MALE TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT OPTIONS
Male testosterone replacement therapy is a physician prescribed regimen used to treat symptoms of low and suboptimal testosterone levels. There are a number of treatment options available at K3 NOW to restore healthy testosterone levels. Prescription options available at our office are all compounded to various strengths, which allow us to customize individual treatment for each patient. These prescriptions are all bio-identical, which means they are molecularly identical to the hormones naturally produced by the body. All injectable forms of testosterone are blended with all natural carrier oils with no other added ingredients.
According to a recent study, as many as 1 in 4 men over the age of 30 have low testosterone levels.
Despite substantial evidence demonstrating its clinical importance, many physicians lack basic concepts regarding the diagnosis and treatment of testosterone deficiency.
SUPPLEMENTAL TESTOSTERONE BENEFITS
Transdermal Testosterone Cream
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.
TESTOSTERONE EFFECTS ON THE BODY
|IMPACT ON||ADVERSE EFFECT|
|Glycemic Control and Diabetes||Increased Insulin|
Increased Blood Glucose Levels
Increased HbA1c levels (glycated hemoglobin)
Increased Risk of Diabetes
|Inflammatory Responses||Increased Activities of Liver Enzymes|
Increased Levels of CRP (an inflammatory marker)
Increased Levels of Inflammatory Cytokines
|Lipid Profile||Increased Total Cholesterol Levels|
Increased LDL-Cholesterol Levels
Increased Triglyceride (TG) Levels
|Body Composition||Reduced Muscle Mass|
Increased Visceral Fat Mass
Increased Total Fat Mass
|Muscle Mass/Fat Mass||Reduced Muscle Mass|
Increased Visceral Fat Mass
|Bone Mineral Density||Reduced Bone Mineral Density|
|Blood Pressure||Increased Hypertension|
|Endothilial Function||Increased Endothelial (blood vessel) Dysfunction|
|Cardiovascular Function||Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease|
Increased Risk of Intima Media Thickness