FHC treats hypogonadism (low testosterone) in three ways. The first treatment is Clomid, or clomiphene. Clomiphene triggers the brain’s pituitary gland to secrete the optimal amount of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), which increases testosterone production by the testes. The second method FHC uses to optimize the body’s testosterone levels, is human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) injections. hCG injections directly stimulate the testes to produce testosterone. These first two methods often produce insufficient testosterone levels on their own.
However, Clomid and hCG can be used in conjunction with testosterone supplementation itself, the third method, to help maintain optimal testicular function. Testosterone supplementation provides patients with bioidentical testosterone, which is molecularly equivalent to the hormone naturally present in the male body. Bioidentical testosterone also eliminates the negative side effects of synthetic hormone replacement therapy. FHC practitioners administer testosterone in the form of transdermal creams, subcutaneous pellets, intramuscular injections and subcutaneous injections. The method of treatment varies for each individual. Patients may require one or a combination of treatments for optimal results.