Hormone Replacement

As men age, the unfortunate reality is that testosterone production can begin to wane as a result. Low testosterone can lead to various issues, and be a real hit to one’s self-confidence. At New York Medicine Doctors, we can help with this. Through the use of hormone replacement therapy, your testosterone levels can be restored, improving your quality of life.

Symptoms Of Low Testosterone

Low testosterone is a condition that can be managed by working with a team of medical experts. Should any of the below symptoms occur, our team may recommend undergoing hormone replacement therapy for treatment:

  • Reduced sex drive.
  • Fatigue.
  • Loss of lean muscle.
  • Hair loss.
  • Symptoms of depression.

What Are The Different Types Of Hormone Therapy?

It’s important to remember that it’s perfectly natural for testosterone production to decrease over time. However, when the lack of output reaches unhealthy levels, our team of experts can help correct it. Hormone replacement therapy is a safe and efficient way to boost your testosterone levels back to a healthy range. There are various ways we can do this, including the below:

  • Intramuscular testosterone injections: Our team will perform testosterone injections into the muscles of your buttocks every two to three weeks.
  • Testosterone patches: These patches should be applied daily to your back, arms buttocks, or abdomen.
  • Topical testosterone gel: Like with the patches, this gel should be applied daily to your shoulders, arms, or abdomens.

Are There Side Effects To Be Aware Of?

As previously stated, hormone replacement therapy is a relatively safe process and can increase testosterone production levels in your body. However, there are some side effects our team wants you to be aware of. These can include:

  • Fluid retention.
  • Increased urination.
  • Decreased testicle size.
  • Decreased sperm count.
  • Infertility.