Learn more about hormone replacement therapy for men.
Are you a man who is tired of feeling tired all the time? Are you noticing weight gain and muscle weakness despite working out? Has your sex drive disappeared? If you find yourself dealing with these issues, it could be due to a drop in testosterone. This is very common in men over 40 years old. If you think you might be dealing with low testosterone, our Lakeland, FL, physician Dr. Chester Miltenberger works with men to correct this imbalance to help them feel like themselves again.
What are the signs of low testosterone?
If you are dealing with low testosterone, you may be dealing with these issues,
- Weight gain
- Muscle loss
- Hair loss
- Memory issues
- Night sweats
- Decreased sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Mood swings
- Increased irritability
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of low testosterone, it’s essential that you turn to our Lakeland, FL, physician who can take bloodwork to check hormone levels.
What causes low testosterone?
The cause of low testosterone varies from person to person. Our doctors will be able to determine the root cause through specific diagnostic tests to help you develop an effective treatment plan to increase your testosterone levels. Certain causes of low testosterone include,
- Hormonal disorders
- Chronic health problems
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Infections or injuries to the testicles
- Certain medications
- Genetic conditions
If you have other conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity or high cholesterol, you may also be prone to low testosterone levels.
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has become the gold standard for balancing hormones. Bioidentical hormones are extracted from natural sources. They have the same structure as our hormones, which means that the body can’t distinguish between human hormones and bioidentical hormones.
If you are a man dealing with a hormone imbalance, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be the best option. Bioidentical testosterone comes in patches, creams, pills, injections and subdermal pellets. Some of the benefits of getting bioidentical hormone therapy include,
- Increased energy
- Better weight management and muscle gain
- Improved mood
- Reduced depression, irritability and anxiety
- Better sleep
- Improved sexual performance
How is erectile dysfunction treated?
If your erectile dysfunction is due to low testosterone, we can improve your ED symptoms by balancing your hormones through HRT. Our doctor Dr. Miltenberger has worked with older men dealing with ED to treat this issue and improve their sexual health.
If you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, it’s time to schedule a consultation with our Lakeland, FL, doctor Dr. Miltenberger. Call Vanguard Medical Care today at (863) 686-3633.