As men age, their testosterone levels decline. Symptoms associated with low testosterone often include:
- Low sex drive
- Difficulty with erection
- Hair loss
- Decreased bone mass
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased body fat
- Mood changes
These changes can often affect a man’s quality of life. The pharmacists at Shertech work with you and your healthcare provider to determine what compounded options may be right for you.
Men, just like women, experience hormonal changes throughout their life. Let head pharmacist Rusty Prescott help guide you through the process.
- Consults offered Monday thru Friday by our pharmacist, Rusty Prescott.
- Simple take home blood or saliva test kit to provide an initial baseline
- Analysis and explanation of results with patient
- Recommended treatment plan sent to patient’s preferred physician per patient request
- Follow-up calls to the patient and consistent monitoring of results. Suggested adjustment of hormonal level to achieve optimal results if necessary.
- Triad communication between patient, physician, and pharmacist.
Saliva Test provided by ZRT Laboratories
Shertech Pharmacy can provide you with your own ZRT testing kit. Come in today to discuss what hormones may be a trigger for your symptoms.
Saliva testing is used for measuring hormones like cortisol, estrogen, and testosterone, and its non-invasive collection asks patients to spit into a plastic tube. This sampling method allows patients to collect saliva at home at specific times, which is essential for accurately measuring hormone levels.
Why do we test hormones in saliva? Steroid hormones in the bloodstream are 95-99% bound to carrier proteins, and in this form are unavailable to target tissues. Saliva testing measures the amount of hormone available to target tissues – the bioavailable amount. For this reason, saliva testing better relates to specific symptoms of excess or deficiency and is a good option for monitoring hormone therapy.
ZRT is one of the first labs to measure hormones in saliva and helped establish the method that made saliva hormone testing commercially viable for health care providers and patients around the globe.
Call Shertech today to ask about purchasing a ZRT saliva test kit.
This occurs when a man can’t get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Oftentimes pills cannot be used by patients or are not enough to help men achieve an erection firm enough for intercourse. Shertech Pharmacy can work with you and your physician to tailor a solution to help achieve an erection that will leave you and your partner satisfied.
Testosterone can be supplemented in a variety ways other than the typical topical application that is always advertised.
Injections and lozenges can be a helpful alternative especially when other people are concerned with being contaminated with the hormone.
Did you know some nutraceuticals may help you increase your own testosterone production?
Often times rising estrogen levels can hinder your testosterone therapy. Speak with your doctor or our Shertech pharmacist to discuss how to counter balance these effects.