Men have unique health issues that often times can benefit from custom medications. Just as every man is unique, so so are the custom medication therapies prepared for each patient. Pathway Healthcare provides answers to help solve all your men’s health issues, including testosterone replacement, fertility, andropause and erectile dysfunction. Our compounded medications come in a variety of dosage forms and types to satisfy your individual preferences.
The term “male menopause” or “andropause” is sometimes used to describe decreasing testosterone levels in men related to aging that result in symptoms including physical, emotional, psychological and behavioral changes. Frequently men notice a gradual loss of energy, loss of muscle, loss of mental focus, increased fat, decreased stamina, loss of libido, and sexual dysfunction. Virtually all men will experience a decline in hormone levels with age. Unfortunately, there is no way of predicting who will experience andropause symptoms of sufficient severity to seek medical help. According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 15 million men have low testosterone levels of which only 5-10% of these men will seek treatment.
It's estimated that erectile dysfunction (ED) affects more than 20 million men in the United States alone. The majority of those men are over 40 years old, but it can strike no matter what your age. Sometimes ED is an unfortunate side effect of a disease. For instance, men who have diabetes, decreased testosterone levels, high blood pressure, an enlarged prostate, or some other health conditions may get ED. Often times after prostate surgery men experience ED due to nerve damage or other trauma to the male body. Sometimes smoking, alcohol use, or certain medications can all cause ED. It can even be the result of everyday pressures such as stress, anxiety, or just nervousness. Fortunately, no matter what the cause, Erectile Dysfunction can be successfully treated.
Testosterone is responsible for normal growth and development of male sex organs and maintenance of secondary sex characteristics. It is the primary androgenic hormone. When the testes fail to produce normal levels of testosterone, testosterone deficiency results. There are now a variety of products available to treat testosterone deficiency. Successful management of testosterone replacement therapy requires appropriate evaluation and an understanding of the benefits and risks of treatment.
In the United States, approximately one in 10 couples, or 6.1 million men and women of reproductive age, are affected by infertility. It is a highly specialized field that involves great physiological detail but also has a strong emotional component. Infertility is defined by the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected heterosexual intercourse or the inability to carry a pregnancy to term. Infertility may be caused by male factors, female factors, or a combination of both.