At Rhett Women’s Center we provide bioidentical testosterone optimization for men using creams or pellets as desired. As men age testosterone may decline. A comprehensive blood panel is the first step toward determining each patient’s individual testosterone treatment plan. Dr. Edmund Rhett is the provider of Men’s Services.
- Testosterone helps maintain men’s:
- Bone density
- Fat distribution
- Cognitive/Memory improvement
- Muscle strength and mass
- Facial and body hair
- Red blood cell production
- Sex drive
- Sperm production
Men can experience the following signs and symptoms as a result of lower testosterone levels:
- Changes in sexual function. This may include reduced sexual desire.
- Changes in sleep patterns such as causes insomnia or other sleep disturbances.
- Various physical changes are possible, including increased body fat, reduced muscle bulk and strength, and decreased bone density.
- Reduction in energy.
- Decreased motivation or self-confidence, or depression.
- Trouble concentrating or remembering things.
A blood test is the only way to diagnose a low testosterone level.
Here are some resources for your reference:
No Evidence of TRT Link to Prostate Cancer | Medpage Today
No Evidence of TRT Link to Prostate Cancer
— Observational studies back testosterone safety
“Loss of testosterone causes loss of libido, energy, strength, sexual function, memory, cognition, muscle and bone. Testosterone replacement, as far as quality of life is concerned, is tremendous.” Medical Crossfire 2001Jan;Vol.3 No.1:17-18
“Symptoms of low testosterone may occur due to decreased serum levels or reduced receptor site sensitivity. In spite of normal blood levels patients will still feel and function better when testosterone is prescribed.” Medical Crossfire 2001 Jan;Vol.3 No. 1:17-18.
“Testosterone replacement improves muscle mass and strength, libido, erectile function, bone density, memory, cognition, myocardial function. It is unconscionable for physicians not to treat men with testosterone.” Medical Crossfire 2001Jan;Vol. 3 No.1:47-50.
“Low testosterone levels are associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and carotid atherosclerosis.” Diabetes Care 2003 June;Vol. 36, No. 6: 20-30.
“Testosterone levels have nothing to do with causing prostate cancer.” Cancer 1999, July 15;88(2):312-5.
“None of the 12 longitudinal population based studies, such as the “Physician’s Health Study,” found any increased risk of prostate cancer in men with higher levels compared to men with lower levels of testosterone.” New England Journal of Medicine 2004;350:482-92.
“Low testosterone levels increase cardiovascular disease. High testosterone levels protect against cardiovascular disease.” Diabetes Metab 1995 Vol. 21:156-161.
“Higher testosterone levels increase cognition and memory.” Neurology 2005 Mar. 8; 64-5:866-71.
“Testosterone decreases cholesterol and raises HDL.” Atherosclerosis 1996 Mar;121(1): 35-43.
“Low testosterone levels are associated with higher cardiovascular risk. Testosterone supplementation reduces abdominal fat and improves insulin sensitivity. Testosterone lowers cholesterol also.” Diabetes Metab 2004 Feb;30(1):29-34
“Hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women and testosterone replacement in men reduce the degree of central obesity.” Obesity Review 2004 Nov; 5(4): 197-216.
“High doses of synthetic, anabolic steroids cause side effects. No such side effects have been observed using low doses of natural testosterone. Avoidance of supraphysiologic levels prevents any side effects.” Female Patient 2004 Nov; Vol.29: 40-45.