AVEED® testosterone replacement therapy

New at Draelos Metabolic Center: AVEED® testosterone replacement therapy. AVEED® is an injectable, long-acting prescription medicine that contains testosterone. AVEED® is used to treat adult males who have a condition called hypogonadism. Hypogonadism is a term used to describe low testosterone in men, and occurs when the male testes are unable to produce sufficient testosterone. You will receive just 5 AVEED® injections a year, after your first month of therapy. Most commercial insurance plans and Medicare (Novitas) cover AVEED®. In a clinical trial, 94% of men who received AVEED® injections maintained average testosterone levels within the normal range for 10 full weeks after their 3rd injection.   If you are looking for an alternative to your current testosterone replacement therapy set up an appointment today to see if AVEED® is right for you.

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Could You Have Low Testosterone (Low T)?

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Low Testosterone

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING LOSS OF SEX DRIVE, FATIGUE, INCREASED BODY FAT.......

The main causes of low testosterone are aging and obesity. After age 30, most men begin to experience a gradual decline in testosterone. A decrease in sex drive sometimes accompanies the drop in testosterone, leading many men to mistakenly believe that their loss of interest in sex is simply due to getting older.  However, many men do not notice that other symptoms may be accompanying their low sex drive, such as fatigue, mood irregularities, and sleep disturbances.  All these symptoms can attribute to something call “hypogonadism” or low testosterone. 

Men with symptoms of low testosterone will usually benefit from testosterone replacement.  The team at Draelos Metabolic Center can provide the following testosterone replacement treatment options:

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What is Low Testosterone (Hypogonadism)

 WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE TESTES? HOW IS TESTOSTERONE CONTROLLED?

The testes (testicles) in men serve two main functions:

  • Produce testosterone
  • Produce sperm

Testosterone production is controlled by the pituitary gland. The pituitary produces two hormones, called luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), which stimulate the testes to produce testosterone and sperm. In turn, the pituitary can sense the level of testosterone and regulate the LH and FSH to maintain normal levels.

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Types of Testosterone Therapy

 

There are four approved types of Testosterone therapy available: gels, patches, injections and sustained release pellets.  Oral Testosterone is not available in the United States.

Gel:  Applied daily

Types:

  • Androgel
  • Axiron
  • Fortesta
  • Testim

**With Testosterone gels, it is important to remember that after applying you may not shower, swim, sweat excessively or have skin-to-skin contact with your significant other for at least 4 hours.

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