Low-T and androgen replacement therapy is something to consider for Portland area men suffering depression

Low-T and androgen replacement therapy from expert doctor

Depression can be a touchy subject, especially for men. However, mounting research is pointing to the correlation between low-T and this issue. In one study, almost half of the participants who had been treated for depression also had low testosterone that had not been treated with androgen replacement therapy. At Thrive, men and women from the Portland area find a wonderful resource in Dr. Maddox, who has provided bio-identical hormone therapy for more than fifteen years.

Our patients discover just how powerful hormones are in their overall quality of life. Imbalance in sex hormones has an effect on a lot more than your sex drive or performance. Some of the behavioral and emotional complaints that occur in individuals with low testosterone include:

  • Lowered ability to handle stress
  • General irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Decreased assertiveness

On the flip side of these symptoms, men with healthy testosterone levels exhibit traits such as self-confidence, a strong libido, and a generally good mood. It is thought that men’s higher levels of testosterone are what make them less vulnerable to timidity and depression than women.

The benefits of testosterone replacement therapy

Studies show that men, especially those who have seen only minimal effects from anti-depressants, can benefit from testosterone assessment. In a large majority of patients, depressed mood and low-T go hand in hand. According to research, men whose testosterone levels were increased also showed improvement in depressive symptoms.

At Thrive, patients are treated with bio-identical hormones in pellet form. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is customized to each patient after a thorough assessment of current levels. They work in the same manner as the synthetic hormones that have been used for decades, but are made of completely natural substances derived from plants such as yams. Because bio-identical hormones are structurally the same as those produced by the body, they may be more readily used for physical and mental benefits.

If you are experiencing issues that may be related to low-T, blood word ordered by our physician can lead you on a path toward renewed vitality. For more information about bio-identical hormone therapy at Thrive, call (503) 928-6505.

Share this article:

Back to Testosterone Replacement Page

Originally Posted On
Facebook Reivews
Review By $review_user
I love this place. I record Thrive to my friends and family. The staff is the best and I love the results!!

Dr. Adam Maddox - Medical Director

Dr. Adam Maddox image
A graduate from Northern Arizona University and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Adam Maddox is a very established professional in the field of integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine with a special interest in Botox, Restylane and Testosterone Replacement therapy for men to name a few.

As a board-certified physician, he has a passion to help people with their health especially as they get older. Dr. Maddox believes in maintaining a strong sense of empathy in order to better serve his patients whilst ensuring his care is personalized. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Maddox uses his time to train other medical professionals on various effective medical techniques used in the anti-ageing medical sphere such as injectable techniques. He is also the founder and medical director of Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR.

Find everything you need to age beautifully at Thrive

0+
No of Treatments Delivered
0+
No of Lasers & Devices
0+
Years of Combined Experience
Thrive Aesthetic & Anti Aging Center 94.6% Patient Satisfaction
4.73/5 Stars out of 458 Reviews
Thrive Aesthetic & Anti Aging Center Google Patient Satisfaction
4.8/5 Stars out of 63 Reviews

miraDry® TREATMENT

FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING

Say goodbye to armpit hair and underarm sweating. Mirror Smooth (miraDry??) will save your day.

miraDry® TREATMENT FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING

You shave it. You wax it, you laser it. Heck, you might even dye it pink. Talking about armpit hair. Now some people are saying you can microwave it away once and for all. We’re revealing a new treatment right now and our procedure room. Take it away, Doctor Ashton.

Hi guys So, I’m back here with doctor sheila Nazarian, board certified plastic surgeon and our patient Aaron. You’re going to be demonstrating this new microwave procedure to hit axillary hair, but before we get to that, tell, tell me why this hair bothered you, Aaron? Because I mean, you’re blonde, you wouldn’t mind.

I’m a personal trainer. I spend 95% of my day in a tank top in the gym or in a bikini and shaving every day is such a pain. No one likes to do it. I tried laser hair removal. It doesn’t work. If you have blonde hair and darker skin. So, I heard about mirror smooth So, thought I’d give it a try.

And you said it’s your game, okay, So, doctor Nazarian,

Yeah,

Go ahead and lie back Aaron. So, as you start working tell us a little bit about this technology. Who’s a good candidate for it and how? Does it work?

Well, the beauty of this technology is that everyone is a good candidate. Any skin colour, any hair colour? I’ve actually had the procedure performed on myself, didn’t get any hyperpigmentation from it.

So, you numbed Aaron up before we started, right?

Arron’s been numbed already. We’ve placed a temporary tattoo which basically gives us little tick marks. It’s really paint by numbers at that point and we use the microwave technology of mirror smooth to remove not only 70% of her hair with one treatment, but also the sweat and odour glands are also eliminated. So, it’s basically a little suction and some you know heat is applied, but because she’s numb there’s no pain.

You feel anything?
Fine, just a little pull,

Yeah.

And So, how many treatments typically does it take to really get a good effect?

So, 80% of people really only need one treatment. You’re going to get an 82% reduction in the sweat and odour glands and a 70% reduction in the hair growth. Which, if you’ve ever had laser hair, you know you need multiple treatments in order to get anywhere close to 70%.

So, what’s the cost range for something like this?

This that’s a great question. So, the first treatment is around 2000 dollars, but it’s, but if you think about how many laser hair removal treatments to do. I mean, it really is a great benefit and also laser hair doesn’t remove the sweat and odour glands.

Nice, well, 2000 dollars, meaning that you could throw away all your razors for the rest of your life.
Exactly

Right,

Never have to worry about sweating in your armpits again and being musty.

No more deodorant and think of all the money you spend on deodorant over a lifetime.

That’s true.

And it takes how long to do both pitch?

We usually schedule people for an hour at a time?
An hour!

So, can you imagine an hour and you’re done.
Oh my gosh,

Yeah,

Sign me up, scoot over.

Second string.

Amazing.

The one done idea is very appealing.

Exactly, yeah.

Thanks for sharing that with us and thanks for showing us your armpits,

Thanks for having me

You’re welcome.


Anti-aging Specialist

In Portland OR-Dr. Maddox

Get rid of unwanted fat from your waist and hips with Vanquish.

Anti-aging Specialist In Portland OR-Dr. Maddox

Feeling good and looking good. It’s not just about diet and exercise anymore. Aesthetic and anti-aging medicine makes a safe and effective addition to your routine. At thrive, we offer the very latest in non-invasive beauty technology like vanquish, a painless, non-surgical way to remove unwanted fat cells from your waist and hips. And best of all, treatments take less than an hour, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the new you. Visit thriveportland.com for complimentary consultation. Thrive aged beautifully.


Now Offering

Financing



Now Offering GreenSky in Portland, OR