One of the greatest issues facing men today is a lack of testosterone. Studies show that men age 54 have the same estrogen levels as women age 59. This is a staggering find. At Pinnacle Health we will not only help you regain healthy testosterone levels, but we will also help you identify some of the common sources besides aging that greatly affect your levels.
How do I know if my testosterone is low?
Unlike menopause in women, in which the body halts production of estrogen, men experience a gradual loss of sex hormones starting around 30. By the age of 45, more than half of men have testosterone levels that ha
ve fallen from optimum levels. Many men are feeling “older than their age” and more fatigued and don’t realize that this is a low testosterone level.
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Your first appointment will usually take between 20-30 minutes. After you fill out your medical questionnaire and forms, you will be seen by a clinician who will review your medical history, then ask you a series of questions to learn more about your symptoms and your lifestyle and make sure this medication can help you. The clinician will then perform a brief physical exam and blood work for a Total and Free Testosterone level and PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen). You will also be given your first injection to treat your symptoms if you qualify. All of this is covered in initial consultation.
Your lab work should be back in 2-3 days, at which time we will schedule you for a follow up visit.
What happens at your follow-up appointment?
Your follow-up appointment is usually 7-10 days after initial consultation, due to your 1st injection at your consultation.
The clinician will analyze and review your lab work with you, answer any questions or concerns you have about the treatment, recommend proper dosing and frequency, and also recommend nutritional supplements that will provide support for hormone replacement. Again, all of this is included in the Initial Consultation with no additional charge for the first follow-up appointment.
The initial cost includes the first consultation with physician, lab work, your first injection, analysis and review of lab work, and follow-up visit. You will then come in every 7-14 days as directed by the physician. We charge a monthly fee for your office visit and testosterone injections. We also will need to perform 3-4 more lab tests throughout the first year to stabilize testosterone levels. After 12 months we will only need to do lab work every 6 months.
What are some of the symptoms?
What are the potential benefits of testosterone replacement therapy?
- Improve muscle mass and strength while decreasing fat, leading to a more lean physique
- Increase bone mineral density
- Thicken body hair and skin, leading to fewer wrinkles and a younger appearance
- Improve sexual desire and function
- Boosted energy with better sleep
- Decrease irritability and depression
- Improve cognitive function and memory