Testosterone replacement therapy is a common treatment at our Baton Rouge anti-aging clinic, and it’s known to be one of the most transformative and powerful approaches we offer. A low testosterone level can cause a variety of common age-related issues, so it’s no surprise many of the male (and even female) patients we see are eager to correct this imbalance and restore their vitality.
Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone found in high levels in men’s bodies. It declines over time as part of the aging process, causing a variety of undesirable effects. This drop in testosterone levels is called andropause, and its symptoms are best treated with testosterone replacement therapy to boost or supplement the body’s natural production.
All About Andropause
Andropause occurs in many men as a result of diminishing testosterone levels caused by aging. It includes symptoms such as:
- Lack of energy
- Reduced strength and muscle mass
- Loss of libido
- Decreased sexual performance
- Depression and mood changes
While patients often assume these issues are symptoms of aging in general, low testosterone may be the actual culprit. This is great news, because the right treatment can provide some relief and delay the onset of age-related changes.
How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Helps
Patients struggling with any of the above symptoms may be ideal candidates for therapeutic supplementation. A custom treatment plan designed to increase your testosterone levels can:
- Assist with getting a better night’s sleep
- Help with libido and erectile dysfunction
- Increase energy levels and improve mood
- Increase muscle mass and combat weight gain
For info on even more ways this therapy can help both men and women, see our previous blog post on the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy.
While this treatment can be a huge help to patients, it also occasionally comes with risks and side effects. Being aware of these before you begin treatment will help you feel better prepared and informed as you head into testosterone replacement therapy. Some of those unintended effects may include:
- Acne and other skin irritations
- Limited sperm production
- Enlarged breasts (rare)
- Minor swelling in legs and feet
Each patient reacts to the treatment differently. We’ll work closely with you to address any side effects or concerns you may have—as soon as they arise.
Life After Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Once you visit us for a consultation and treatment begins, our team will closely monitor your levels to ensure the supplementation is ideal for your body and lifestyle. When optimal levels are reached, most patients notice a boost in energy, greater mood stability, and the ability to recover much faster after exercise. You may also gain bone density and muscle mass, helping you feel like a younger, stronger you.
If you think you may benefit from the anti-aging effects of testosterone replacement therapy in Baton Rouge, contact us online to schedule an appointment, or call us at (225) 960-1580.