Declining testosterone production can be a serious health issue for men, and can cause a number of troubling symptoms. At Balance Wellness Center in Houston, Texas, Ron Bryant, MD, runs a low testosterone clinic and can help you know your levels and understand your treatment options. Book your appointment today, online or by phone, to get started.
Testosterone is a hormone that your body produces naturally. Testosterone is present in both women and men, but the levels in men are much higher. Men manufacture most of their testosterone in their testicles, and the hormone is most commonly associated with fertility and sexual function.
Testosterone plays a role in many bodily functions in men, including:
Testosterone production surges during puberty and holds strong during early adulthood. As you age, however, your production of testosterone decreases. That can cause a wide range of symptoms.
Some of the symptoms associated with low testosterone include:
A simple blood draw allows Dr. Bryant to order lab testing that determines your hormone production levels. That’s the first step in deciding on a course of action.
There is a thriving market around selling hormone products and services to men. It’s important to work with a skilled physician for any form of hormone replacement or augmentation therapy. Your hormones play a vital role in many aspects of health and wellness, and this is not an area where you should consider trusting an untrained person or online marketing company.
If testing reveals low testosterone levels, the primary treatment is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Dr. Bryant uses a pellet-based delivery system from BioTE®, an industry leader in bioidentical hormone replacement.
These pellets are about the size of a grain of rice. A simple procedure positions the pellets just beneath the surface of your skin. Over time, the pellets dissolve and a steady stream of hormones is introduced into your bloodstream.
Hormone replacement therapy takes time. Not only does your body need time to adjust to supplemental hormones, but you may also need to adjust the dosing to achieve optimal balance. Within a few months, however, you’ll begin to experience the full effects of your HRT regimen.
Hormone replacement therapy is not right for everyone, and low testosterone is not the only potential cause of the symptoms listed above. Working with a highly skilled physician like Dr. Bryant ensures that your health remains at the center of your treatment plan.
Learn more during your one-on-one consultation. Scheduling is fast and easy using the online booking tool or over the phone.