Testosterone Replacement Q&A

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

Common symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Reduced sexual desire
  • Fewer spontaneous erections
  • Weight gain
  • Low energy
  • Swollen or tender breast tissue (gynecomastia)

Low testosterone can also affect your mental health. For example, if you have low testosterone,  you might experience feelings of depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem.

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone produced in your testicles. It plays an important role in sex drive, sperm production, and muscle mass. After the age of 30, testosterone production declines by about 1% each year. Over time, this can result in a variety of uncomfortable side-effects collectively known as andropause.

What is men’s testosterone replacement?

Men’s testosterone replacement is a type of hormone replacement therapy that helps balance your testosterone levels. At Mens Vitality MD, Dr. Sanderson uses bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones come from natural sources like plants and vegetables. They mimic the hormones produced by your body, lowering your risk of uncomfortable side-effects.

Men’s testosterone replacement comes in several forms, including skin patches, gels, injections, and implants. The type of men’s testosterone replacement that’s right for you depends on your age, health history, and goals for treatment.

Am I a good candidate for men’s testosterone replacement?

The only way to determine if you’re a good candidate for men’s testosterone replacement is to make a telehealth appointment with Dr. Sanderson. 

During your initial consultation, Dr. Sanderson reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms and lifestyle. Afterward, he orders bloodwork to determine your current testosterone levels. If your test results reveal you have low testosterone, Dr. Sanderson prescribes men’s testosterone replacement. 

Is men’s testosterone replacement safe?

Men’s testosterone replacement is safe and usually well-tolerated. At the beginning of treatment, it’s normal to experience sleep disturbances and acne. However, these issues should subside once your body adjusts to the increase in testosterone production.

To achieve the best possible results, follow Dr. Sanderson’s instructions carefully, and attend all follow-up telehealth consultations. If you experience any unusual side-effects that persist or get worse, contact Dr. Sanderson right away.

How long does men’s testosterone replacement take?

Men’s testosterone replacement is accumulative, meaning your results improve over time. Many men experience a significant improvement in their symptoms after about a month. In the weeks that follow, you’ll likely experience increased energy levels, improved muscle mass, and harder, longer-lasting erections.

To learn more about the benefits of men’s testosterone replacement, schedule a telehealth appointment at Mens Vitality MD. Book a consultation online today.

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Book online today to schedule a telehealth appointment.

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