most people associate low testosterone with men in their 60's, it can occur in
men as young as 35. Before deciding if testosterone replacement therapy is what
you need, it's important that you identify the signs of andropause. Andropause
The symptoms could manifest themselves all at once or individually. Onset of low testosterone symptoms, also termed Low-T, may be rapid and unsettling. Typically, male testosterone levels
gradually decrease with age. Most men approaching 50 are ideal candidates for
testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).
While it's most commonly caused by age, Low-T can also stem from:
determine if you are suffering from Low-T, your doctor can administer a
testosterone level test. This usually occurs in the form of a simple blood
test. To schedule such a test, please call (228) 206-0542 or schedule with Dr.
Delphine Shannon at Health Fit M.D.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) performed by a medical professional is the best way to treat sub-optimal or low testosterone (Low-T). This medical treatment is a type of hormone replacement therapy, or HRT. Essentially, HRT revitalizes your body by optimizing your reduced testosterone levels. Optimal levels of testosterone are associated with increased strength, vitality, sexual desire, improved sleep, and better mood. Studies also show decreased risk for many age related conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's disease.
Some forms of HRT use of synthetic hormones that have been shown to carry a high risk of long-term harmful side effects to many human organ systems. Thus, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) performed by a trained and certified medical professional becomes the safe and recommended form of testosterone replacement treatment.
BHRT utilizes testosterone that is chemically and biologically identical to the natural hormone that your body has always produced. BHRT is both safer and has more efficacy than traditional synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
Bioidentical testosterone can be delivered in a number of ways, including:
All of these methods can elevate your testosterone levels. However, you should consult with a trained and certified BHRT physician to determine the best method and dosing of testosterone for you.
Bio-identical testosterone replacement therapy is the only way to truly and safely restore your testosterone to your optimal levels. Feeling younger and happier without this simple, safe, and effective treatment is next to impossible at best. And getting started couldn't be easier. All it takes is a simple blood test, which is often even covered by insurance. Just fill out your contact information below or contact Dr. Delphine Shannon, the only BioTE® certified physician on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, at (228) 206-0542 to schedule your appointment.