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Common Questions About Testosterone Therapy

The testosterone pumping through your body is part of what makes you feel masculine. It’s been so much more than the powerhouse behind your sexual drive. When you have healthy testosterone levels, you feel like you are on top of the world. You have the stamina to push your body to the limits. Your strength rises to the challenge when you are working hard or lifting weights at the gym. Your energy levels propel you through your day. You have no problem getting through your daily routine. You feel rested and on an even keel. Everything changes when your testosterone levels drop. At that point, testosterone therapy may be the right choice for you.

What’s the Story Behind Low Testosterone Levels?

Your testosterone levels are going to fluctuate. It’s a normal part of being a man. You’ll experience peak levels in your younger years. Your early 20s are when you will be at your prime when it comes to testosterone. There will be a gradual shift as you get older. More dramatic changes usually occur in your 40s and 50s. It’s your body’s way of adjusting as your reproductive system prepares to slow down. Changes in testosterone levels are not the same for every man. Your best buddy may sail through middle age without any complaints. The shift in hormones may be too slight to notice. If you have a significant drop, you will be faced with symptoms you can’t ignore or explain away.

What are Common Signs That Your Testosterone Levels are Low?

One of the first things you may notice with low testosterone is fatigue. This shift in hormones can make you feel like you are dragging from morning to night. Getting more sleep won’t fix the problem. You may also experience weakness, making it difficult for you to perform the workout you always have. You may lose steam while you are working on a project that requires physical exertion. Your stamina may not be up to par. Weight gain is common at this point in a man’s life as his metabolism becomes sluggish. It’s also common to become extremely irritable. You may snap at everyone without justification. Your libido may disappear as you are robbed of interest in the bedroom. Your concentration may be off as you struggle to stay on task. If you are experiencing these symptoms and nothing you have tried has solved the problem, it’s time you saw our doctor.

How Do You Know You Need Testosterone Therapy?

The best thing you can do is get our doctor’s opinion when you have unexplained symptoms that are frustrating you. Don’t try to guess, self-medicate, or ignore the problem. There are serious health conditions that mimic low testosterone. Cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, could be at the root of the symptoms you have been experiencing. Turn to a medical expert to find answers. Our doctor is going to note all your symptoms, how long you have been experiencing them, and if there have been any major changes in your life. Your physician needs to have a comprehensive assessment of what is going on inside of you. Your physical exam will provide our doctor with valuable information. A blood test will be able to confirm if you have low testosterone levels. Once your physician looks at all of the data about you, it will be possible to determine what is causing your symptoms. If low testosterone is the problem, testosterone therapy can be the next step.

What is Involved?

Testosterone therapy focuses on bringing your testosterone levels back up where they belong. It uses hormones that have the same chemical foundation as yours in order to help you adjust without any problems. You have more than one option as you consider starting therapy. Each method is prescribed by our doctor at a dosage that is personalized to fit your needs. You could choose to have injections. You may need them daily or once a week. If you are looking for a low-maintenance treatment plan, testosterone pellets could be the best way to go. You only have to come in every few months for the insertion of testosterone pellets beneath your skin.

What Can You Expect Once You Begin Testosterone Therapy?

You won’t notice a change in your symptoms overnight. Most men report an improvement within the first month of beginning testosterone therapy. As your hormone replacement efforts kick in, you should feel more like yourself again. Increased energy levels, stamina, and strength should make a return appearance. You will be able to take off those extra pounds you gained. Say hello to romance in the bedroom once again. Remain calm instead of flying off the handle. You can’t stay young forever, but testosterone therapy can help you to feel youthful again.

Ask Our Doctor if Testosterone Therapy Can Help You

Our doctor will be your guide at any time that you are experiencing problems with your health. Don’t try to tough out low testosterone levels. There is no reason for you to feel miserable. To learn more about what testosterone therapy may be able to do for you, we warmly invite you to make an appointment with Boston Vitality Center. At our convenient location in Stoneham, MA, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain your options to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!

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