Testosterone is a hormone often associated with men, that is also found in women. Testosterone is secreted by the adrenal glands, testes and ovaries and contributes to increased recovery, strength, fat burning and overall wellbeing. It also protects against arthritis, fat storage, and cardiovascular disease. Having testosterone appropriately present in your body allows for more lean muscle mass, greater bone density, improved skin tone and better sexual performance. These are just a few of the many reasons Get Well Scottsdale offers testosterone replacement therapy options for those struggling with testosterone deficiency.
Menopause in women is a widely discussed, well-studied phenomenon, yet its equivalent in men – andropause – is often ignored. The two are very similar experiences, both typically manifesting in those 40 years of age or older and caused by sub-optimal hormone levels. Both can be accompanied by fatigue, depression, irritability, aches and pains, general signs of aging, increased risk of chronic degenerative disease, and reduced sexual interest, enjoyment and or performance. Due to the less-discussed nature of andropause, many of our male Scottsdale patients may not exactly know what they are experiencing, or how to address it. Our expert staff at Get Well Scottsdale will discuss what you are experiencing, and if we believe andropause to be the cause, we will inform you and address how best to tackle the problem.
Testosterone replacement therapy for men within the Scottsdale area, done with bio-identical testosterone in physiologic doses, is not only a safe, but also a preventative measure. This treatment method is also well supported in medical literature and the Scottsdale medical community. Testosterone has been shown to increase muscle strength and lean body mass, improve sexual response, prevent osteoporosis, protect against cardiovascular disease, increase energy, fight impotence, improve both mood and sense of well-being, a recently published study even showed that men with higher testosterone levels live longer. Our professional team here in Scottsdale is well-versed in how testosterone deficiencies may manifest and how to best tackle them. If we feel testosterone replacement therapy will suit you best, we will ensure you understand why and know what the long-term benefits are as well.
Multiple medical studies have proven that testosterone supplementation does not cause prostate cancer. Interestingly, men typically get prostate cancer when they are older and testosterone levels are naturally at their lowest. In fact, low levels of testosterone, or low t, are associated with more aggressive tumors. No study has shown that supplementing testosterone levels increases your chances of getting prostate cancer. If one does develop prostate cancer, testosterone supplementation and therapy might accelerate the growth levels of the tumor. Therefore, it is imperative to monitor PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen, a protein indicative of prostate health) on a regular basis when supplementing testosterone through testosterone therapy for those struggling with low t.
Men who struggle with low t and receive testosterone replacement typically report they feel sexier, stronger, and healthier, stating that it makes them feel as they did when they were in their prime. After all, this is what replenishment of hormones is all about, restoring hormones to youthful levels, so you can feel as you did when you were at the peak of your physical and mental ability. Low t can result in a physical decline that robs men of their energy, strength, and libido. However, testosterone therapy can improve mood, muscle tone, stamina and overall sense of well-being, so why wouldn’t men want to pursue healthier hormone levels through our low testosterone therapy options at Get Well Scottsdale?