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Dr. Dylan Krueger, NMD has received extensive training in both conventional and functional medicine as well as post-graduate training in hormone replacement therapy. He combined his interests in functional medicine and hormone optimization with his dream of being a small business owner to form Atlas Health Medical Group in Gilbert, AZ. His private practice focuses on identifying and treating the underlying causes of hormone imbalance with outside the box solutions.
Dr. Krueger's passion for hormone replacement, performance, bio-hacking, nutrition and exercise is utilized with every patient he sees as he creates personalized treatment plans that fit patients' busy lives. This comprehensive approach has helped patients live their best lives, feeling strong and energized, ready to take on the world.
Dr. Krueger loves offering cutting edge therapies and has helped hundreds of patients feel great again. In his free time, he enjoys camping, hiking, golfing, weight lifting, stand-up comedy shows, watching Minnesota sports teams (sadly), reading and spending time with his wife, son Liam and his dog Lily.
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Frequently Asked Questions
To become eligible for testosterone replacement therapy patients must have symptoms of low testosterone impacting their lives and baseline blood work showing their free and/or total testosterone below the optimal range for their age bracket. (2) These are general guidelines and each doctor and clinic have their own criteria of when to treat.
Getting initiated on TRT starts with a consultation with a doctor, who will review your history and symptoms and determine if you are a potential candidate for the treatment. If the patient has symptoms that could be from low testosterone, the doctor will next order lab tests to establish baseline health and hormone levels. If the lab results show that the patient's testosterone levels are low as compared to their age group, and the patient is having low T symptoms, then TRT can be initiated. The patient will be started on a standardized trial dose of testosterone and labs will be re-ran in 10 weeks to monitor treatment results and patient safety. The dose may or may not be changed at the 10 week follow-up based on symptoms and lab numbers. After that, the patient will continue to have his labs monitored routinely, approximately every 4-6 months, and will continue to be under the doctor's care and guidance.
Pricing varies greatly from clinic to clinic. A general ballpark estimate would be between $100-250 per month for TRT care that would include labs, the medication, syringes, and doctors appointments. Insurance may cover the lab work, providing lower costs to the patient. Getting the testosterone medication covered by insurance can be trickier with most patients opting to just pay out of pocket for it.
Baseline lab testing is required before starting TRT. The more comprehensive the testing is, the better results and safety for the patient. Labs that should be ordered as part of a TRT and general wellness screen include:
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
- Lipid Panel
- Free Testosterone
- Total Testosterone
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
- Vitamin D3
- Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
This varies from clinic to clinic but generally speaking, patients will need baseline labs and follow-up labs at 10 weeks and then every 20 weeks after that ongoing.
Total testosterone is the sum of the bound and unbound testosterone in your body, while free testosterone is unbound and bio-available for use in your tissues. (5) Free testosterone tends to have a stronger clinical correlation with how patients actually feel, and thus can be more of a useful metric.
The short answer is no TRT is not dangerous when managed by a hormone doctor. TRT taken off the street or bought online can be extremely dangerous that's why it needs to be managed by a medical professional. TRT when taken at the correct dosage and monitored regularly with lab work is very safe and has a long track record of safety across the globe. (3) Not monitoring blood work is where dangerous situations can arise.
- Increased sex drive
- Decreased belly fat
- Increased muscle mass
- Decreased fatigue
- Improved stamina
- Increased motivation
- Improved mood
- Faster recovery
- Increased sense of wellbeing
- Increased bone density (1)
TRT does not cause cancer and is extremely safe overall when prescribed by a trained physician. Hormone replacement therapy can potentially worsen an existing cancer and it is advised to discontinue therapy if that is the case. The main concern with males and TRT is prostate cancer. (4) Oftentimes cancerous cells are present in the prostate but undiagnosed because the patient may not have any symptoms yet. This is why all TRT patients complete regular blood work and physical examinations. Patients with elevated PSA values are not advised to take TRT and are referred out to a local Urologist.
Testosterone replacement therapy overall is very safe when prescribed and closely managed by a physician. But like all medications, there are some side effects that can happen from time to time. One side effect is higher estradiol levels that could eventually lead to gynecomastia. This is rare and happens typically if someone is not being managed by a doctor or if they are taking testosterone and not weight training.
Another side effect is acne which is also rare if the patient is taking the correct dosage. Acne can be caused by many things including hormonal imbalances and very high testosterone can lead to acne in males of all ages.
Another more common side effect is having the blood “thicken” so to speak. Medically this is called erythrocytosis, or high red blood cell count that leads to higher hematocrit levels as well. Red blood cells contain iron, a metal, so when counts are increased, the blood is more viscous and thicker. This is typically not much of a problem but theoretically could lead to a cardiac event such as a heart attack or stroke if left untreated for prolonged periods of time. Clinically, I see this in approximately 10% of my patients on TRT. There are 2 solutions that correct this side effect. First, lower the dose of testosterone down until the RBC labs return into the normal range. The second option is a therapeutic blood donation, aka giving blood. This can be done at places like the Red Cross or other local blood donation centers. Patients need to donate whole blood NOT plasma. Donating whole blood every 3 months should resolve this side effect over time without needing to change the dose of the testosterone.
An additional side effect is having your PSA numbers increase in your prostate. Testosterone itself does not cause cancer but if a patient has cancerous cells already present in the prostate it could theoretically fuel them and aid in cancer growth because testosterone is anabolic. This again, is another reason why TRT needs to be managed by a doctor. In my clinic we test for baseline PSA levels and then routinely monitor PSA throughout treatment. If PSA rises significantly or outside of the normal reference range, I have patients stop taking TRT and have them get their prostate evaluated by a Urologist. When this situation happens, it's typically in older males.
Hair loss can also be a side effect of TRT. This is largely genetic based and would happen at some point regardless of using TRT or not. For patients that have a strong disposition towards androgenic alopecia, aka male pattern balding, TRT can potentially hasten the progression of hair loss development. This happens because testosterone gets converted into DHT, dihydrotestosterone, which can cause the hair to shrink in diameter and eventually fall out. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize this side effect such as taking DHT blockers, either as supplements or medications, or having platelet rich plasma injections into the hair as a preventative.
Another concerning side effect of TRT is testicular shrinkage. This does happen and for some males is concerning and for others is no big deal. The reason this happens is because testosterone is naturally made in the testes so when you’re taking an outside source of testosterone, exogenous, your body slows down its own natural production. This in turn decreases the size of the testes. There are medications and peptides that can be taken in conjunction with TRT to avoid this problem, but from my experience most patients are not too concerned about it.
Lastly, some patients can experience mood changes and increased aggression on TRT. This typically is seen when patients are taking an incorrect dose and their testosterone gets way too high. I would say this is rare and the vast majority of patients report positive mood changes and more mental resilience. (7)
TRT can be taken in 2 ways, either injectable or topical cream. (8) The injectable is anywhere from daily to once weekly depending on the dosage and patient's preference. The cream is applied daily. There are pros and cons to each method but the vast majority of patients we treat opt to use the injectable version. The injectable is cheaper typically and increases testosterone levels faster, with the downside being you do have to inject yourself with a needle.
Do You Need a TRT Doctor Focused on Results-Based Solutions in Chandler, Arizona and the East Valley?
Atlas Health Medical Group in Chandler, Arizona specializes in providing Functional & Regenerative Medicine to the East Valley including Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, and San Tan Valley. Offering innovative treatments such non-surgical joint reconstruction, Bio-Identical Hormones, testosterone replacement therapy, Nutrient IVs and supplements that allow us to individualize care for every patient. We pride ourselves on setting the standards of patient care and result-driven treatments. This approach has allowed us to become the leading wellness clinic in Queen Creek, Chandler, Gilbert, and Mesa, Arizona. Our patients return to health and live the life they intended.
Top 5 TRT Clinics in Chandler, AZ
1. Atlas Health Medical Group
About: The Atlas Health Medical Group is conveniently situated near downtown Gilbert, near the Gilbert Water Tower, Gilbert's First Jail House, and Liberty Market, among other significant landmarks. Their office is only a few blocks from the historic downtown district, which is home to several hundred-year-old buildings as well as a plethora of high-end shopping, dining, and entertainment options. You've been missing out if you haven't been to downtown Gilbert.
Gilbert, which is centrally located at the intersection of highways 60 and 87, south of San Tan Mountain Regional Park and just west of South Mountain Park and Preserve, serves as the area's commercial, cultural, and political center. It is located in the Phoenix metropolitan area to the southeast of the city. It's about 17 miles east of Queen Creek and Chandler Heights, and was once known as the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World." Golfland Sunsplash, Clare's Metal Store, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, and Mother Nature's Farm are just a few of the awesome places to visit in the area.
This makes Atlas Health Medical Group (conveniently situated on West Elliot Road) a centrally located Naturopathic clinic providing groundbreaking therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Bio-Identical Hormones, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), Nutrient IVs, easily accessible in Maricopa County and the surrounding communities.
Services Offered: Hormone Replacement for men and women, Microneedling, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Platelet Rich Plasma for Hair Loss, fertility optimization, general functional medicine.
What Makes them Different: Atlas Health Medical Group uses functional medicine doctors that focus on addressing the root cause of their patients health concerns instead of just trying to manage symptoms. By getting to the bottom of the health issue they are able to achieve substantially greater results that have a longer lasting impact on their patients lives. The team at Atlas Health Medical Group guides patients to optimal health allowing them to feel like the best version of themselves day in and out.
2. Thrive Regenerative Medicine Men's Health and Wellness
About: Dr. Dan Larke is a board-licensed physician specializing in men’s sexual wellness and author of The Man Plan: The Ultimate Guide to E.D. He focuses on testosterone therapy (Low-T), erectile dysfunction, peyronie’s disease, premature ejaculation, and various other forms of regenerative medicine including the the P-Shot for E.D.,the botox enhancement, P-Long, skin rejuvenation (PRP), joint therapy, hair regrowth, and scar therapy. He has successfully treated thousands of erectile dysfunction patients, and as the first P-Long and gainswave (aka shockwave therapy) provider, and only certified success provider of GAINSWave in the Southeast Valley, provides remarkable results. As a physician and teacher, his goal is to work with you to fully understand the underlying cause and map a plan to help you reach optimal sexual performance, your full health potential, and thrive in the bedroom and beyond.
Services Offered: Anti-aging treatments with botox and PRP, TRT, P-Shot, weight loss, sports injuries, vitamin shots, nutrient IV’s.
What Makes Them Different: As a stage-4 cancer survivor since 2002, Dr. Larke appreciates life and can empathize with patients as they progress through challenges. Most of all, Dr. Larke is committed to building long-term relationships and being a trusted advisor for his patients' health and well-being. Men's health clinic Chandler Arizona.
3. Shell Medical Hormone Health & Wellness
About: Dr. Shell is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (integrative primary care physician) in Chandler, Arizona with a passion to help men and women achieve optimal health. She has a special focus on hormone health, nutrient optimization, menopause, low-testosterone, women’s health, hair loss and natural anti-aging treatments. She received a pre-med bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Omaha-Nebraska. During her undergrad, she juggled a career as a professional mixed martial arts cage fighter and was always searching for ways to optimize her own health and performance. Pursuing medical school was a natural transition to become a clinical expert in health and hormone optimization for herself and others.
Services Offered: hormone therapy, thyroid health, menopause and menstrual issues, adrenal fatigue treatments and anti-aging medicine.
What Makes Them Different: Dr. Shell orders comprehensive screening and diagnostic lab tests - billed through insurance - to get the full picture of your health. She designs treatments that are targeted, sustainable and personalized for each patient. Her approach to wellness and prevention is designed to get you healthy, and keep you healthy!
4. LoveJoy Hormone Clinic-Chandler
About: LoveJoy Hormone Clinic was established on May 1, 2019 by owners Jon and Joy Melby. Since that time, their clinic has grown exponentially beyond their dreams. Their goal was to provide excellent care for their patients so they could feel the way they do (all the time) via Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
Services Offered: Hormone replacement therapy for men and women.
What Makes Them Different: Their mission is to reach as many patients as possible. Men and women are searching for natural ways to feel better and haven’t yet discovered the impact BHRT can make in their health. They’re here to share the solution.
5. Live Well Wellness Center
About: Live Well Wellness Center serving Chandler and the surrounding areas, is an integrative medical center where patients come first. Jessica Schrand, NMD, Michelle McConnell, NMD, Koral Allen, NMD and their team provide naturopathic treatments alongside conventional approaches, addressing the root cause of symptoms and caring for the whole person.
The Live Well Wellness Center team's goal is to optimize their patients' health so they can live the best possible life, free of pain and illness. They treat a wide variety of conditions, including autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, erectile dysfunction, hypothyroidism and other hormonal disorders, and Lyme disease.
Naturopathic treatments are safe, cost-effective, and meet the increasing demand from patients looking for alternatives to traditional medicine. Live Well Wellness Center uses natural therapies to complement treatments prescribed by primary care physicians, working hand in hand to offer patients comprehensive care. The services focus on prevention and achieving optimal health with a combination of modern and traditional methods, and the team continually looks for new, safe, innovative treatments.
Services Offered: primary care medicine, hormone replacement therapy, IV therapy, acupuncture, weight loss therapy, peptides, cancer and allergy treatment.
What Makes them Different: Live Well Wellness Center believes that every patient's treatment should reflect their uniqueness. The team takes a holistic approach, looking at how every bodily system interconnects and creating treatment plans around each individual's needs. To benefit from this comprehensive approach to health care, call Live Well Wellness Center today or book an appointment online.
Chandler, AZ Health Facts
Chandler, Arizona is large suburb of Phoenix, AZ in the valley of the sun. Chandler sits to the east of Phoenix, to the south of Tempe and to the west of Gilbert, AZ. Chandler is the 4th largest city in Arizona and the 2nd largest suburb of Phoenix. The city has experienced massive growth over the past 2 decades and is now home to 280,711 residents as of 2022. The city sits in the center of the southwest desert and is known for its hot and dry climate in the summertime. Temperatures routinely reach above 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the months of June, July and August, making shade and swimming pools a must for locals. Chandler has a very large suburban economy, with its top employers consisting of Intel, Wells Fargo, Chandler United School District, Bank of America and Dignity Health.
Chandler has approximately 140,356 men that call this home. Popular activities in Chandler include: exercising, jogging, swimming, paddle boarding, off-roading, desert hiking, trail running, and shooting at local gun clubs. Unfortunately, some males in Chandler are really struggling and are unable to enjoy everything the suburb has to offer. These males may be suffering from symptoms of low T and are not able to enjoy the life they intended with their families and loved ones. Symptoms of low T may include: fatigue, low motivation, low libido, weight gain, brain fog, loss of focus, depression, loss of muscle mass and erectile dysfunction.
Male Health Stats in Chandler
- 43,089 people are overweight
- 59,511 are obese
- 12,913 are severely obese
- 33,685 have low testosterone
- 7,860 have significant low T symptoms
Common Questions about TRT
This depends on the patient's preference. Yes, some patients will be on TRT forever if they chose to be. (9) Others can take it and get off depending on their health needs and situation. There are some medications and peptides that aid patients who choose to discontinue TRT but maintain healthy hormone levels.
Testosterone replacement can most definitely impact fertility in males. It doesn't make conceiving impossible but it will be much harder. The reason being is TRT lowers your body's own testosterone production which in turn lowers your sperm count. (10) There are medications that counterbalance this effect or we can help patients get off TRT to increase their chances at successful fertility.
This is a common known side effect of taking an outside source of testosterone. Your testicles are responsible for making testosterone in your body and when they no longer need to produce as much because you're taking an outside source of testosterone, they decrease in size. For the vast majority of guys this is not much of an issue.
The cost of TRT includes not only the medication itself but also labs and doctors appointments. This can vary greatly from clinic to clinic with a general ballpark estimate between $99-250 per month.
Testosterone replacement therapy is 100% legal in the United States when prescribed by a physician or licensed medical provider. TRT is 100% illegal when bought online, off the street, or from another country.
The cause of low T varies case by case on an individual basis. Some things that can cause low T include:
- Prolonged stress
- Lack of sleep
- Inadequate calories
- Poor diet
- Medication side effects
- Lack of weight training
- Recreational drugs
Top 5 Gyms in Chandler, AZ
About: On the road to accomplishing their mission, they have a code. They work because they know that anything worth having is worth sweating for, and there are no free rides. You pay your way. They play because they don’t have to do this, they get to do this. They take fitness seriously but themselves not too seriously. They make a ruckus. They achieve because our effort is aimed at a target. They set goals and they won’t stop until they reach them. The way they chase their mission is shaped by their values. They value community because they know they are stronger united than they are divided. They believe in “we” before “me”. When their needs come after other needs, everyone wins. They value fitness. They are elite athletes and active moms, they are rocket scientists, bricklayers, and everything in between. In those roles, they want to perform, so they get fit. They value excellence. They are constantly improving and they will not be satisfied with mediocre or average… the mission is far too important.
What Makes them Different: They are a community built on a burning passion for what they do inside and outside the gym. They love what happens when they come together. They love our community and the relationships they've built. They love the results they achieve through their hard work. They love our facility and our coaches. They love our gym.
2. VASA Fitness
About: VASA Fitness is the best gym in Chandler, Arizona! You’ll love working out in their state-of-the-art performance lifting area and feeling motivated in our group fitness classes, including HIIT, Zumba™, and cycling! Come and see us today—their supportive community is located on 1200 N Alma School Rd.
What Makes them Different: We're the gym in Chandler with the best premium fitness amenities and classes! More space and more amenities means there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a cyclist, a swimmer, a lifter or a baller, we’ve got what you need to crush your fitness goals.
3. 480 Fitness
About: 480 Fitness is your 24 hour chandler gym and fitness club in Chandler. Come experience 18,000 square feet of state-of-the art cardio, strength, and functional equipment along with the best group fitness programs. Keep reading to see why 480 Fitness is the best gym in chandler!
What Makes them Different: 480 Fitness is your 24 hour gym and fitness club in Chandler for both women and men. If you are looking for a Chandler gym or Tempe gym and wanting the best fitness center where you can workout independently, with a trainer or in group training classes, 480 Fitness is your answer. They offer state-of-the art cardio, strength, and functional equipment along with world-class group fitness programs. Their Mission is to provide their members with the knowledge and resources to achieve their fitness and wellness goals. View their current membership offers today.
4. Triplex Training
About: A fitness center that cares. They are more than a fitness center. They are a community. From weight loss to endurance athletes, you will find everyone at Triplex Training is friendly and encouraging. Their staff is highly qualified, boasting multiple certificates, Bachelor's and Master's degrees. They are prepared to take your fitness to the next level. How else would they be able to create functional workouts based on utilizing the sagittal, frontal and transverse planes?!
What Makes them Different: They don't make up statistics. They don't pump you up and scream. They stay focused on quality training, quality staff and producing results in a positive, comfortable atmosphere.
Majestic Fitness - Crossfit & Strength Training
About: Majestic Fitness is located in Chandler, Arizona. Majestic Fitness is more than just a great workout! In just 1 hour per day (sometimes 2), you will become the fittest, healthiest and happiest version of yourself. You will create lifelong relationships with other like minded and positive people that will push and encourage you to be better every single day.
Their world class coaching staff are some of the most dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable there are, leading Majestic Fitness to become the elite gym in all of Arizona. Whether you are a world class athlete or have never stepped into a gym before, or anything in between, you will fit right into their amazing and diverse community. Every workout is designed to be adjusted perfectly to your ability so you will get the absolute most out of yourself.
What Makes them Different: Your workout should be challenging because if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you, but it should also be fun because if you aren’t having fun you won’t benefit from it. At Majestic they set you up for success every time you step in the gym and we take great pride in making sure that the hour you spend with them is the best one of your day.
Chandler, AZ General Info
History of Chandler
Chandler, AZ, is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona just to the south and east of Phoenix in the valley of the sun. Here's a brief overview of its history up until that point:
Pre-European Settlement: The land where Chandler is now located was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Hohokam people, who developed an extensive irrigation system to support their agricultural activities. This was revolutionary at the time and set the stage for desert living.
Late 1800s: Dr. Alexander John Chandler, a veterinary surgeon from Detroit, Michigan, purchased a large plot of land in the area in 1891. He had a vision of creating an agricultural community with a focus on innovation and technology. Years later he would be proven correct.
1912: The town of Chandler was founded on May 17, 1912, when Dr. Chandler successfully petitioned the Arizona government to create a new municipality.
Early 1900s: Dr. Chandler brought innovative farming practices to the region, introducing new crops such as alfalfa, cotton, and citrus fruits. He also built the first modern irrigation system to support these agricultural ventures. Without this irrigation system, farming would be obsolete in Chandler.
1920s: The town experienced significant growth in the 1920s, aided by the establishment of the San Marcos Hotel, a luxurious resort that attracted visitors and investors.
1930s-1940s: During the Great Depression, Chandler's economy faced challenges like the rest of the country. However, World War II brought a boost to the area as military installations were established nearby, leading to economic growth to meet the demands of the war.
1950s-1980s: Post-war suburbanization and the development of the Interstate Highway System led to increased population growth in Chandler. Agriculture remained significant, but the city also saw growth in manufacturing and technology sectors. Intel became a major player in the local economy and continues to be a leading employer to this day.
1990s-Present: Chandler continued to develop and diversify its economy, becoming a hub for semiconductor and technology companies. It experienced rapid population growth and urban expansion, transforming from a small agricultural town into a vibrant city.
Today, Chandler is known for its thriving economy, cultural attractions, and diverse community. It has evolved into a modern city with a strong emphasis on education, innovation, and recreational opportunities. Agriculture still remains a part of Chandler, but it continues to diminish as other economic opportunities emerge. Much of the original farm and range land in Chandler has now been developed into residential houses and large scale commercial businesses.
Education in Chandler
Here's an overview of the education system in Chandler, Arizona:
Chandler Unified School District (CUSD): The Chandler Unified School District is a public school district serving the city of Chandler and parts of Gilbert, Queen Creek, and Mesa. It is one of the largest school districts in Arizona and comprises numerous elementary, middle, and high schools. It is widely considered one of the best school districts in the state.
Elementary Schools: Chandler's elementary schools typically serve students from kindergarten through fifth grade (K-5). These schools focus on building foundational skills in reading, writing, math, and other subjects. They also provide various extracurricular activities and programs to enrich students' learning experiences. These include sports and various art forms.
Middle Schools: Middle schools in Chandler generally cover grades six to eight (6-8). During this stage, students receive a more comprehensive education and have the opportunity to explore different subjects and extracurricular activities to discover their interests and talents. Many schools offer advanced learning opportunities after school as well as a wide range of sporting options.
High Schools: Chandler high schools typically cover grades nine to twelve (9-12). They offer a diverse range of academic courses and extracurricular activities, preparing students for higher education or entering the workforce after graduation. Chandler high schools also emphasize college and career readiness. Many of these high school students funnel into the states higher education programs and receive discounted in-state tuition fees.
Charter and Private Schools: In addition to public schools, Chandler has a variety of charter schools and private schools, offering alternative educational options for families based on different philosophies and curricula. These schools do not offer as many extracurricular activities.
Educational Programs: CUSD provides various educational programs to support students' diverse needs, such as gifted education, special education, and English Language Learner (ELL) programs. This is great for handicap kids or students who’s do not speak English as their first language.
School Performance: The Arizona Department of Education assesses and publishes school performance data, which includes standardized test scores, graduation rates, and other indicators, to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of schools in the state. Chandler consistently performs well amongst these metrics.
Community Involvement: Chandler's education system encourages parental and community involvement in schools through parent-teacher associations (PTAs), booster clubs, and volunteer opportunities. Parents are activity encouraged to participate in their child's activities.
Parks in Chandler
Tumbleweed Park: This is one of the largest and most popular parks in Chandler. It features various amenities, including a playground, picnic areas, walking trails, fishing ponds, shaded areas and sports fields.
Desert Breeze Park: Another well-known park in Chandler, Desert Breeze offers a lake, splash pad, basketball courts, soccer fields, and a community center.
Espee Park: This park provides a playground, picnic areas, basketball courts, and open green spaces. Great for family fun!
Chuparosa Park: Chuparosa has a playground, sports courts, a ramada, and a large grassy area for recreational activities including fetch for dogs.
Shawnee Park: This park features a playground, basketball court, and plenty of space for outdoor activities.
Arrowhead Meadows Park: Arrowhead Meadows has a playground, basketball court, and shaded areas for picnics and family get togethers.
Palo Verde Park: This park offers a playground, sports fields, and a walking path.
Arrowhead Park: Arrowhead Park includes a playground and open space for playing, running, and exercising.
Benefits of Living in Chandler
Chandler is a city located in the metro area of Phoenix, Arizona, and it offers a range of benefits that attract residents from across the US:
Climate: Chandler experiences a warm and sunny climate for most of the year, making it appealing to individuals who enjoy a dry desert climate with mild winters. This is great for older adults with achy joints that are tired of cold snowy winters.
Job Opportunities: The city is known for its strong job market and diverse employment opportunities. Several major companies have offices and headquarters in the region, providing job seekers with various options. The economic opportunities in Chandler have created a strong middle class community.
Quality of Life: Chandler is known for its excellent quality of life, offering a mix of urban amenities and a suburban atmosphere. The city has well-maintained parks, recreational facilities, and a strong sense of community with various city sponsored events throughout the year including a 4th of July celebration.
Education: Chandler boasts a good education system with high-performing schools, making it attractive for families looking to provide their children with quality education.
Safety: The city has a reputation for being relatively safe compared to some larger urban areas, making it an appealing choice for families and individuals concerned about safety. Chandler’s crime rates are substantially lower than its neighboring city Phoenix.
Cultural and Recreational Activities: Chandler has a vibrant arts and culture scene with events, festivals, and activities happening throughout the year. Additionally, residents can enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities, such as hiking, golfing, and exploring the nearby desert landscapes. If you love an active outdoor lifestyle, this is a perfect place for you!
Affordable Housing: While housing costs have risen in recent years due to the city's growth, Chandler is still considered relatively affordable compared to other major cities in the United States. Chandler tends to be more affordable than Gilbert and Scottsdale.
Proximity to Phoenix: Chandler's location within the Phoenix metropolitan area provides residents with easy access to a wide range of entertainment, dining, and cultural offerings available in a major city. Downtown Phoenix is typically only a 15-20 minute drive away!
Growing Community: Chandler has been experiencing steady growth, which contributes to the development of new amenities, businesses, and a diverse community. This growth shows no signs of slowing down which continues to make Chandler a go to destination.
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This varies greatly from doctor to doctor and from patient to patient. The optimal range and dosage for you may be way different than another person based on many factors. Generally speaking, from my experience guys typically are feeling good at 750-1300 ng/dL for total testosterone and 15-25 ng/dL for free testosterone.
Everyone’s experiences are a little different on TRT. Generally speaking, patients feel increased sex drive, fatigue resilience, leaner, better recovery after workouts / training, stronger overall, increased motivation, increased confidence, and just a general sense of wellbeing.
Unfortunately, most insurances do not cover TRT because they deem it medically unnecessary. The other issue with coverage is your lab numbers have to be out of range for men of all age groups instead of men of your age group. For example, a 50 year old male might have a total testosterone of 425 and have symptoms of low T. The insurance company will say he’s within the reference range and we will not pay for treatment even though the man is suffering and is clinically low for his age bracket. Fortunately, TRT is extremely affordable at many clinics and the medication itself is less than $1 a day in generic form.
Yes, testosterone generally helps guys lean out around the abdomen and can boost your metabolism when combined with weight training. Just taking TRT alone without any lifestyle changes will not be enough for people to lose belly fat.
This is a common misconception. TRT does not fix ED, but it does increase sex drive. ED is typically a blood flow issue that is better treated with vasodilator medications that increase blood flow to the penis. TRT may help ED if the dysfunction is based on mental barriers, as testosterone boosts confidence, but this is an indirect approach to the problem.
It is possible to get off TRT and increase your natural testosterone production. This can be done through other medications or with natural science backed techniques. These techniques are helpful but will not be as strong or as effective as taking TRT. Here are some potential strategies:
Healthy Diet: Eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of whole foods, healthy fats, proteins, and a variety of fruits and vegetables can support overall hormone production, including testosterone. Try to consume organic fruits and vegetables if at all possible and grass fed red meat for best results.
Regular Exercise: Engaging in regular physical activity, including both strength training and cardiovascular exercises, has been shown to help increase testosterone levels. Weight training with dumbbells, barbells or kettlebells tends to boost testosterone the most through large muscle group lifts such as squats and deadlifts.
Adequate Sleep: Getting enough quality sleep each night is crucial for hormonal balance, including testosterone production. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Try and sleep in a very dark and cool room for best results.
Stress Management: Chronic stress can lead to hormonal imbalances. Practicing stress-reduction techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and deep breathing may help support healthy testosterone levels. Chronic stress over a 3-6 month period or longer will definitley impact hormonal optimization.
Vitamin D: Adequate vitamin D levels are linked to healthy testosterone levels. Spending time in the sun and consuming foods rich in vitamin D can be beneficial. Ask you primary care doctor to test your vitamin d levels at your next check-up.
Zinc-Rich Foods: Zinc is an essential mineral for testosterone production. Include zinc-rich foods like lean meats, nuts, seeds, and whole grains in your diet.
Limit Alcohol and Sugar: Excessive alcohol consumption and high sugar intake can negatively affect hormone levels, including testosterone. If you can avoid drinking all together, do it.
Healthy Fats: Consuming healthy fats, such as those found in avocados, nuts, seeds, and olive oil, can support hormone production. Try and incorporate salmon into your weekly diet for omega-3 fatty acids.
Avoid Endocrine Disruptors: Minimize exposure to environmental toxins and endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in certain plastics, pesticides, household products, perfumes and microwaving foods.
Intermittent Fasting: Some studies suggest that intermittent fasting or time-restricted eating patterns may have positive effects on hormone levels, including testosterone.
Maintain a Healthy Weight: Being overweight or obese can contribute to hormonal imbalances, so maintaining a healthy weight through proper diet and exercise is important.
Certain foods and dietary factors have been suggested to potentially lower male testosterone levels. It's important to note that the effects of these foods on testosterone levels may vary and might not have a significant impact for everyone. If you have concerns about your testosterone levels, it's best to consult with your primary care doctor or hormone specialist. Here are some foods that have been suggested to lower testosterone levels:
Soy Products: Soy contains compounds called phytoestrogens, which can mimic the effects of estrogen in the body. Some studies have suggested that high consumption of soy products might lead to decreased testosterone levels. Soy is found in a ton of processed foods so always check your labels before buying or eating.
Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds also contain phytoestrogens, which could potentially affect hormonal balance. However, the impact of flaxseeds on testosterone levels is not well-established. In general, you would have to eat a lot of flaxseeds to notice a negative impact on testosterone.
Mint: Some animal studies have suggested that compounds in mint may have anti-androgenic effects, which could potentially lower testosterone levels.
Spearmint and Peppermint: These herbs have been studied for their potential anti-androgenic effects and might impact testosterone levels, particularly if consumed in large amounts or in the form of supplements. Mint gum should not have a significant impact.
Alcohol: Excessive alcohol consumption has been associated with lower testosterone levels, as it can disrupt hormone production and metabolism. This can be from beer or hard alcohols.
Processed Foods: Diets high in processed foods, unhealthy fats, and sugary items have been linked to various health issues, including potential hormonal imbalances. Try to not eat any foods that have more than 5 grams of sugar or more than 5 total ingredients.
High-Fat Diets: Some studies suggest that diets excessively high in saturated and trans fats might negatively impact testosterone levels. This has not been fully proven and needs more research.
Licorice Root: Licorice root contains compounds that can affect hormone regulation, potentially leading to lower testosterone levels when consumed in large quantities. This can be found in adrenal and energy supplements so always research in advance.
High-Sugar Diets: Consuming large amounts of sugar might lead to insulin resistance and obesity, which can indirectly affect testosterone levels.
Mint Tea: While research is limited, some studies have indicated that consuming large amounts of mint tea may have anti-androgenic effects.