The testosterone levels in a man’s body are constantly changing to adapt to their needs as they age. Decreased muscle mass, lowered sex drive, and loss of body hair could all indicate low testosterone, but dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) supplements could help counteract the negative effects of reduced hormone levels. A Connecticut physician could administer testosterone and DHEA treatment to Massachusetts patients and offer individualized treatment plans to meet specific needs.
A man’s testosterone levels typically peak once he hits the age of 19 and naturally decrease from the age of 30 onward. When a man’s testosterone levels become abnormally low, he may experience adverse symptoms. For example, reduced sex drive, decreased body hair and muscle mass, erectile dysfunction, and breast tissue growth could all indicate low testosterone levels.
Imbalances of testosterone can also impact a woman’s overall health. While male testosterone is often associated with characteristics like bone mass, muscle mass, and physical strength, this hormone is also responsible for enhancing libido, producing new blood cells, and facilitating reproduction in women. Low testosterone in women could cause symptoms such as:
Testosterone and DHEA treatment for Massachusetts patients would require a blood test to measure hormone levels. Generally, the normal range of testosterone levels for men between ages 19 and 39 who have a healthy weight is 264 to 916 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). A total testosterone level less than 25 ng/dL in women under 50 years of age is considered low, and levels under 20 ng/dL are low for those over the age of 50.
DHEA is a steroid supplement that serves as an alternative to traditional testosterone replacement therapy. DHEA can be taken to increase testosterone levels in both men and women.
Dr. Edward Jacobson could prescribe DHEA to increase a man’s testosterone levels to achieve the following benefits:
Some Massachusetts patients have also reported improvements in erectile dysfunction as a result of testosterone and DHEA treatment.
A patient should discuss the potential side effects associated with DHEA supplements with a Connecticut doctor before commencing treatment. Possible side effects of Massachusetts testosterone and DHEA treatment include:
In women specifically, side effects could include fluid retention, facial hair growth, and a deepened voice.
Individuals who have preexisting conditions like diabetes, liver disease, and heart disease or those who are at risk for hormone-sensitive conditions such as prostate cancer should consult a physician before taking DHEA supplements. Furthermore, this treatment could be harmful for patient who struggle with bipolar disorder and depression. It is also important to discuss any medications a patient is taking and how testosterone and DHEA treatment could interact with them.
Women who are pregnant should not take DHEA or other testosterone medications. It is vital for the patient to speak with a knowledgeable healthcare provider before taking these supplements so their dosages can be monitored and regulated.
Dr. Jacobson would conduct thorough tests and an extensive review of your medical history as well as review your current medications before prescribing DHEA or other testosterone related therapies. Call today to arrange an initial consultation to get your questions about Massachusetts testosterone and DHEA treatment answered.