Everyone goes through changes as they get older. However, certain hormone fluctuations can cause a domino effect of
Testosterone is a hormone whose levels naturally begin dropping at middle-age. However, issues like injury and
disease may cause that decline sooner. In men, low testosterone (low-T) may cause symptoms like low libido and hair
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) at the Wellness & Aesthetics Medical Center may return your
testosterone to optimal levels. The BHRT might impact your life for the better, such as helping with exercise
recovery and work productivity.
To begin your journey and get on top of signs of imbalanced testosterone, please call our San Antonio, TX location
at (210) 338-8228 or contact us
What Is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a male sex hormone (androgen). Besides its effect on libido and sperm production, the hormone plays
other important roles in the body, including its role in fat distribution and bone mass.
As men reach the age of 40, their hormone levels begin to decline.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
There are numerous symptoms of low testosterone (low-T). The most common may include:
- shrunken testicles
- hot flashes
- low libido erectile dysfunction
- sleeping difficulties
- hair loss
- reduced strength
- lowered bone mass chronic fatigue
- weight gain
- lowered memory
What Causes Low Testosterone?
Besides natural decline with aging, causes of low testosterone may include:
- reduced cholesterol
- low vitamin or mineral levels
- chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and obesity
- testicular infections
- toxic metals
- certain medications or drugs
- STDs like HIV
Testicular cancer or injuries to the testicles may also cause testosterone imbalances.
Why Use BHRT?
Formulated from sources like soy and yams, bioidentical hormones used in BHRT are made to be molecularly-identical
to hormones made in your body. While both bioidentical and synthetic testosterone are produced in a lab, synthetic
testosterone may be altered from original testosterone.
Dr. Williams uses BHRT to balance hormone levels because bioidentical hormones may cause fewer side effects compared
to synthetic hormones.
Additionally, synthetic testosterone may not be as bioavailable as bioidentical, meaning that the latter hormone may
be better handled by the body.
Benefits of Testosterone BHRT
Benefits of testosterone BHRT may include:
- heightened sex drive
- heightened energy
- better mood better cognitive function
- reduced abdominal fat
- better cardiovascular health
BHRT for low-T may reduce your risk for conditions like osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart
What to Expect From Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Dr. Williams will order a blood test to determine whether a testosterone imbalance is causing your symptoms.
If hormone therapy is prescribed, your BHRT may be delivered through several methods. Dr. Williams will discuss with
you the testosterone delivery method and dose that’s ideal for you:
- topical gels/creams
- skin patches
- muscle shots
- subdermal, injected pellets
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Address symptoms of low-T at our San Antonio low testosterone clinic today! To schedule your appointment with San
Antonio’s top testosterone replacement therapy specialist, please call (210)
338-8228 or contact us