SUFFOLK COUNTY HORMONE REPLACEMENT AT WADING RIVER, NY
Testosterone is the primary sex hormone and anabolic steroid in males. In humans, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as testes and prostate, as well as promoting secondary sexual characteristics such as increased muscle and bone mass, and the growth of body hair. In addition, testosterone in both sexes is involved in health and well-being, including moods, behaviour, and in the prevention of osteoporosis. Insufficient levels of testosterone in men may lead to abnormalities including frailty and bone loss. Suffolk County Hormone Replacement.
Testosterone is a steroid from the androstane class containing a ketone and a hydroxyl group at positions three and seventeen respectively. It is biosynthesized in several steps from cholesterol and is converted in the liver to inactive metabolites. It exerts its action through binding to and activation of the androgen receptor. In humans and most other vertebrates, testosterone is secreted primarily by the testicles of males and, to a lesser extent, the ovaries of females. On average, in adult males, levels of testosterone are about seven to eight times as great as in adult females. As the metabolism of testosterone in males is more pronounced, the daily production is about 20 times greater in men. Females are also more sensitive to the hormone.
In addition to its role as a natural hormone, testosterone is used as a medication in the treatment of hypogonadism in men and breast cancer in women. Since testosterone levels decrease as men age, testosterone is sometimes used in older men to counteract this deficiency.
Nicholas Martin PA
Nicholas Martin PA, is a board certified physician assistant with over 11 years experience. He completed his studies at Touro College School of Health Sciences in 2011 and is a board-certified member of The National Commission of Physician Assistants.
Nicholas has been practicing medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology for the past 11 years. Nicholas was also an adjunct professor at Touro College for 8 years where he taught the Dermatology curriculum. Recently, Nicholas has joined the team at Balanced Health and Wellness with the goal to help restore our patients overall health and wellness through improving their hormonal balance combined with weight loss intervention, cosmetics, and iv infusions.
He prides himself in a patient centered approach and attention to detail in order to provide top quality patient care.
Suffolk County Hormone Replacement
Testosterone levels begin to drop in men beginning at age 30. If you think you may be suffering from low T levels or if you’ve already been given a diagnosis, Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) may be beneficial and help you regain your confidence by restoring your levels back to what they once were.
Low T is much more common as you age, but there’s good news: advances in modern medicine have helped doctors discover new treatment options and hormone balancing therapy can slow the rate at which your hormones decline, allowing you to experience a better quality of life. Suffolk County Hormone Replacement.