Throughout a lifetime, men face a number of unique health challenges. At Maida Pharmacy Compounding and Wellness, we personalize medications to address these challenges. Andropause, or an age-related decline in testosterone, is of particular concern to a man’s health and well-being. This slow decline in testosterone contributes to a number of troubling symptoms. Fatigue, reduced libido, erectile dysfunction, irritability, and insomnia are a few of these symptoms. In addition, declining levels of testosterone have been linked to osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, frailty, and depression.
Maida Pharmacy Compounding and Wellness prepares compounded testosterone replacement therapy. In collaboration with patients and their providers, we formulate topically applied testosterone at patient specific doses. Successful testosterone replacement therapy depends on this personalization.
Patient Specific Dosing
When it comes to testosterone replacement therapy, the correct dose is crucial. Testosterone replacements effectiveness, tolerability, and long-term safety depend on an appropriate dose. Rarely is the dosing of testosterone replacement a one size fit all model. There are too many patient specific factors to consider. For example: age, weight, family plans, medical history, family history and medications must be evaluated. In addition, its crucial the appropriate labs are taken and interpreted correctly by an experienced healthcare provider.
A goal of successful testosterone replacement therapy is avoiding and managing side-effect. Because testosterone converts to estrogen, distressing estrogen-related side-effects are possible with testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone also converts to a potent metabolite DHT - the same metabolite thought to contribute to hair loss and an enlarged prostate. Patient specific dosing (along with careful monitoring) is an excellent strategy to minimize the risk of side-effects and improve long term safety. Compounded testosterone replacement therapy gives patient and their providers the freedom to dose on a patient by patient basis.