Why Testosterone Replacement Therapy may be appropriate to regain your confidence and well-being
Testosterone is associated with many functions linked to how we feel and how we feel about ourselves. This hormone is responsible for bone and muscle strength, fat distribution, facial hair growth, sperm, red blood cell production, sex drive, etc. So, when testosterone levels are inadequate, men may experience several adverse side effects, including:
- Gynecomastia (swollen, tender breast tissue)
- Lack of interest in sex
- Erectile dysfunction
- Excess fat
- Feelings of inadequacy, depression
- Impaired concentration and memory
Dr. Jeffrey Buch is a true Low T Guru to turn to if you are from Dallas, Texas, for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and myriad other recommendations to resolve these and other conditions that damage our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Globally recognized as an authority on the diagnoses and treatment of conditions that affect male reproductive and sexual health. Dr. Buch is in the best possible position to determine the nature and root cause of your concerns and if you can benefit from TRT or therapeutic and lifestyle-based alternatives to testosterone replacement.
Pinpointing testosterone deficiencies
While you may suspect Low T is to blame for your worrisome or life-altering symptoms, the only way to know for sure is for Dr. Buch to conduct tests that measure the amount of this hormone present in your blood. Since testosterone levels fluctuate and peak earlier in the day and due to diet, sickness, alcohol use, and meds, it is mainly necessary to repeat tests to achieve an accurate reading and understanding of these measurements. Our findings help inform the next steps with the treatment and may involve replacing testosterone in a way best suited to factors such as your needs, goals, and medical history.
As a general practice, TRT may not be the first approach to renewing your sense of self, vitality and satisfying sex life. Familiar sources of declines in testosterone levels include weight gain. Clinicians with Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital have likened a five-point increase in BMI (Body Mass Index) to 10 years of additional aging. It suggests a tremendous causative effect; after aged 30, testosterone levels fall at an average rate of 1% each year. It’s estimated that 40% of men aged 45 and older are deficient in this hormone. In addition to weight loss, other natural testosterone boosts may be recommended, including treating poorly-treated or newly-diagnosed conditions or adjusting drug dosages to minimize their effect on this hormone’s levels.
As appropriate, testosterone may be replaced intramuscularly (into the muscle) with injections or via pellets administered by Dr. Buch or topically as a gel applied daily to the skin. Injections and pellets are used less frequently. Some options, such as injections, are more effective than others (applied on the skin). If you need to preserve your fertility, we can also offer sperm-friendly treatments. We can discuss these and other considerations associated with varied forms of TRT as needed. Your rejuvenated self and a renewed outlook on life await! Call (972) 430-4554 to schedule a consultation at Low T Guru, your skilled, professional, compassionate male reproductive medicine expert.