Aging is a natural part of our lives. In many cases, a man's testosterone levels will begin to decline in his 30's. Low testosterone
has numerous symptoms that might also be explained by other other health issues. It is important to ensure the underlying condition creating the symptoms is addressed before evaluating or treating less life threatening conditions such as erectile dysfunction, low libido, or loss in muscle mass (symptoms of low testosterone).
Good nutrition and an exercise routine go a long way in slowing the aging process. But, for those men who have been evaluated and determined to be appropriate for testosterone therapy, there are various hormone therapies available.
Creams, gels, tablets and injectable testosterone are often prescribed to address testosterone deficiencies. There are several problems with these methods of hormone delivery. The first is the inconsistency in how the testosterone enters the body. Creams, gels, tablets and injectables are not consistent in their delivery which create there own side affects. The second is cost. Many pharmaceutical companies charge a high price for this medication. Insurance companies have responded to this cost by creating barriers for patients thru special authorization protocols. The result is a very frustrating experience for the medical provider and patient. It is also very expensive for the patient.
Dr. Winegardner believe's a more consistent delivery of hormones to your body can be achieved thru testosterone “pellets” placed under the skin. This “pellet” contains a time released "bioidentical" hormone customized to the patient's needs. The "pellet" may even be less expensive than it's pharmaceutical equivalent.