Testosterone is a steroid hormone, primarily produced in the testicles and responsible for the development of male secondary sexual characteristics. These characteristics are muscle strength and mass, sex drive, bone density, sperm production and distribution of fat. In addition, Testosterone has cardiac benefits and has been shown to improve memory, sexual function and an overall physical energy and wellness.
The production of Testosterone generally peaks as a male reaches’ adolescence through early adulthood. As men age, Testosterone levels decrease, approximately 1% per year after the age of 30.
A simple blood test is the best way to know your Testosterone level, which can be conveniently performed in the office at Texas Anti-Aging Medicine Institute.
Each patient’s Testosterone therapy program begins with a medical history review, physical exam, and an InBody scan (https://inbodyusa.com/). The scan provides a valuable and comprehensive look at the composition of the body - including the percentages of water, muscle, fat and minerals. Combining the scan results and Testosterone level, as determined by a blood test, Dr. Davis devises a personalized therapy program. This program will be a combination of Testosterone injections or cream, detoxification including IV Chelation/Nutrition therapy, IV push Glutathione, weight loss programs, variation of diet and exercise plans, nutritional supplements, and ongoing evaluations.
Benefits include an increase in muscle mass, particularly when used in conjunction with a weight training program. This increase in muscle mass will accelerate metabolism, reduce body fat and improve vitality. Decreasing fat also offers numerous health benefits, such as lowering the risk of Type-2 diabetes, cancer, or heart disease. These benefits translate to improved brain health and mood, increased energy and sexual function, and libido.