Hormones have a substantial influence on your body, as they manage and maintain essential functions. For instance, hormone fluctuations could impact your mood, sleep, digestion, sex life, and more. Men and women typically experience several hormonal changes as they age, including a decrease in testosterone production. As you get older and your body’s testosterone production declines, the imbalanced hormones can negatively impact your physical and mental functioning and well-being, regardless of your sex.
In that case, you may turn to California testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to rebalance your hormone levels and reduce the adverse effects of aging or an underling medical condition. While TRT patients are typically men, women experiencing symptoms of low testosterone levels may seek treatment at our California office. Get in touch to schedule a TRT consultation to discuss your symptoms, medical history, and treatment options virtually or in-person.
Testosterone replacement treatment in California increases low testosterone levels to combat the effects of aging or relieve the symptoms of certain medical conditions. In many cases, patients with low testosterone levels experience weight gain, libido changes, erectile dysfunction, and anxiety or depression. The TRT available at our California office uses plant-based bioidentical hormones to restore testosterone levels and reduce the risks often associated with taking synthetic hormones, which are derived from a pregnant mare’s urine.
When it comes to how the testosterone is administered, you may choose from injections, topical creams or gels, patches, oral pills, or pellets implanted beneath the skin. While all methods for administering TRT are effective, the gels, creams, pills, and patches require daily use and are easier to adjust dosages on short notice. On the other hand, you may receive testosterone injections every two to 10 weeks or pellet implantations every three to six months. Dr. Edward Jacobson will recommend a method based on your exact needs and concerns.
After beginning TRT in California, some symptoms may resolve within a few weeks, such as low libido, but other side effects could take several months to show improvements. For instance, it could take three months to one year for bone density, muscle mass, and body fat distribution to improve from increased testosterone levels. Lastly, testosterone replacement therapy can be a long-term, ongoing process to maintain and adjust your hormone levels for as long as necessary, sometimes indefinitely.
Testosterone is responsible for maintaining a broad spectrum of physical functions in men and women, so the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy in California are varied. For instance, after treatment, most men see increases in muscle mass and hair growth with declining body fat, which boosts many patients’ self-confidence. Further, TRT could restore sexual functioning by reducing erectile dysfunction symptoms in men and improving the energy levels of both sexes.
In addition, higher testosterone levels could improve a man’s sperm production, as well as red blood cell production and sleep patterns for both sexes. For some patients, increasing testosterone levels combats signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and loose skin. Finally, TRT could reduce depression and anxiety symptoms while improving your overall mood.
Though every individual’s hormone levels change with age, declining testosterone levels could have a significant impact on your ability to function normally. Instead of dealing with the effects of low testosterone, consider getting California testosterone replacement therapy to balance your hormones and restore your health and vitality. After treatment, you could see significant improvements regarding your sex drive, sexual functioning, mood, and physical appearance.
However, the first step to combat declining testosterone levels is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Jacobson. If you have symptoms of low testosterone, get in touch with our office for an in-person assessment or a consultation by phone, Skype, or Facetime.