Lewis Family Medicine Announces Grand Opening of New Onion Creek Location

Lewis Family Medicine, an Austin-area private medical practice, has just announced the opening of their new location in South Austin, Texas. The new Onion Creek facility is located at 701 East, Farm to Market 1626, Austin, TX 78748.

 

Lewis Family Medicine is on the cutting edge of healthcare training and technology. The practice, founded by Dr. Kevin Lewis specializes in primary care for the entire family. The new Onion Creek location will open on June 22, 2021 and is currently taking appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm. These limited hours will last through August.

 

“We’re very excited about expanding our practice into South Austin,” stated Dr. Kevin Lewis. “Our goal is to serve as many Austin-area families as possible, and this is a great stride towards that goal.”

 

The new medical facility is located in the recently constructed medical tower, known as Medical Plaza at Onion Creek, located at Manchaca and I35. The location was chosen specifically for its convenience for local residents throughout South Austin.

 

Lewis Family Medicine Onion Creek features state of the art x-ray and diagnostics equipment, a well-appointed waiting room, spacious and comfortable examination rooms, as well as nutrition and health consulting rooms.

 

“We have always sought to provide local families with the best health care possible, and our new Onion Creek location will make it more convenient and comfortable as ever,” stated Dr. Lewis. “Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will provide chronic illness management, hormone treatment for both men and women, allergy treatment, prevention of disease, and lifestyle consulting in the form of weight management, blood pressure, and cholesterol control.”

 

This is the third location for the Lewis Family Medical practice. In addition to the new location in Onion Creek, there is also a primary and urgent care facility in Dripping Springs and family medical offices in Manor.

 

The opening of the new medical facility will be June 22nd, 2021 at 9:00am.

 

More information about the new location can be found at https://lewisfamilymed.com/onion-creek.

Should You Be Looking Into Testosterone Therapy? Maybe!

What is Testosterone?

Testosterone is a vital hormone in males that impacts a variety of bodily functions, including strength, muscle mass, body fat, body hair, sex drive, and sperm count. All of these can be impacted when testosterone drops below an optimal level.

Unfortunately for men, the risk of low testosterone increases with age. David Paolone, MD, an urologist at UW Health’s Men’s Health Clinic estimates that 12% of men in their 50’s, 19% of of men in their 60’s, 28% of men in their 70’s, and 49% of men in their 80’s are suffering from Low Testosterone.

Symptoms of Low Testosterone (typically referred to as Low-T) include decreased labido, decreased erection quality, loss of body hair, low bone density, and poor muscle retention with adequate workouts. This in turn leads to mood changes, depression, fatigue, skin changes, decreased bone density, and an increased risk of late-onset hypogonadism.

Why Does a Proper Testosterone Level Matter for Male Health?

Low testosterone levels could be a sign of pituitary gland problems*. The pituitary gland sends a signaling hormone to the testicles to produce more testosterone.

Abnormally high levels of testosterone could be the result of an adrenal gland disorder, or even cancer of the testes.

High testosterone levels may also occur in less serious conditions. For example, congenital adrenal hyperplasia*, which can affect males and females, is a rare but natural cause for elevated testosterone production.

Why does testosterone health matter to female health?

Having an optimal testosterone level in females helps with labido, energy levels, and metabolism.

What are the common signs that you could be suffering from low-t?

Low levels of testosterone, can produce a variety of symptoms in men, including:

  • decreased sex drive
  • less energy
  • weight gain
  • feelings of depression
  • moodiness
  • low self-esteem
  • less body hair
  • thinner bones

Testosterone levels decline steadily in adult women, however, low T levels can also produce a variety of symptoms, including:

  • low libido
  • reduced bone strength
  • poor concentration
  • depression

What long term health issues could occur if low-t isn’t addressed?

While testosterone production naturally tapers off as a man ages, other factors can cause hormone levels to drop.

Injury to the testicles and cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation can negatively affect testosterone production.

Chronic health conditions and stress can also reduce testosterone production. Some of these include:

  • Kidney Disease
  • Alcoholism
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Chronic Opioid Use

Low T levels in women can be caused by removal of the ovaries as well as diseases of the pituitary, hypothalamus, or adrenal glands.

How to naturally improve testosterone levels

Lifting weights and working out, tracking your macronutrients, vitamins and minerals specifically Vitamin D.

Avoiding things like soy products (for men) which mimic estrogen.

How Medical Testosterone Therapy Works?

You may be a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy if Low-T is interfering with your health and quality of life. Testosterone can be administered orally, through injections, subcutaneous pellets or with gels/skin patches. If you don’t have a medical condition that’s contributing to your decline in testosterone levels, your doctor might suggest natural ways to boost testosterone, such as losing weight and increasing muscle mass through resistance exercise prior to offering HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)

Of critical importance is that if hormone therapy is initiated is should be done with a complete understanding of your overall health to include cardiovascular health/endocrine health  Heart disease has been #1 for mortality in the United States since approximately 1935 and to be on HRT without a thorough and advanced cardiac evaluation is short sided in my opinion.

At LFMUC we question and screen for any/all causes that may be contributing to symptoms of Low-T and then take a global approach at solving the problem.   It is our goal to prevent disease in our pt population while optimizing in areas we are safely able to do so.

SOURCES

https://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-testosterone#testing

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/8-ways-to-boost-testosterone#8.-Follow-a-Healthy-Lifestyle-and-Avoid-Estrogen-like-Compounds

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/sexual-health/in-depth/testosterone-therapy/art-20045728

 

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