Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Services Offered In Irving, TX
When your natural testosterone production declines, a number of changes follow. The experienced team at Vcare in Irving, Texas, offer testosterone replacement therapy as a men’s health treatment that can help. If you show signs of low testosterone and would like to learn more, book a visit today online or over the phone.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Q&A
What are some signs of low testosterone?
The male body produces testosterone via special cells in the testicles. The levels of testosterone production vary over the phases of life, but as men age, decreased testosterone production is common.
Just because reduced testosterone production is a normal part of the aging process doesn’t mean you have to accept the results as an inevitable part of growing older. Some of the changes you might notice as testosterone levels dip include:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased muscle mass
- Loss of body hair
- Enlarged breast tissue (gynecomastia)
- Depressed mood
- Low sex drive
- Cognitive issues
Some men only develop mild changes related to low testosterone, while others experience a number of disruptive symptoms.
What is testosterone replacement therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy involves the delivery of supplemental hormones that help balance out your natural hormone production levels. It’s a great way to restore optimal hormonal balance and reduce your symptoms.
The process is highly customized and begins with lab testing to understand your current testosterone production level. Your practitioner then designs a supplementation program aligned with your unique needs.
There are many ways to receive supplemental testosterone. Injections, patches, topical gels, pills, and pellets inserted just beneath your skin are all options. Your practitioner discusses the pros and cons of each approach to help you make the right decision for your needs.
How long before testosterone replacement therapy yields results?
It takes time for your body to adjust to supplemental testosterone. Because no two men share the exact same experience of low testosterone, your treatment journey will also be unique.
Remain patient as you work in partnership with your practitioner to find the right supplementation plan for your needs. It may be helpful to keep a written record of changes that you notice as you move through the process.
Your practitioner can adjust your supplemental hormone therapy treatment as needed. Over time, you’ll reach a point where your therapy addresses your symptoms and creates a better overall balance.
If you have additional questions or concerns about how testosterone replacement therapy might work for you, call Vcare today to schedule a visit. You can also use the online booking tool to find a time that fits your busy schedule.