Is testosterone a steroid?

Is testosterone a steroid?

Yes, testosterone is a steroidhormone. Steroids are a class of compounds that have a specific chemicalstructure, and they are important for many biological processes in the body.Testosterone belongs to a group of hormones called androgens, which areresponsible for the development and maintenance of male characteristics.

Thereare two main types of steroids: corticosteroids and anabolic steroids.Testosterone is an anabolic steroid, which means it promotes the growth ofmuscle tissue and bone. Anabolic steroids are often used by athletes andbodybuilders to enhance athletic performance and improve physical appearance.

However,it is important to note that anabolic steroids, including testosterone whentaken without a medical prescription and not under the direction of ahealthcare provider, can be harmful and have a range of side effects. They canlead to serious health problems, such as heart disease, kidney problems, andliver damage. It is illegal to use anabolic steroids without a prescription,and it is against the rules of most sports organizations to use them forperformance enhancement.

Patients Medical's Treatment of Testosterone Deficiency

Patients Medical provides the most comprehensive personalized treatment for testosterone deficiency in NYC. Treatment includes:

  • Expert physicians on Hormones for both males and females.
  • Highly specialized testing to detect hormonal imbalances.
  • Bioidentical Hormones Pellets: : We have Low T Pellets available. They can be placed under your skin evry six months. No need for messy creams, or taking medication evry day. The pellets are naturally derived hormones that are compounded to fit each individual’s body chemistry, allowing for personalized care and effective results. To read more about Bioidentical hormones in detail, click here
  • Nutritional consultations: To help combat fatigue, loss of muscle mass, and weight gain, we can help design a modified diet, fortified with natural nutritional supplements to promote healthy body chemistry.
  • Natural Supplements: Patients Medical’s natural provides supplements that help support hormone balancing and relief of related symptoms including:

Begin Your Journey to Wellness with Patients Medical

Our job at Patients Medical is to connect the dots between a patient's medical history, symptoms, and their underlying causes. Patients Medical is a superb place for people to secure integrative and holistic health care from providers who give personalized care, partner with the patient to focus on the root cause of their illness, support their recovery, and help them maintain good health.

For those that can make the journey, we are happy to welcome new patients to our medical center in New York City. Fill out the form at the top of this page, or call us at 1-212-794-8800. We are here to listen and to help.

We are located at: Patients Medical PC, 1148 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1B New York, NY 10128.

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