What You Should Know About Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is more prevalent than men know. Forty percent of men 40 years of age suffer from ED and 70 percent of men 70- years-old suffer from ED…
Associated with depression, fatigue, memory difficulties
Worsening cholesterol profile, increased risk of heart disease
Muscle loss, body aches, and prolonged recovery time from exercise
Increased belly fat and decreased muscle tone
Diminished sexual desire, decreased erectile function, and decreased penile size
Can cause join pain and weakened bones
What is Low T?
Testosterone levels drop one to two percent a year after age 30 and many men experience an even steeper decline. But symptoms can start as earlier as age 25. Some of the physical signs of declining testosterone (low T) include fatigue, depression, body aches, decreased muscle strength and size, increased fat- especially belly fat, loss of body hair, dry eyes, elevated blood pressure, thinning dry skin, and enlarging fatty breasts (gynecomastia).
Hormone replacement therapy from the TRTMD Men’s Health Clinic benefits include increased energy and strength, increased muscle mass, decreased osteoporosis, improved cholesterol profile, lowered blood sugars, improved sexual function, and increased longevity.
A decrease in sex drive or erectile dysfunction suggests low T. Other symptoms include decreased energy or strength, decreased enjoyment of life, sadness or grumpiness, falling asleep after dinner, or a recent loss in work performance. The Adam Questionnaire is a sensitive tool used to screen for low T.
TRT is safe when appropriately prescribed and monitored. There is no evidence that testosterone causes cancer, however preexisting prostate cancer may grow faster with TRT. It is very important to have a prostate exam and a serum PSA (prostatic specific antigen) test prior to beginning therapy, and to monitor PSA level and prostate health regularly.
Many patients start feeling better within three days. Body composition changes of will transform over several months as your testosterone (T) level is optimally tuned. Dr. VanAntwerp monitors and adjusts medications to optimize dosage of testosterone and supporting medications (Aromatase Inhibitors, hCG, Clomid, etc).
Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) can be a sign of testosterone/estrogen imbalance. Therapy does not reverse the enlargement, but often Laser Assisted Liposuction can correct it very nicely.
I found that I had reached a plateau in my physical conditioning, was generally tired, and had reduced levels of energy. After careful consultation with me and in review of my lab work, Dr. VanAntwerp started me on a course of testosterone treatment. I have found that I wear my belt on the 4th hole, instead of the first; I have lost fifteen pounds, and have leaned up greatly; and that my energy levels are on the rise again. In addition to the physical benefits described, I have found my mood to be more positive, and have seen phenomenal changes in my blood work - my lipid numbers are significantly better, there has been no change in my PSA score, and overall my blood chemistry is much closer to normal than it has been in a long time.Anonymous
The staff is great, I trust their medical advice and care, and they treat me like family. It is well worth looking in to this course of treatment if you are in a rut, work in a stressful occupation, or find yourself a half-step behind how you used to be.Anonymous