Suppressed testosterone may result from poor diet, nutrient depletion, illness, stress, or side effects of medication or environmental toxins. Alcohol and other recreational drugs, psychiatric drugs, heavy metal toxicity, exposure to insecticides and herbicides, could all be possible causes of testosterone deficiency. The reference range of testosterone is wide, 300-1200 ng/dl, however, the optimal level is 800-1200ng/dl. Levels under 300 ng/dl are considered deficient at any age. A decline in the individual’s testosterone level, even within the normal range, may initiate deficiency symptoms that would likely improve with treatment.
Low testosterone syndrome is both a laboratory and clinical diagnosis. Any man experiencing symptoms should be tested. Testing is best performed in the morning, since testosterone will be higher at that time of day. Measurements of free or bioavailable testosterone may also be useful, since certain conditions, such as obesity, reduce the amount of testosterone available to the cells. Men with testosterone deficiency may respond rapidly and dramatically, often within days to a few weeks. It may be little things like better sleep, a more relaxed feeling and less joint pains at first. Physical, mental and emotional symptoms that may have been present for years, can quickly improve.
Why Bio-identical Hormone pellet therapy for men? Hormonal needs for men have received national attention, but with marginal treatment options available. Hormonal treatments for men can be expensive, require daily consumption, and in many cases, need to be carefully timed with their partner’s needs for normal sexual activities and pleasure.
Bio-identical hormone pellet therapy is the only method of testosterone therapy that gives sustained and consistent testosterone levels throughout the day, for 4 to 6 months, without any “roller coaster” blood levels of testosterone, which can result in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient. Patches, pills, creams and shots are unable to give sustained levels necessary for optimal results like muscle growth, tissue repair, good libido, etc.