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Testosterone Replacement Therapy Serving Federal Way Seattle Tacoma Bellevue Olympia Covington
All treatment is not equal. At Family Medicine Clinic of Federal Way we strive to provide the highest quality care available. This is especially true for our patients suffering from testosterone deficiency, aka Androgen Deficiency or Low T. Hormone replacement is not without potential risks. Thorough evaluations are required to ensure some underlying health condition isn't being missed as the cause of low testosterone. This requires more than a simple testosterone test. Additionally, if you find yourself a candidate for therapy, effective and safe management requires additional regularly scheduled lab testing. This means a few visits a year, which are usually covered by insurance, to make sure your therapy is customized and managed in a responsible manner Read More
It is suggested that bioavailable testosterone represents the fraction of circulating testosterone that readily enters cells and better reflects the bioactivity of testosterone than does the simple measurement of serum total testosterone. Also, varying levels of SHBG can result in inaccurate measurements of bioavailable testosterone. Decreased SHBG levels can be seen in obesity, hypothyroidism , androgen use, and nephritic syndrome (a form of kidney disease ). Increased levels are seen in cirrhosis , hyperthyroidism , and estrogen use. In these situations, measurement of free testosterone may be more useful.