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As you get older, your body might not be producing the testosterone you need to thrive. At Spokane Urology in Spokane and Spokane Valley, Washington, the urology team offers testosterone replacement therapy. The therapy restores the balance in your hormone levels and reduces symptoms like the loss of muscle mass and a reduced sex drive. Schedule a testosterone replacement therapy consultation by calling Spokane Urology or booking one online today.
Testosterone replacement therapy is a treatment used to restore and rebalance your testosterone levels.
Testosterone is a hormone produced by your testicles. This hormone supports many important bodily functions, including your:
Testosterone plays a vital role in your sex drive. It’s responsible for the growth of facial and body hair.
Your levels of testosterone typically peak in adolescence. Your body makes less testosterone as you get older, resulting in a testosterone deficiency.
You might also need testosterone replacement therapy to treat hypogonadism. In this condition, dysfunction in the signals from your brain affects your production of testosterone.
Signs that your testosterone levels are low might include:
Low testosterone can also cause mental health issues like anxiety and depression.
The team at Spokane Urology can check your testosterone levels through a simple, in-office blood test. They review your medical history and health to determine if you’re a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy.
There are several delivery methods available for testosterone replacement therapy. The team at Spokane Urology can prescribe testosterone replacement therapy in the form of:
It can take time to find the right delivery method and dosage to ease your symptoms. Your urology specialist continues working with you to ensure that your symptoms are improving.
Like many treatments, testosterone replacement therapy carries a risk for side effects. While many men can tolerate supplemental testosterone without issue, the Spokane Urology team will monitor you for problems like:
If you have adverse reactions to testosterone replacement therapy, your provider can adjust your dosage or recommend another treatment.
If you have symptoms of low testosterone, call Spokane Urology to find out if testosterone replacement therapy is right for you or book a consultation online today.