Testosterone can be delivered using many delivery platforms. Injections, pellets, creams, gels, and patches are the most commonly used delivery methods. There are definite benefits and drawbacks to each and we are going to evaluate them for you here. First, let's talk about using testosterone pellets. The pellets are implanted into the subcutaneous dermal layer, typically in the upper hip area. This approach is very limiting for a few reasons. First, it's a one size fits all approach. They are dosed by body weight and BMI calculations and leave no room for individualizing a patients levels based on his own natural, optimal level. Another limitation is that the pellets bleed heavily early on after implantation, then fall well below optimal levels. This below optimal state is constant until pellets are implanted again around four to six months from the previous insertion date. This roller coaster is exhausting and can sometimes be harder on the patient that being at a consistently low testosterone level, simply because of the consistency of the state of being. Below is a chart showing three different dosages of testosterone pellets over six months. You can see that if your levels repeated this up and down every six months, it would be quite a ride. Next, let's discuss creams and gels. The topical approach is convenient for those who simply cannot inject themselves with testosterone. Some of the drawbacks are that the creams can be messy and sticky. Another issue is that there are many variables that affect the exact uptake of the testosterone. If you are dehydrated, cold, or having any skin issues, the absorption can be off. There are also dangers in applying the gel, then making any contact with another person with that skin within an hour. These contact issues are real and have been the reason that many wives have been overdosed with testosterone due to their husband's irresponsible use. At Low T Nation, we prefer testosterone cypionate injections. With the injections, we know exactly how much of the testosterone the patient is receiving. It also only requires a weekly shot, so [...]
This is a letter we have just received from the wife of a new client who thinks that we are Atlanta’s best hormone replacement program. Hope you enjoy!! My husband and I met in college through mutual friends. We were both very athletic and active, which is what drew me to him initially. We married two short years after meeting and began a family shortly after. I really felt like I had everything I’d ever wanted. About 5 years later I noticed that a month or two would go by without a single intimate event, but when I brought it up John dismissed it citing stress as the main contributor. Even more concerning was the changes I noticed in John’s* personality, he no longer wanted to be active with me and was beginning to put on weight. I knew he was stressed out from his job so I tried not to make it worse by pressing the issue, however everything coupled with his indifference to it all began a drive a wedge between us. I just missed the man I married. One day I was having lunch with an old college girlfriend of mine and I began to confide in her the issues John and I were having and she immediately recommended that we go to your place that had helped her husband resolve his low testosterone issues. She vouched that you guys were indeed Atlanta’s best hormone replacement program. John doesn’t have low t I thought to myself, but then again I guess we really didn’t know, had he been checked recently? As she began to go down the list of symptoms, I felt as though she reading a synopsis of my life for the last 2 years, I couldn’t believe how well it described John’s characteristics as of late. It was the first time in a long time that I had new hope for our marriage. So naturally, I rushed home, tidied up a bit and began to prepare one of his favorite meals in order to set the tone for a very important discussion. I wanted to make […]
How to choose the best Testosterone Doctor Here at Low T Nation, we truly believe that we have the best testosterone replacement clinic in Atlanta. This is because our Atlanta Low T Doctors are all very specifically trained in Low Testosterone Therapy by the top organizations in the country. One of the more frustrating aspects of our Low T Therapy is dealing with the misinformation and myths that many other doctors believe and give advice based on. This well intended misguidance causes issues of confusion when their trusted health adviser gives them advice or warnings that are contrary to our standard of care. The first thing that men need to know about general practitioners and family doctors is that they did not learn the specifics of male testosterone replacement in medical school. This is the most important person, other that yourself, in ensuring that your testosterone replacement program is going to be a success. If you're working with a doctor who has undergone additional training regarding male hormone replacement, then that's fantastic. If you are working with an endocrinologist, that's also fantastic. If you are considering using your family or general practitioner to manage your hormone replacement, you must determine if they have undergone the additional training necessary. The video below will teach you 7 questions to ask and what the answers should be. If your doctor cannot answer these questions correctly, find another doctor! If you have any questions about specific information or advice that your doctor has given you regarding testosterone replacement or anything related, feel; free to set a consultation with one of our practitioners. We would be happy to discuss any issues you may have.