Low testosterone affects about 40% of men ages 45 and older. If you struggle with fatigue, unplanned weight gain, or muscle mass loss, a hormone imbalance might be to blame. At Gents Doctor in Los Angeles, California, Majid Sabour, MD, and the men’s health team offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore your quality of life. If you suspect you have low testosterone, call the Beverly Hills office, or book online today.
Low Testosterone Q&A
What is low testosterone?
Low testosterone commonly occurs in men with increasing age. Testosterone is the male hormone responsible for masculine features, such as increased muscle mass and facial hair. If you’re always tired or experience undesirable weight gain and hair loss, see the Gents Doctor team for an evaluation.
What are the symptoms of low testosterone?
If you experience low testosterone, you might notice some of the following signs and symptoms:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low sex drive
- Decreased sense of well-being
- Reduced muscle mass and strength
- Increased body fat
- Thinning hair
- Problems concentrating
Risk factors associated with low testosterone include older age, overweight or obesity, some medical conditions and treatments, certain medications, and injuries. Low testosterone is often easy to diagnose and treat.
How does my provider diagnose low testosterone?
To diagnose low testosterone and develop a personalized treatment, a Gents Doctor specialist asks about your symptoms and medical history. They might complete a physical examination and have you undergo a blood test to evaluate levels of testosterone present in your body. Your provider might recommend you complete the blood test early in the morning.
What are my low testosterone treatment options?
After reviewing the results of your lab tests and symptoms, your Gents Doctor provider might recommend you undergo hormone replacement therapy. They offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to assist with low testosterone and Clomid to stimulate your body to produce more testosterone on its own, rather than using synthetic testosterone.
Bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones already present in your body. The Gents Doctor team might recommend you undergo hormone therapy in the form of:
During testosterone pellet insertion, your Gents Doctor specialist implants a tiny pellet underneath your skin near your upper buttocks about every two months. If you opt for intramuscular injections, you might receive an injection about every 10-14 days.
Your doctor closely monitors your hormone levels to ensure they stay within a normal range. They can change your treatment regimen as needed to give you the best outcome.
Don’t live with unpleasant symptoms associated with low testosterone when numerous hormone replacement therapy options are available at Gents Doctor. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online to achieve a better quality of life today.