Getting older takes a toll on our bodies and the changes we see can sometimes become overwhelming. Dr. Imtiaz and her team are here to slow down the aging process by offering testosterone replacement therapy. This hormone replacement therapy is the perfect solution for men who are experiencing the signs of inadequate hormone levels due to age. Let’s go over all of your questions about the big T and whether testosterone replacement therapy is right for you.
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy is a hormone replacement treatment that helps to regulate functions that are critical to your physical, mental and emotional well-being. While both men and women produce testosterone in the body, men feel the most effects when their bodies stop producing the hormone as they’re testosterone-dominant.
Is Testosterone a Steroid?
Technically, yes, testosterone is the main anabolic steroid hormone produced by your body. Testosterone being an anabolic steroid means it promotes muscle building and is responsible for male traits like facial hair and a deep voice. The difference between testosterone replacement therapy and taking performance-enhancing drugs is the amount of testosterone that is introduced into the system. Testosterone replacement therapy ensures you are only getting the physiological requirement of testosterone – no more and no less.
What are the Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
There are many benefits of starting testosterone replacement therapy, including improvement of:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Muscle structure
- Bone development
- Red blood cell development
- Emotional well-being
Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Right for Me?
Testosterone levels typically start to decrease in men around 40-years-old, however other medical conditions can affect men and women of any age. If you have any of the symptoms associated with low testosterone above, we encourage you to come in and get an evaluation by Dr. Imtiaz. She’ll sit down with you, assess your condition, listen to your concerns and develop a fully customized treatment plan for you based on your lifestyle and ultimate wellness goals.
Are you interested in getting more of your questions about testosterone replacement therapy answered? Contact us today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Imtiaz.