Testosterone Therapy for Decreased Sexual Drive and Erectile Dysfunction
We now offer our male patients a variety of low testosterone treatment options including injections, pelleting or topical. Evaluation can be part of the annual comprehensive lab testing and treatment is usually covered by most health plans.
Review the Q&A section and take our Low T Quiz below to see if you may be suffering from low testosterone–otherwise referred to as “Low T”.
If you feel you may have Low T, make an office visit to discuss it further. A simple blood draw will determine if you have Low T.
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone made by the body and is responsible for the normal growth and development of the male sex organs and for maintenance of other sexual characteristics. Some effects of testosterone may include:
- Growth and maturation of prostate and other male sex organs
- Development of male hair distribution such as facial hair
- Changes in body muscle mass, strength and fat distribution
- Sex drive and sexual function
- Mood and energy level
- Bone strength
What are the benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
- Increased male sex drive
- Improved erectile dysfunction
- Reduced risk of heart disease
- Improved concentration, better able to focus
- Decreased moodiness and irritability
- Increased energy
- Improved motivation
- Reduced body fat
- Increased strength and endurance
- Increased energy
- Ability to develop lean muscle mass with exercise
What is Hypogonadism?
Male hypogonadism is a condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough testosterone — the hormone that plays a key role in masculine growth and development during puberty.
How long does each injection take and where are the injections administered?
Each injection is given in the gluteal muscle. Your office visits will take less than 15 minutes. Our office offers 7:00 am times to accommodate busy schedules.
How do testosterone pellets work?
Testosterone pellets are a slow release medication compounded locally. Pellets are placed under the skin of the hip in a quick in-office procedure. Once in place the pellets slowly release hormone over 4-5 months. This treatment is very convenient for patients whose schedules do not allow them to do regular injections.
Does topical testosterone replacement work?
Topical testosterone is a safe and effective alternative for patients who do not want injections or pellets. Topical testosterone is available in prescription or compounded form and is applied daily to the shoulders, armpits, or thighs.
If you have any of the above symptoms or needs, you may have Low T or benefit from Low Testosterone Treatment.
Will my insurance cover the cost of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone Replacement Therapy is covered by most insurance plans. Contact our office to confirm your plan covers the treatment.