Testosterone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Weight Loss and Vitality

Medical Weight Loss & Cosmetic Surgery located in Alexandria, VA & Washington, DC

Testosterone is a hormone that determines men’s overall health. Low testosterone levels can lead to severe complications if left untreated. At Weight Loss and Vitality in Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the team offers comprehensive testosterone replacement therapy plans to get your levels back to normal. If you’re interested in finding out whether testosterone replacement therapy is right for you, book an initial consultation online or by phone today.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone present in both men and women, though women have eight times less testosterone in their bodies.

In men, testosterone is produced in the testicles and serves the vital functions of determining the health of a man’s:

  • Fat distribution
  • Sex drive
  • Sperm production
  • Red blood cell distribution
  • Body and facial hair
  • Muscle mass and strength
  • Bone density
  • Cognitive function
  • Nitrogen balance
  • Blood sugar control
  • Mood

When your testosterone levels start to drop, you might start experiencing irregularities in your overall health. That’s why testosterone regulation is an integral part of men’s health services.

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

The most common symptoms of low testosterone (low-T) include, but are not limited to:

  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Low libido
  • Mood swings
  • Bone and muscle mass loss
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, get in touch with Weight Loss and Vitality to discuss testosterone replacement therapy.

What is testosterone replacement therapy?

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) treats hypogonadism, which is when your body doesn’t produce enough testosterone. Once you hit 30, you run the risk of losing approximately 1-2% of your testosterone production. It is very common for men over 40 to experience symptoms of low testosterone. Over 15 million men in the United States suffer from hypogonadism, and very few seem to seek treatment.

Your doctor at Weight Loss and Vitality makes sure you understand the implications and risks of low testosterone, and recommends treatment according to your overall health and medical history.

TRT comes in various forms:

  • Patches
  • Gels
  • Buccal patches
  • Injections
  • Subcutaneous pellets

What are the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy?

Some of the benefits of TRT include:

  • Improved energy
  • Improved libido
  • Increased strength
  • Improved mood
  • Faster metabolism
  • Improved bone density, joint function, body composition, and an increase of lean muscle
  • Improved mental function
  • Lower risk of heart disease   

Any side effects associated with testosterone replacement therapy usually occur because of incorrect dosing. Your doctor at Weight Loss and Vitality continually monitors your health and dosage to avoid any complications.

Testosterone replacement therapy is one of the most effective ways of restoring healthy testosterone levels within your body. For expert care, get in touch with Weight Loss and Vitality today by phone or online to book an appointment.

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