LOW TESTOSTERONETestosterone, a sex hormone classically associated with virility, vitality & masculinity, plays a major role in muscular growth, attainment of a lean, aesthetically pleasing physique, faster muscular growth, increased power, strength, confidence, focus, risk-taking, and drive. It also helps men produce sperm and is powerfully linked to libido and fertility. Awesome, right?
The problem is that, as you age, natural testosterone levels decline.
And that decline can be significant, leaving you feeling less powerful, less energetic, and less confident. Like you’re just not yourself.
Men have around 10-20 times the amount of testosterone as women, which is why testosterone replacement treatments & therapies are so often targeted at men. When testosterone levels drop (usually 1-2% per year after the age of 40, with around an 80% drop by the time you are 80), the effect can be psychologically damaging, leading to a drop in confidence, erectile dysfunction, a lower sperm count, a loss of libido, reduced bone mass, less confidence, hair loss, slower gains in the gym, more difficulty gaining muscle, lower metabolism and faster fat gain, and a dampened libido. Even our brain function, memory, quality of sleep, and overall ‘can-do attitude are tied intimately to testosterone levels, leaving some men feeling adrift & a shadow of their former selves when testosterone levels fall.
“Is it really that hormones decrease with age…. or IS IT THAT YOU AGE as your hormones decrease? You get to decide!” ~Dr. Lisbeth Roy
Age-Related Testosterone Decline: Should I Just Accept it?
Many people accept this age-related drop in testosterone as a natural, yet annoying (and often debilitating) consequence of the aging process. For a lot of men, they may feel like lack of libido and erectile dysfunction might simply be an unavoidable consequence of aging.
It does not have to be inevitable. Testosterone therapy, for example, can quickly reverse erectile dysfunction by stimulating the body’s production of nitric oxide (crucial in achieving and sustaining an erection). Enjoying a powered-up libido and the erectile strength and stamina that you enjoyed in your 20’s or 30‘s is a very real consequence of testosterone therapy because you are simply targeting and restoring basic physiologic reactions that may have diminished with age. Low testosterone and its effects are not duty-bound consequences of the aging process that you should feel destined to accept and endure! They are simply physical effects that can be restored and strengthened, leaving you feeling powerful, confident & full of energy once again.
What is a Normal Testosterone Range?
A ‘normal’ testosterone level falls within the 270-1070 ng/dL range, with an average level of 679 ng/dL. Most doctors will hesitate to prescribe TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) if your T levels fall within this range, but it is important to note that average does not always reflect your individual circumstances effectively. For example, you might be experiencing hair loss, a drop in libido, weight gain, and feelings of unhappiness. You might feel as if you simply don’t recognize yourself, yet your testosterone levels fall at the lower end of normal, so you are not offered testosterone therapy.
At the Doctors Studio, we are renowned experts in the field of wellness, peak performance, and sexual health. We know that restoring testosterone is ultimately about helping you feel like yourself again, regardless of age, and that peak health isn’t simply about attaining a ‘normal’ or ‘average’ range. It is about optimizing hormonal levels that lead to peak performance, peak health & peak happiness.
A Symphony of Hormones
At the Doctors Studio, we also don’t just consider restoring your testosterone levels. We also consider a range of hormones and hormonal effects that work in tandem with testosterone, such as estradiol (estrogen), DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), pregnenolone, and progesterone.
Why is this important? Consider, for example, that DHEA supplementation can raise free testosterone levels, whilst estradiol is essential for modulating libido, erectile function, and spermatogenesis. When cortisol levels are reduced, pregnenolone naturally boosts testosterone levels, which can increase metabolism & weight loss (although when levels of testosterone and pregnenolone are both high, it can cause negative side-effects). Progesterone, in turn, is a testosterone precursor that also lowers levels of estrogen.
A great health practitioner will be fully knowledgeable of the complex & elegant symphony of hormones that constantly takes place within your body. Testosterone replacement therapy isn’t just about replacing testosterone, but also about understanding & monitoring this balance, leading ultimately to the safe and satisfying restoration of libido, sexual function, muscularity, and confidence. Ultimately, this “symphony” of hormones works together elegantly to output optimized health & performance, but their delicate natural balance must always be respected. As a result, we tailor your therapy to not only deliver real results but to also give you true peace of mind.
Testosterone Replacement: Safe & Effective
Most of us have heard about a guy down the gym who took steroids and suffered some crazy, negative consequences. It is true that if a gym-goer abuses steroids to pack on muscle faster, he is, effectively, choosing to act as his own doctor, equipping himself with all of the drugs, but none of the medical knowledge. The likelihood of negative side-effects in that context becomes pretty obvious, pretty fast. Amongst other risks, he may experience shriveled testicles (caused by his body shutting off its own androgen response). He might even grow breasts (a condition known as gynecomastia, where excess testosterone is converted to estrogen, causing the formation of breast tissue).
These dangers stress the absolute importance of seeking out medical professionals to oversee your testosterone replacement therapy, rather than relying on self-diagnosis, or purchasing testosterone drugs over the Internet. In the hands of medical professionals, testosterone therapy not only becomes safe but also extremely effective.
The Doctors Studio, pioneers in peak performance & sexual health, possess the extensive, comprehensive medical knowledge needed to prescribe testosterone in a completely safe & effective way. As a peak performance-focused practice, we also appreciate the fact that ‘average, adequate levels of testosterone might simply not be enough; all that interests us is achieving hormone optimization for you – and not simply the maintenance of hormone levels that are ‘acceptably average’.
Can Women Benefit, Too?
Yes. Whilst women have far lower levels of testosterone than men (on average, 15-70 ng/dL, which is 10-20 times lower than males), diminished levels can still create major health issues. Low testosterone levels in women (lower than 15 ng/dL) can cause changes in breast tissue, thinner hair, bad skin, mood swings, increased body fat, loss of muscle, a dampened libido and fertility problems. In sum, both genders can benefit!
What Benefits Can I Expect?
Effective testosterone therapy can benefit you in a myriad of ways, including:
- More efficient fat loss
- A faster metabolism
- Increased lean muscle tissue
- Easier attainment of your desired aesthetic physique
- Enhanced sex drive
- Better sexual performance, stamina & satisfaction
- Better & more stable emotional mood
- Heightened confidence & self-esteem
- Restored energy and motivation
- High-quality sleep
- Improved memory, focus, and overall cognitive function
- A stronger immune system
- Lower risk of cancer (including prostate cancer)
- Feeling like yourself again
A Holistic Approach
At the Doctors Studio, we take a holistic approach to your health, and we advise specific dietary, exercise, or lifestyle-based adaptations alongside hormone therapy to maximize the success of the treatment.
(for example, lifting weights, increasing protein consumption, ensuring healthy carbohydrate & healthy fat intake are adequate for optimized testosterone production)
Management of stress, the utilization of vitamin D and zinc as natural testosterone boosters, avoidance of estrogen-like compounds such as BPA or parabens, management of alcohol intake and restoration of high-quality sleep).
Take Control: Aging Doesn’t Have to Mean Sub-Optimal Performance
Take back control of the aging process! Ultimately, aging doesn’t mean that you should accept feeling weaker, more tired or any less driven. Testosterone replacement therapy at the Doctors Studio allows you to restore performance, confidence & wellness to former levels in a safe & efficient way, helping you to feel like you again, & facing life with renewed vitality, energy & confidence.
Come and see us & we can talk you through our impressive suite of next-gen, progressive therapies, tests & treatments to balance your hormones & return you to an optimized level of wellness, vitality & functionality.
Advanced Penile Imaging
International Index of Erectile Dysfunction (IIEF) & Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM)
Structured Medical Interview and Functional Physical Examination
Complete Physical Exam, Vitals, Body Composition, HRV
Validated Questionnaires: International Index of Erectile Dysfunction (IIEF) & Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM)
International Index of Erectile Dysfunction (IIEF) & Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM).
Advanced blood and urine testing to include inflammatory markers, focused genetics, hormone levels, metabolic markers, autoantibodies, immune system, kidney function, liver function, electrolytes, proteins, pancreatic enzymes, key nutrients, iron studies, and more.
Microvascular Diagnostics: GlycoCheck
Erections depend upon the function of your microvascular and capillary system. You may look and even feel healthy on the outside, but inside your microvascular system, a completely different situation could be developing.
Organ starvation is one reason that diseases begin in the body. When the capillaries begin to lose their function, vital organs don’t receive the nutrients needed to be healthy and the silent spiral of health decline begins. Often one of the first signs of microvascular disease is a change in erections quality.
Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics
Coronary Calcium Score (CT), Carotid Ultrasound, and Intima Medial Thickening (CIMT) – early diagnostics of cardiovascular disease in difficult-to-detect young men.
Imaging is used to identify the areas of the body with musculoskeletal issues affecting the penis and pelvis as well as proper areas for effective injection therapy, Li-SWL, PRP, SCRF, and Ozone.
DETOX & Herbal Protocol
Systemic Intervention including nutritional, food program, and exercise prescriptions.
Low Intensity Shockwave Therapy (LI-ECSW)
Used for both musculoskeletal (MS) treatments of pelvic bowel dysfunction and direct regeneration of blood vessels, nerves, and tissues of the penis.
Ozone / Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
A PRP treatment begins with a simple blood draw. PRP is processed an FDA approved medical device that separates and harvests plasma, platelets, anti-inflammatory white blood cells, and bioactive proteins. The process to create PRP takes under 10 minutes.
Testosterone Optimization Therapy
Testosterone Replacement entails restoring more youthful levels of testosterone in a way that protects your health and wellbeing.
Peptides are biological molecules found in all living organisms. They play a key role in all manner of biological activity.
Tri-Mix simply means that there are three medications combined in one solution. The three medications in Tri-Mix are Papaverine, Phentolamine and Prostaglandin E1. The strength of these medications can be customized to the patient needs. There is no real “STANDAD DOSE”.
R3, Endocalyx, Blood FX, Evening Primrose Oil, D3K3.
Exosomes derived from placental and umbilical cord stem cells (MSC)3.
Don’t Know Where to Start?
The Studio Team is here to serve you.
After our initial consultation, we start with a full assessment of your erection status by an expert using a dynamic duplex Doppler ultrasound, or otherwise known as PDDU.
You also have the opportunity to discuss your specific challenges and goals with a sexual medicine expert.
BLUEPRINT OF SUCCESS
Once we have completed the PDDU and a very comprehensive review of your medical history, we will create a blueprint for success that is customized to the TRUTH about your specific challenges. A complete list and description of all the procedures, medications, supplements, devices, and technology listed in the blueprint. This gives you a step by step plan to follow with success assessments done along the way.
Once you have your Blueprint all you need to do is follow your treatment schedule and listen to our advice and that’s it! Your sexual function will be restored in a natural lasting way, you may even experience sex in ways you could never experience even before your problems!