tolerated and require only a few days of avoiding physical activities. Hormone pellet therapy with testosterone bioidentical hormones will improve your cognitive function, erectile function, muscle mass, and depressed mood and reduce the fatty tissues of your belly. So what are you waiting for?
Schedule A Consultation With Our Doctors
To learn more about testosterone replacement therapy for men, get in touch. We will work with you the entire way. We will design a customized plan incorporating medical, surgical, dietary, and lifestyle changes to help you be your best. We will walk you through:
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