Testosterone replacement therapy (also known as TRT) treatment in both men and women has repeatedly been shown to be safe. For instance, scientific evidence has debunked the myth that testosterone causes prostate cancer or heart disease. On the contrary, there is overwhelming scientific evidence that testosterone replacement therapy protects against a number of diseases and conditions. Some of these include diabetes, depression, obesity, heart disease in addition to neurological disorders like Alzhiemer’s and dementia. The Medical Health Institute is an HRT Clinic in Miami, FL specializing in Testosterone therapy, hormone therapy and other anti-aging clinics.
For more information on the entire testing process for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) visit our Low T Doctors Miami page. Michael Bertonatti gives us a very thorough analysis of how detailed the Low T Doctors at the Medical Health Institute really get.
One of our HRT doctors will determine the proper route of testosterone administration. We do this taking into account the patient’s preference. For instance, our physicians find that injectable testosterone therapy is the most efficient and effective way to increase testosterone levels. Transdermal creams have been shown to increase testosterone levels only slightly, if at all. In addition, it can take up to two hours for creams to fully absorb into the skin.
In regard to pellets, they can be painful and they can sometimes malfunction. In addition the dosage cannot be adjusted once implanted by the doctor. About 30% of our patients have used pellets and were ultimately unsatisfied with the results. Nonetheless, the patient can choose which method he is most comfortable with during their testosterone replacement therapy treatment.
We are going to cover almost all you need to know about Low T in this article. Before we break down the reasons behind getting a legitimate COMPLETE blood work, let’s start with the three things that define aging and how they relate to the following information. (Let the best Low T Doctors in Miami show you the way) 😉.
The three things that define aging, in our humble opinion are memory, vision and physical movement. Hormone Replacement Therapy and Low T treatment is hands down the best way to maintain the proper optimal function of these aging factors. Miami Low T doctors agree that this is the most essential tool you can use to age gracefully. However, hormone replacement therapy should never be considered without a complete understanding of how all the body’s hormones interact with each other. If one hormone is altered or deficient in your body, it will affect the actions of all of the other hormones and cause a “cascade effect.” The hormonal response of an individual is as unique as their fingerprints, and how one response to therapy is related to the condition of one’s health, genetic profile, stress level, nutritional supplementation, detoxification, lifestyle, and what you eat.
Nevertheless, we hope that you could agree that one size does not fit all, and why it’s so crucial that we customize each treatment for each patient with a proper blood work analysis. So, before starting you on a hormonal replacement treatment or if you are already on therapy, and your doctor is not ordering all of the following tests panels found below, we would ask you to think twice or at least consider his overall expertise in the field of regenerative and functional medicine.
We promise that once you read what each of these hormones job play in your body, you will understand why a blood work like this is absolutely invaluable to your well-being. Once you’ve gone through the material, you will no longer have any doubts about its importance. We want to prove to you that this by far the most comprehensive blood test you can order (for Low T and hormone replacement therapy). In addition, we want you to see how we are sincerely watching out for our patients’ best interest. As we know, most of us are on a busy schedule. Thus, we made the information as simple, accurate, and easy as possible for you to read and understand.
A hormone is a chemical the body produces to control and regulate the activity within your cells and organs. Hormones play a critical part in every bodily function. This includes bone density, digestion, metabolism, reproduction, sex drive, and mood. Think of them as “messenger molecules” that give your cells and organs instructions. For example, insulin is a hormone that causes cells to absorb glucose. Glucagon helps burn the sugar out of the fat cell. The luteinizing hormone helps produce more natural testosterone and sperm count. The point is your hormones are designed to work together, and not testing for all of them would be irresponsible of your Low T Doctor. So here you have it. Let your common sense decide if these panels are of any importance for your TRT therapy and Low T treatment .
SARMs S4 & S22 (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator) provide the benefits of traditional androgenic hormones such as testosterone. This includes increased muscle mass, fat loss, and bone density. They do this while having a lower tendency to produce the unwanted side effects of testosterone (aromatization and increased DHT). Furthermore, by acting and stimulating on the androgen receptor, SARMs can provide a similar therapeutic outcome to androgen therapy. It does so without any increase in androgen levels. SARMs have the potential to take the place of the androgens. Therefore, they exert many of the same positive effects on muscle tissue as testosterone. The anabolic effect has been measured to be roughly the same as testosterone. Moreover, it has also been shown to produce dose-dependent increases in bone mineral density. In effect, mechanical strength is increased while being able to decrease body fat and increase lean body mass.
Our Miami TRT Clinic has 2 locations and can tell you if testosterone replacement therapy is right for you. We have a number of other services in addition to ‘Low T’ treatment that can help you with health issues you might be having.
With our personalized testosterone therapy treatments, our male patients report an improvement in many or all of these areas over time. Check out our client testimonials and read our 5-star Google Reviews. We have over 130 5-star HRT reviews. That is the most HRT reviews in Miami. In addition You can read more about the benefits of testosterone in this Harvard University study
HCG treatment is used to increase testicular size and natural testosterone/semen production. Testosterone replacement therapy treatment causes the hypothalamus to shut down, and the production of gonadotropin releasing hormones (GNRH) ceases. Therefor, without GNRH, the pituitary glands stop releasing luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Without LH and FSH the testicles (gonads) shut down their production of testosterone and semen. For males, HCG treatment mimics the actions of LH and FSH.
We recommend using HCG while on testosterone replacement therapy and as a post-cycle treatment. This assists in avoiding adverse effects of unopposed exogenous testosterone therapy. If HCG is not used while on therapy, you’re likely to suffer from withdrawal symptoms. As a result, the testicles shrink and semen count drops drastically. During Testosterone Replacement Therapy our patients have observed an increase in testicular function and size within the first three injections. This is following intramuscular or subcutaneous injections. HCG serum concentrations peak within about six hours of administration and are fed for about 36 hours. These concentrations approach baseline (undetectable) levels around three days after administration during your testosterone replacement therapy treatment.
That depends on the patient’s blood evaluation. Based on the results, one of our physicians will determine if an aromatase inhibitor may be necessary throughout a patient’s prescribed testosterone treatment. Arimidex (Anastrozole) is an anti-aromatase medication (estrogen inhibitor). As a result, this medication is used concurrently with androgens like testosterone to help prevent water retention (edema) and gynecomastia (breast enlargement).
Having high levels of estrogen for prolonged periods may increase the chance of developing cardiovascular disease by up to 50%. Arimidex blocks the aromatase enzyme and prevents the production of estrogen. An excess of aromatase robs men of their testosterone benefits. In addition, it exposes them to higher than desirable estradiol (male estrogen) levels. As a result, by suppressing estrogen levels with an aromatase-inhibiting medication, such side effects can be avoided.
After your Testosterone Replacement Therapy treatment, Arimidex is used for several weeks as a post-therapy treatment. Arimidex is orally absorbed and reaches peak concentration in about one hour. It has a terminal half-life around 46 hours.
Hypogonadism refers to a decrease in testosterone production, sperm production, or both. Our physicians address the underlying hormone and testosterone issue of this condition. Set up a free consultation with the Medical Health Institute today to see if TRT treatment is right for you.
Based on our clinical experience, we have observed that our patients experience remarkable benefits from having serum testosterone. These levels have been between 500 ng/dL and 1,100 ng/dL. We consider these to be optimal. According to conventional medicine, 300 ng/dL is an acceptable level of testosterone. That being said, we rarely see patients experiencing benefits from such a low level.
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