Common Questions About Hormone Therapy at Preferred Men’s Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL
As with any procedure, hormone therapy carries with it some level of risk.
Men considering this treatment should educate themselves as to what they can expect, how the process works, and whether there are any chances of side effects (and, if so, what they are and how likely they are). Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we see.
Can the medical consultations necessary for hormone therapy be done via telephone?
While we appreciate the convenience afforded by modern technology, men who are considering hormone therapy are required to visit our facility in person prior to beginning the treatment. This allows us to begin building a face-to-face relationship, and enables us to more thoroughly evaluate candidates and determine whether any unusual situations which may affect the course of the treatment may exist.
Do men who undergo hormone therapy need to see a doctor?
At Preferred Men’s Medical Center, the safety of those who come to us for help is paramount to us. We do require that men see one of our physicians for a thorough physical examination prior to beginning treatment. This allows us to create the perfect therapy regimen for each patient.
After visiting a doctor, am I qualified for treatment?
Merely visiting a doctor is not enough; at Preferred Men’s Medical Center we must ensure that each man seeking treatment is doing so for medically necessary purposes and that there will be no conflicts with other treatments a patient is undergoing. As such, although most of the men who visit us are qualified to undergo treatment, this is not the case in every scenario.
How safe is hormone therapy?
If it is done correctly, hormone therapy is a safe procedure that can be a valuable part of helping men to enjoy their lives. We closely monitor the men who come to us, and we only use the highest-quality hormones in our hormone therapy.
Are there any side effects to hormone therapy?
While any treatment has the potential for side effects, we minimize this by carefully prescribing doses that are identical to the levels of naturally occurring hormones in healthy men. We work carefully to mimic the hormone levels a man’s body should normally have.
When should a man consider hormone therapy?
While every person differs, most men begin to experience a decrease in testosterone around the age of 35. Although it is barely noticeable at first, as the years pass, a man will tend to notice the effects of falling testosterone levels. Once this becomes an issue, a man may wish to consider hormone therapy.
Is hormone therapy the same as taking steroids?
People who abuse steroids use the drug to obtain abnormally high levels of testosterone. In contrast, at Preferred Men’s Medical Center, we work carefully to attain normal levels found in a healthy male.
What’s the first step to getting hormone therapy treatment at Preferred Men’s Medical Center?
Men wishing to proceed should fill out our form or just pick up the phone and call us. We’ll take it from there.