Navigation Links
New Options Available for the 13 Million Men Who Suffer from Testosterone Deficiency
Date:9/1/2009

Although female hormone replacement has been the center of attention, male hormone levels are just as important to health and wellness. More men are getting tested and more treatment options are becoming available.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 1, 2009 -- While all the news over the last decade seems to revolve around female hormones, more physicians are seeing the need to test and treat their male patients for testosterone deficiency. A new study suggests that as many as 13 million men may suffer from a deficiency of testosterone. Some physicians feel that the findings are consistent with more men asking for help. "The stigma associated with asking for help is gone. Some of this may be due to the increased drug advertisements targeted for men," states Dr. Anderson, MD of Executive Medicine of Texas

Testosterone deficiency is a serious problem and not only is associated with sexual dysfunction, but can also cause loss of muscle mass, weight gain, higher cholesterol levels, cardiovascular disease and other disorders. Patients with low testosterone levels may feel sluggish or depressed. Personal relationships can suffer too, due to the patient's lack of enthusiasm or interest.

Testosterone creams and injections have been in the mainstream of health care treatments and available to patients in the past. The good news is that the FDA announced the approval of the first long-acting Testosterone replacement treatment. Testopel® is manufactured by Slate Pharmaceuticals and is administered by a growing number of physicians. It consists of small pellets that are inserted under the skin just below the beltline during an in-office procedure. The procedure lasts only a few minutes and is done without sedation or stitches.

"Our patients are thrilled that we can do this procedure and they don't have to think about it again for up to six months." Walter Gaman, MD of Executive Medicine of Texas continues, "Since we are always looking for proven treatments to better help our patients, Testopel® is a welcome addition."

Dr. Gaman was one of the first physicians to offer this treatment within his practice, after it became FDA approved this year. The procedure is quick and easy, but does take a skilled physician to administer. Physicians administering the pellets should be properly instructed on administration and appropriate prescribing.

Executive Medicine of Texas is a leading provider in men's health and wellness. They treat executives and high profile individuals from around the globe and now offer Testopel® as an in-office procedure. The cost per insertion is $1200, which includes a three month testosterone blood level. Insertions can last up to six months, but blood tests can check to ensure that levels are remaining adequate, whereas small number of patients may metabolize the hormone faster requiring insertions to be repeated before the six month mark.

To schedule testing for testosterone deficiency or if you have documented deficiency and wish to schedule a Testopel® insertion, call (817) 552-4300 or (800) 910-EXEC. To learn more about Executive Medicine of Texas, visit http://www.emtexas.com. To learn more about Testopel®, visit http://www.testopel.com.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/09/prweb2815284.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Georgia Reproductive Specialists Free Infertility Seminar: Fertility Options 101
2. ValueOptions(R) Awards Coordination of Benefits and Overpayment Services Contract to HMS
3. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Introduces Interactive Navigation Solution That Helps Individuals and Families Find Healthcare Coverage Options
4. Commercial Real Estate Group of Tucson Unveils Online Tool that Quickly Informs Commercial Real Estate Tenants of Lease Options
5. FREE INFERTILITY SEMINAR: Fertility Options 101
6. ValueOptions Wins Maryland Mental Health Contract
7. Pennsylvanians With Disabilities Call for an End to Institution-Only Options
8. TCS Healthcare Technologies to Offer Remote Hosting Options for Acuity Advanced Care(TM)
9. Health Insurance Options for Domestic Partnerships
10. 'Comparative Effectiveness' Research Addresses Options for Treating Prostate Cancer
11. Hybrid Concierge Medical Practice Provides More Value, Options to Growing Number of Physicians Nationwide
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Options Available for the 13 Million Men Who Suffer from Testosterone Deficiency
(Date:2/11/2016)... Lebanon, Oregon (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 ... ... Oregon campus participated in the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Match Program Tuesday, February ... The Match Program places students into osteopathic graduate medical education positions across the ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... Image ... business to a new market, and it’s the buildings of Nashville that will benefit. ... when I needed to relocate to Nashville, there was no question that I would ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Thermi™, ... health, is pleased to announce the promotions of Allison Kelly to executive vice ... Catone to executive vice president of North American capital sales, and Wendy Oseas ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... motivational speaker, trainer and author Ray Clarke poses a question as a challenge ... . In his book, "Being in the Being" (published by Partridge Singapore), Clarke ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... AccuVein Inc. announces ... Therapy Standards of Practice, to include vascular visualization as a standard practice. AccuVein ... share of the market, facilitates adherence to this standard with its easy to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... , February 11, 2016 F ... answers at the ... a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, ... to evidence-based, peer reviewed clinical information via a mobile device. Elsevier designed ... ClinicalKey for Nursing. The new app is available in Android ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... spurred by a major "team investment" by Bruce Montgomery , one of this area,s most ... to CEO Leen Kawas , PhD. Photo ... ... ... Kawas said the round was intended to be ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 2016  AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX ) ... at the 38th annual John A. Boswick , ... is being held February 14-18, 2016 in ... advancements in wound healing, burn care, and infection control, ... Zealand Burns Association, Academy of Physicians in Wound Care ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: