Testosterone FAQ

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on January 6th, 2014
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How can low testosterone replacement treat andropause? Depends on the individual, Height, Weight Age, Life Style and so forth and so on....  Andropause, or male menopause, is caused by low testosterone levels in men. Testosterone levels begin declining in men at around age 27 to 30; it can be unhealthy for men to have a low testosterone level. There are studies that show that a high percentage of men who have heart attacks or cardiovascular disease have Low Testosterone, too much or too little Testosterone works against your body, the goal is to find the optimal levels of therapeutic replenishment of Testosterone Injections or Cream.

Men with andropause experience many of the same symptoms as women with menopause. Decreased energy, decreased muscle, loss of memory, mental focus and increased body fat, depression, irritability, decreased sex drive, decreased stamina and decreased sexual function are just some of the symptoms of andropause and at some point every single living man will hit his wall at some point or another! Contact us today, we can set you up to get a blood test locally in your city and have those results reviewed by one of our Doctors, who will then make recommendations about what you need to do to reach the optimal zone for testosterone.

Testosterone levels brought to a healthy range can reduce or eliminate the symptoms of andropause and help men recapture their sex drive, endurance and passion for life. Low Testosterone no longer has to be a part of aging!  Contact us to find out the next step for you to achieve optimal levels with one of our Testosterone Replacement Therapy programs.

Below is a list of FAQs about decreasing levels of male hormones, such as testosterone, and its relation to andropause. The next question to ask is: Do you have Low Testosterone?

How Are Testosterone Levels Raised to a Healthy Level?

Testosterone is normally replaced by one of two methods. The first replacement is with a testosterone cream; testosterone is easily absorbed through the skin directly into the blood stream, its a very smooth way to put testosterone into your body. The second is with an injection of testosterone. Both methods are effective and available, injectable is more dramatic, cream tends to be described as a slow steady upward path towards optimal health. Contact us to discuss which one is best for you and co-create a program to reach your optimal health and overthrow Andropause.

When Do Testosterone Levels Start to Decline?

Testosterone levels and male hormones start to decline when men reach the age of 27 or 28. After age 30, testosterone levels drop by about 10 percent every 10 years.

Some men may notice the effects of declining testosterone when they are 30 to 35, and most men over the age of 40 have low testosterone levels.

What Are the Symptoms of Andropause?

There are many symptoms of andropause.  The most common ones are listed below:

  • Erectile dysfunction, Weak Erection,

  • Hot flashes or night sweats
  • Depression, or Grumpy

  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Bone loss, feeling frail
  • Decrease in energy, motivation

  • Increased body fat around the mid section

  • Muscle loss
  • Low sex drive
  • Quality of Life Issues

What is Human Growth Hormone? We offer Growth Hormone Injection and Sermorelin Injection programs.

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) stimulates growth and cell reproduction. HGH may be prescribed with testosterone treatment if you have low HGH levels which will be determined through an IGF1 test. Low levels of HGH can cause loss of muscle mass and increase in body fat. Contact us and ask us about our Growth Hormone and Sermorelin Injection programs.

testosterone Doctor Answering QuestionsWhat is DHEA?

DHEA is a hormone that is excreted by the adrenal gland. Males may convert DHEA to testosterone and/or estrogen in their body. Low levels of DHEA can cause depression, osteoporosis, obesity and sexual dysfunction. It may be recommended by your doctor to take DHEA supplements.

What is the Normal Range for Testosterone Levels?

The normal range of testosterone is 240-1100ng/dl. However, it is suggested that men maintain a testosterone level in the upper end of the range. If your testosterone levels are below a healthy range i.e. below 700ng, consider testosterone replacement.

What is a PSA Test?

A PSA test stands for a prostate-specific antigen test. A PSA test is used to screen for prostate cancer as a safety precaution before testosterone treatment begins.

What Percentage of Men Has Andropause?

An estimated 90% of men over the age of 40 have low testosterone and low levels of male hormones. But, only 5 percent of men with low testosterone levels seek treatment. If you suspect that you have andropause, you should get your testosterone levels checked.

Is Hormone Therapy Safe?

Numerous studies in recent years have attested to the safety of natural hormone replacement for men. In addition testosterone and (or) HGH do not cause cancer. Prostate cancer, for example, is caused mainly by heredity, lifestyle and the tendency of the male body to increase estrogen levels as it ages.

I May have Andropause. What Steps Should I Take?

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of andropause you should get your testosterone levels checked. If you have low testosterone levels, a male hormone replacement therapy program can bring your hormones to a healthy level. We can also test all of your hormones including IFG1 levels and prescribe you a Growth Hormone Injection program or a Sermorelin Injection program. Contact us today for a free consultation with no obligation.

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