Hormone Optimization

Men’s Wellness Experts in Tucson, Arizona

As men age, they may encounter changes in their overall well-being that are commonly perceived as normal and attributed to the aging process. However, some of these changes may actually be caused by hormonal imbalances or nutrient deficiencies that can be corrected. It’s essential to seek proper evaluation and diagnosis to identify the underlying causes of these changes and to determine the most effective treatment options.

What is the Hormone Optimization Protocol?

Our Hormone Optimization Protocol offers a contemporary approach to evaluating and treating men’s hormones. While a healthy diet and exercise routine can potentially elevate hormone levels, sometimes it may not be sufficient to achieve the optimal levels required by the body. Maintaining adequate hormone levels has been demonstrated to have numerous benefits, such as promoting bone density, reducing insulin resistance, decreasing body fat, and lowering cardiovascular risk. Despite the mainstream medical community lagging behind in this field, we uphold a different philosophy that is grounded in the latest research to provide assessment and treatment for men who require hormone optimization.

Our Hormone Optimization Protocol offers both in-plan options and monthly subscriptions to suit your needs. We conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your testosterone, thyroid, growth hormone, and other related labs to develop a personalized treatment plan to address your specific hormone-related concerns. Our team will work with you to identify the best approach for optimizing your hormones and achieving your desired outcomes.

Hormone Optimization FAQs

What will testosterone therapy do for me?

Testosterone therapy has many benefits beyond improved sexual function. Testosterone therapy can also benefit mood and energy levels, promote healthy muscle strength, lean body mass, and bone density.

What are the risks of testosterone therapy?

Testosterone therapy is generally safe, but in rare cases, can cause acne, male pattern baldness, low sperm count, breast growth, liver problems, blood clots, heart failure, and prostate enlargement.

What is andropause?

Andropause is a controversial phenomenon that some describe as the male version of menopause. It describes the symptoms that aging men experience as testosterone production decreases, usually beginning in a man’s 40s. Symptoms include loss of muscle mass, mood swings, insomnia, poor concentration, sexual dysfunction, and lack of energy. The medical community does not agree that andropause exists.

Who is a good candidate for testosterone therapy?

We consider multiple factors besides total testosterone levels to determine if someone is an appropriate candidate for replacement therapy. A detailed history and physical exam in conjunction with lab analysis and your symptoms are necessary.

How can I raise my testosterone levels naturally?

Exercise, weight loss, improved diet, as well as some vitamins and supplements may help increase your body’s own testosterone production. This strategy may work for those who are overweight, inactive, and have a poor diet. This strategy probably wont work for those who are relatively active and healthy or those who have certain health conditions causing low testosterone production.

What Steps Should I Take Going Forward?

Testosterone optimization begins when you decide to take charge of your body and lifestyle. To meet with our team and take advantage of the many benefits of our program philosophy, contact our Tucson office by calling or filling out our online form.

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