Approximately 30% of men aged 60-70 years and 70% of men aged 70-80 have low levels of testosterone in forms that the body can use.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has relieved symptoms and improved the quality of life for many men. TRT is a well-tolerated means of treating low levels of testosterone.
- Testosterone is well-absorbed from transdermal creams and injections.
- Compounded preparations can be advantageous because the exact amount of hormone needed by each man can be applied as a single dose to an area that will limit exposure of loved ones or pets to testosterone.
A healthy lifestyle is associated with higher hormone levels, and higher hormone levels seem to induce a more active, healthier lifestyle. For optimal results, it is vital that hormone replacement therapy be combined with adequate exercise, proper nutrition, and appropriate use of supplements.
Signs of Low Testosterone:
- Reduced sex drive
- Sexual dysfunction
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hot flashes
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of muscle
- Absence of menstruation
- Delayed puberty
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
Is a Compounded Prescription Right for Me?
Guidelines recommend that TRT should not be initiated in older men with PSA serum levels above the normal range. Testosterone should be used with caution in men with severe heart, kidney or liver disease, increased red blood cell counts, and sleep apnea.
Talk to your health care provider. Discuss compounding as a treatment option, and let your health care provider know you heard about prescription compounding from Axtell Rite Value Pharmacy and Compounding Center.
Contact us if you have any questions about hormone replacement therapy!