The Thrive Clinic and Dr. Maddox have been a part of my life for the last several years. From my first visit I found that I could talk about issues we all have but sometimes feel embarrassed about...especially as a guy. Thank you for listening to my concerns and addressing them.
At Thrive, it is common for Dr. Adam Maddox, a naturopathic aesthetic medicine specialist, to see male patients who have complaints that are often associated with the signs of aging. This may include reduced sexual desire, energy loss and fatigue, and poor memory and concentration. In many cases, this may be a result of lowered levels of testosterone. When patients visit Thrive, they can have a thorough assessment completed to determine their current hormone levels and find out if testosterone replacement therapy is appropriate for their specific needs.
What Is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone that is often referred to as the "male hormone" - it is a sex hormone that is produced by the testes and plays a part in the development of male sexual characteristics. It is responsible for certain characteristics including facial hair and a deep voice.
What causes low testosterone (Low-T)?
Low testosterone levels may occur for a variety of reasons, so it is important for patients to get a proper evaluation to determine the cause of their problem.
It may be a result of:
It may be a result of:
- Natural process of aging
- Use of certain medications
- Chronic illnesses
Symptoms of Low Testosterone Level can include:
Low Sex Drive (Libido)
Changes in Mood
Loss of Muscle Mass
Decreased Bone Density
Decreased Motivation Drive
Decreased Mental Clarity
Less Fat, More MuscleWhen weight is controlled, patients will experience more energy to build muscle strength through exercise. Fat can build up all around the body. Men who are taking testosterone replacement therapy will experience significant reductions in the amount of fat on the body, especially in the arms, legs, and trunk area.
Healthy Heart and BloodPatients who have low testosterone levels may be putting themselves at risk for a number of cardiovascular issues. Testosterone replacement therapy is known for helping increase red blood cell counts while also widening the coronary arteries.
Improved MoodTestosterone replacement therapy is known to increase one's overall mood, as well as sexual arousal and activity. The use of testosterone can help men who want to increase their sexual drive and performance, improving interpersonal relationships.
Stronger BonesAs men age and their testosterone level drops, they may be at a risk of reduced bone density, which can lead to weak bones from osteoporosis. Testosterone replacement therapy can increase bone dentistry, which supports internal organs, muscles, and athletic performance.
Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Better LibidoThanks to the increase in sexual arousal and activity, many patients find that testosterone replacement therapy can boost both sexual desire and performance.
Dr. Adam Maddox and the team at Thrive work closely with patients to help them understand the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy. He can provide a proper diagnosis regarding the current levels of hormones and then develop a treatment program that allows patients to bring these hormones into balance and improve their overall health and wellness. Testosterone replacement therapy is available for men who are interested in improving their lives and enjoying it to the fullest!
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