Testosterone Therapy and Hormone Replacement

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Low-T and Andropause

Testosterone, the “male sex hormone”, is one of the most crucial hormones for men. Mostly responsible for the attributes we associate with being a guy – deep voice, body hair, facial hair, larger muscles, and more. In addition, Testosterone also plays a very important role in sexual maturity, fertility, sleep quality, mood stabilization and sexual performance/erectile function.


Andropause ("male menopause") is the name given to the gradual drop in testosterone levels (Low-T) as men age and affects about 14 million men in the United States, and this number is growing.

 

While research demonstrates that testosterone levels decline slowly as we age, some men decline faster than others.  Average testosterone levels are dropping at an alarming rate, and some of this can be attributed to our lifestyles (stress levels, poor diet, weight gain, and lack of exercise). Low testosterone can lead to poor health, so optimizing your levels can decrease your susceptibility to a number of chronic diseases. In this age of quality lab testing, safe medications, and health optimization, there is no reason to live your life feeling poor due to low testosterone. 

 

Low testosterone may show up as. . .

  • Reduced libido (loss of interest in sex)
  • Muscle weakness or loss of muscle mass
  • Memory or concentration problems
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Poor sleep
  • Weight gain
  • Lack of motivation
  • Mood changes / irritability
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Reduction in energy levels

 

At Thrive, we individually tailor your treatment protocol based on your specific lab tests, medical history, and your personal goals.   We prefer the use of injections, not implanted pellets or topical creams. This allows us to control your dosage with active precision (pellets are fixed for months without the ability to adjust dosage) with little fear of cross-contamination (gels and creams can rub off on your friends, family, or loved ones).  We are diligent in the ongoing monitoring of your labs to ensure your  safety and make adjustments in your protocol as needed. By actively monitoring, we minimize any health risks or side effects, and help you achieve a marked, and positive change in the way you feel. 

 

We are proud of the positive impact we have had on our patients. Our testimonials and the continued growth of our clinic speak volumes. It’s about doing things the right way, it’s about increasing your knowledge and awareness, and it’s about applying common sense to attaining and sustaining your best health.

 

If any of the above symptoms are affecting you, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Larke for hormone replacement therapy and get back to your best self!


Many men will look for a Testosterone Doctor by searching Google for - testosterone replacement therapy near me. In addition to Chandler,  we also service all areas of Phoenix, and the SouthEast Valley including: Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Apache Junction, Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Maricopa, Queen Creek, and more!