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FAQ: Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone is a sex hormone found in all mammals. It is the principal male sex hormone responsible for the development of sex organs and sexual characteristics, like bone density, regulating lidibo (sex drive), muscle growth, and overall sense of well-being. In men, testosterone is produced in the testicles and stimulates sperm production.

Symptoms of low t or hormone imbalance can present as:

  • Low libido
  • Difficulty with erections
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Inability to focus
  • Lack of motivation
  • Irritability
  • Weight gain
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Unexplained hair loss
  • Prolonged recovery time
  • General malaise

Most of these symptoms are easily correctable with testosterone replacement therapy.

The symptoms of unbalanced hormones or low Testosterone in men often go untreated and are merely considered the signs of aging. Testosterone levels begin to drop every year starting at age 25. While the debate about “male menopause” rages on, the physical changes caused by reduced testosterone are very real. Lifestyle factors, like chronic illness, stress, and obesity can also contribute to low T.

Hormone replacement therapy for men can correct hormone imbalance and treat aging symptoms. Aging is inevitable, but low testosterone symptoms can be medically treated with TRT to help you feel energized again!

The gold standard for testing testosterone levels is a blood serum test. There is no other evaluation that can match the accuracy of a blood serum test.

TRT treatments can help increase testosterone levels and improve symptoms of low t. Benefits of hormone replacement therapy vary based on pre-therapy symptoms. Usually after starting Testosterone replacement therapy, our patients note:

Increased energy
Improved mood
Increased sex drive
Healthy weight loss
Improved brain function
Increased muscle size
Better sexual performance
Increased lean muscle mass
Sharper memory and mental clarity
Better, deeper sleep
Increased strength and endurance
Improved general quality of life

Vast improvements are typically noted as soon as two months of continuous testosterone replacement therapy, but results can vary.

At Fountain of You MD in Virginia Beach, we treat men with low Testosterone levels with a comprehensive combination of lifestyle changes and high quality, time released intramuscular injections of bioidentical hormones on a weekly or biweekly basis. Bioidentical hormone injections are the most safe and effective method of Testosterone hormone replacement therapy.

We have not achieved results using transdermal (through the skin) hormone replacement therapy, which is not absorbed well in men, is easily transferable to children and women, and is outrageously expensive. Other clinics often prescribe patches, pellets, or intranasal therapies, all of which can have irritating side effects and highly ineffective absorption. Intramuscular testosterone injections are the gold standard for balancing hormones in men.

Schedule your consultation for testosterone replacement therapy for men with sexual health expert Dr. Arbuckle now online at https://fountainofyoumd.com/appointment/ or give us a call at 757-644-4615!

We also offer virtual telemedicine visits for testosterone replacement therapy from home!

If you’re in Hampton Roads and suffering from erectile dysfunction, lack of energy, feelings of anxiety and depression, low sex drive, lack of mental clarity, sleep problems, or weight gain, your Testosterone levels may be unbalanced, and Fountain of You MD in Virginia Beach has a treatment that can help. Replenishing hormone levels is vital to optimize the aging process and restore energy and vigor. Our core belief is that hormone replacement improves health, energy levels, and the general sense of well-being. We understand that by effecting positive changes in body composition, by increasing muscle mass and strength while decreasing fat mass, the quality of life will improve and lead to better overall health.

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