Testosterone replacement therapy is a form of bioidentical hormone therapy (BHT), which is essentially a treatment that replaces hormones that are no longer produced by the body. Bioidentical hormone therapy is considered a natural treatment because, unlike traditional hormone therapy, bioidentical hormones are derived from natural sources and are compatible with hormone receptors in the body.
What this all means is that natural testosterone replacement therapy is safe and effective. So, how does the treatment work? There are a few steps you can expect.
You will need to attend a consultation appointment so we can assess your condition, particularly how low testosterone is affecting your daily life and your overall wellbeing. We will collect your general medical history, discuss your treatment options, and go over any symptoms you are having to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment.
Common Symptoms of Low Testosterone
There are many symptoms that are hallmarks for low testosterone. Low testosterone is more common in men over the age of 45 and may include symptoms such as:
- Low endurance
- Loss of muscle mass
- Low libido
- Inability to sustain an erection
- Irritability, anxiety, and depression
- Confusion and sleep disturbance
- Unexpected weight gain
Physical Exams and Lab Work-Up
Part of your testosterone replacement therapy will also include physical exams and lab tests to help determine both how low testosterone is impacting your overall health and what your ideal dosage for hormone replacement will be. Some men are surprised to learn that low testosterone can lead to health issues such as arthritis, anemia, and osteoporosis.
Your treatment will include testosterone injections, either intramuscular or pellet. The method of your treatment will be determined by the severity of your symptoms, how much testosterone needs to be replaced, and how frequently you need treatment.
Many men report feeling results from testosterone injections in as little as 2 to 3 weeks after the first appointment, with the results usually being an improvement in energy. Most men are able to enjoy full results within 3 months, such as improved libido, a return of muscle mass and strength, better sleep and less fatigue, more stable moods, and an overall improvement in bodily health.
Let Androgenix Advanced Health & Wellness Center Help You Lead a Happier and Healthier Life
Hormones are involved in the regulation of many of our bodily processes, so it makes sense that your overall health will suffer if the testosterone balance in your body changes. However, natural testosterone replacement therapy is the key to restoring your happy and healthy life. Please contact Androgenix Advanced Health & Wellness Center in North Palm Beach, FL to schedule your consultation today!