What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

Testosterone is a hormone that is produced in a male’s testicles. It is vital to help maintain fat distribution, bone density, muscle mass and strength, facial and body hair, sex drive, sperm production, and red blood cell production.

Signs of Low Testosterone

When testosterone levels are low, it can result in a number of unwanted side effects, including:

  • Low libido
  • Fatigue
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating

Treatment for Low Testosterone

Testosterone replacement therapy is an effective option to help treat low testosterone in men. This therapy is available in several forms, including:

  • Skin Patch — Androderm is a skin patch that is applied once a day and worn on the upper body or arm.
  • Gel — Testosterone is also available as a clear gel. This gel is absorbed directly through the skin when you apply it once a day.
  • Mouth Patch — Striant is a tablet that ticks to the upper gums. When applied twice a day, it continuously releases testosterone into the bloodstream.
  • Injections — Testosterone can be injected into the muscles
  • Implants — Testosterone can be implanted as pellets into soft tissues

Who Can Benefit from Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

Men who are experiencing the symptoms of low testosterone or those who have been diagnosed with low testosterone can often benefit from testosterone replacement therapy. The best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation appointment at our office today. One of our providers will speak with you regarding your health history and the risks and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy to make the best decision for you.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about how our health and wellness services can help you, please contact us today. We will be happy to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced providers at your convenience. Call 480-425-8700.