Testosterone is a very important hormone for both men and women. Levels begin to decrease in women 10 to 20 years prior to menopause. In men, levels drop each year beginning in the 20’s - 30’s. There are significant consequences with regard to aging because of declining testosterone levels. There are testosterone receptors in most cell types in the body, making it a vital hormone for maintaining youthfulness and vitality.
Our goal is to optimize your levels of testosterone, not just replace some of what is lost. In men, we achieve levels betweens 1000 and 1200, which is the upper quartile (25%-ile) of the normal range. Most men in their thirties and above are in the 200 to 500 range. A normal range for women is not well established. After treating over a million women in this country, researchers at BioTe have found that women feel the best, with the least side effects, at levels from 150 to 250 or higher. This can vary as every person is unique and special. Blood levels will be checked 2-5 weeks after pellet placement to ensure that the optimal range is achieved. If levels are below optimal, we will provide a ‘boost’ with your office visit follow up at no extra charge.
In addition, testosterone prevents and treats osteoporosis, protects the heart, lowers blood sugar, and decreases the risk of Alzheimer's Disease and breast cancers. Learn more about the Bioidential Hormone Replacement Treatments we offer at Flourish. Contact us to make a consultation.