Testosterone is a steroid hormone. It is produced primarily in the testicles and is responsible for the development of male secondary sexual characteristics. Among these are: muscle strength and mass, sex drive, bone density, sperm production and the distribution of fat. Testosterone also has cardiac benefits and has been shown to improve memory, sexual function and overall energy and wellness.
The production of testosterone generally peaks as a male reaches adolescence through early adulthood. As men age, however, their testosterone level decreases, about 1% per year after the age of 30.
The only way to accurately know your testosterone level is through a blood test, which is conveniently performed in the office at the Texas Anti-Aging Medicine Institute.
Each patient’s testosterone therapy program begins with a detailed health questionnaire and body scan. The scan provides a valuable and comprehensive look at the composition of the body. This includes the percentage of water, muscle, fat and minerals. Combining the results of this information and the testosterone level determined by the blood test, Dr. Davis devises a personalized therapy plan. The therapy program will include intramuscular testosterone injections, detoxification, fitness and nutrition counseling, nutritional supplements, and ongoing evaluations.
Benefits include an increase in muscle mass, particularly when used in conjunction with a weight training program. In turn, an increase in muscle mass will accelerate metabolism, reduce body fat and improve vitality. Decreasing fat also offers numerous health benefits, such as lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Most men also report improved mood, increased energy and sexual function and libido.