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Most men reach their peak level of testosterone at about age 30; from there, a slow decline starts and continues throughout life. After age 60, testosterone naturally drops off dramatically; the benefits of testosterone replacement for men over the age of 60 are unclear. Lowered testosterone can be caused by or worsened by:
A lowered testosterone level usually manifests itself in problems such as:
Las Vegas doctors can help diagnose lowered testosterone by doing blood tests, a first step in any testosterone replacement strategy. Comprehensive blood work is doubly important since it can rule out any other underlying causes of the above problems (they can come from many different sources other than decreased testosterone). Before moving forward with testosterone replacement, your testosterone replacement doctor in Las Vegas should discuss the potential risks with you. They include things such as:
Testosterone replacement therapy is usually done through a transdermal patch, gel or injections. Follow-up is important, as your doctor will need to monitor your testosterone levels through regular blood work. Considering the risks associated with the therapy, it’s important to know when to stop the treatment; with the unknowns still associated with testosterone replacement, many doctors are going to be very conservative moving forward with it. And as with any course of treatment, it’s essential that you follow the doctor’s orders to the letter. There are specialists at Las Vegas medical centers who are ready to discuss your symptoms with you, do an assessment and direct you towards a course of testosterone replacement therapy, all the way from testing through follow-up.
Men over 40, get your life back with testosterone replacement therapy! Call Patient First Wellness Center at (702) 474-6300