When your natural production of testosterone falls, there are many unpleasant consequences. It can cause body fat to concentrate around the belly and induce mood swings. The hormone also plays an important part in mental clarity and bone density. To make matters worse, low testosterone can end up severely affecting sexual desire and performance.
Besides harming self-esteem and quality of life, low testosterone can also be a risk factor for several serious conditions. Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and certain cancers become more likely if your hormonal issues persist into the long-term.
Stay healthy and happy by having Dr. B examine your hormone profile to determine if you need hormone replacement therapy (also known as HRT.)
Counter the Effects of Low Testosterone
There are several types of hormone therapies to replace a testosterone shortage, including creams, pellets and injections. Dr. B offers two of the most popular modalities, which are traditional injection therapy and pellet therapy. Pellet therapy is the more modern approach, but both have their benefits and deserve your consideration.
Pellet therapy is relatively novel and somewhat more invasive than hormone injections. However, it has many advantages and is arguably the best choice of hormone replacement therapy for men. The process starts with the doctor creating a small incision with a scalpel, where they’ll insert the pellets beneath your skin tissue.
Each patient receives a batch of pellets that accommodate their unique hormonal needs that their doctor determines via blood testing. This produces even, precise hormone levels over a long period of time thanks to the long-lasting, slow-release mechanism of pellet therapy. After completing the procedure, the patient won’t need to return for several months. Besides the consistency and reliability of pellet therapy, the need to only arrange a few appointments each year makes pellet therapy highly convenient.
Injection therapy is an affordable, time-tested way to make up a testosterone shortfall. It’s as simple as taking a shot two to four times a month to increase and maintain your testosterone levels. On the other hand, this method does have some disadvantages.
While the injections are long-lasting, hormone levels will not remain perfectly even throughout the duration of the therapy. In the immediate aftermath of a shot, your hormone levels will be a bit higher than ideal. In the period before getting your next shot, your testosterone may dwindle to the point that you begin feeling more lethargic. And of course, some people simply don’t like needles.
Call Dr. B. for HRT
Dr. B has helped many women and men overcome low testosterone and feel revitalized with hormone replacement therapy. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, loss of libido and/or having problems with losing weight, call today and arrange a consultation on hormone replacement therapy.