Although many people assume that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a woman’s concern, men can also benefit from this treatment. As many men age their testosterone levels begin to decrease, resulting in many of the common signs of aging. Testosterone replacement therapy can help decrease and even reverse many of these symptoms.
If you are suffering from low testosterone, you are not alone. Overall, an estimated 40 percent of men over the age of 45 have low testosterone –that’s approximately 13.8 million men in the U.S. Additionally, men as young as 30 are beginning to notice the effects of low testosterone. Yet, these men often ignore the signs, attributing the symptoms to factors such as aging and stress.
At 1513 Anti-Aging & Weight Loss® in Columbus, Georgia, our team of wellness experts diagnose and treat symptoms of low testosterone. Using a simple blood test, we can determine if you might benefit from testosterone replacement therapy.
Am I a Candidate for Male Hormone Replacement Therapy?
If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms of low testosterone, you may benefit from hormone replacement therapy:
• Muscle Loss
• Decrease in Sex Drive
• Chronic Fatigue
• Difficulty Sleeping
• Depression and/or Irritability
• Memory Loss
• Hair Loss
Do you think that you may be a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy? Take our self-assessment and find out.
What Are the Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Our customized testosterone replacement therapy program treats the root of many chronic health problems that were previously attributed to the aging process. Male HRT programs can help to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and other serious medical conditions.
Other benefits of testosterone replacement therapy may include:
• Increased energy and stamina
• Increased sex drive
• Increase in strength and lean muscle mass
• Improved recovery from exercise/activities
• Improved memory and concentration
• Improved skin health and appearance
• Better sleep
• Decreased body fat
When Can I Expect to See Results?
Most men will experience results quickly after beginning hormone replacement therapy. Though everyone is different, here is what you can generally expect:
Around Week 1: You may notice increased mental alertness and improved memory. Many of our Columbus patients have described it as “a fog lifting.”
Around Weeks 2 & 3: You may notice increased drive in all aspects of your life including sex drive. Many report increased energy, mood, and motivation. All of these should continue to improve with treatment over time. Hot flashes and night sweats should also resolve.
Around Weeks 3 & 4: Most clients start noticing dramatic differences at this point. Some men will notices the return of morning erections and will in general think about sex more, noticing even greater increase in sex drive. Men that exercise regularly may notice that they feel stronger and notice an increase in muscle mass. Workouts, exercise, and recovery from all activities will be easier.
Around Weeks 5 & 6: You may begin to notice physical changes, such as decreased fat and more defined muscles. These changes may be even more noticeable over time with continued treatment and regular exercise.
Our HRT Clinic in Columbus, Georgia
At 1513 Anti-Aging & Wellness® in Columbus, Georgia, we aim to provide a professional but relaxed environment for the evaluation and treatment of low testosterone. We evaluate our patients as a whole, rather than treating individual symptoms or lab values.
Our initial evaluation includes a medical history, complete physical, and extensive lab panel to rule out other possible causes of the symptoms you are experiencing. Visit our FAQs page to learn more.
Find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you. Call (706) 801-4132 to schedule your appointment today.