Top
10
Doctor insights on: Bioidentical Testosterone

Share
1

1
Why is bioidentical compounded testosterone covered for men by insurance but few female hormones mostly synthetic and no compounded ones for Women are?

Why is bioidentical compounded testosterone covered for men by insurance but few female hormones mostly synthetic and no compounded ones for Women are?

It's a Mystery: One of my greatest frustrations in caring for patients is dealing with insurance coverages.Not only are their discrepancies between sexes but every year they change forcing us to treat the patient with what is covered and not what is best for them. Another example is Breast Reconstruction is covered after breast cancer but testicular prosthesis is not covered after testicular cancer. Mind Boggling ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
1,720 doctors shared insights

Testosterone (Definition)

Testosterone is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
1 doctor agreed:
2

2
Are there bioidentical hormones of testosterone?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
1 doctor agreed:
Are there bioidentical hormones of testosterone?

Yes & no . . .: Depends upon what you're asking. While "bio-identical" is not a scientifically recognized phrase, concept makes sense: take things that are identical to what body produces. However, there are many commonly used medications that are not "bio-identical" so that really shouldn't be your guiding principle. Instead, ask about alternatives & what you hope to achieve. Re T, shots, patches & creams r good ...Read more

3

3
Can a postmenopausal women with antiphospolipid syndrome be treated with bioidentical progesterone and testosterone for symptom relief?

Can a postmenopausal women with antiphospolipid syndrome be treated with bioidentical progesterone and testosterone for symptom relief?

Antiphospholipid: Please look up the "Antiphospholipid syndrome" and carefully read the article on the web. In my opinion , treatment with bio-identical progesterone and testosterone is not related to the antiphospholipid syndrome but you must soon discuss this with your doctor. Please let me know how things turn out. ...Read more

4

4
Can bioidentical progesterone, Biest, testosterone, Ativan, Prozac, allergy nasal sprays slow tracer from entering gallbladder during HIDA?

Can bioidentical progesterone, Biest, testosterone, Ativan, Prozac, allergy nasal sprays slow tracer from entering gallbladder during HIDA?

Not really: no most of the medicine you are taking could influence the liver but not the HIDA scan or stopping the gallbladder from filling most likely you have severe chronic cholecystitis or a stone blocking the gallbladder ...Read more

5

5
Is synthetic testosterone one of the bioidentical hormones?

Is synthetic testosterone one of the bioidentical hormones?

Yes but who cares?: This idea of taking "bio-identical" hormones is getting out of hand. While the concept is cute, it's not a recognized term. There are many good medications that are not bio-identical. Are there safer vs more harmful forms of T? Absolutely! Avoid oral T like the plague b/c liver risk. But whether you use cream, gel, patch or shot is up to you & your doc. Be sure to get labs monitored regularly. ...Read more

6

6
Are bio identical testosterone pellets safe?

Are  bio identical testosterone pellets safe?

Yes!: It enhances the quality of life for both men and women by decreasing the diseases of aging. Cells that require estrogen use testosterone to manufacture estrogen inside the cell by a chemical conversion that uses an enzyme called aromatase.T is present ; extremely important in both women ; men pellet therapy is the only method that allows the body to control the release of hormones raising leve. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
(20 year old male) I took 300mg bio identical testosterone cream, which was not prescribed to me, once (never before). Did I close my growth plates?

(20 year old male) I took 300mg bio identical testosterone cream, which was not prescribed to me, once (never before). Did I close my growth plates?

No.: Although that is a rather high dose of topical testosterone, a single dose should not cause lasting harm. Also, one can assume skeletal maturity by age 20 or 21, so the growth plates may already be closed. Be aware that unsupervised testosterone supplementation can cause problems. If unsupervised, you are somewhat likely to increase estrogen and have just the opposite effects. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How to boost testosterone?

How to boost testosterone?

If mild,: Consider these harmless lifestyle changes that can boost yor testosterone naturally: sleep hygiene to improve sleep quality and duration (even a few days of poor sleep can drop testosterone levels), lose weight, and optimize the treatment of any chronic disease you may have (uncontrolled illness can lower testosterone). ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Alvin Lin
809 doctors shared insights

Testoderm (Definition)

Testoderm is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Lin
812 doctors shared insights

Androderm (Definition)

Androderm is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of ...Read more