Testosterone Therapy for Men in Cincinnati
At Your Wellness Center, we are dedicated to providing the best Testosterone Therapy in Cincinnati knowing that it can be the spark to change your life around. We want you to feel youthful again, whether that means adding a little romance back into your most intimate relationships, having the energy to hit the gym or play with your kids or grandkids, or even sleeping more soundly than you do now. Our goal is to educate every male patient with as much information as we can about using hormone therapy, specifically the optimization of testosterone.
Testosterone Therapy: Signs and Symptoms
Testosterone deficiencies present themselves as various symptoms. Everyone’s hormonal timeline is different and each person can experience these changes at a different rate depending on their lifestyle. Hormone Therapy works to alleviate your testosterone symptoms, including a mix of:
- Night sweats
- Poor sleep and lack of energy
- Inability to lose weight
- Weight gain or muscle mass loss for no apparent reason
- Mood swings, depression, or anxiety
- Decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and sexual satisfaction
- Osteoporosis or joint pain
- Loss of focus or chronic fatigue (leading to lots of afternoon naps or relying on caffeine)
Optimal Testosterone Levels
Optimal testosterone levels can serve to provide the following optimal results:
- Deeper sleep and feeling rested when waking
- Increased physical energy and mental clarity
- Increase in lean muscle mass and bone health
- Decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, cholesterol and inflammation
- Increased libido, sexual satisfaction and alleviating erectile dysfunction
It is important to remember that there could be many contributing factors to your symptoms and that you may need to consider other options for optimal results:
- Thyroid Health
- Regular exercise
- Supplementation with Vitamin D, DHEA, Melatonin…etc.
- Appropriate nutrition
- IV Therapy to help meet nutrient and amino acid needs.
Optimal vs. Normal Testosterone
It is common for the majority of male patients who come into our office to claim that, “My primary care physician says that my testosterone levels are normal, but I still don’t feel right”. The basic premise comes down to the interpretation of labs and the difference between “normal” vs. “optimal” testosterone levels. At Your Wellness Center in Cincinnati, we are normally able to help you feel better because our providers interpret lab results differently than traditional methods. We want to treat you and the symptoms you have, so we don’t base our medical decisions on whether your blood draw number falls within the “normal” range on a piece of paper. We see men and women every day who come in with “normal” lab results – but they’re still experiencing a myriad of symptoms that are associated with a “low” level! This tells our providers that you are not part of this “normal” population, and therefore shouldn’t be treated as such.
Our experienced providers will work with you to improve your quality of life, bring your lab levels to the best optimal range possible, and ensure that you are being treated as an individual, not just a number on a piece of paper.
“Treat the symptoms, NOT the numbers.”
Bioidentical Testosterone vs. Synthetic Testosterone: It Isn’t That Complicated
In fact, it is actually very simple: bioidentical testosterone is a hormone that is chemically identical to the natural testosterone your body once produced in larger quantities. The chemical structure, behavior, and interaction of bioidentical testosterone is identical to the naturally occurring testosterone in your body. While it is normal for your body to gradually decrease (or even stop) the production of testosterone over time, it is important to remember that we are at our healthiest when our hormones, specifically testosterone, are at natural OPTIMAL levels.
As an example, the structures below represent the differences between natural testosterone and a synthetic.
Testosterone Therapy Options
At Your Wellness Center, we offer a couple of options when it comes to testosterone therapy. They include the use of topical creams and subcutaneous insertions with the use of pellets. Within our practice, the majority of patients choose the use of testosterone pellets. For male patients who still desire future fertility or are of a young age, testosterone therapy is unfortunately not an option due to the possibility of decreased sperm production. Clomid may be a better option for these patients and can be addressed with the medical provider.
Pellet insertions include the use of a testosterone pellet, about the size of the grain of rice, which is inserted under the skin of the fatty part of the buttocks. Our medical providers use a local anesthetic to make the procedure essentially painless. The pellet slowly dissolves over the next 3-6 months, leaving no residual effects, and allowed for a longer-lasting optimal testosterone level.
After the first pellet insertion, peak lab levels are drawn around 4 weeks. Our providers then review the results to ensure an appropriate hormone dosage is prescribed. You’ll then come in every 4-5 months (depending on your medical history) for a recurring pellet insertion.
We also offer topical testosterone creams that are applied daily to the genitals. Only a small percentage of our patients are using creams, because:
- Transference can be an issue, especially with children around the house
- Clothes, bedding, towels can absorb the cream, so they must be washed to avoid transference too
- It requires consistent, daily application to remain effective
Testosterone Therapy & Sexual Health
We hear it almost every day – “You saved my marriage.” Many patients come in because as they age, they don’t quite feel as healthy as they used to. In a month or two, they see a transformation in not only their health, energy, mood, but with their libido, erectile dysfunction, and sexual satisfaction.
How We Empower You in the Battle with Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Research has found that low testosterone levels impact your energy, mood, libido, and ability to enjoy intercourse. For men, this means that 95% of you will not be able to improve your erectile dysfunction (ED) until your low Testosterone levels are corrected first. This is why we recommend a comprehensive bloodwork panel to evaluate the possibility of sub-optimal testosterone levels. By optimizing your testosterone, we can create a solid foundation to ensure a healthy libido and the ability of the body to respond to the possible need of the P-Shot to help with:
- Becoming fully erect like when they were 18 years old
- Maintaining an erection
- Achieving an orgasm
Fill out our online consultation form to get started with Hormone Therapy!
The easiest way to get started with hormone therapy and optimizing your testosterone, progesterone and estrogen today is to fill out a health history form. Our providers will look over your goals and health history before contacting you to get your initial bloodwork scheduled.