If you experience chronic fatigue, low muscle tone, hair loss, or problems with sexual intimacy, low testosterone might be the culprit. At Superior Physical Medicine in Yorba Linda, California, Kevin Shaevitz, DC, and his physical medicine team offer testosterone therapy to get hormone levels back on track and improve the way you look and feel. If you live in or around Orange County or the Anaheim Hills area, call the office for an appointment or book online today.
Testosterone Therapy Q & A
What is testosterone therapy?
About one-third of men have low testosterone, which can take a toll on the way you look and feel. Testosterone therapy at Superior Physical Medicine uses supplemental testosterone to increase the levels in your body and restore your overall quality of life.
What are the symptoms of low testosterone?
If you have low testosterone, you might notice some of the following signs or symptoms:
- Weight gain
- Increases in body fat
- Reduced muscle mass
- Low sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Depression, moodiness, or irritability
- Memory problems
- Loss of muscular strength
- Thinning hair
You might also have a reduction in bone density, osteoporosis, a higher risk of prostate cancer, disturbed sleep patterns, water retention, and even breast development if your testosterone levels are too low. Fortunately, testosterone therapy offers symptom relief.
How is low testosterone diagnosed?
To diagnose low testosterone, your provider reviews your medical history and symptoms and completes a physical examination. They use blood tests to determine how low testosterone levels are and establish which type of treatment is best for you.
Good candidates for testosterone therapy are men with low testosterone who desire more energy, need to work longer hours or stay up later, and would like to feel young and vital again.
What happens during testosterone therapy?
Testosterone therapy restores testosterone levels to a normal range, increases muscle mass, and can reduce cholesterol, depression, and anxiety. It increases energy, reduces your risk of heart disease, enhances sex drive and performance, and can restore your overall quality of life.
Numerous types of testosterone therapy products exist, including:
- Oral testosterone therapy
- Subdermal pellets
Your provider can implant tiny pellets underneath your skin near your upper buttocks to slowly release testosterone into your bloodstream consistently over time. They check your levels periodically to ensure the treatment you receive is working and make adjustments as needed.
Don’t live with low testosterone, and it’s symptoms when simple treatment options are available at Superior Physical Medicine. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today to find out if testosterone therapy is right for you.