Male Hormone Therapy

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Men need testosterone to remain strong, powerful and energized, and testosterone also helps to reduce your risk of developing chronic illnesses. If you’re wondering if you might have low testosterone levels, look for signs such as decreased libido or sexual performance, difficulty sustaining strength during workouts, challenges building and preserving muscle mass, and overall reduced energy.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is both effective and evidence-based, offering a range of powerful advantages for those monitored by an experienced medical practitioner. From heightened sexual desire and stamina to decreased body fat and increased muscle size, testosterone therapy can quickly make a positive difference in one’s mood, energy levels, mental clarity, sleep quality, and overall well-being.

Our specialists are highly experienced in treating thousands of men with Low T. They use their expertise to understand the advantages of testosterone therapy and know precisely how much each patient needs. To ensure your safety and maximum effectiveness, our professionals will customize a treatment plan just for you with either testosterone pellets or injections – never gels, creams, or patches. They conduct tests before, during, and after this process so that you can trust every dosage is correct.

Male Hormone Therapy

Hormonal therapy is accompanied by lifestyle changes that will help maximize its effects. These include eating a diet rich in antioxidants and healthy fats, avoiding alcohol and tobacco use, exercising regularly, getting adequate sleep, reducing stress levels, and supplementing with select vitamins and minerals for support. All of these lifestyle changes can increase the potency of your treatment regimen and benefit your health in the long term.

If you’re looking for an effective and safe treatment for low testosterone levels. In that case, MDLifespan specialists are experienced in creating a comprehensive plan to balance your hormones to live life to its fullest potential – with energy, clarity, and confidence.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

Recent studies have thoroughly established that Testosterone Therapy is a safe and reliable way to restore testosterone levels in men who suffer from low testosterone. Before providing you with testosterone treatment, we thoroughly evaluate your hormonal health through extensive testing.

Medications best support TRT to ensure maximum potency. Medications like aromatase inhibitors can help control estrogen levels, and testosterone boosters like DHEA and HCG can support the body’s natural testosterone production.

As for male hormone therapy, you’ll be able to replace your missing testosterone with these optimal methods:

Testosterone Pellet Therapy

Testosterone pellets are the most effective and safest form of testosterone replacement therapy since they deliver consistent, physiologic levels of hormones without the fluctuations in mood or energy that other delivery methods can cause.

Moreover, these pellets last 4 to 6 months — so men who lead active lifestyles don’t need to concern themselves with weekly injections! An experienced professional quickly implants them every few months for maximum efficacy and convenience.

Testosterone Injections

By injecting testosterone directly into the thigh, buttock, or deltoid muscles, it is absorbed quickly and effectively into the bloodstream. The beauty of injections lies in their flexibility — doses can be changed with each injection to ensure optimal levels are achieved.

These injections provide many benefits, whether administered weekly, biweekly or every other month. Including increased energy and sex drive to improved concentration and reduced anxiety & depression.

HCG Injections

HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) can help increase testosterone and sperm production, reducing infertility. This naturally occurring hormone is generally only produced by women during pregnancy, but HCG acts like luteinizing hormone (LH) in men. LH is made in a man’s pituitary gland and signals the testes to produce more testosterone.

What to Expect From Male Hormone Therapy

Testosterone has limits, and you need more than that to ensure success. Much like building a house, it’s crucial to include all necessary components: the lumber (a nutritious diet), the workers (testosterone), and the architect (exercise). With these elements in place, your ‘building’ will function properly.

Similarly, testosterone alone won’t bring you where you desire. Eating well and exercising are essential components for reaching optimal results with testosterone.

Before beginning Testosterone Replacement Therapy, speak with your healthcare provider. This is important if you suffer from high blood pressure, cholesterol, depression, and other health issues; most drugs or even continuous conditions can reduce your testosterone levels.

Before commencing treatment, your physician will carefully monitor your red blood cells and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. This vigilance is necessary because testosterone replacement therapy can sometimes cause an overabundance of red blood cells, which could harm your health.

Giving testosterone replacement therapy to a man turns off not only his own production of testosterone, but his production of sperm as well. Considerable thought is required to comprehend the long-term consequences of testosterone replacement therapy on any man who wishes to be a father sometime in the future.

Precautions for Male Hormone Therapy

Testosterone Replacement Therapy is tailored to each patient’s unique needs and health objectives. For this reason, it’s recommended that you discuss with your healthcare provider if TRT is right for you before beginning treatment; those under 18 years old, undergoing cancer therapy, or having active prostate cancer should not participate in TRT.

Possible Side Effects of Male Hormone Therapy

While there are risks associated with testosterone therapy, these are generally related to improper dosing; these risks include:

  • Acne
  • Blood clots
  • Hair loss
  • Breast development
  • Testicular shrinkage

Possible Side Effects from Testosterone Injections

  • Infection over the area of the injection
  • Injury to nerve or muscle complex resulting in damage or pain.

Possible Side Effects from Pellets

  • Pain at the insertion site
  • Bleeding at the insertion site
  • Infection at the site of insertion (rare)
  • Pellet extrusion (less than 1 per 200 implantations)

With decades of experience administering appropriate testosterone therapy, our MDLifespan providers rarely encounter these side effects in our patients.

When to See a Doctor for Male Hormone Therapy

Our providers are here to answer any questions about Male Hormone Therapy. Our team is ready for a deep dive into your labs and tests. Our Health Team is prepared to get your body working for you.

You should see a doctor regarding your Male Hormone Therapy at any time you have concerns, symptoms occur, or testing shows the potential problem arising in your future.

But if life-threatening symptoms arise, call 911 immediately or seek medical care from your nearest emergency department.