1. How do I know if I have a hormone imbalance or am eligible for therapy?
With a blood test. The typical symptoms (including lethargy, low libido, depression, body-fat gain, muscle loss, difficulty sleeping, fatigue etc) may not be due to hormone insufficiencies. Alternative tests, such as saliva testing or skinfold measurements, are notoriously inaccurate. All treatments are based on proper measurement of hormone levels through comprehensive blood tests.
2. I cannot get to Brisbane to see you. Can you treat patients interstate?
Yes! We will first need to receive payment for the appointment to be able to release the referral and some contact details including a mailing address. We mail you the pathology referrals and you can get your blood tests done by your local pathology lab. Once we have received the results we will contact you to organise a phone consultation with our resident Hormone Specialist.At times there can be some lengthy delays in receiving results from interstate pathology labs, we will make our best effort to be on contact as soon as we have completed results.
3. Other doctors say most people don’t need hormone therapy. So why do it?
It is true that you probably do not NEED hormone therapy to live a ‘normal’ life. But that does not mean your life won’t benefit tremendously from it. Remember, a ‘normal’ life includes a predictable decline in energy, strength, body composition, sexual performance, motivation and overall health starting in your 30′s. This decline typically progresses into chronic disease by your 70′s. Ultimately, the ‘normal’ life end for the majority of Australians (>70%) is dying of an avoidable ‘lifestyle’ disease such as heart disease or diabetes.
Hormone therapy can help prevent the ‘normal’ decline in health and performance that comes with age and help you maintain a higher quality of life for longer. But if you do not care about being the best you can be then you do not ‘need’ it.
4. I’m 20 years old and i’d like to use steroids and peptides to get ‘jacked’. can you hook me up?
No. Biologic Labs is a legitimate medical service for people suffering the age-related declines in physiology. We restore sub-optimal hormone levels to their ideal, normal level using approved medications according to protocols established by Specialists. We do not prescribe hormones to healthy, young people.
5. Can you help me use hormones to cheat in sports?
No. As a competitive athlete it is your responsibility to abide by the rules in competitive sport. As a patient, if you are eligible for hormone therapy then it is your choice to undertake treatment. We do not condone the undisclosed use of treatment in violation of the rules of sport. However we will happily validate the legitimacy of your treatment, in writing, as required by any authorities.
6. Do you treat women?
Not really. Biologic Labs is focussed on optimising male physiology. The treatment options for women are limited in scope and impact.
7. Can I provide my blood test results from my personal GP/specialist rather then getting another blood test done?
Yes you can if the results are current (up to a month old) and are a full spectrum blood test to avoid lengthly delays in being sent for further testing. This can be done on a case by case bases, please call the studio to confirm your results are adequate.
8. I am over 40 why does my blood test cost more???
Prostate Cancer makes to just under 25% of new cancer in Males in 2017. We appreciate that some of our clients mayn't feel comfortable discussing this issue with their GP or the physical examination involved in the diagnose process so we have added the PSA test to our health screen.
PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (PSA) TEST
A PSA test measures the level of prostate specific antigen in the blood, and can be used to help diagnose prostate cancer at an early stage.