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As men age, maintaining optimal health becomes a crucial concern. For many, hormone therapy under the guidance of a specialist like Dr. Brandon Bailey, DO, offers a path to revitalized well-being. Here’s a deep dive into this transformative journey.
The Initial Step: Understanding Your Needs
Every journey with Dr. Bailey begins with an intake appointment. For men over 50, their baseline PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) should be on file.
Tailored Hormone Therapy: Finding Your Balance
Dr. Bailey often recommends starting with 0.8-1.0mL Intramuscular injection of Testosterone Cypionate, coupled with 1mg of Anastrozole weekly. This approach not only boosts testosterone but also, through Anastrozole, an Aromatase Inhibitor, prevents its conversion to estrogen, maintaining a healthy hormonal balance.
Monitoring Progress: The Path to Optimization
Within 4-6 weeks, a follow-up appointment is scheduled to review lab results and adjust dosages if necessary. This close monitoring is key to ensuring personalized care.
Regular Check-ups: Sustaining Success
Ongoing appointments every three months and biannual lab tests form the cornerstone of this program. Adjustments are made as needed, responding to any symptom changes or dosage modifications.
Understanding Estrogen's Role
Contrary to common belief, estrogen plays a vital role in men's health, aiding in bone and cardiovascular health. Dr. Bailey aims to keep estradiol levels within a specific range for maximum benefit.
The Ideal Testosterone Level: Striking the Right Balance
Target testosterone levels range between 800 and 1200. However, Dr. Bailey emphasizes personalization, adjusting levels to where each patient feels best, while also monitoring hematocrit levels. Elevated hematocrit may require blood donation or dosage adjustments.
Dr. Bailey's approach is all about customization and responsive care. By closely monitoring and adjusting, he ensures each patient achieves their optimal hormonal balance for better health and quality of life.
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