Low Testosterone Treatment Clinics in Fresno CA
Low testosterone, or Low T or hypogonadism can affect about 40% of men over the age of 45, yet less than 5% of these men are actually diagnosed and treated.
It is a common diagnosis that is often missed due to the possible presence of other medical conditions, and because the symptoms at first seem vague. When a diagnosis is confirmed, low testosterone treatment clinics in Fresno CA may be offer testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) providing any other causes have been excluded and there appear to be no contraindications to its use.
TRT has been firmly established as a safe and effective principle treatment for low T for over 30 years, with major strides in raising awareness and understanding through studies that have helped clarify its prevalence and the comorbid illnesses (such as osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures, metabolic syndrome, COPD, and type II diabetes) associated with it.
Anyone receiving testosterone therapy should be medically supervised throughout the treatment program, and if necessary testosterone levels should be assessed within 2 to 3 months after therapy is initiated. The doctors at low testosterone treatment clinics in Fresno CA such as Kingsberg Medical do provide such supervision and re-evaluations.
Laboratory diagnosis of low T can be a challenge, because serum levels are subject to temporal variations such as time of day, time of year, and age of the patients. Certain illnesses and medications can temporarily affect measurements, making it necessary for a diagnosis to be made by a qualified hormone specialist or an endocrinologist who has access to evaluation of both the blood test results and full physical evaluation – including past history – of each patient.
The laboratory results of the blood test need to be interpreted in the appropriate clinical setting by a qualified physician as each evaluation is individual to the patient. Call Kingsberg Medical today to find out how low testosterone treatment can change your life.
How Testosterone Therapy Can Help Women
Most women will spend one third of their lives in the postmenopausal stage, during which they may suffer common complaints such as anger, depression, mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia, a lack of physical and emotional well-being, and as many as 50% of them will have some form of sexual dysfunction.
Osteoporosis is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in older women. There is a direct correlation between low T and hip fracture and loss of height in postmenopausal women.
Low testosterone treatment clinics in Fresno CA can provide viable options for women with the postmenopausal complaints of mood changes, poor sexual function and hot flashes since the development of recent evidence against what had once been the traditional synthetic estrogen therapy.
Kingsberg Medical physicians understand that there is a great difference in the necessary testosterone levels between women and men, and that the administration of testosterone to women requires an especially precise accuracy because they need so much less than men. Fortunately, all of our patients receive individualized treatment; it is standard practice of ours to handle each therapy program uniquely. Every single patient, woman or man, gets the same attention from the physician who diagnoses and evaluates dosage according only to the blood, physical condition and past history of each person.
This is the difference that low testosterone treatment clinics in Fresno CA can make over therapy from a family practitioner, or worse, treatment attempted on one’s own.
What Is The Most Effective Form Of Testosterone Medication?
Testosterone can be admitted by injection or topically and can improve a woman’s or hypogonadal man’s sexual function, muscle strength, bone density, and provide her or him with an overall sense of well-being.
The different low testosterone treatment clinics in Fresno CA use different formulations of medications. Some prescribe intramuscular injections, transdermal patches, lotions or gels, oral tablets, long-acting subcutaneous implants, a testosterone stick, or a mucoadhesive material that gets applied above the teeth.
Kingsberg Medical only prescribes the hormone in injectable form or through lotions or gels. The injectable formulation is most effective. The gels and lotions are not as instantly effective, but each are quite effective; these are usually the formulations used when a patient requires a small dose.
Kingsberg Medical would never prescribe any oral formulation; anything taken orally would have to pass through the liver and could be toxic.
There are advantages and disadvantages to each administration method. Some people are needle phobic; the topical administrations can irritate the skin and cause concern for the transference of medication to other people around. The doctor will help make the decision on which method is best for each patient.
Don’t be afraid to call the different low testosterone treatment clinics in Fresno CA and ask them which medications they prescribe, why those are their chosen forms of treatment, and what the risks and side effects, if any, are.
Kingsberg Medical provides treatment for low T in injectable and topical formulations only. We do not provide, prescribe or recommend oral formulations; if taken orally, they can lead to hepatic damage or liver toxicity. Each method of administration has its own advantages and disadvantages. Talk to your doctor to see which approach will be best for you.
How Safe is Testosterone Therapy?
There has been a lot of talk about the risks of testosterone therapy. Often the risks are compared to the risks associated with steroid use; this has to do with the scandals involving professional athletes turning to different types of medication to gain a competitive edge in their sport of choice.
One fact noticeably absent in these sensationalized stories is the fact that this method of use is abuse of the medication by means of over use. Low testosterone treatment clinics in Fresno CA cannot provide medicine for bodybuilders and professional athletes.
Intentional overuse of the medication is illegal and unsafe. Balanced testosterone levels are part of what keeps people healthy; imbalanced levels detract from a person’s health, whether the imbalance is a deficiency or an overage. Legitimate testosterone replacement therapy is use of the medication to achieve balance; this is the safe zone. Recreational use is too much, and that is dangerous.
One point that doctors at low testosterone treatment clinics in Fresno CA stress to their patients is to follow the medication instructions to the letter. Treatment for low T has been around for a number of years and is consistently proven to be safe. Also consistent is the reinforcement, or backhanded proof that most all cases involving testosterone side effects are the results of improper use.
In the event that side effects do occur, the watchful eye of the physician who is monitoring treatment will catch it and make adjustments to the dose amount immediately.