Urologists located in Spokane, WA & Spokane Valley, WA
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 Q & A
What is testosterone replacement therapy?
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:
- Bone density
- Fat distribution
- Sperm production
- Muscle mass and strength
- Production of red blood cells
Testosterone plays a vital role in your sex drive. It’s responsible for the growth of facial and body hair.
Why would I need testosterone replacement therapy?
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:
- Reduced muscle mass
- Loss of bone density
- Reduced sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
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.
What’s involved in 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:
- Bio Identical Pellets
- Oral medications
- Topical creams
- Intramuscular injections
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.
Does testosterone replacement therapy have side effects?
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:
- Chest pain
- Acne breakouts
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- Infertility issues due to low sperm count
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.
Erectile Dysfunctionmore info
Prostate Cancermore info
Kidney Stonesmore info
Urinary Incontinencemore info
Men's Healthmore info
Urinary Tract Infectionmore info
Overactive Bladdermore info
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)more info
Bladder Cancermore info
Kidney Cancermore info
Testicular Cancermore info
Reconstructive Urologymore info
Robotic Surgerymore info
Testosterone Replacement Therapymore info
No Scalpel Vasectomymore info
Aquablation Therapymore info
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)more info