What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone is a male hormone produced by the testicles and is responsible for the correct development of male sexual characteristics. Testosterone is vital for men to maintain muscle bulk, bone density, energy, low body fat, sufficient levels of red blood cells, overall well-being including sexual and reproductive function. We provide testosterone replacement therapy in our Beverly Hills clinic to optimize low testosterone in men. TRT therapy can have a great impact on the way you feel.
There are millions of men who have low testosterone levels without knowing it or recognizing any of the symptoms associated with it. Hormone levels such as testosterone usually peak at age 25 and start decreasing more dramatically at age 40. For men who have symptoms of low testosterone or are experiencing a decline in their testosterone levels, our doctors are well trained to treat and optimize your testosterone levels. Testosterone replacement to optimal age related levels have helped many of our patients feel dramatically better and younger. Testosterone replacement therapy is the optimization of testosterone levels through bioidentical hormone replacement, testosterone injections, testosterone creams, testosterone pellets, supplements, medications and more.
How do I know if my testosterone levels are low?
The only accurate way to detect the condition is to consult with one of our doctors and have our doctors measure the amount of testosterone in your blood. Because testosterone levels can fluctuate during the day, several measurements may need to be taken to detect a deficiency. Our doctors tend to prefer, if possible, to test levels early in the morning because this is when testosterone levels are at their highest. Usually one blood test and review of symptoms is sufficient to diagnose testosterone deficiency or a decrease in optimal testosterone levels.