Aging can bring many changes that affect your quality of life, and having low testosterone levels may be one of the many reasons. If you feel tired and have a low mood, experience a decline in your sex drive, or seem to have weight gain in unexpected areas, low testosterone might be the cause. At Radiance Wellness & Aesthetics, Zayda Yeoh, NP, offers testosterone replacement therapy to help you feel like yourself again. Call Radiance Wellness & Aesthetics today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about low testosterone.
Testosterone is a sex hormone produced by both men and women. However, men’s bodies produce more of this hormone than women. Similarly, women’s bodies produce more estrogen — another type of sex hormone — than men.
Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers, responsible for simple and complex processes. The hormone, testosterone, plays a vital role in reproduction and sexual development. During puberty, rising levels of testosterone bring about a variety of changes, such as your genitals developing, your voice becoming much deeper, and the growth of body hair.
However, as you grow up, low testosterone affects other processes in your body, like regulating mood, energy, and sex drive.
Low testosterone is often the side-effect of the natural aging process when testosterone production begins to slow down.
You might begin to notice symptoms as early as age 40. Some common symptoms of low testosterone include:
At Radiance Wellness & Aesthetics, treatment is optimized based on your individual lab work and the severity of your symptoms.
A simple blood test can reveal low testosterone levels. After confirming low testosterone through blood work, discussing your symptoms, and reviewing your medical history, Radiance Wellness & Aesthetics can treat you with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).
This type of therapy is highly customized and involves taking artificial testosterone to restore your normal hormone levels.
Testerone replacement therapy can help improve your mood, energy levels, sex drive, or other related symptoms of low testosterone.
You may receive testosterone replacement through gels, patches, creams, pills, or pellets. The best method for you depends on your lifestyle, preferences, and health needs.
Often, testosterone replacement therapy is most effective when healthy lifestyle habits are combined with treatment. Exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and getting quality sleep, can better help balance your body.
Call Radiance Wellness & Aesthetics today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about low testosterone.