Testosterone replacement therapy, the “hot new thing” for men, is neither hot nor new. Testosterone was discovered in the 1920s and has been given to men since the 1930s. Over the last 80 years, many studies have demonstrated testosterone’s safety and effectiveness.
According to the National Institutes of Health, low testosterone affects approximately 14 million men, almost half of whom are as young as 45 years old.
If you’ve been suffering from fatigue, weight gain, difficulty sleeping, decreased sex drive, or other symptoms of low testosterone, visit Dr. Fein at the North Dallas Wellness Center. He will help identify the cause and regulate the level of testosterone in your body.
What Causes Low Testosterone?
As part of the natural aging process, many men experience a decrease in their testosterone levels beginning around age 30.
By the age of 50, natural testosterone production has often dropped to about half of early adult levels. This drop in hormones is completely natural and normal for most men but comes with a wide range of unwanted symptoms and side effects. Clinical studies have proven that those who do not treat their low testosterone levels may increase their risk for heart attacks, adult-onset diabetes, osteoporosis, weight gain, and more.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Low-T can manifest in a variety of different ways depending on your body’s chemistry. Common symptoms of low testosterone in men can develop slowly over several years and may include the following:
- Diminished sexual desire and performance (low libido)
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Hair loss
- Decreased muscle mass and tone
- Sleep disturbances
- Fatigue and lack of motivation
- Depression, irritability, mood swings
- Loss of sense of well-being
If you are experiencing two or more of the symptoms above, it may be time to get your hormone levels checked by a medical professional. Dr. David Fein will be happy to sit down with you one-on-one, discuss your symptoms with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a personalized testosterone therapy treatment plan for you based on your body’s hormone levels and individual needs.
How Does Testosterone Therapy Work?
Dr. David Fein offers testosterone therapy for men in the Dallas, Texas, area. Patients will undergo a complete examination and have an extensive hormone laboratory panel performed.
North Dallas Wellness Center offers three options for male testosterone therapy:
- Bio-identical testosterone pellets, which can provide a steady-state blood hormone level for 5 – 6 months.
- Weekly testosterone self-injections.
- Daily bio-identical testosterone cream.
Dr. Fein will discuss your treatment options with you at the time of your appointment so you can decide which hormone therapy treatment is best for you and your lifestyle.
Hormone pellets are subdermal implants made up of an organic soy or yam base.
Approximately the size of a Tic Tac, these pellets are typically placed through a tiny incision at the hip, below the waist. Once implanted, these pellets will slowly and consistently release testosterone over the course of 5 to 6 months. The pellets will naturally dissolve and do not need to be removed.
The benefits of using testosterone pellets for hormone therapy in men include:
- Increased energy and stamina.
- Increased lean muscle and decreased body fat.
- Increased libido and heightened performance.
- Improved mood and sense of well-being.
If you are interested in testosterone pellets as part of your hormone replacement therapy treatments, come in and see Dr. Fein for your private consultation today.
Testosterone Therapy for Men in North Dallas, TX
If you are a man interested in including testosterone therapy as part of your treatment plan to help increase your sex drive, boost your energy, and reduce fatigue, contact Dr. David Fein’s North Dallas Wellness Center office today at (214) 696-3885. You may also schedule an appointment for an evaluation using our online appointment request form.