Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone is a hormone found in both men and women, but the level in women is minimal. Low testosterone is usually associated with men after the age of 50, but in reality it can occur at any age, even in teenagers and young adults. As of 2010, over 13 million men are thought to have low testosterone, but most don't even know it. At IPC, low testosterone is easy to identify by a simple blood test done in the office.
Low testosterone is associated with the following male medical conditions:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- COPD (Lung Disease)
- High stress in your life
Dr. Parry is a recognized leader in the field of bio-medical hormone replacement and is well-versed with all medical therapies to treat low testosterone. Most significantly, he is the leading primary care provider in the Southeast to perform the Testopel implantation procedure, the latest advancement in the treatment of low testosterone.
Testopel is the only FDA-approved testosterone pellet to be used in the treatment of the signs and symptoms associated with low testosterone. Testopel pellets are inserted under the skin in the upper buttock area. The number of pellets depends on your starting level of testosterone and body size. The pellets provide continuous release of testosterone to your body for 3-5 months and dissolve completely over time.
The procedure is minimally invasive and takes about 15 minutes in the office. Though it is a minor surgical procedure, there will be some discomfort afterwards. However, it is easily treated with Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil), and it will not interfere with your work schedule.