It’s June, which means it’s National Men’s Health Month! For us, this month is a time to pause and think about how we can better serve our male patients. Overall, the majority of the Northshore and Metro New Orleans men who come to us for pharmaceutical compounds are looking for testosterone therapy. We want to educate you on this important men’s health issue.
Testosterone, as you may already know, is the leading hormone in men’s bodies. Unfortunately, it also declines as men age. In fact, once men reach age 40, their testosterone levels drop by about 1% every year thereafter, causing a multitude of unwanted side effects.
What Happens When Men’s Testosterone Levels Drop?
While many people associate lower testosterone levels with reduced libido, that is far from the only side effect of lower testosterone that the men in your life experience.
Additional unwanted and unpleasant side effects of testosterone reduction that Northshore and Metro New Orleans men may experience include:
- Changes in their sleep patterns, including developing insomnia, a condition that can wreak havoc on a person’s life and alertness levels during their waking hours.
- Infertility, which is troubling as many men are choosing to add to their families later in life than previous generations did.
- An increase in a man’s overall amount of body fat.
- Fewer spontaneous erections.
- A decrease in bone density.
- A reduction in muscle strength and muscle bulk, which can’t necessarily be regained by simply hitting the gym harder.
- Loss of body hair including balding on the head and a loss of facial hair.
- Feeling an overall decrease in energy levels despite healthy eating and exercising daily.
- Mood disturbances including sadness and depression.
- Difficulty concentrating and memory issues.
Clearly, lowering testosterone levels cause a variety of health issues for men as they age, and a solution is needed to help men feel like the best versions of themselves.
How to Boost Testosterone Levels with Our Testosterone Therapy Compounds
Men don’t have to sit back and suffer the above mentioned side effects of lowering testosterone levels just because they’re adding another candle to their birthday cake every year. Testosterone therapy exists to help boost testosterone levels so men can live more comfortable, active lives in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond!
Most men who receive testosterone therapy are prescribed mass-produced pharmaceuticals. These injections and topicals come in one-size-fits-all dosage amounts. While this approach may work for some men, they don’t work for everyone.
At our pharmacy, we compound, which means our pharmacists create a unique prescription just for you, right here in our own onsite lab. Your compounded prescription contains the exact amount of testosterone and other hormones your doctor knows you need in order for you to feel your best.
Perhaps the best benefit of compounding is that your doctor can adjust your prescription monthly if your previous prescription isn’t giving you the desired optimal benefits. Compounding is a very flexible, custom solution to delivering testosterone therapy to men who need it in order to feel great.
We also provide these compounded prescriptions in a variety of options, so your doctor can choose the best testosterone therapy delivery method for you. The most popular testosterone therapy formats for men are:
- Subcutaneous Injection
- Intramuscular Injections
- Topical Gels
Talk to Your Doctor About Testosterone Therapy Compounding
If you’re feeling the side effects of lowering testosterone levels listed above, you need to talk to your doctor about your symptoms. And if he or she recommends testosterone therapy, we encourage you to suggest compounding.
Compounding is a well-practiced, cost-effective alternative to brand-name and generic pharmaceuticals. But still, some Northshore and Metro New Orleans doctors aren’t familiar with the process.
If you want to try compounding for your testosterone therapy, ask your doctor to contact us! We can talk to him or her more about the process of prescribing compounds for testosterone therapy and other medications.
Contact Us With Any Questions
If you’ve never heard about compounding before, but this blog post has piqued your interest, we’d love to talk to you! You can reach us Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at (985) 801-0800 or by filling out our online contact form.