Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Low Testosterone Specialist in Streamwood, IL
As men age, they notice a change in their physical and mental states. This change stems from the body's lowered testosterone production. Decreased libido , depression and many more side-effects can be caused by low testosterone.
The symptoms of low testosterone are sometimes referred to as Andropause . Andropause can seem like a dead end, a condition with no solution. Due to today's advanced medical technology, that isn't the case. Testosterone replacement therapy can provide relief; to get started please call (847) 243-6262 or contact Dr. Marilyn Mitchell online.
Do I need Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
While most people associate low testosterone with men in their 60's, it can occur in men as young as 35. Before deciding if testosterone replacement therapy is what you need, it's important that you identify the signs of andropause. Andropause can cause:
- Low libido
- Hair loss
- Erectile dysfunction
- Muscle loss
- Hot flashes
- Difficulty concentrating
These signs may appear all at once or one at a time. The onset of low testosterone, referred to as Low-T, can be sudden and shocking. Men's testosterone levels gradually decline as they age, making most men over 50 an ideal candidate for testosterone replacement therapy.
What Causes Low Tesosterone in Men?
While it's most commonly caused by age, Low-T can also stem from:
- Testicular injury
- Certain medications
- Chemotherapy / Radiation therapy
- Testicular cancer
- Pituitary gland damage
- Certain sexually-transmitted diseases
To determine if you are suffering from Low-T, your doctor can administer a testosterone level test . This usually occurs in the form of a simple blood test. To schedule such a testosterone level test, please call (847) 243-6262 or contact Dr. Marilyn Mitchell online.
How Does Testosterone Replacement Therapy Work?
Low testosterone is best treated with testosterone replacement therapy. This treatment is a form of hormone replacement therapy , or HRT. In essence, HRT rejuvenates your system by replenishing your depleted testosterone levels.
Conventional HRT makes use of synthetic hormones that are potentially damaging to your system. This makes bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) the preferred form of testosterone replacement treatment.
BHRT uses testosterone that is chemically and biologically identical to that your body produces naturally. This makes BHRT both safer and more effective than traditional hormone replacement therapy.
What Are the Different Types of Testosterone Therapy?
Bioidentical testosterone can be delivered in a number of ways, including:
- Injected pellets
Each of these methods is a viable way to boost your testosterone levels and combat Low-T.
What Are the Side Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Potential side effects of testosterone replacement therapy may include:
- Increased urination
- Increased risk of developing prostate abnormalities
- Gynecomastia (enlargement of breast tissue in the absence of functional breast tissue)
- Increased risk of blood clots
- Nipple sensitivity
- Decreased testicular size
- Increased aggression and mood swings
How do I get Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
The only way to feel like a young man again is with testosterone replacement therapy, and the only way to receive this BHRT is from an experienced professional. If you're curious about testosterone hormone replacement therapy, you need to schedule a consultation. Please call (847) 243-6262 or contact Dr. Marilyn Mitchell online.
HealingSpace Medical Center
Address2075 Foxfield Rd
St. Charles, IL 60174
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