Andropause is Low Testosterone
Andropause is treated with bio identical testosterone replacement therapy. Our approach has always been more structured and comprehensive. We take the long view. That is a total assessment of all your hormones. To give you a visual snapshot of your current hormonal balance. This is goal of all our programs — to re-establish youthful hormonal BALANCE. It is a delicate interplay between all hormones.
Comprehensive Evaluation is Essential
We spend the requisite time fully testing all aspects of your health with a comprehensive chemistry and hormonal blood panel. This includes:
- Sex hormones (estrogens progesterone, testosterones)
- Hematology for red blood cells counts and white blood cell counts
- Cardio vascular risk factors
This illustrates why simply assaying and following total testosterone levels is too simplistic.
We look at 7 biomarkers of androgenic testosterone replacement efficacy:
- Hematocrit for red blood cell mass
- Total testosterone
- Free testosterone
- Bioavailable testosterone
- DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is the essnetially active metabolite.
Balanced Hormonal Approach
Figure 1 is a pictorial representation of your hormonal hierarchy and cascade on top of a nutritional and lifestyle foundation. It forms the starting point of our time-tested and structured Premiere Anti Aging, Longevity and Rejuvenation Plans as well as our more focused programs.
You can refer back to our more expansive discussion of testosterone therapy on a separate page. These programs offer men (and women) the potential for reversing the aging clock. What does that mean for me? It offers you the possibility of regaining youthful vigor, stamina, muscle tone, skin rejuvenation. And increased sense of well being and renewed purpose.
As with all programs, the greatest rejuvenating benefits derive from a balanced, carefully administered combination of bio identical hormone replacement therapy, and where appropriate, thyroid replacement, that is specifically tailored to your biochemistry. It all starts with a call to us.
The Next Step – Therapy
“I think I am ready.” “I am suffering from low testosterone.” That is the first and most important step. “It’s my choice” … so what are you waiting for? Call us today at 408-358-8855.
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For a truly comprehensive exhaustive review of the world’s literature on testosterone replacement therapy, refer to the Life Extension Foundation protocol and MEDLINE research listing. This includes at least 289 citations at LEF Table of Contents