Patients suffering from declining testosterone levels may experience:
Scheduling an appointment is an important first step.
Because the goal is to maintain hormone levels most men have at ages 21-49, men can see a doctor in anticipation of the decline to ensure they’re able to treat it proactively. This allows the doctor to get a baseline and potentially detect decline in hormone levels before they cause noticeable symptoms.
It’s critical that patients undergo comprehensive medical testing before embarking on a hormone modulation program. First, a baseline blood PSA must be taken to rule out existing prostate cancer. Then free and total testosterone and estradiol tests are required to ensure that too much testosterone isn’t being converted into estrogen. Follow-up testing for estrogen, testosterone, and PSA are needed to rule out prostate cancer and fine-tune the program. A qualified and experienced integrative medicine doctor can use the results of these tests to design a program tailored to each patient’s unique situation.
There are 5 basic reasons free testosterone levels may be low:
Treatment depends on the underlying cause of the hormonal imbalance and typically includes supplements, bioidentical hormones, and lifestyle changes like weight loss or exercise. Dr. Monaco ensures every patient receives a treatment plan customized to his unique lab results and goals.
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