Finding a good medical consultation centre for complete health checkups is not a very big deal today. With the rise of health awareness and disease avoidance plans among people, several wellness programs are gearing up in the city. Especially when it is the Men’s wellness program, a number of tests are performed to screen the major functions of the body and provide an in-depth health assessment.

hormone-therapy-225x300The variety of tests includes CBC with Differential/Platelet, Thyroid Panel with TSH, Lipid Panel with LDL/HDL Ratio, Hemoglobin A1c and more. Among all those testosterone test measures is the vital one for sure.

Testosterone is the steroid hormone that stimulates enlargement of the penis, growth of body hair and muscle, and deepening of the voice in males. The tests are done to quantify the hormone in the blood. If during early or late puberty you have grown the symptoms of abnormal hormone production (androgen), it is the high time to assess your testosterone levels.

Andropause” or “Male menopause” the term evokes Low testosterone in men. This inefficiency has a great impact on aging process and corresponds to other major health issues like erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, irritability; weight gain in the unwanted places, loss of muscle tone, size and strength, osteoporosis etc. A lower level of testosterone also leads to poor sexual performance, memory loss, sleep difficulties and increase in body fat.

There can be many symptoms of quick- aging resulted from extreme alcohol consumption (especially beer), inadequate nutrition, rampant use of certain medications, insufficient exercise or inactivity due to arthritis, chronic illness or genetic issues etc. But how to identify whether it is because of low testosterone level or not?

Now if it is the reason, how to diagnose low testosterone level in your body? Trained physicians usually conduct certain tests and physical examination to conclude low testosterone level. They would preferably check your personal, family history first and then arrange blood tests (Two tests- one for total testosterone test and second for SHGB) to determine testosterone level. The normal range for total testosterone is 300 – 1000 ng/dl.

But nothing to worry much, as doctors assure that with hormone therapy and basic life style changes it is quite possible to find the panacea. To find a compassionate and friendly physician you can call us at 8178-399-8783.

It is with much sorrow we must share with you our wonderful physician, Dr. Robert True, passed away. Because his death was not anticipated, we are in the process of finding a physician to care for our patients and have a temporary physician and nurse practitioner in place. If you are in urgent need of your medical records, please contact us at 817-399-8783 so we may send you the legal medical records request form. We appreciate your patience as we work through this situation to try and maintain our practice.