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As men age, their hormone levels decrease, and many aspects of their lives can be affected by a reduction in testosterone. If you would like to regain muscle and bone mass, boost your libido, and lose weight, you should consider undergoing Rhode Island testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) therapy. The body produces lower amounts of both hormones over time, and most men start noticing a difference by their 40s and 50s. If your hormone levels are low, a Connecticut physician can administer testosterone and DHEA therapy to improve your overall health.

Testosterone

On average, men’s testosterone levels peak at age 20 when they are barely out of adolescence. Testosterone not only regulates the sex drive, but it is also responsible for red blood cell production, distribution of fat, and bone and muscle mass. A man is likely to notice the changes in his body as his testosterone levels drop, and what he cannot see – his lower red blood cell count – he will feel in fatigue and other physical symptoms.

Testosterone replacement therapy is available in patch, cream, gel, injectable, and intradermal pellet forms. Dr. Edward Jacobson can discuss the best way to deliver testosterone to a patient based on their individual needs.

DHEA

Produced by the adrenal glands, DHEA aids in the production of other hormones, including testosterone. DHEA levels in men begin declining after their early 30s. DHEA supplementation tablets can increase testosterone levels and improve athletic and sexual performance. In addition to raising testosterone levels, DHEA may also help mitigate depression and strengthen the immune system.

Careful Monitoring

While DHEA supplements are available over the counter, using this hormone without medical supervision is not recommended. By discussing their symptoms and goals with a Connecticut doctor, a Rhode Island patient can ensure that they are taking the correct dosage and that the DHEA hormone is the finest quality. DHEA tablets are derived from wild yam and soy and created in a state-of-the-art compounding pharmacy.

It is important to schedule regular office visits so Dr. Jacobson can monitor your hormone levels and prepare for any necessary changes to your testosterone and DHEA therapy regimen.

Testosterone and DHEA Side Effects

Although testosterone and DHEA therapy for Rhode Island patients is safe, there is always the possibility of side effects. The most common side effects of this treatment include:

  • Acne
  • Gynecomastia or breast enlargement
  • Hair loss

DHEA and testosterone therapy may also lower sperm counts. Men hoping to father children should not undergo this treatment. Fortunately, changing the dosage according to observations made during monitoring may alleviate a patient’s side effects.

However, some Rhode Island men are not candidates for testosterone and DHEA therapy. Men diagnosed with cancer or high cholesterol as well as those with a history of congestive heart failure or blood clots should consult a Connecticut medical care provider about whether this treatment could benefit them.

Ask a Doctor about Rhode Island Testosterone and DHEA Treatment

If you want to know more about this type of hormone therapy and whether you are a candidate, you should consult Dr. Jacobson at his Connecticut office about Rhode Island testosterone and DHEA therapy. In addition to hormone replacement treatment, each patient receives a custom-tailored diet and exercise plan to help facilitate optimal wellness. Call us today or contact us online to schedule a consultation.