Testosterone is a very important hormone for both men and women. Levels begin to decrease in women 10 to 20 years prior to menopause. In men, levels drop each year beginning in the 20s – 30s. There are significant consequences with regard to aging because of declining testosterone levels. There are testosterone receptors in most cell types in the body, making it a vital hormone for maintaining youthfulness and vitality.
How we help you Flourish.
Our goal is to optimize your levels of testosterone, not just replace some of what is lost. In men, we achieve levels between 1000 and 1200, which is the upper quartile (25%-ile) of the normal range. Most men in their thirties and above are in the 200 to 500 range. A normal range for women is not well established. After treating over a million women in this country, BioTe has found that women feel the best, with the least side effects, at levels from 150 to 250 or higher. This can vary as every person is unique and special. Blood levels will be checked 2-5 weeks after pellet placement to ensure that the optimal range is achieved. If levels are below optimal, we will provide a ‘boost’ with your office visit follow up at no extra charge.
When your testosterone is optimized, you will experience the following:
- Increased Energy
- Increased Mental Focus and Clarity
- More Restful Sleep
- Increased Libido and Sexual Response
- Less Joint Pain
- Improved Mood/Less Anxiety
- Higher Metabolic Rate
- Improved Muscle Tone, Mass, & Strength
In addition, testosterone helps to prevent and treat osteoporosis, protects the heart, and helps lower blood sugar. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) decreases the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and hormone dependent breast cancer. For men, learn more about Andropause and our treatment options. And women will better understand the effects of low testosterone on our hormones page.
At Flourish Medical + Wellness we will work with you to determine the best options for you and offer guidance to improve your health and wellness. Find out more information and contact us to schedule a consultation.