testosterone replacement therapy options

Understanding the Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Scott Brandt, M.D. Hormone Therapy for Men, Testosterone Replacement

Testosterone therapy, administered correctly, has both a feel good effect as well as significant long-term health benefits. Most patients come to see me to combat fatigue, lean muscle loss, difficulty sleeping, and to improve their general sense of well-being. Share this post:The Benefits of Boosting Testosterone Many patients don’t realize the power of testosterone to decrease the incidence of many of the diseases of aging.  Testosterone lowers cholesterol, reverses the LDL to HDL ratio, and decreases coronary plaque deposition. In addition, testosterone and its byproducts lower the incidence of osteoporosis, ...
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The Benefits of Proper Hormone Level Testing

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Estrogen Replacement, Hormone Therapy for Men, Hormone Therapy for Women, Testosterone Replacement

Patients living in communities such as Vail and Denver, Colorado are often active well into their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. To ensure these patients have the added boost needed to stay mentally and physically fit, I recommend regular serum testing. Hormone level testing is important to ensure patients are not only feeling good in their day to day life, but are also achieving the long term health benefits provided by BHRT. After initial pre-treatment testing is done and a regimen of BHRT has begun, levels should be re-tested approximately six weeks later, once …

risks of testosterone replacement

Reported Risks of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Hormone Therapy for Men, Testosterone Replacement

The Studies Testosterone replacement studies that recently made news and received ample attention were published in PLOS One in January 2014, JAMA in November 2013, and the NEJM in July 2010. The studies reported an increase in cardiac risks and higher rate of heart attacks in patients undergoing testosterone replacement therapy. The PLOS One study is the most recent of the studies mentioned above and gained national coverage in the New York Times. After reading these recent studies, one might reconsider undergoing testosterone replacement therapy. Then why is testosterone replacement …