Optimal Men's Center
Men's Health & Primary Care Practice located in Goodyear, AZ & Glendale, AZ
About 39% of men aged 45 and older have low testosterone. Fortunately, testosterone replacement therapy can restore your hormones, minimizing uncomfortable symptoms like erectile dysfunction, low energy, and loss of muscle mass. At Optimal Men’s Center in Goodyear, Arizona, Trent Knight, PAC, and the team use testosterone replacement therapy to help men feel their best. To schedule an appointment, book a consultation online, or call the office to speak with a caring staff member today.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What is testosterone?
Testosterone is the male sex hormone. It plays an important role in the development of the prostate and testicles as well as sperm production. In addition, it provides men with deeper voices, facial hair, and increased muscle mass.
After the age of 30, your testosterone levels decrease by about 1% each year. While this is a normal part of getting older, it often presents uncomfortable side-effects, including:
- Reduced sex drive
- Loss of body hair
- Erectile dysfunction
If you have low testosterone, you might also experience feelings of irritability or have difficulty focusing.
What is testosterone replacement therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy is a safe and effective method for treating low testosterone. It uses synthetic hormones that mimic those produced in your body. Undergoing testosterone replacement therapy can help you build muscle mass, increase your energy levels, and enhance sexual performance.
How is testosterone replacement therapy administered?
At Optimal Men’s Center, Mr. Knight administers testosterone replacement therapy in several ways, including:
- Oral medications
- Intramuscular injections
- Transdermal patches
- Topical creams
The type of testosterone replacement therapy that will most benefit you depends on your age, health history, and lifestyle. Following a comprehensive in-office exam, Mr. Knight can develop a care plan that aligns with your needs.
Is testosterone replacement therapy safe?
Testosterone replacement therapy is safe and usually well-tolerated. When you first start treatment, it’s normal to experience mild side effects like acne, bloating, or an enlarged prostate. These and other symptoms usually subside quickly once your testosterone levels become balanced.
If any side-effects last for more than a week, reach out to the team at Optimal Men’s Center. Mr. Knight can adjust your treatment as necessary, ensuring your comfort and a positive outcome.
Do I qualify for testosterone replacement therapy?
To determine if you qualify for testosterone replacement therapy, Mr. Knight reviews your medical history, asks about your symptoms and lifestyle, and conducts a physical. During your appointment, let Mr. Knight know about any prescription medications, supplements, or vitamins you take regularly.
In addition, let Mr. Knight know about any chronic medical conditions you’re living with, like heart disease or high blood pressure. These ailments won’t necessarily keep you from testosterone replacement therapy, but they may impact the benefits you experience.
If you’ve been diagnosed with low testosterone, schedule a testosterone replacement therapy consultation at Optimal Men’s Center. Book an appointment online, or call the office to speak with a caring administrative team member today.