Testosterone for Men

The proper levels of testosterone protect you against heart disease and make your bones, joints, and ligaments stronger. This means you will heal faster when injured and are less likely to get arthritis.

Most of us know that testosterone levels in men fall as we age. Lower testosterone levels cause:

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Lowered energy
  • Depression
  • Decreased muscle strength and stamina
  • Abdominal fat deposits (commonly called ‘beer belly’)

A common misunderstanding is that the use of testosterone causes prostate cancer. While it is true that testosterone should not be given to men with active prostate cancer, multiple medical studies prove that testosterone has not been shown to cause prostate cancer. Since testosterone should not be given to men who have prostate cancer, Doctor Peterson will monitor your PSA levels before prescribing bio-identical testosterone to help alleviate the symptoms of low levels of this hormone.

Men who take bio-identical testosterone also experience a decrease in abdominal fat and an improved sense of well-being and vitality.