From Archway Apothecary in Covington, LA
As men age, their levels of testosterone decrease. After most men reach the age of 40, their testosterone levels steadily decline by about one percent each year.
Lowered levels of testosterone may lead to:
- Sleep pattern changes, including insomnia and other sleep disturbances
- Reduced libido
- Fewer spontaneous erections
- Increased body fat
- Decreased bone density
- Reduced muscle strength
- Reduced muscle bulk
- Loss of body hair
- Lower energy levels
- Emotional changes, such as sadness or depression
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory issues
Customized Solutions for Men
Archway offers a number of customized testosterone therapy solutions for men including:
Talk to a compounding pharmacist today to find out which solution makes the most sense for YOU! We serve men locally throughout the North Shore and metro New Orleans. However, we also ship products nationwide to men across the US!
Get Started with a Hormone Testing Kit
Even if you haven’t talked to your doctor yet, you can order a Saliva Testing Kit from us to test your hormone levels. One of our compounding pharmacists will even help you read the results!
Pinpoint Your T Level with a Saliva Testing Kit!
Not sure if what you’re feeling is just normal aging or the side effects of low T? The good news is that you don’t need needles or a blood test in order to test your hormone levels; a saliva kit will tell you everything you need to know! Archway Apothecary offers Saliva Testing Kits for men starting at just $50. Our compounding pharmacist will even help you understand the results!
Each test kit is processed by ZRT Laboratory. With over two decades of experience and results from more than eight million tests, ZRT Laboratory is a recognized leader in safe, meaningful, innovative hormone and wellness testing.
Your test results come back quickly, and are completely confidential. The only one who will see the results are you, your compounding pharmacist and your doctor (if you choose to share the results with them).
How Testosterone Works
Testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in the testicles. In men, testosterone plays a key role in the development of the testes and prostate. It is also responsible for promoting secondary sexual characteristics such as the growth of body hair, increased muscle mass, and increased bone mass.
Testosterone is responsible for sperm production throughout life and is also responsible for a young man’s deepening of the voice and pattern of hair growth. Testosterone also contributes to male aggressiveness, energy, and is essential to sex drive and sexual performance. Testosterone is the most powerful androgen (a group of steroid hormones whose name is derived from the Greek words for “man-maker”).
Testosterone therapy can have a benefit for older men who are otherwise healthy. It can help them feel younger and more vigorous as they age.
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Low T, Or Normal Aging?
Some of the symptoms of low T can also be caused by underlying factors including thyroid issues, diabetes, depression, obstructive sleep apnea, and
Andropause (so-called male menopause) can signify the lowering of the male hormone, testosterone. A man may not only experience low testosterone, but
could also experience high estrogen, high cortisol, low cortisol, thyroid imbalances, cardio metabolic issues, and high DHT.
And, although the decrease of testosterone is a normal sign of aging, a disease known as hypothyroidism can also cause low testosterone levels. Hypothyroidism is a disease which prevents the body from producing normal levels of testosterone. This can be due to either the pituitary gland or the testicles not functioning properly.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Bioidentical testosterone is man-made, vet similar to the testosterone produced by the human body. Some forms of bioidentical hormones are premade by a drug company, while other forms, like those available from Archway Apothecary, are custom-made by a pharmacist based on a doctor’s order. These custom orders are known as compounding.
The FDA has approved a number of preparations of bioidentical testosterone which is molecularly identical to the structure of the hormone generated by the human body. These bioidentical testosterone therapies have been thoroughly tested for safety and purity and to ensure each dose has the same level of testosterone.
The Role Played by Your Compounding Pharmacist
A compounding pharmacist can provide testosterone therapy-optimization, recommendations, and patient counseling to ensure safe, effective management of andropause symptoms through the use of testosterone therapy. Archway is a compounding pharmacy, not a retail pharmacy. At Archway, we compound everything from scratch, which enables us to customize dosages to ensure better results every time.
If you have a prescription from your doctor for testosterone therapy, please contact us to place your order. Or, if you have not talked to your doctor yet, ask about a saliva testing kit to get started.
Archway serves walk in clients locally, as well as ships testosterone therapy products to men nationwide!