If you aren’t feeling like the man you once were, it may be due to low testosterone, and testosterone replacement therapy may help.
What Is Testosterone?
Testosterone is the main hormone responsible for the onset of puberty in boys and the development of secondary sex characteristics in men. In adults, testosterone is responsible for not only a man’s sex drive but also the maintenance of many aspects of the male body, including muscle mass, bone density, and facial and body hair.
Testosterone levels typically peak in your late teens and remain at high levels until they begin to drop in the 30s. The drop in levels, thereafter, should be gradual — only about 1% per year through the 30s and 40s — and the related changes you experience should also be slow and steady.
If you have sudden changes in your mood, sex drive, energy levels, or general health at any age, unnaturally low testosterone levels may be the culprit. In many of these cases, testosterone replacement therapy can help you feel more like the man you once were.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
The symptoms of low testosterone aren’t hard to see but they are frequently chalked up to the normal aging process. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is worth a consultation with a Phoenix men’s health specialist.
The symptoms you should look out for include:
- Low libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- An increase in body fat deposits
- Low energy levels
- Depression and mood changes
- Decreased muscle mass and strength
The symptoms of low testosterone are often regarded as inevitable. But, this isn’t necessarily the case, and regardless of your age, expertly monitored testosterone replacement therapy may be able to alleviate these symptoms. The first step is a blood test to determine exactly what your testosterone levels are.
Testing for Low Testosterone
Finding out if your testosterone levels are low is as easy as a simple blood test. In many cases, it can be done in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Concierge doctor’s groups like Men’s Revival in Scottsdale, Arizona specialize in making the testing for and treatment of low testosterone as painless as possible. No need to visit an office or clinic for this problem ever again. They offer online and flexible scheduling and telemedicine doctor’s visits.
Once you’ve talked to an expert about your symptoms, you can schedule a blood test to measure testosterone level at home or the doctor’s office. If your levels are found to be low, testosterone replacement therapy may be the answer.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone replacement therapy is exactly what it sounds like. Using one of several different options, including pills and injections, testosterone is reintroduced to the body. After the levels of the hormone in your body have been increased to the correct levels and the body has begun to adjust, you should begin to see improvements in your symptoms within two to six weeks.
Men’s Revival has made testosterone replacement therapy accessible to anyone in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. Once the blood work is complete, you’ll meet with the doctor either in their office or via a video conference. Here you’ll discuss your treatment options, and if necessary, the doctor will give you a prescription.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms, testosterone level, and any other health concerns, you may receive a prescription for oral medication or injection. Either way, your prescription will be shipped directly to your door, without the need to stand in line or be embarrassed at your local pharmacy.
If injections are part of your treatment plan, a health professional will be sent to your home or wherever you choose to receive treatment to give you the medication. Even the injection itself is relatively painless because it is given using microneedles so small that you’ll barely feel them entering your skin.
Men’s Revival’s plan for your hormone replacement therapy doesn’t end there. Regular blood tests and consultations ensure that your testosterone levels reach and stay at normal levels for your age and health status. They also ensure that your testosterone levels stay steady, without the peaks and valleys sometimes associated with hormone replacement therapy.
Ups and downs in your testosterone levels can lead to mood swings and the return of symptoms. To minimize this, Men’s Revival offers low dose injections twice a week. Also, part of the plan is their Men’s Revival Exclusive Supplements, which complements your testosterone replacement therapy and improves your overall health and vitality by optimizing nutrition and reducing inflammation
Low testosterone levels can affect your love life, your outlook on life, and your health in general. There is no need to simply accept these symptoms. Reach out to the experts at Men’s Revival to see if testosterone replacement therapy is the solution you’ve been looking for.