Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Houston, TX
Testosterone is important to men’s physical and emotional health. As men get older, testosterone levels decrease, causing a range of symptoms. At North Cypress Women’s Center, board-certified (gynecological) surgeon Dr. Farhina Imtiaz offers testosterone replacement for men in Houston and surrounding areas of Texas, including Cypress, Sugarland, and Katy.
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone is one of many hormones in the body that regulates functions that are important for physical, mental and emotional health. Men and women have testosterone in their bodies, but men experience more significant symptoms when the body stops producing adequate levels of the hormone.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Benefits
Testosterone replacement therapy helps with:
- Muscle structure
- Bone development
- Red blood cell development
- Emotional well-being
- Depression and anxiety
What Affects Testosterone Levels?
Aging is the most common reason that men and women experience lower testosterone levels, but the hormone can also be affected by:
- Chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer
- Conditions affecting the pituitary gland
- Conditions that affect the testicles
- Certain medical conditions
- Kidney failure
- Certain medications
Low Testosterone Treatment
Dr. Imtiaz recommends bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for testosterone replacement therapy. The therapies provide better results when compared to traditional hormone replacement therapy.
How is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Administered?
Testosterone replacement therapy can be administered by:
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Preparation
Dr. Imtiaz will perform tests to accurately diagnose the cause of your low testosterone levels. Once you are diagnosed with testosterone deficiency, Dr. Imtiaz will customize a treatment plan for you. She will recommend testosterone replacement therapy and other treatments.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Recovery
Regulating testosterone levels in your body can take some time. Dr. Imtiaz will start you with a medication that she knows will provide the greatest benefit. If you continue to have symptoms, she will add another bioidentical hormone replacement until she finds the combination that best works with your body.
How Much Does Testosterone Replacement Therapy Cost in Houston?
Many testosterone replacement therapies are typically not covered by medical insurance. Payment can be made by cash, and major credit card. If you are interested in financing your treatment for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you can apply for CareCredit®.
Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Right for Me?
Testosterone levels normally decrease around 40 years old, but other medical conditions can affect testosterone levels in men and women at any age. If you have symptoms related to low testosterone, we recommend that you be evaluated by Dr. Imtiaz.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Consultation
Testosterone replacement therapy at North Cypress Women’s Center helps men and women manage their symptoms. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Imtiaz.
Low testosterone levels can affect both men and women. To combat the problem, each gender needs a unique combination of testosterone replacement therapy. At North Cypress Women’s Center, board-certified (gynecological) surgeon Dr. Farhina Imtiaz specializes in testosterone replacement therapy for men and women in Houston and surrounding areas of Texas, including Cypress, Sugarland, and Katy.