Low testosterone, or male hypogonadism, is a condition in which the testes do not produce enough testosterone hormones. Testosterone levels usually drop as a man ages, but other factors such as injury, dysfunctional tumors, or specific medication can also lead to this condition. Low testosterone levels are generally characterized by low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and loss of muscular strength.
Luckily, low testosterone is treatable through testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Dr. Jacobson, a seasoned wellness doctor serving New York, has extensive experience with hormone replacement therapies and will happily answer any questions you may have about this process. To learn more about New York testosterone replacement therapy, its benefits, what to expect, and treatment options, contact our clinic today.
Testosterone replacement therapy in New York can have several benefits, such as rejuvenating your libido, improving your energy levels and concentration, rebuilding your muscles, and reducing body fat.
Low testosterone leads to a low sex drive. However, through TRT, your libido may return and restore your confidence and drive in the bedroom.
Low testosterone causes lethargy and fatigue. You should experience increased energy levels and endurance with the help of TRT.
Low testosterone levels can cause you to lose muscle mass. Testosterone replacement therapy could help you rebuild your muscles, meaning that your weight-resistant exercises may produce better results. It could also help improve your metabolism.
When your muscle mass, metabolism, and energy levels increase after TRT, your body may start to lose excess fat.
Your hormone levels will become more balanced with the help of TRT. As a result, you may find that you can think more clearly, enjoy better sleep, and have a more stabilized mood.
If you are in New York and have noticed some of the symptoms of low testosterone, contact our office to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for testosterone replacement therapy. During your initial visit, Dr. Jacobson will assess your symptoms and explain TRT in detail.
He will also do a blood test to assess the quantitative level of your testosterone and other associated checks. If the blood test shows low testosterone levels, you may be a suitable TRT candidate.
Dr. Jacobson might also recommend further testing to rule out pituitary abnormality or testicular disorder. These tests might include:
Do not hesitate to contact our clinic if you have any questions or concerns about testosterone replacement therapy.
Depending on your convenience and insurance coverage, there are several TRT methods to choose from. Options may include:
Several gels are available with different solutions and applications. You can choose brands that require you to rub the gel into your skin, shoulders, upper or inner thigh, or upper arm. Your body needs time to absorb the hormones into your skin, so you should not bathe for a few hours after applying the gel.
Like gels, there are several types of testosterone injections to choose from. Testosterone cypionate and enanthate are injected under the skin or into your muscles. These injections are easy and can be done at home. You can also choose testosterone undecanoate, given through deep intramuscular injection every ten weeks.
With this form of treatment, you can apply a patch containing testosterone to your torso or thighs every night.
This treatment involves sticking a putty-like substance into your buccal cavity. You should attach the substance to your gum line three times a day.
Some testosterone gels are sold as nasal sprays to reduce the risk of transferring the medication to another person through skin contact. These sprays are typically used twice a day.
This involves surgically implanting testosterone-containing pellets under your skin every three to six months.
You do not have to live with reduced sexual drive, diminishing muscle mass, or flagged energy. Dr. Jacobson is here to help you determine whether you are suitable for New York testosterone replacement therapy and how it could help you. Contact our clinic today to get started.