Testosterone Theraphy

Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone Therapy

The hormone testosterone, also known as the “male hormone” is produced in both men and women and is the primary hormone regulating sexual desire or libido in both sexes. In men, testosterone is produced by the testicles and is responsible for male sexual characteristics. It is also an important element in maintaining muscle, red blood cells at adequate (healthy) levels, bone growth, overall sense of well being, and sexual function/erections. Two of the most common terms used for the dropping of testosterone below adequate levels are Andropause and Low T syndrome.

Testosterone levels drop as part of the aging process between 1% – 3% each year beginning around age 30. Most men begin to experience the symptoms of diminished testosterone in their mid 40s to late 50s. These include loss of sex drive or libido, erectile disfunction, depression, lower self-esteem or reduced confidence levels, difficulty concentrating, loss of muscle mass, and weight gain in the middle (the dreaded spare tire.) Many men also experience difficulty sleeping including insomnia or sleep disturbances and reduced energy levels. Some of these conditions may also be caused by medication, sleep apnea, thyroid problems and other health issues, so a certified and trained hormone replacement doctor will require blood work be performed prior to any Testosterone therapy. A blood test is the only way to diagnose a low testosterone level.

Benefits of Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone affects much more than your sex drive and erectile function. When testosterone levels are optimized, it can effectively improve health issues, such as widening coronary arteries, increasing red blood cell counts and reducing heart health risks for cardiovascular disease. It signals the body to reduce fat deposits and accumulate more lean muscle mass; some men are able to reduce or eliminate the need for high blood pressure and diabetes-related medications as a result. Testosterone also plays a role in improving bone density. It helps improve mood and reduce depression. Some of the most exciting research indicates that higher levels of testosterone reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and preserve or improve cognitive ability in older (50+) men. Many of our patients also report much higher levels of overall energy, motivation, competitiveness, and overall sense of well-being. They also experience the obvious benefits of consistent, stronger erections and increased sexual desire.
Testosterone Therapy
With any medical therapy, there are always risks that need to be considered. A doctor specifically trained in testosterone therapy, hormone replacement therapy or hormone optimization therapy will be best able to determine if testosterone therapy is right for you. Along with being up to date with the most recent and accurate medical evidence available, a specially trained physician will be able to evaluate your current blood work to make personalized recommendations so that you achieve the results you desire and feel great.

Why Savannah Age Management Medicine?

Dr. Harry Collins, Medical Director of Savannah Age Management Medicine, has worked with hormone replacement therapy for over 30 years. He received his training and certification in Age Management Medicine from the world renowned Cenegenics Medical Institute. As part of that certification, Dr. Collins uses a highly intensive Elite Health Evaluation and an Annual Elite Health Evaluation to guide his patients on a customized program using nutrition, exercise, nutraceuticals, lifestyle enhancements and hormone optimization when clinically indicated. For more information or to see if testosterone therapy is right for you, please Contact Us.

Harry Collins

Doctor Harry Collins is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Life Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. Dr. Collins received his certification in Age Management Medicine with the nationally renowned Cenegenics Medical Institute. Cenegenics' certification in Age Management Medicine is jointly sponsored by Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and the Foundation for Care Management in Las Vegas, Nevada. CERF and the Foundation for Care Management are accredited with honors by seven sponsoring organizations including the American Medical Association and American Board of Medical Specialties.

4 thoughts on “Testosterone Therapy

  1. I wasn’t aware that testosterone helps in improving bone density and mood while helping to reduce depression, so I’m glad that you made note of that. I think that there is great benefit in doing testosterone therapy because it can help in so many areas of a man’s life. It’s important to consult a doctor before deciding if it’s right for you, but this list gives plenty of reasons why it’s worth giving it a shot.

  2. Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone in your body. Both men and women have testosterone, however, men’s levels are generally much higher. In men, testosterone is produced in the testes. It is responsible for or contributes to the growth of male sex organs, development of facial hair, muscle mass, strength, fat distribution, sex drive, sexual function, bone strength and mood/energy levels. Testosterone therapy has become a popular medical treatment, with millions of men in the United States receiving some form of supplemental testosterone.

  3. Since your body isn’t capable of producing enough testosterone on it’s own anymore, treatment will have to be the rest of your life.

    You may chose to go off therapy, but you’ll only go back to your old sick, tired, and depressed self.

    And once you’ve felt great for awhile, most likely you won’t want to go back to the old you.

    You’re still yourself, just with a little tune up. A more energetic, happy, and motivated you.

    Unfortunately our bodies aren’t able to repair the machinery responsible for testosterone production. It’s a natural part of aging for some. With others, testosterone deficiency may have resulted from a head injury, infection, or blow to the groin.

  4. Testosterone Replacement Therapy can prevent or reduce the likelihood of developing Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity, Osteoporosis, as well as Depression and Anxiety. Other studies have shown that long term use of testosterone (7-10 years) was effective in maintaining bone density and muscle mass.

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