Kingsberg Medical has Testosterone Doctors in San Jose CA
Testosterone deficiency (TD) can impact many aspects of a person’s life. The symptoms of this condition can affect a person’s job performance and interfere with personal relationships with symptoms like:
- Mood changes
- Loss of muscle strength
- Low red blood cell count; anemia
- Lack of interest in sex (and performance issues)
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Weaker bones and osteoporosis
- Increased body fat
- Poor concentration
- Less energy
- Gynecomastia, reduced facial and body hair growth, low semen volume (in men)
- Abnormal menstruation, painful intercourse, vaginal dryness (in women).
It is easy to imagine how these symptoms can get in the way of career, social and personal enjoyment and enthusiasm. The combination of reduced sexual function and lower-based moods can be quite detrimental to a romantic partnership; depression on its own has a wide range of repercussions in a person’s life.
On a positive note, Kingsberg Medical has testosterone doctors in San Jose CA who can help by providing a medicinal supplementation of hormones to achieve optimal balance in their levels. What this process does is supply the body with the amount it needs to restore normal physiological and psychological functionality.
These treatment programs include all of the legally required diagnostic testing, authentic medication dispensed in patient-specific dosages, full supervision, and any supportive vitamin or exercise regimen recommendations.
Our physicians treat TD with either intramuscular injections, or medicated gel or cream. While the intramuscular injections are considered to be the most efficient, each option provides sufficient hormone replacement, and each has their own advantages and disadvantages. The testosterone doctors in San Jose CA will choose which method is best depending on the patient’s dosage needs and contraindications, if any.
The diagnosis of clinical deficiency involves a physical exam, full medical history and a hormone blood evaluation. The confirmation of diagnosis is based on low blood levels and display of symptoms.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) from Kingsberg Medical’s testosterone doctors uses the best medication in the form of intramuscular injections or topical creams and gels to return hormone levels in the blood to normal.
How is Low Testosterone (Low T) Diagnosed?
Since there is no universally accepted threshold of hormone levels that signify low T and the diagnosis cannot be verified without knowledge of symptoms, medical history and a physical examination, lab results of the blood test must be interpreted in appropriate clinical settings. What this means is that simply finding a laboratory and getting hormone levels tested is inadequate (especially since out-patient laboratories that only provide blood testing determine their findings on a generic range scale).
Testosterone deficiency is not diagnosed on blood results alone; symptoms must be present. Only testosterone doctors in San Jose CA can verify a deficiency that validates treatment when they are in possession of all of the pertinent medical information on the patient, and not just the blood test.
For this reason, attempting to cut corners in following the full regulations of obtaining treatment is not recommended. While initially it may seem cost effective, in the long term it is anything but. As it is, low T is an often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed condition, resulting in over- or under-treatment; attempting to bypass the need to visit testosterone doctors in San Jose CA doubles the chances of that happening.
Under-treating low T can improve symptoms, but the individual will still basically be deficient but with less severe symptoms; over-medication can result in side effects, some of which are irreversible; and excessive levels of testosterone can lead to intense aggression, criminal behavior, and violence.
Testosterone Therapy Benefits
A testosterone deficiency can cause mood swings and irritability, fatigue and low energy, inability to concentrate or focus, a reduction in muscle strength, and a low sexual drive.
The benefits of legitimate and individually-dosed treatment from testosterone doctors in San Jose CA can stop the symptoms, prevent them from increasing, and restore any damage.
Low T is linked to a variety of cardiovascular risks. Men and women who have angina, chest pain, or the pressure caused by the heart not getting enough blood can benefit from testosterone replacement therapy, reports Harvard Medical School, because treatment can widen the coronary arteries.
For people with anemia, TRT is effective because it increases red blood cell production.
Replenishment therapy will also control weight and enhance body composition by decreasing excess fat stores while increasing the size and strength of muscles. The added energy that comes with balanced hormones also increases the ability for effective workouts, adding to better weight management.
Another benefit is the support to bone density from hormonal balance, which can prevent susceptibility to easy fractures and the development of osteoporosis. Stronger bones also support the muscles and internal organs, further enhancing athletic performance.
Prescribed therapy programs from testosterone doctors can also improve focus and concentration, as well as prevent temperamental changes and mood disturbances. Irritability and depression are common signs of low T.
Therapy improves the quality of sleep and lessens the frequency of sleep disruptions like the need for nighttime urination. Sleep becomes more rejuvenative when an individual can sleep without interruptions that prevent them from reaching the REM stages.
Of course, the most well-known fact about TRT is its beneficial effect on the libido and sexual performance. This holds true for both men and women (although women’s bodies require less concentration of the androgen than men’s).
Are There Side Effects To Testosterone Use?
Side effects of testosterone therapy are uncommon and most often dose-related – specifically, in the situation of too high a dosage. Increased aggression, mild acne, weight gain, and frequent urination can happen. When treatment is correctly supervised by testosterone doctors in San Jose CA adjustments can be made to the dosage to correct these issues.
It is these side effects of incorrect use that are the reason this medication is controlled and not allowed in professional sports. Major athletes, because of their need to remain competitive and relevant, have to be in top physical form. A healthy lifestyle – a requirement for athletic prowess – to the extreme that professional athletes and bodybuilders go to lengths to achieve can be enough to allow the body to maintain adequate testosterone levels, or enough to prevent the natural decline from becoming symptomatic.
Medicinal supplementation in an asymptomatic individual is harmful. Even bio-identical formulations that are as safe as natural hormones will cause problems in too-high amounts.
The Kingsberg Medical testosterone doctors in San Jose CA do not condone recreational or off-label use of medication and will not prescribe medicinal treatment to professional athletes or bodybuilders. Such practice is unethical and unsafe, and our physicians are committed to patient health and safety in treatment.