Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Palm Beach Gardens – West Palm Beach – Jupiter
Hear the phrase “Hormone or Testosterone Replacement Therapy” and the first stereotype that comes to mind is an emotional, temperature-sensitive, middle-aged woman in the throes of menopause due to unbalanced hormones. The difference is, in men, the decline is more gradual, occurring over the lifetime. The symptoms are less drastic, often brushed off by patients and medical providers alike with the excuse that the man is “just getting old.”
The term andropause is the clinical term for the far less discussed, but every bit as real, male version of menopause. As early as 25 years of age, testosterone levels begin their decline. By the age of 30, testosterone production reduces by 2-10% per year. Before you know it, testosterone levels are merely half of what they were at peak production.
Longevity Health MD
Palm Beach Gardens Testosterone Replacement Therapy Specialists
What is testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone that is responsible for the development and maintenance of pretty much everything a man associates with “being a man.” It causes growth of the penis and testes during puberty, is responsible for the growth of facial and body hair, it deepens the voice, builds muscle, and strengthens bones. Testosterone controls sexual desire, fertility levels, energy, and mood.
Hypogonadism is the clinical term for lower than normal testosterone levels. Though it is commonly seen during andropause, it can occur during any stage of life.
Symptoms of low testosterone levels in men:
- Mental fogginess
- Reduced energy
- Poor erections
- Low libido
- Increased fat storage to the midsection
- Reduction in muscle size & strength
- Reduces Motivation
- Memory Loss
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What can I do? Testosterone Replacement Therapy, or Low T Therapy, involves the administration of testosterone, and is available in several forms. Testosterone injections are the most common method of administration, but the hormone is also available in creams. Testosterone replacement can be prescribed with estrogen blockers to optimize your levels.
Simple lab testing in conjunction with a medical examination and review of symptoms, can determine if you are a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy in our Palm Beach Gardens Facility.