If your testosterone levels fall too low, it can have a serious impact not just on your sex life, but on your general health and well-being. Michael Trombley, MD, and Richard Boulware, PA-C, at Vitality Center of Charlotte in North Carolina are specialists in helping men who have low testosterone, using testosterone replacement therapy to restore health and strength. If you’re concerned that you may have low testosterone, call Vitality Center of Charlotte today, or book an appointment online.
Testosterone replacement therapy is a way of boosting levels of the hormone testosterone when your body isn’t producing sufficient quantities.
Testosterone is the male sex hormone, responsible for male sexual characteristics and reproduction. As men age, the testes produce less testosterone, and in some cases, levels can fall low enough to cause unwanted side effects.
Some symptoms of low testosterone impact on your sex life, such as loss of libido and erectile dysfunction (ED), but there are other, more subtle symptoms, including:
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, the team at Vitality Center of Charlotte can carry out tests in-house to measure your testosterone levels and check for any other possible causes of your problems.
There are several methods by which you can increase testosterone levels in your body:
Transdermal testosterone replacement therapy involves applying a skin patch containing testosterone to your arm or upper body once a day. The testosterone gets absorbed by the skin and enters your bloodstream directly.
Gel-based testosterone replacement therapy comes in a variety of forms, including pump applicators, individual packets, and nasal gels. You apply the gel once a day for absorption through the skin.
Mouth patch testosterone replacement therapy involves sticking a tablet to your upper gum twice a day. The tablet gradually releases testosterone throughout the day that gets absorbed into the gums and from there into the bloodstream.
As an alternative to absorption through the skin, you can receive injections of testosterone replacement therapy directly into muscles or have testosterone pellets implanted into your buttocks.
Testosterone replacement therapy is available orally, but other methods are generally preferred as they bypass the digestive system and the liver, avoiding any possible side effects.
Your team at Vitality Center of Charlotte monitors you carefully during your treatment to ensure your continued safety and well-being, seeing you regularly for checkups.
Benefits of testosterone replacement therapy include:
If you’re experiencing symptoms that could indicate low testosterone levels, call Vitality Center of Charlotte today, or book an appointment online.