LOW TESTOSTERONE TREATMENT IN GRAND RAPIDS
If you have Low T, Hormone Replacement Therapy achieves the sustained levels of testosterone that would be produced by normally functioning testicles.
This form of therapy is the only kind that produces the natural level of hormones that men need. Because the testosterone used is totally natural, it is ideal for men wanting the benefits of a bio-identical hormone, without the drawbacks of a synthetic.
SYMPTOMS OF LOW TESTOSTERONE
In men, testosterone is crucial for optimal health. Testosterone fuels the male libido, plays a critical role in muscle development, regulates male emotions, energy levels, and helps distribute body fat evenly throughout the body. Low testosterone levels decrease a man’s health and can negatively affect his quality of life. Without supplementation, a man with low testosterone might experience some of the following symptoms:
If you suffer from 3 or more of these symptoms, chances are you do not have optimal testosterone levels.
TESTOSTERONE TREATMENT OPTIONS AT K3 NOW
Low Testosterone Replacement Therapy at K3 NOW in Grand Rapids will be customized to fit the lifestyle and individual needs of each patient. Treatment options may include a combination of:
can be compounded in a variety of strengths based on the patient’s treatment. Transdermal refers to the topical application and delivery of testosterone through the skin. The application is a low maintenance approach to TRT and is applied daily to keep testosterone levels even and steady throughout the day. Transdermal application is the preferred method for those who are uncomfortable self-administering injectable forms of testosterone.
is an injectable form of testosterone, administered by intramuscular injections usually once or twice a week. Cypionate is a long acting testosterone ester designed to supply a slow release of free testosterone into the body over the course of several days. It’s metabolized by the body in approximately 7 to 8 days after the initial injection, which is why you do not have to dose as often as other forms may require. This is a great option for those who feel comfortable with self-administering their injections and like the idea that they only have to worry about dosing once or twice a week, instead of daily.
is another injectable form of testosterone, but instead of containing just one ester, it contains a combination of 3 testosterone ester compounds. This Tri-blend combines the benefits of both longer and shorter releasing esters into one unit. We offer this product because of our experience and knowledge of dosing according to the half-lives within this compound and the positive feedback we have received from its use. Intramuscular injections provide a highly accurate dose of testosterone and are the most popular method of testosterone applications among our patients.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a type of hormone found in small amounts in both men and women. It is often associated with women because it is produced in large amounts during pregnancy. It is now known to have many positive effects on the body and can be used in medicine in various capacities. It is often used in fertility therapy, as a weight loss aide, and by those who have testosterone production issues.
Men on testosterone replacement often report a substantial improvement in mood, drive and motivation, cognition, sexual desire and function, as well as loss of body fat with improvement in lean body mass. Testosterone therapy also assists the bones to build, so can therefore decrease the risk for osteopenia and osteoporosis.
If you believe you may have a Testosterone Deficiency, stop waiting for your symptoms to get worse and more abundant. It’s time to take control of your health and take the 1st step toward a happier and healthier life.
OUR 6 STEP PROGRAM
We know that making the choice to invest in your health can be a difficult decision for most. That is why we strive to offer affordable and individualized care plans for each patient.
Contact us for a preliminary consultation, if desired.
If you would like to forgo the consult, begin with step 2.
Complete your blood draw at a laboratory close to your home.
If lab work shows a clinical deficiency, you will meet with one of our specialist for an exam and physician review to discuss available treatment options.
A Hormone Replacement Therapy plan is then customized for you based on your clinical results, symptoms, lifestyle and treatment goals.
Your prescriptions are ordered from our custom compounding pharmacy and delivered directly to you.
Aging In Men
Did you know as men age they lose 1% of their testosterone every year? Andropause, the male equivalent of menopause, is real although more subtle than menopause. It is the process of male aging that starts at around 30 years of age and remains until the end of our life. It is marked by the slowing down of all hormones in the male body and therefore a slowing of all global capacities. While estrogen levels in women decline after menopause just the opposite occurs in men who experience rising estrogen as well as SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin), Prolactin and DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). Increased abdominal fat and shrinking of muscle mass correlates with decreasing testosterone levels and rising estrogen levels, a hallmark of hormonal imbalance. These limit the amount and effectiveness of testosterone, a vital hormone.
The loss of testosterone as with HGH contributes to the familiar “pot belly” and declining muscle tone in middle-age men. Energy levels inevitably drop, as well as motivation, and fat mass increases. Cardiac output declines, lung capacity decreases, and other organ functions diminish. Also, loss of feeling of well-being sometimes manifests as depression and lack of motivation, which is a common psychological complication of hormonal imbalance. Many other diseases that middle-aged men begin experiencing attributed to decreasing hormone levels are abdominal weight gain, prostate and heart disease, elevated cholesterol, and angina.
The steady decline in hormone levels in male’s manifests as inhibition of physical, sexual and cognitive function, waning interest in sex, difficulty in having and maintaining an erection, decreased sexual satisfaction, as well as fatigue, irritability, aches and pains, and stiffness.
Have questions? Meet with an expert Care Manager for a face-to-face complimentary consultation or contact our staff who have over 30 years combined professional experience and expertise in hormone health.