Testosterone Therapy Los Angeles, CA
When a male is in their late teens to mid-twenties, their testosterone levels are at their highest. As men age, the body produces less testosterone. It is estimated that the body produces about one percent less each year once a man reaches 30 years of age. Some men produce may produce much less than that. If you fall into this category, you may be considering testosterone therapy in Los Angeles, California.
Approximately 15 million men in this country suffer from low testosterone levels. This can also be referred to as “low T.” When a man has low testosterone, he can develop a medical condition called hypogonadism. Some of the more common symptoms of this condition include decreased energy, depressed mood, fatigue, and reduced sexual desire.
As mentioned above, once a man reaches 30, there is a normal decrease of testosterone each year. This is referred to as andropause and it occurs to most men. Other factors that could cause lowered testosterone levels are alcoholism, chronic illnesses, medications, obesity, and stress. All of these issues could cause low T and result in the patient seeking out Los Angeles, CA testosterone therapy.
Do I Need Testosterone Therapy in Los Angeles, CA?
If you find yourself suffering from the following issues, you may want to contact MetroMD to find out how testosterone therapy could help.
- Lack of energy: While it is normal to feel tired at the end of a hectic day, a person who suffers from low testosterone often feels exhausted, more than they should be given their age and energy level.
- Lack of libido: The male libido is driven by testosterone. If his level of testosterone is low, he probably also has a low interest in sex. Although every man differs in how often they want to have sex, men who have low T have zero desire.
- Lack of erections: A man’s erections occur when his body releases nitric oxide. But it is testosterone that causes the nitric oxide to be released. If there isn’t enough testosterone, nothing is released, and nothing happens. Typically, the man is either unable to get an erection or it is not really a strong one.
- Lack of muscle and strength: Low testosterone also has an impact on the muscles of the body. Not only is strength and muscle size affected, but even trying to build muscle mass by lifting weights doesn’t really work.
- Lack of happiness: When men have low testosterone, they usually also are dealing with feeling blue or just down. They often have a pessimistic view of things. This is because there are many testosterone receptors in the brain and if those receptors are low, a man’s mood is definitely affected. This is why many men with this issue turn to testosterone therapy in Los Angeles, CA.
Considering treatments for testosterone therapy at our Los Angeles, CA office may be the solution you are looking for if you are someone who suffers from low testosterone. Our MetroMD providers can support patients who may be suffering from low T and are in need of help with balancing out their levels. There are a number of signs that you may be experiencing low testosterone. We can help you to understand why low testosterone may be a problem and provide you with testosterone therapy in Los Angeles, CA. Contact MetroMD so that our qualified team can assist you in developing a customized treatment plan for you.
Reasons for Low Testosterone
Low testosterone impacts nearly 20-40% of aging men. Testosterone can decline in males starting as early as the age of 30. Generally, low testosterone occurs when the testicles are not producing enough testosterone. This can occur naturally with the aging process or maybe the result of other medical conditions. If you suspect that you may be suffering from low testosterone, we can help to identify the issue, usually by a simple blood test and recommend a course of treatment. Testosterone therapy in Los Angeles, California can provide male patients with treatment that addresses low testosterone levels.
Signs You May Have Low Testosterone
Low testosterone can result in a number of side effects. In some cases, you may recognize these symptoms as a serious problem that has an impact on your daily life. Patients have accessed Los Angeles, CA testosterone therapy after experiencing a number of symptoms that may include:
- Decrease in Muscle Mass
- Weight Gain
- Difficulty Focusing
- Lowered Blood Count
- Low Sex Drive
- Erectile Dysfunction
In some cases, these symptoms can develop into deeper issues that may include anemia, gynecomastia, and more. If you are experiencing some of the above symptoms, visit MetroMD to learn more about treatments for testosterone therapy at our Los Angeles, CA office.
Benefits of Testosterone Therapy
Testosterone therapy at MetroMD can help to provide patients with a reduction in the symptoms they may be experiencing. Our satisfied list of clientele report improved energy levels and sex drive, a reduction in feelings of depression and an increase in bone density. Available treatment options may include:
- Implanted Pellets
- Skin Patches
- Testosterone Gels
- Oral Testosterone
What can happen with too much testosterone?
When it comes to having testosterone in your body, it is a well-oiled machine. You need just the right amount and your body can function well. However, it is possible to have too much testosterone. So, what happens if this occurs? Some men who have too much testosterone in their bodies may display common signs such as:
- Fighting with other men
- Road rage, and
- Heightened sexual drive
In some men, this type of behavior may be more normal, while in others they are clear signs that their testosterone levels may be off. As with many medical issues, however, each person is unique and it can always be hard to say exactly what level is normal and what is too high or too low. People who have abnormally high levels of testosterone may experience things like:
- Weight gain
- High blood pressure
- Headaches or migraines
- Heart muscle damage
What can happen with too little testosterone?
On the other hand, our concern primarily focuses on those who suffer from lower levels of testosterone, which is why we want to see how our Los Angeles testosterone therapy can help you. Like high testosterone levels, having too low of levels can also severely negatively impact you, as mentioned above. Testosterone deficiency can contribute to a host of problems, and you may notice signs like lower libido, loss of muscle mass, and reduced body hair. We believe that our testosterone therapy in Los Angeles can be a wonderful form of treatment for you and that many of the symptoms you may be experiencing because of low testosterone can decrease or go away altogether once you begin our treatments.
Many people believe that once you discover you have low testosterone, you need to flood the body with it in order to get the correct levels back. However, there is a certain balance that each person needs (including women), which is why we take great pride in getting to know each of our patients and determining the right levels for them.
Women and Low Testosterone
It is important to note that many women also suffer from low testosterone or may wish to undergo testosterone therapy for many reasons. While primarily viewed as a “male-only” hormone, testosterone is the most abundant sex hormone in a woman’s body. When we speak with women about low testosterone, we want to ensure they are as comfortable as possible and know that seeking help for low testosterone is something that can help their lives. While many believe that women who receive testosterone therapy will have deeper voices and become more masculine, our testosterone therapy in Los Angeles is aimed at making sure all of our patients have the balance they need.
How Testosterone Therapy Helps Women
When most people think of Los Angeles, CA testosterone therapy, they likely think of this therapy for men who have low testosterone. While men make up a large part of our clients, it is important to note that women may need testosterone therapy as well. As noted above, women’s bodies also naturally produce testosterone and it is actually a hormone that helps women’s bodies create a form of estrogen. There is a stigma surrounding women who take testosterone because it is seen as masculine or seen as something women need if they want to become bodybuilders, but that is spreading misinformation. Instead, there are many reasons a woman may choose testosterone therapy in Los Angeles, California.
As women become older, their bodies naturally do not produce as much testosterone. While some women may not even notice, others may be more in tune with their bodies and realize that they benefit from higher levels of testosterone.
What are the benefits of Los Angeles, CA testosterone therapy in women?
There are many reasons a woman may choose to undergo testosterone therapy, including:
- Increased libido
- Increased concentration levels
- Improvements in mood and energy levels
What kind of side effects can a woman see from testosterone therapy?
Your doctor will work to ensure that you are getting the exact right kind of testosterone therapy for your body, so you would not necessarily be getting the same dose of testosterone that another man or woman your age would be getting. Especially for women, testosterone therapy will have lower doses depending on what you would like to use it for and you can expect some of the side effects to be things like acne and hair growth, especially at the treatment site.
Is there a difference in what I could expect from testosterone therapy if I am pre- or post menopausal?
Studies have shown that there are many benefits to testosterone therapy for women who are both pre- and postmenopausal. For example, testosterone therapy in postmenopausal women has shown a great increase in the frequency of desire for sex as well as sexual arousal. It is important to note that while testosterone therapy can be used for women in their 20s and 30s for low libido, we highly encourage other methods of determining what may be causing low libido, including other health concerns as well as seeking help from a sexual therapist. Even if you choose to go with testosterone therapy in Los Angeles before menopause, it may be helpful for you to do so in conjunction with speaking with a sex therapist about what could be causing any issues.
See How We Can Help You!
Receiving testosterone therapy at our Los Angeles, CA practice provides you with experienced doctors who will work with you to create a customized plan to help manage your symptoms. MetroMD is dedicated to helping you experience optimal results. We know that no man or woman wants to experience the effects of low testosterone levels. We are excited to offer you testosterone therapy in Los Angeles, CA. By calling MetroMD to schedule your first appointment, you can speak with a member of our team and learn more about what the process for testosterone therapy entails.
Struggling with low testosterone can impact your ability to live the life that you deserve. MetroMD may be able to help you. To learn more about testosterone therapy treatments Los Angeles, CA patients recommend, contact MetroMD to schedule your consultation with us.