What Are The Different Forms Of Testosterone Treatment?

Forms of Testosterone Supplements

Testosterone replacement therapy is available in several forms. All can improve testosterone levels:

  • Skin patch: a skin patch is worn on the arm or upper body. It’s applied once a day. This option is high maintenance and difficult to regulate how much is actually getting into your system. It also produces waste and leaves sticky blotches on your skin.

 

  • Gels: come in packets of clear testosterone gel. Testosterone is absorbed directly through the skin when you apply the gel once a day. Some are applied directly to the skin and others inside the nose. This option is also difficult to regulate and not all products are created equally.

 

  • Mouth patch: is a tablet that sticks to the upper gums above the incisor, the tooth just to the right or left of the two front teeth. Applied twice a day, it continuously releases testosterone into the blood through the oral tissues. This option can create discomfort in the mouth where the patch is applied, it is also easy to overuse.

 

  •  Implants: available as pellets in the soft tissues. Your body slowly absorbs the testosterone into the bloodstream. This option is actually painful for the duration of the treatment. It is also difficult to regulate how much testosterone is being released int your system and when the pellets are getting low in levels. This can result in unexpected moodiness, fatigue and all other regular symptoms of low testosterone.

 

  • Injections: injected directly into the muscles weekly and is usually administered by a physician. This is the safest and most regulated way of having testosterone treatment. With the type of regulation that a physician can offer you are given a dosage related to your personal needs allowing you to function at your highest potential. As your treatment continues your levels are tested regularly and adjustments are made accordingly. 

Why not a simple testosterone pill? Oral testosterone is available. However, some experts believe oral testosterone can have negative effects on the liver. Using other methods, such as skin patches, gels, orally disintegrating tablets, or injections, bypasses the liver and gets testosterone into the blood directly.

 

At T Off Your Health, we closely regulate our patients’ testosterone levels and effectiveness of treatment on a weekly basis but also offer primary care input on the weekly visits that the patients have. We are not just testosterone specialists, we offer our patients a more rounded level of care that benefits their whole wellbeing. This can result in early disease detection, a more healthy and mobile lifestyle, and the opportunity to reach health goals with the necessary professional support.

 

Interested in learning more about the forms of testosterone treatment? Contact us today to set up an appointment 817-632-5400.

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Potential Benefits And Risks Of Testosterone Therapy As You Age

Considering testosterone therapy to help you feel younger and more vigorous as you age? Know the risks before you make your decision.

The promise of testosterone therapy may seem enticing, but there are a lot of misconceptions about what the treatment can and can’t do for you. As you get older, testosterone therapy may sound like the ultimate anti-aging formula.

Yet the health benefits of testosterone therapy for age-related decline in testosterone aren’t as clear as they may seem. Find out what’s known — and not known — about testosterone therapy for normal aging.

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in the testicles. Testosterone helps maintain men’s:

  • Bone density
  • Fat distribution
  • Muscle strength and mass
  • Facial and body hair
  • Red blood cell production
  • Sex drive
  • Sperm production

What happens to testosterone levels with age?

Testosterone levels generally peak during adolescence and early adulthood. As you get older, your testosterone level gradually declines — typically about 1 percent a year after age 30 or 40. It is important to determine in older men if a low testosterone level is simply due to the decline of normal aging or if it is due to a disease (hypogonadism).

Hypogonadism is a disease in which the body is unable to produce normal amounts of testosterone due to a problem with the testicles or with the pituitary gland that controls the testicles. Testosterone replacement therapy can improve the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in these men. Our physicians prescribe testosterone as an injection.

Does a naturally declining testosterone level cause the signs and symptoms of aging?

Not necessarily. Men can experience many signs and symptoms as they age. Some may occur as a result of lower testosterone levels and can include:

  • Changes in sleep patterns. Sometimes low testosterone causes insomnia or other sleep disturbances.
  • Physical changes. Various physical changes are possible, including increased body fat, reduced muscle bulk and strength, and decreased bone density. Swollen or tender breasts (gynecomastia) and body hair loss are possible. You may have less energy than you used to.
  • Emotional changes. Low testosterone may contribute to a decrease in motivation or self-confidence. You may feel sad or depressed, or have trouble concentrating or remembering things.
  • Changes in sexual function. This may include reduced sexual desire, fewer spontaneous erections — such as during sleep — and infertility.

Some of these signs and symptoms can be caused by various underlying factors, including medication side effects, obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid problems, diabetes and depression. It’s also possible that these conditions may be the cause of low testosterone levels, and treatment of these problems may cause testosterone levels to rise. A blood test is the only way to diagnose a low testosterone level.

Can testosterone therapy promote youth and vitality?

Testosterone therapy can help reverse the effects of hypogonadism, but it’s unclear whether testosterone therapy would have any benefit for older men who are otherwise healthy.

Although some men believe that taking testosterone medications may help them feel younger and more vigorous as they age, few rigorous studies have examined testosterone therapy in men who have healthy testosterone levels. And some small studies have revealed mixed results. For example, in one study healthy men who took testosterone medications increased muscle mass but didn’t gain strength.

What are the risks of testosterone therapy for normal aging?

Testosterone therapy has various risks. For example, testosterone therapy may:

  • Contribute to sleep apnea — a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts
  • Cause acne or other skin reactions
  • Stimulate noncancerous growth of the prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) and growth of existing prostate cancer
  • Enlarge breasts
  • Limit sperm production or cause testicle shrinkage
  • Increase the risk of a blood clot forming in a deep vein (deep vein thrombosis), which could break loose, travel through your bloodstream and lodge in your lungs, blocking blood flow (pulmonary embolism)

In addition, testosterone therapy may impact your risk of heart disease. Research has had conflicting results, so the exact risk isn’t clear yet.

Should you talk to your doctor about testosterone therapy?

If you wonder whether testosterone therapy might be right for you, talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits. Your doctor will likely measure your testosterone levels at least twice before discussing whether testosterone therapy is an option for you.

A medical condition that leads to an unusual decline in testosterone may be a reason to take supplemental testosterone.

Article source information: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/sexual-health/in-depth/testosterone-therapy/

The Real Causes of Low Testosterone

Low testosterone (low T) affects 4 to 5 million men in the US.
Testosterone is an important hormone in all human bodies, male and female, but is higher and more commonly associated with men. Testosterone naturally starts to decrease each year after age 30, which in some men this can be substantial. It’s not just older men that are affected by low T, young men, even babies, and children, can also have this problem. The key is to recognize the signs of low T and have your levels checked regularly, then to attempt to understand where the dysfunction has originated.

The primary symptoms of low T are actually pretty basic; fatigue, mental cloudiness, moodiness, fat gain, loss of muscle mass, low bone density, a decrease in mood, decrease in sexual desire and lastly low libido.

There are two types of hypogonadism, being primary and secondary hypogonadism which are the causes of Low Testosterone.

Primary hypogonadism

Underactive testes cause primary hypogonadism. That’s because they don’t manufacture sufficient levels of testosterone for optimal growth and health. This underactivity can be caused by an inherited trait or by accident or illness.

Inherited conditions include:

  • Undescended testicles: When the testicles fail to descend from the abdomen before birth
  • Klinefelter’s syndrome: A condition in which a man is born with three sex chromosomes: X, X, and Y.
  • Hemochromatosis: Too much iron in the blood causes testicular failure or pituitary damage

Types of testicle damage that can lead to primary hypogonadism include:

  • Physical injury to the testicles: Injury must occur to both testicles to affect testosterone levels.
  • Mumps orchitis: A mumps infection can injure testicles.
  • Cancer treatment: Chemotherapy or radiation can damage testicles.

Secondary hypogonadism

Secondary hypogonadism is caused by damage to the pituitary gland or hypothalamus. These parts of the brain control hormone production by the testes.

Inherited or disease conditions in this category include:

  • Pituitary disorders caused by drugs, kidney failure, or small tumors
  • Kallmann syndrome, a condition connected to abnormal hypothalamus function
  • Inflammatory diseases, such as tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, and histiocytosis, which can impact the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus
  • HIV/AIDS, which can affect the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, and testes

Acquired circumstances that can lead to Low T include:

  • Normal aging: Aging affects production and response to hormones.
  • Obesity: High body fat can affect hormone production and response.
  • Medications: Opioid pain meds and steroids can affect the function of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus.
  • Concurrent illness: Severe emotional stress or physical stress from an illness or surgery can cause the reproductive system to temporarily shut down.

You may be affected by primary, secondary, or a mixed hypogonadism. Mixed hypogonadism is more common with increased age. The acquired circumstances can be dealt with through a more balanced lifestyle and a higher level of self-care. We can support you in creating a plan to implement more healthy habits in addition to testosterone replacement treatment.

The first step is to know your levels. Come into our clinic for a quick blood test and get your results within 15 minutes. You then have choices that you can discuss with one of our experienced providers. You deserve to feel your best and we are here to make your reality.

Contact our corporate office for any inquiries or booking needs. Call 817-345-0303 today.

What Your Yearly Wellness Exam Includes

We have all heard the term “yearly routine physical” but what does it really entail? And why is it important to our overall health and wellness?

First, we would like to point out that most major insurance companies in Texas cover at least one routine physical per year at 100% with labs included. This is because they think that in the long run, early detection may save them money from future claims or coverage once health issues become more serious. If insurance is their business, they are probably right, so why not take advantage of the coverage they are offering and take care of yourself, giving yourself peace of mind.

At T Off Men’s Health in Keller, Dallas, and Fort Worth we focus on total men’s wellness which is a broad subject that includes proper medical care, behavioral health, nutrition, fitness, and spirituality. Our new preventative labs test for the following:

  • Colon cancer risk
  • Lung cancer risk
  • Blood cell analysis
  • Liver/kidney function
  • Thyroid
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Vitamin panel
  • Iron and folic acid
  • Advanced cardiac assessment
  • Inflammation and heart disease risk assessment
  • Pre-diabetes/metabolic assessment
  • Genetic testing for gene mutations that are associated with clotting and heart disease
  • Digestion analysis

Why choose us as your primary care practitioners and book your yearly routine physical?

 

In addition to your routine physical, we are now able to refill prescriptions as your PCP of choice, so we are even more of a one-stop shop for your health and wellness.

So what else do you need to know in order to book your routine physical and choose us as your primary care practitioners team? Let us know. if you have any questions by contacting our corporate office at 817-354-0303.

19 Simple Weight Loss Tips For Men

If you have ever struggled with weight or just wanted to tone up you know there is nothing easy about losing 5 pounds or 80 pounds. There is a lot that goes into living a healthy lifestyle, but the main ingredients are exercise, diet, and mentality. Making small decisions each day can result in big-time fat loss.

Below are 19 simple and effective ways to lose weight. Start with one (or all) —today!

1. Have a clear goal. It should be one that anyone in the world can measure and understand.

2. Encourage yourself. No one ever accomplished anything by beating themselves up along the way. The more positive your mental state can be through your weight loss journey the more rewarding the journey will be.

3. Get Support. It can be overwhelming with all of the weight loss options out there especially when we have a weight loss goal and aren’t seeing the results. Get a support system in place to help you get to where you want to be.

4. Drink more water. Studies have proven that 2 cups of water before each meal result in greater weight loss. It helps fill you up before you even get started.

5. Start your meals with a salad. Salad will provide extra nutrients and some bulk to help fill you up so that you eat less calories overall. Be sure to avoid the high-calorie dressings and order dressing on the side.

6. Eat more protein regularly throughout the day. Replacing refined carbohydrates with lean protein will increase your metabolism. It’s important to time your intake so you’re eating protein regularly throughout the day—not just in one lump sum like most do at dinner. Every meal and snack should include some protein.

7. Eat more fruit and veggies. No one ever gained weight from eating more fruit or veggies. They fill you up, without providing many calories. That includes the so-called “high sugar” fruits like bananas and melons.

8. Add cayenne pepper to your diet. Cayenne is an ingredient that increases fat burning naturally.

9. Decrease processed carbs. They do nothing for you outside of creating a favorable environment for gaining fat.

10. Don’t forget the fiber. Think of fiber like a sponge; it absorbs water and makes you feel full.

11. Eat breakfast and the bulk of your meals by lunch. Then eat progressively less throughout the day. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition showed that eating most of your calories earlier in the day positively influences weight changes.

12. Watch your portions. Avoid the buffet line and never supersize. Instead, make sure you’re following what the nutrition label recommends for a serving.

13. Do full body exercises. Think squats, deadlifts, chin-ups, and pushups. You’ll get more bang for your buck out of each workout.

14. Lift weights. Heavy weights. Build more muscle, burn more calories.

15. Cut down rest time between sets. This will keep your heart rate elevated, causing an increase in calories burned.

16. Do intervals. Study after study after study continues to show intervals are more effective and time efficient than longer activity performed at a lower intensity.

17. Weigh yourself. Studies show daily weigh-ins help enhance weight loss efforts. Don’t live and die by the number. And of course a scale doesn’t decipher between fat and lean body mass, but it can still be of benefit to keep things “in check.”

18. Use the stairs. That’s right: Skip the escalator and elevator. This won’t make or break success, but every little bit helps.

19. Don’t grocery shop hungry. If you do, you’ll buy everything in the aisle – instead of sticking to your list. And most of the time, the foods you buy when hungry will the kinds that sabotage your weight loss efforts.

T Off Men’s Health is here to support your weight loss journey. Let us be the support team you need to finally create the results you are looking for. With our commitment to supporting our patients in feeling and living their best life we are here for you every step of the way.

How To Cure Your Allergies This Season

Texas is one of the worst states for allergies in all the US and here is why…

As the seasons begin to change, a whole other wave of allergies starts to affect the people of Texas, more specifically the DFW area. The winter is what really sets Texas apart from other areas in terms of bad allergies. Most states endure cold snaps, snow, and regularly freezing temperatures that halts pollen from being spread in the air. In Texas however, the warm environment welcomes the Juniper tree (which we associate with our cedar allergies) to release its pollen in the air. This leads to Texas’ arguably worst allergy season to happen when a large chunk of the country isn’t experiencing allergies at all.Instead of running away, you can still live here in beautiful Texas allergy free. There are plenty of ways to lessen the amount your allergies developed and allergy drops allow your body to build a resistance to these allergies so they no longer bother you.

Are you experiencing sneezing, respiratory issues, hives? How about fatigue or digestive issues? What about watering eyes, running nose or conjestion? These are just a few symptoms that could mean that you have an allergy.

Allergy Testing

We can perform a quick simple test that covers 72 environmental and food allergies to help you keep your energy levels at peak performance. Don’t let allergies destroy your quality of life.

– 30 minute scratch test – Skin tests use extracts — a concentrated liquid form — of common allergens like pollen, mold, dust mites, animal dander, and foods. Once the allergen gets in your skin, it could trigger a rash. Your skin will get irritated and may itch, like a mosquito bite.

– Blood testing – Blood tests for allergies called ELISA studies are the second line method for testing for allergies. It is typically reserved for people who for some medical reason cannot have the scratch test.

How We Treat Allergies

– Allergy Injections – Allergy shots essentially help your body to cope better with allergens in the environment. Allergy shots, also called “immunotherapy,” may work for you if allergy drugs don’t work well or you have symptoms more than three months a year.

– Allergy Drops – Allergy drops work the same way as the shots, but are delivered under the tongue. Both allergy shots and drops must be taken on a regular basis for many months to work effectively.

If you could essentailly cure your allergie in less then an hour would you?

If you are ready to stop suffering and regain your quality of life contact your nearet T Off Men’s Heath Clinic to get allergy testing and treatment. You won’t regret it!

Keller

  • 817-345-0303
  • 8739 Davis Blvd. Suite A Keller, TX 76248
  • Mon,Tues, Thursday, Friday: 7am – 4pm
  • Wednesday: 7am – 6pm

Fort Worth

  • 817-632-5400
  • 3500 West 7th Street Fort Worth, TX 76107
  • Monday – Thursday: 7am – 6pm
  • Friday: 8am – 4pm
  • Saturday: 7am-1pm

Dallas

  • 214-217-8633
  • 2520 Fairmont Street #110 Dallas, TX 75201
  • Monday, Tues, Wed – 7am – 4pm
  • Thursday: 7am – 6pm
  • Friday: 7am – 2pm

New Specialty Services Being Launched At T Off Men’s Health

To serve our patients and the community at a higher level we are adding a variety of new services, some of which are in place and some we are adding in the very near future.
Therapeutic phlebotomy is already in place at each of our clinics. This is a medical term for a blood draw. The reason for this service is if a patient needs to donate/ remove blood from their bloodstream to lower the viscosity of their blood. In the past, we have had to refer patients to outside clinics for this service, but would prefer to keep as many treatments in-house as possible.
Botox is being administered at each clinic as well. We are using the term “BRO-TOX” as we believe that men definitely deserve to preserve their young supple looking skin as much as women do. Botox was designed to remove wrinkles in a safe, non-evasive way and has been used for years with stunning results.
Upcoming Services we will be adding are IV Hydration. The doctor has been saying for years that 8 glasses of water per day is a step toward whole health. This IV hydration will level you out when you get overly dehydrated for one reason or another. The aim is to hydrate you back to life. This is not yet in place but please stay tuned for more information.
We, the T Off Team are very excited to be introducing these new services to keep you feeling your best inside and out. For more information about any of the service or to book an appointment please call 817-345-0303 or ask your provider during your next visit.

What Makes Our Primary Care Practice Unique

T Off Men’s Health providers are here to help you stay healthy and focus on wellness. Sure we can treat the common cold, but what about your lifestyle, disease prevention, coaching, exercise programs and spirituality? Shouldn’t your healthcare be about what it takes to help keep you at the top of your game? T Off Men’s Health providers are consultants – coaches – on your team – for your health.

So what actually makes us unique and different then other primary health care providers you ask? Why should you be switching your PCP to our office?

Quick appointments that occur on time

We understand your time is precious and respect it. Are you tired of going to the doctor and waiting in the waiting room for who knows how long, just to be put in a room and wait more? At T Off Men’s Health, we book your appointment, allocate the correct amount of time for your visit and have you in and out ON TIME.

Relaxed atmosphere with sports-themed patient rooms and snacks

Skip the regular old stuffy doctors office experience that has the typical boring pictures on the wall and the drab waiting room. Not only do we have leather recliners in our waiting rooms (in case you arrive early) but also, each of our patient rooms is dedicated to one of our favorite Texas sports teams. Whether you are a Stars fan, Cowboys, Texan Mav’s or some other Texas team fan we’ve got you covered. You can relax in your room and feel like you are somewhere you want to be.

Friendly, professional staff

Start building a trusting relationship with your primary care team. You have access to Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners, who treat you as a whole; body, mind, goals, dreams, projections. Not to mention our front desk staff that greets you every time with a warm smile.

Specialty services in addition to primary care

All too often your primary care physician has to recommend you to another doctors office to treat things like hormone replacement, allergy testing and treatment, weight loss, prescription refills or even botox. T Off Men’s Health covers all those specialty services in house. No need to fill out new client paperwork, get your insurance verified or find another location. We are the one stop shop for your health and wellness plan.

In network with all major insurance companies 

We deal with all major insurance providers and can maximize your coverage for all of our specialty services as well, getting you the most for your hard earned dollar.

Preventative labs

Be confident in your health by using the 100% covered yearly physical that your insurance company provides. In our preventative labs, we cover testing for early detection of a wide variety of future health problems. For the full list of preventative labs follow this link: http://toffmenshealth.com/primary-care/

Ready to make us your Primary Care Team? 

Take your health back into your hands and do it in a way that supports your desired lifestyle. T Off Men’s Health is here to support your journey to wellness every step of the way.

Finally Reach Your Ideal Weight

Weight loss is difficult as we all know. But how many of us have tried more than just reading a New York best seller for weight loss, followed a fad diet, did what a friend was doing or just tried to work out more? Have you ever committed yourself to a lifestyle change program that treats weight as a disease process? Weight loss that is permanent only occurs with a committed effort to truly change something about who you are. It means thinking differently about food, fitness, your body, your expectations and setting goals to achieve success. It means properly using food, exercise, problem-solving, medication, nutritional supplements, labs, surgery if needed, coaching – and the list goes on. Weight loss is not a quick fix for many, but we often advertise that it is. How many times have you read, “Lose 30lbs for $99”, as though all you had to do was pay the price and the weight would miraculously fall off. You are given a menu plan, medication, etc… and then you are on your own.

The best systems for weight loss take your personal goals and lifestyle and troubleshoot why you are comfortable where you are. Do you know why you don’t change? In one word, “comfort”. You are uncomfortably comfortable with your current life. Sure you want to lose weight, but why would you want to give up those margaritas or soothing doughnuts. Change is not easy, but your overall health and wellbeing will benefit if you commit to true weightless.

T – Off Men’s Health creates a custom weight loss program to support “you”. We stand by “you” in your successes and failures all the way to the point where you finally find the right solution and true results. We have developed a weight loss plan to achieve your weight loss goal. The plan includes:

  • Meal Plans and shopping lists
  • Access to Wellness Portal
  • Access to a Licensed Dietitian via weekly appointments and 24hr HIPAA compliant messaging portal.
  • Nutrition Classes and guided grocery store shopping
  • Prescription weight loss medication for qualified patients
  • Most important and program that is not stuck on selling you one system, but will tell you what works and what doesn’t because you are the centre of care!

We also offer individual weight loss services:

  • Individual weight loss counseling
  • Group nutrition classes
  • B12 Injections – vitamin injection to boost energy, mood, concentration, and immune system
  • Lipotropic Injections – a mixture of Vitamin B12, B6, C, and a few other vitamins and minerals used to increase the metabolic rate and help the body dissolve excess fat through the liver.

Let’s team up and make your weight loss goals your reality.

Contact the clinic nearest you to set up your appointment and start feeling your best.