What Is Testosterone?
Testosterone, commonly known as the “male sex hormone”, plays a major role in normal sexual development, fertility, and sexual performance along with being mainly responsible for all of the characteristics we typically associate with being a man (i.e. increased muscle mass, body, deeper voice, body and facial hair, etc.). In addition, testosterone affects many other physiological processes (i.e. blood sugar, cardiac, red blood cells, bone, mental). The low testosterone treatment Phoenix area residents trust can help alleviate these common health issues.
Low Testosterone Causes?
Testosterone is produced primarily in the testicles, with a small amount being produced in the adrenal glands (small gland that sits on top of each kidney). Low-T can be multifactorial and has many causes, which can originate from a problem within the testicles and/or a problem that originates external to the testicles:
- Normal Aging
- Poor nutrition
- Lifestyle (i.e. poor sleep, high stress, sedentary)
- Injury or conditions of the hypothalamus and/or pituitary gland
- Injury to testicles
- Infections (i.e. Mumps)
- History of undescended testicles
- Genetic conditions (i.e. Klinefelter Syndrome)
- Environmental toxicity
- Cancer treatments (i.e. radiation and/or chemotherapy)
Low Testosterone Symptoms
If you think women are the only ones having to deal with declining hormone levels and their related effects (menopause), think again! Men’s testosterone levels start to decline by an average of 1% per year after the age of 30 and continues well into the golden years. This decline becomes more evident in middle-age when some men start to experience the effects of what has become known as “Low-T”, also known as “male menopause” or Andropause.
Signs that you might be a candidate for the low testosterone treatment Scottsdale trusts:
- A reduced or loss of sex drive (libido)
- Experience erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Weight gain
- Decrease in muscle mass
- Decreased physical performance
- Difficulties sleeping or insomnia
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feel fatigued and have low energy on a regular basis
- Feel depressed, irritable, and/or have mood swings
Low Testosterone Treatment Options
At T2 Health, we take a completely different approach to helping our patients suffering with low testosterone. We help you uncover the real causes of your low testosterone and provide personalized treatment based on your unique needs and goals to help you truly heal. We offer a variety of treatment options, including:
Bioidentical Testosterone Therapy:
- Transdermal - topical gels, creams and patches
- Sublingual (under the tongue) Troches
- Buccal (between the cheek and gum) Troches
- Intramuscular injections – most common for male testosterone BHRT
- Pellet Insertion – An in-office minor surgical procedure where testosterone pellets are placed within the fatty tissue, typically in the buttock area, thru a small incision. Typically, this last about 4-6 months.
hCG Injections – Used on its own or with testosterone to maintain fertility (and prevent testicular atrophy) and increase testosterone. Performed as an easy subcutaneous injection.
Clomiphene – A selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), typically used for woman infertility. However, it is well-studied and research-backed as an “off-label” use for increasing the natural testosterone production and secretion while maintaining fertility. This medication is taken orally in tablet form.
Anastrozole – An aromatase inhibitor which blocks the conversion of testosterone into estradiol, the predominant form of estrogen in men (and women).
Nutrition & Lifestyle Therapies
Nutritional & Lifestyle Counseling – Many of our lifestyle choices can affect our ability to produce and secrete testosterone. Healthy nutrition, physically active vs sedentary lifestyle, excessive alcohol, quality and restful sleep (for many hormones, hormone production is at its highest when we sleep), effective management of our stress, and healthy and loving relationships.
Nutrient IV’s & Injections – Nutrients delivered intravenously and intramuscularly that help support optimal testosterone levels, and other bodily functions for increasing overall health and well-being.
Professional-Grade Supplements – Natural substances, which may include vitamins, minerals, fish oils, botanical medicines, animal tissue (i.e. glandulars), and other therapeutic natural substances, which help support optimal testosterone levels, and other bodily functions for increasing overall health and well-being.
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We invite you to schedule a free, no obligation “Discovery Meeting” to meet our doctors, or Personal Physicians as we like to say. In this meeting they will discuss your health goals, treatment options, and answer any of your questions.