Testosterone Replacement Therapy Serving Federal Way Seattle Tacoma Bellevue Olympia Covington
All treatment is not equal. At Family Medicine Clinic of Federal Way we strive to provide the highest quality care available. This is especially true for our patients suffering from testosterone deficiency, aka Androgen Deficiency or Low T. Hormone replacement is not without potential risks. Thorough evaluations are required to ensure some underlying health condition isn't being missed as the cause of low testosterone. This requires more than a simple testosterone test. Additionally, if you find yourself a candidate for therapy, effective and safe management requires additional regularly scheduled lab testing. This means a few visits a year, which are usually covered by insurance, to make sure your therapy is customized and managed in a responsible manner Read More
NO PRESCRIPTION WILL BE PROVIDED UNLESS A CLINICAL NEED EXISTS BASED ON REQUIRED LAB WORK, PHYSICIAN CONSULTATION, PHYSICAL EXAMINATION AND CURRENT MEDICAL HISTORY. PLEASE NOTE, AGREEING TO LAB WORK AND PHYSICAL EXAM DOES NOT GUARANTEE A FINDING OF CLINICAL NECESSITY AND A PRESCRIPTION FOR HORMONE THERAPY, HORMONE REPLACEMENT TREATMENT OR PRESCRIPTION HORMONE MEDICATIONS INCLUDING TESTOSTERONE, HCG AND HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE (HGH INJECTIONS).
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Treatment for proven androgen deficiency is based on testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone can be administered by capsule or tablet, skin patch, gel, lotion or cream, or injection (short- or long-acting).
If the cause of testosterone deficiency is located in the pituitary gland, and the man is also wishing to father a child, then gonadotrophin injections, several times a week for many months, are used to stimulate both testosterone and sperm production.
Men who receive testosterone replacement therapy will have regular reviews with their doctor. Prostate examinations are performed according to a man's age and other risk factors for prostate cancer.
Older men need to be checked for prostate cancer before testosterone replacement therapy can be started, because increased levels of testosterone could make unrecognised prostate cancer grow. However, testosterone replacement therapy is not thought to increase the risk of a new prostate cancer above that of the general population.