Troubleshooting Testosterone Replacement Issues

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Dr. Kathy Maupin and Brett Newcomb discuss troubleshooting 10 of the most common testosterone replacement issues that arise when patients receive bioidentical hormone pellets. They also discuss how treatment is customized to meet the individual patient’s needs and expectations.

This week we are discussing the 10 most common troubleshooting concerns that my office faces with bioidentical hormone pellet replacement.

One of the things that makes my practice unique (which we have mentioned in our book, The Secret Female Hormone) is that I’ve tried to create an environment where I can spend time studying the lab work, talk to the individual patient, and look at their medical history. I don’t run high-volume numbers through the front door. I take the time to develop a relationship with the patient and to treat them according to their symptoms, their genetics, and their histories, as well as their goals.

In this podcast, we will discuss each of these 10 major troubleshooting issues that we’ve encountered at Biobalance Health.

Of the ten most common expressed concerns, we discuss the loss and restoration of the libido—especially the management of the dosage. Acceptable dosage depends on the individual patient. It may involve a balance appropriate for those who hope to see other benefits of testosterone restoration without the libido-enhancing effects—either because they do not have a partner or simply don’t want to regain their libido for whatever reason. Furthermore, we discuss things like hair loss, breast cancer risk, stress management, and weight-related issues.

It is always important to stress that weight loss and size loss are not the same thing. Testosterone makes muscle which is denser than fat. You may lose inches in your waist but still not lose weight. So, we want to make people sensitive to this concept so they do not misunderstand or overreact if their scale reading is not dropping with their pant size.

Depending on the concerns of the patient, we look at symptom management and quality of life. Our focus is to find the right mix of medicine, life style change, and overall sense of improvement. We want to make people as independent and empowered to live out their life feeling satisfied and fulfilled. We do not just want to prolong life or to massage a single symptom (one that most likely belongs to a cluster of other symptoms). We want to holistically improve the quality of your life. Listen to our podcast and see what we have to say.