What to Expect From Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Men struggling with low libidos, irritability or decreased muscle mass may be experiencing decreased testosterone. If you have these symptoms or others, testosterone replacement therapy might be able to help. What can you expect from testosterone replacement?
How Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Performed?
Testosterone replacement therapy can be performed via pellet, injection, patch or tablet. For example, you can wear a patch on your skin that delivers testosterone periodically or receive an injection every couple of weeks that releases testosterone gradually into your bloodstream.
The goal is to replace the testosterone you’ve lost to improve symptoms such as hair loss, excess body weight, low sex drive and depression. The type of replacement therapy you receive will depend on your needs and the severity of your testosterone deficiency.
How Soon Should I Expect to See Results?
You should begin to see and feel results in the form of symptom relief after a few treatments. For example, you may feel more energetic or may notice an increase in your sex drive. The time it takes for therapy to work will differ between patients. We’ll closely monitor your therapy to ensure the best results.
Are There Any Side Effects or Downtime?
There’s no downtime with testosterone replacement therapy. Yet, there can be side effects, most of which are typically mild. For example, some patients experience acne, increased urination and breast tenderness or swelling. If you experience any side effects, please let us know, so we can make adjustments if needed.
What Testosterone Therapy Does Balance Hormone Center Offer?
Balance Hormone Center offers testosterone replacement therapy using bioidentical hormones. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are made from plants. This means they’re more readily accepted by your body, reducing side effects. Bioidentical hormones are offered via pellets that are inserted under the skin.
Before we start your therapy, you’ll perform a blood test to ensure your symptoms are due to low testosterone. If so, we’ll put together a care plan that includes closely monitored replacement therapy, a trainer-guided workout plan and a diet plan. This will help you make the most of your therapy for the best results.
Call Balance Hormone Center Today to Schedule an Appointment
Are you struggling with the symptoms of low testosterone? Our team can help. We’ll start by digging deeper into your symptoms and creating a treatment plan that fits your needs. To learn more about hormone replacement therapy, schedule an appointment by calling our Gilbert, Arizona office at 480-718-9960.