Over time, it’s common for men to experience a decline in their physical, emotional, and sexual health, but testosterone replacement therapy can help. The urology team at Broward Specialty Group provides testosterone replacement therapy at multiple locations in Coconut Creek, Delray Beach, and Pompano Beach, Florida. To find out how testosterone replacement therapy can improve your quality of life, call the nearest office, or book an appointment online today.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone that plays an essential role in various areas of men’s health, including developing physical features like muscle strength and producing sperm.
Also called androgen replacement therapy, testosterone replacement therapy treats low levels of this vital hormone.
Testosterone levels usually peak during your teens and early adulthood and then gradually decline. Most men experience a 1% reduction in testosterone every year after age 30 or 40. Aside from natural aging, a disease called hypogonadism may cause low testosterone.
The urology team at Broward Specialty Group uses testosterone replacement therapy to treat men who experience troublesome symptoms of low testosterone, such as:
Other physical changes that may result from low testosterone include decreased bone density, body hair loss, and swollen or tender breast tissue. Some signs and symptoms of low testosterone may be due to other causes, like thyroid issues or diabetes.
Testosterone replacement therapy has become increasingly popular for non-medical purposes, such as building muscle and enhancing sexual performance. It’s important to understand that testosterone replacement therapy carries some risks that may outweigh the typical effects of aging.
Potential risks of testosterone replacement therapy include:
Testosterone replacement therapy also increases your red blood cell count, increasing the risk of blood clots.
Before you decide whether testosterone replacement therapy is right for you, your provider at Broward Specialty Group carefully reviews your medical history and symptoms and performs a physical exam. They explain the risks and benefits of treatment so you can make an informed decision about your health.
To see if you’re a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy, call Broward Specialty Group, or book an appointment online today.