Low-T

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy in St. Louis

Our primary goal at The Edge For Men is to restore your vitality – physically, sexually, and mentally. The human body is very complex and Dr. Richard Moore, as a board certified internist, has extensive training in the management of the physiology of the human body, particularly in testosterone replacement therapy.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Moore will listen to your concerns about Low-T, take a full medical history, and review your laboratory studies. Based on this information, he will develop a testosterone replacement therapy plan to restore your hormonal balance and optimize your sexual wellbeing.

Low-T and Hormonal Balance

Low-T, also known as andropause, is the current term used to describe testosterone deficiency that progresses as we age. Low testosterone levels are inevitable in men and progresses as they age:

male testosterone production with age graph

 

The ADAM Questionnaire you complete helps identify the degree and severity of Low-T symptoms.

Once we have achieved an optimal hormonal balance of your testosterone and other related hormones, you will have an increased vitality in your life.

Low T Symptoms

low testosterone symptoms

Loss of energy

It’s normal to feel tired every once in a while. However, if you’ve been feeling worn out and have a markedly lower degree of energy levels more often than not, you may be dealing with the negative effects of Low-T.

Negative mood

Low-T can often wreak havoc on a man’s mood. If you’ve been feeling increased anxiety, depression, or negativity, it’s time to start paying attention to your testosterone levels. Besides, the negative emotions you’ve been experiencing can also suppress your body’s ability to produce testosterone, which exacerbates the issue.

Decreased libido

A tanked libido is one of the most common symptoms of Low-T. A lack of sexual desire can lead to other issues in the bedroom, including difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection.

Less muscle mass and strength

Testosterone helps your body create and maintain muscle mass. When there’s a deficiency, your body will start breaking down muscle tissue. You may even begin noticing that you aren’t seeing the results that you want at the gym.

Weight gain

An increase in fat, especially around the abdomen and stomach, often goes hand-in-hand with losing muscle mass. This visceral fat will also form around your organs, which increases your risk for diabetes and heart disease.

Weaker bones

Testosterone doesn’t just affect your muscles and sexual well-being; it can also negatively impact your bones. Low-T causes your bones’ tissues to break down faster than your body can repair them. This can put you at a higher risk of having low bone density and experiencing fractures and osteoporosis.

Cognitive decline

Men who suffer from Low-T may often find themselves having difficulty recalling information. Testosterone affects many areas of the brain, particularly the parts that are vital in memory. When your levels are low, your brain is more than likely not functioning at its best.

Increased risk of heart disease

Healthy levels of testosterone work hard to keep the blood vessels to your heart open, allowing the blood to flow freely throughout your body. When your testosterone levels are not optimized, it can threaten your heart’s health and increase your risk of heart disease.

Optimized Testosterone Levels

optimal testosterone benefits

Once we have achieved an optimal hormonal balance of your testosterone and other related hormones, you will have an increased vitality in your life. Here are some of the benefits you can expect to experience:

Treatment of Low-T and ED

Your vitality and quality of life will soon improve after receiving Low-T treatment. You will notice several positive benefits, including an increase to your sex drive. As your micro-vascular functions improve, you will also begin achieving enhanced erections and arousal responses.

Increased muscle mass

As your testosterone levels become optimized, your body will regain the ability to create and maintain muscle mass. In turn, you will find that your body fat will also decrease, especially if you pair your testosterone replacement therapy with strength training such as weight lifting.

Elevated mood

An overall negative mood and poor mental health can often be attributed in part to Low-T. When you receive testosterone replacement therapy, you should begin seeing an improvement to your mood and a reduction in anxiety and depression.

Improved energy levels

Testosterone increases your red blood cell count, which helps carry oxygen efficiently throughout your body and gives you more energy. Expect to see an increase in your energy levels after your Low-T is successfully addressed and treated.

Better sleep

Optimized levels of testosterone can also help you get quality shut-eye. If you have Low-T, your quality of sleep decreases as you experience more sleep disturbances. As your testosterone levels rise after treatment, you should see your sleeping patterns improve as well.

How to Treat Low-T/Andropause

For most patients, Low-T treatment includes injections or bio-identical hormone pellets, which are inserted beneath the skin and are slowly absorbed over 4 to 6 months. This method of delivery maintains a steady balance rather than the upward/downward swings associated with weekly injections or transdermal applications.

Within a very short period of time, you will experience noticeable improvements in your well-being as your testosterone levels are optimized. Lab studies, available at our office, are repeated after 12 to 14 weeks and follow-up at The Edge For Men at 16 weeks for consultation and injection or pellet insertion.

The Edge For Men in St. Louis is focused on restoring vitality and quality of life to the mature male. If you’re ready to regain the edge in your life, call now!

Testosterone Injections Vs Pellet Therapy

Injections

  • Usually done weekly
  • Inject testosterone into a muscle
  • Testosterone levels rise rapidly, hit a peak, then drop
  • Injections don’t allow for a nice, continuous testosterone level

Pellet Therapy

  • Testosterone is inserted beneath the skin
  • Slowly releases over a 4-6 month period
  • Maintains a steady testosterone level
  • Avoids peaks and troughs inherent with injections
  • Sustained energy, libido, strength

Testosterone Replacement Therapy

How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Works

  • Measure testosterone levels
  • Calculate an appropriate replacement dosage
  • Testosterone is placed beneath the skin in the form of a small pellet
  • Correct testosterone levels lowers risk for cardiovascular disease

Testosterone Pills

What are Testosterone Pills?

  • Available over the counter
  • Don’t actually contain testosterone, but are supplements
  • Not regulated by the FDA
  • No scientific studies to back up their effectiveness

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