What is testosterone? We don’t stop producing testosterone because we age, we age because we stop producing testosterone. Testosterone is a hormone produced by both men and women. It’s produced in the testicles by men, and in the ovaries and adrenal glands in women. Testosterone starts to decline as we age. It Is responsible for several physical and mental functions.
COMMON SYMPTOMS of low testosterone levels and hormone imbalance:
- Reduced Sexual Desires and performance. Erectile dysfunction and vaginal dryness.
- Weight gain around the waist and inability to lose weight
- Decreased muscle strength and atrophy
- Lower energy levels and fatigue during the day
- Reduced mental focus and brain fog
- Difficulty sleeping
- Joint and muscle pain
*Individual results may vary
Do you suffer from any of these symptoms? Taking certain medications will also lower your testosterone levels. All it takes is one blood test in our clinic to determine whether or not your hormones are insufficient . Your bloodwork is covered by insurance with no co pay, or if you chose to pay cash, the cost is $ 110.00 for females and $125.00 for males. This lab test for females includes total testosterone Estradiol, follicle stimulating hormone, progesterone, Thyroid stimulating hormone, free T-3 , thyroid antibodies and Complete blood count . For males, we will need total testosterone, prolactin, thyroid stimulating hormone, free T-3 , thyroid antibodies, PSA, and complete blood count.
Treatments for Low Testosterone:
Once we obtain your blood work, we can treat you the same day with a loading dose of testosterone. Your lab results will be back from Texas State Clinical Labs in just one week. A follow-up visit with the Clinician will be scheduled to go over your lab result with you. This is crucial because your labs will determine how much and how long your testosterone treatments will last.
There are two ways to treat low testosterone. Weekly injections of a low or high dose, or bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. It’s also referred to as a “Pelleting Procedure.” This is also performed at our clinic and takes 30 minutes or less. The procedure is painless and lasts up to six months. Watch the video attached titled “bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.”
Call 210-615-1300 to schedule your appointment now, and begin your journey to a better looking and younger feeling you !! An on-call nurse is available after business hours.