Testosterone levels for both males and females begin to decline in your early 30's. Testosterone in adult men and women greatly influence emotional, mental, physical, and sexual health. Testosterone levels will decline over time with a significant decrease around age 40. Energy level, weight fluctuation, bone density, hair growth, reproduction, and more are all affected your testosterone level.
This is your first step to restore your vitality. To determine if you are a candidate for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement, the following standard laboratory results are needed.
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- T3, Free
- T4, Total
- Thyroid Peroxidase (T.P.O)
- Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP)
- Lipid Panel
- Follicle Stimulation Hormone (FSH)- Female Only
- Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Male Only
- Annual Mammogram for women over age 40
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On the day of your consultation, please set aside approximately one hour to meet with with one our expert providers for a one on one personalized evaluation. You will be encouraged to discuss all of your concerns and goals. Next, if determined you are a candidate for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement, you will have the option to receive treatment utilizing the Virden Method ™.
Testosterone Replacement treatment
Bio-Identical Testosterone is made from wild yam. This plant has the highest concentration of hormone of any other substance. Pellets are placed in the upper buttock area, just below the belt line, and the left and right sides are alternated each time. Numbing medication is used, a small incision is made, and hormone pellets are placed in the fat tissue using a trocar. The insertion procedure is well tolerated.
Pellets absorb based on cardiac output (the amount of blood the heart pumps through the body in a minute). Each individual is different dependent on activity level, etc. Typically, younger individuals who are competitive athletes will absorb Bio-Identical Hormone pellets at a faster rate. For male patients, Bio-Identical Hormone treatment improves symptoms for approximately 4 to 6 months and 3 to 5 months for female patients.
After your initial appointment, another set of labs will be repeated to ensure your hormone levels are therapeutic. This is completed 4 weeks after initial implant for males, and 6 weeks after initial implant for females. Lab work is then repeated annually, unless more in depth monitoring is required.