Tips For Talking To Your Parntne​r About Testosterone

In the spirit of Love we dedicate this post to creating and maintaining strong and happy intimate relationships. Though women have been using hormones for decades, hormone therapy for men is a newly developing thing for most. It can be difficult to have conversations about testosterone treatment, libido, sexual desire and other aspects of low testosterone to your doctor, let alone your significant other. A common symptom of low T is a change in sexual desire, and trust me your woman will notice. This can cause some unwanted and unnecessary tension in a very good and loving relationship. Sex and intimacy is an important component in any intimate relationship, from both sides. Understanding what is happening and why it is happening can help you open the lines of communication, which is the key to overcoming the intimacy challenges that may occur from low T. Here are our tips to start the conversation about testosterone.

Tip#1: According to scientific studies, libido can be negatively affected by a myriad of things, including dehydration, sleep deprivation, an imbalance of hormones, work/life stress, and performance anxiety. This is why our first tip is to not be ashamed of whatever it is you are experiencing. There are lots of reasons, both psychological and physiological, that sex drive might be lower than usual. One idea is that men are socialized to think they need to be inherently good at things—and they’re more likely to feel like a bad performance might end up defining who they are, sexually. So whether they are aware or not they are more likely to opt out of something like sex, rather than risk not being able to bring their A-game.

Tip #2: When it comes to an imbalance of hormones or low testosterone there are many symptoms that come with it. You may feel more irritable, low energy, brain fog and just down and out, and the last thing you want is to be intimate with your partner. Trust me, if your lady knew how you were feeling she would completely understand because she too has felt all of the above symptoms due to her own hormones changing every day of every month. This is one thing that men may not understand, as you level out your hormones and they become stable, a woman’s hormones continuously change through their cycle, so they can completely understand any ups or downs you are experiencing. This is why the second tip is to be honest and communicate what you are experiencing. It may seem or feel weird to you but the chances of your partner being more compassionate and understanding then you might expect is your own perception. Don’t get in your own way when it comes to being honest.

Tip #3: The great thing about modern medicine is that they are finding and creating solutions to modern-day issues. As the world around us in constantly changing, so are we, so is our medicine, technology, design, thoughts and everything else connected to this human experience. Choosing to see change as a supportive aspect of life is a choice. Choose to believe that you can return back to feeling energized, aroused, clear-headed and strong again. Belief and outlook are a powerful thing, combined with the right treatment plan you can be back to feeling like yourself in no time. Let your partner know that you are doing what you can to return back to yourself or even a better version.

Tip #4: Though sex is important in a relationship, it is not everything. There are many ways to be intimate and show appreciation to your partner. In the meantime, you can consciously choose to do things in your relationship to show you care. With this the possibilities are endless. It can be as simple as taking out the garbage, bringing home a small gift, a foot rub, saying words of affection and appreciation or random acts of kindness towards them. Do other things to show your mate that the relationship is important to you, this will allow them to feel loved in many different ways. You could even go as far as learning their love language to find out how they really receive and give love. When a couple can identify their love language it is much easier to deepen the connection and show each other love in the way they really feel it. Follow this link to the love language test and why not do it together https://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/couples/.

Tip #5: As you start your treatment plan you will start to feel different. It may be difficult for your partner to know what the differences are. Give them updates on what is changing for you. Keeping them informed will keep the lines of communication open and also allow you to acknowledge how far you have come. As we make progress forward, often we miss the subtle changes and steps along the way. Raising your awareness will keep you encouraged and motivated to move in the direction you want to be going. You could even go as far as starting a gratitude journal or growth journal to jot your process.

Having a specialized team in your corner supporting you is an important component to implimenting any life change. The team at T Off is here to support your health and wellbeing. Feel free to ask your doctor, physicians assistant or medical assistant any questions about communicating to your partner. They have heard it all and are happy to have supportive conversations.

10 Step Guide To Keep Your New Year Resolutions On Track

Here we are already February 1st of a new year. Now I ask you “How are those New Year resolutions coming along?”

It can be easy to start off with full force, moving forward strong and clear on what you are wanting to experience in the New Year. We always start a goal with enthusiasm and the intention of achieving it for whatever personal gain we see it has. Then life happens, we realize that even though it may be a new year, nothing in our lives has really changed from one day to the next and we are still faced with the same challenges we had on the 31st of December.

So what do we do if we want to create long-lasting change and new healthy habits in our lives? Here is a 10 step guide to help you stay on track and recommit to your New Years resolutions, or even more so so creating and maintaining desired changes.

1. Define your focus- be general here, this is the broad net you cast. 

-Health, Abundance, Happiness, Success

2. Simplify Desires- list out in simple terms what it is you want to experience

-Be active 3 times per week, purchase a new home, pray/meditate daily, increase work production

3. Describe the vision- write down what your life will be like when you have achieved these desires in present tense

-I wake up in the morning feeling energized and excited for my day. My mind is clear and crisp and I can feel the love in my heart. I am so grateful for the partner that is next to me and feel so much love for them and from them. I love the workouts I am doing, they help me manage my stress and my body feels stronger every day. I feel so supported by the higher powers. I know that they are on my side and every day my life is working out. I am so grateful to be alive!

4. Define daily rituals and support structure

-Wake up every morning and workout, write 10 things I am grateful for daily, eat a healthy breakfast, get to bed by 10pm.

5. Ask yourself open-ended questions to create room for progress and support

-What can I do today to bring my goals closer to achievement? How have I felt supported today? What am I grateful for today?

6. Define specific actions 

-What exactly do you need to have on your to-do list in order to move closer to your goals (open savings account, make doctors appointment, hire a personal trainer)

7. Write supportive statements and repeat them daily

-I am healthy, I love my able body, I am abundant, I am free, I am strong

8. Identify what might stand in your way

-time commitments, negative beliefs, relationships, money (being aware of obstacles help you to overcome them before they sabotage your progress)

9. Identify your why

-look within and ask yourself why do I want to accomplish this ( to live longer in order to see my grandkids grow up, I want to leave a legacy, I want to influence others lives in a positive way) In moments of doubt, knowing your WHY can be what drives you forward.

10. REWARDS

how are you going to acknowledge your progress along the way? New work our clothes, vacation, cheat meal, whatever will help keep you motivated and focused.

 

With this 10 step guide, you will be able to define, create and maintain momentum to continue to move forward to live the life you truly want. Your health and wellness is important to the T Off Your Health team and we are here for you.

If you have questions about our services please call 817-632-5400.

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.

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Do Botox

We all know that aging is a natural part of life, but what if you could go back in time?

Botox and fillers have been around for decades helping people reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. So what is this process like and why should you try it?

Here are the top 5 reasons you should try botox today!

 

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