What is low testosterone?
Healthline reports that as men get older, their testosterone levels may decline about 1% per year after age 30.
Factors that can hasten the decline of testosterone include:
- Chronic illness such as Type 2 Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, and Obesity
- Certain medications
- Injury or Infection
- Excessive Alcohol Intake
Simply put, low testosterone (male hypogonadism) is a condition in which the testes do not produce enough testosterone. There are several potential causes for this condition and your provider will more accurately determine your treatment plan based on your specific profile.
What is testosterone replacement therapy?
At Elevate Wellness Arkansas, our providers offer hormone testing to identify and treat low testosterone. Testosterone replacement therapy is offered to restore your hormonal balance and provide such benefits as:
- Increased energy and stamina
- Improved mood
- Reduced fat
- Increased libido
- Improved sexual performance
- Increased muscle mass
- Strengthen bones
- Improved skin tone and elasticity
Testosterone replacement therapy includes:
- A team of professional and confidential physicians and providers who specialize in hormone replacement therapy.
- Thorough analysis of lab results, symptoms, and personal and family medical history
- Comprehensive hormone level testing
- Personalized hormone therapy programs
- High-quality compounded hormones and pharmacy-grade supplements
- Nutritional guidance and support
- Customized health and fitness recommendations
Am I a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy?
At Elevate Wellness Arkansas, we monitor your hormone levels with blood tests. However, we understand that these blood tests don’t tell the whole story. Each person is unique, and your level may be slightly off from what your body needs, even if your hormone levels fall within “normal” range.
If you’ve been experiencing symptoms associated with hormone imbalance, make an appointment with the team at Elevate Wellness Arkansas. The providers will perform a health assessment, thoroughly evaluate your symptoms, and correlate them with interpreted diagnostic tests to determine your hormonal needs.
After starting hormone therapy, your provider monitors and regularly re-evaluates your hormone levels and symptoms during routine appointments, ensuring optimal balance for your needs.
You can learn more about side effects and contraindications of the drugs mentioned on this website by contacting your Provider, or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088, or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
MedlinePlus (Internet). Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); (updated 2020 Jun24). Hormone Replacement Therapy (updated 2019 Dec19). Available from: https://medlineplus.gov/.
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