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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Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Injections – A2M: A New Treatment for Arthritis

Scott Brandt, M.D. Knee Replacement Alternative, Other, Stem Cell Therapy

ThriveMD is proud to announce the newest biologic treatment in our regenerative armament for the management of arthritic and degenerative conditions. Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common health problems we face today, with nearly 30 million Americans suffering with this disease. Alpha 2 macroglobulin, or A2M injection therapy, uses proven scientific techniques and natural healing methods to successfully treat osteoarthritis at its source. It is used to prevent cartilage breakdown in patients, promote tissue growth and support the overall restoration of an affected joint. Share this post:What Science Tells ...
testosterone pellets for women

Testosterone Pellets for Women

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

Testosterone can be delivered in many formats for the treatment of female hormone replacement therapy. Delivery methods include topical creams, oral capsules, sublingual dissolvables, injections and implanted pellets, including testosterone pellets for women. I have always believed that the combination of proper dosing and good compliance can allow for excellent therapeutic levels with the use of any of these formats. Share this post:I have had a recent caveat to this belief. I have some women patients who despite strictly following directions, steady compliance, and regular dosing adjustments to maximize blood ...
ONCOblot early detection cancer test

ONCOblot, Early Detection Cancer Testing

Scott Brandt, M.D. Other

ThriveMD is constantly looking to incorporate new and innovative procedures, therapies and testing that can decrease the risks of acquiring the diseases associated with aging. In the testing arena, there is a relatively new, highly sensitive blood test that can confirm the presence of cancer and identify the tissue that is affected. This test, the ONCOblot, was originally designed to follow levels in cancer patients but is now available as an early warning screening test. Share this post:Benefits of Early Cancer DetectionDetecting cancer early opens the opportunity to treat the ...
Estrogen therapy saves lives

Estrogen Therapy Saves Lives

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

A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health has done an excellent job looking at the effects on American women stopping their hormone therapy following the media scare surrounding the publishing of The Women’s Health Initiative Study (WHI) in 1993. Prior to the study, nearly 600,000 women who underwent hysterectomies were being treated with estrogen containing hormone therapy. Within 18 months of the publishing of the WHI study nearly half of these women had discontinued the use of hormone treatment. Share this post:Lives Saved by Estrogen ReplacementThe hormone scare of the 1990’s has increased ...
Heart attack risks of hip and knee replacement

Avoiding the Heart Attack Risk Associated with Hip and Knee Replacement

Scott Brandt, M.D. Knee Replacement Alternative, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Hip, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

Heart attack risk soars in the first month post hip and knee replacement. Consider stem cell therapy as a safer alternative.Share this post:Surgeons often recommend hip and knee replacements for patients suffering from chronic hip or knee pain, yet the procedures are notorious for their drawbacks. Many of our patients were told their “bone-on-bone” joints needed to be replaced, but they remained wary because of the grueling recovery, the risk of infection, and other post-operative complications. Investigators of a recent article published in Arthritis and Rheumatology looked at the risk ...
health benefits of tickle lipo

4 Health Benefits of Tickle Lipo

Scott Brandt, M.D. Tickle Lipo, Weight Management

1. Reduction in Harmful Blood Fat After Tickle Lipo A plastic surgery study by World of Health Online quoted in LA Times suggests “the cosmetic procedure that removes fat from well-padded areas of the body may also reduce harmful fat circulating in the blood.” Serum triglycerides, were reduced by 43% among patients suffering from high triglyceride levels. The reduction is significantly greater than what is commonly achieved by cholesterol -lowering drugs. The findings support other studies claiming that fat deposited underneath the skin, which can be removed by Tickle Lipo, …

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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 …