Low Testosterone Treatment
At Kingsberg Medical, we provide low testosterone treatment to men and women customized to their body’s specific needs. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is not, nor should it ever be, a one-size-fits-all approach to hormone balancing. Many factors go into the determination of treatment for low testosterone, including:
- The level of testosterone deficiency
- Body composition
- Symptom severity
- Desired low testosterone treatment results
These are only a few of the factors that a hormone specialist takes into consideration when determining the course of treatment.
Why are the desired results for low testosterone treatment important?
One reason why the doctor must know the anticipated low testosterone treatment benefits is to ensure the proper hormone therapy is provided. For example, if a man with low testosterone is in the process of starting or building a family, treatment for low testosterone levels can adversely affect that goal.
The process of spermatogenesis (sperm cell maturation) relies on a healthy supply of testosterone produced in the testes. When a man receives supplemental testosterone, the hypothalamus registers the higher level in the bloodstream and reduces signals sent to the pituitary gland to produce hormones that stimulate testosterone production. As a result, natural testosterone secretion often declines, resulting in a reduced sperm count because exogenous testosterone never enters the testes.
Does that mean I cannot receive low testosterone treatment if I have Low T and am trying to conceive with my partner?
Treatment for low testosterone in men can proceed in many situations. The doctor may prescribe HCG or clomid along with the TRT to help stimulate testosterone production. Or, those medications may be the only recommended treatment until after conception occurs. Again, testosterone therapy is ALWAYS personalized based on individual needs.
Low testosterone treatment is always personalized based on individual needs.
Why Do Women Need Low Testosterone Treatment?
Testosterone is as crucial for women as it is for men. The primary difference is that males require a higher level of testosterone in their bodies than females. That does not make it any less important for a woman to maintain healthy testosterone levels.
What happens when a woman has low testosterone?
Testosterone’s reputation as a sex hormone is well-earned. It helps women maintain vaginal lubrication, sexual desire, fantasies, and pleasurable orgasms. However, the functions of testosterone in the female body go well beyond its sexual aspects.
Testosterone is crucial for maintaining the following:
- Strong bones and muscles
- Sharp brain functions
- A healthy heart
- Hair growth
- Red blood cell production
- Low cholesterol and blood pressure levels
- Insulin sensitivity
- Balanced mood
- Restful sleep
These are the reasons why many women turn to low testosterone treatment when they begin to notice signs of menopause. Some, who experience infertility, may benefit earlier in adulthood as testosterone makes the ovarian follicles more sensitive to the hormones that help with oocyte formation and release.
What is the treatment for low testosterone in women?
Because they need a much lower dosage and strength of testosterone, our doctors do not recommend traditional hormone medications used for male Low T. Instead, treatment for low testosterone in women consists of a compounded cream applied daily to a small area of skin. The hormone specialist determines the strength and dosage for each woman and prescribes that for a compounding pharmacy to produce.
Low testosterone treatment is as important for women as it is for men.
Low Testosterone Treatment Options for Men
Men have many choices available when it comes to low testosterone treatment. However, not all are created equal, and some can increase the risk of potentially dangerous side effects.
Which low testosterone treatment options are the best for men?
The best treatment for low testosterone is injectable testosterone in the form of either testosterone cypionate, testosterone enanthate, or a combination of the two. Again, our board-certified doctor determines which treatment is best based on individual needs.
Why are testosterone cypionate and enanthate injections better choices than patches, gels, transbuccal tablets, or implants?
Here are the reasons why our doctors prefer using injectable testosterone:
- Best absorption into the bloodstream for the quickest results
- Convenience of once-a-week injections
- At-home administration
- Lowest cost of all treatment options
- Least risk of cross-contamination to others
- Reduced incidence of skin reactions often seen with gels and patches
Testosterone gels and patches increase the risk of cross-contamination to others, especially women and children. They can be messy to use, bothersome, and expensive. The level of absorption is also an unknown factor.
With implantable testosterone pellets, a man must undergo an expensive surgical procedure that could produce inflammation or, in some cases, infection. If an adverse reaction to the pellets occurs, a complicated surgical procedure is necessary to remove them from the body. Also, some pellets could work their way out from underneath the skin, exiting the body, and reducing the benefits.
Another option, transbuccal testosterone tablets, adheres to the gum line, and can cause a bitter taste, oral discomfort, tenderness, pain, and even increase liver toxicity risk if accidently swallowed.
Testosterone cypionate and enanthate injections are the best low testosterone treatment for men.
How Do I Get Low Testosterone Treatment?
Men and women who suspect that they suffer from testosterone deficiency can contact Kingsberg Medical directly for a free consultation. No referral is necessary, and all consultations take place over the phone. Telemedicine makes it easy to speak with a hormone specialist, get answers to questions, and find out if you need testing for low testosterone treatment without ever leaving your home. Consultations are always confidential, and there is no obligation to proceed with testing or treatment.
The ability to get medical treatment for low testosterone is crucial, as it helps reduce the risk of developing further health conditions as you age. Low testosterone levels are often linked to the following:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Metabolic syndrome
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular disease
- Heart attack
- High cholesterol
To help improve your quality of life, appearance, health, mood, energy, sex drive, and brain functions, contact Kingsberg Medical today to learn more about low testosterone treatment.