Testosterone is the primary male hormone, but as you age, your testosterone levels can begin to shift, and as a result, negative symptoms can begin to define your life. If you are suffering from the symptoms of a hormone imbalance, testosterone therapy can change everything. At Orchidia Medical Group in Naples, FL, we are proud to offer this form of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help you achieve balance and live a symptom-free and vibrant life.
How Soon Will You Experience Results From Testosterone Therapy?
Once you begin testosterone therapy, how quickly you will experience results will vary based on the type of treatment methods you use. At Orchidia Medical Group, we offer a combination of both topical testosterone pellets and IM injections.
Different Methods, Different Results
IM injections are delivered into the muscular tissue to help you achieve quick results. Within five to ten minutes, testosterone will begin working to balance your hormones. However, it may take three to six months to feel the full effect after beginning treatment, but some patients experience it sooner. When you begin treatment with topical testosterone pellets, you can expect to notice an improvement in your symptoms within the first few weeks of beginning treatment.
Still, it typically takes a few months for the full effect of the treatment to set in. Results vary among patients based on their dosage, the degree of their hormone deficiency, and their chosen treatment method.
What Is Testosterone Therapy?
Testosterone therapy is a treatment that helps restore balance to the system when testosterone levels drop. It uses bioidentical hormones to treat deficiencies. At Orchidia Medical Group, we use both hormone pellets and IM injections to treat testosterone deficiencies. Both of these methods provide an effective way to restore testosterone to the body and help alleviate symptoms and restore balance to your life.
What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural sources and contain highly concentrated forms of hormones in a compressed form. These hormones are safe and effective because they are biologically identical to the hormones that your body creates naturally. These hormones help increase testosterone levels and restore balance to the hormonal system and, in doing so, help alleviate symptoms.
What Can It Treat?
The primary goal of testosterone therapy is to treat testosterone deficiencies. It will restore hormone levels to help increase your quality of life, and in doing so, it will alleviate the symptoms associated with a hormone imbalance. The most common symptoms that occur as a result of a testosterone deficiency include:
- Depression and anxiety
- Low libido
- Mood swings
- Insomnia or other sleep-related issues
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low energy
- Inability to build or maintain muscle mass
- Unexplainable weight gain
- Brain fog
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic headaches
How Does the Treatment Process Work?
The first step in this treatment process is confirming your deficiency. This will be done at your initial consultation, and we will perform the necessary diagnostics to determine your hormone levels. This is typically done through a comprehensive blood panel.
Once we find out how deficient you are in testosterone, we can move forward and choose the best treatment method for you. We offer IM injections and pellets because they help deliver a consistent stream of hormones with long-lasting results.
IM injections are intramuscular injections that are administered into the deep muscle tissue on the side of the body in the pelvis region. Once administered, they are quickly absorbed by the body and enter the bloodstream so your body can begin the work of balance in your system with their help.
Topical Testosterone Pellets
Topical testosterone pellets are a form of bioidentical compounded hormones in pellet form that are smaller than a grain of rice. During treatment, they are inserted just below the skin’s surface to help restore balance to the body.
This form of treatment is mindless for patients because once the pellet is inserted, you won’t have to worry about balancing your hormones on your own. You can expect to notice an improvement in your symptoms within a few weeks, and you will feel your best within six months of beginning the treatment process.
Monitoring Your Progress
Once you begin the treatment process, we will monitor your levels at follow-up treatments to ensure that you have the correct dosage and then it’s helping restore the necessary balance to your body. If your dosage requires adjustment at any point, we can make changes as needed to help ensure that you are living symptom-free and are experiencing all the benefits of balanced hormone levels.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
After beginning this treatment, expect to see an improvement. For every negative symptom you’ve experienced, you can expect a positive benefit. Most patients experience increased sex drive, mental clarity, and increased energy levels.
If your body’s been holding onto extra weight, it may become easier to lose that weight as well as put on additional lean muscle mass after beginning treatment. This treatment can also help improve your physical, emotional, and mental health.
What Causes Low Testosterone?
The most common reason why men experience hormonal deficiencies leads back to aging. The aging process typically causes men in their 40s and 50s to experience a drop in their testosterone levels. This life stage is referred to as male menopause, and it goes by the term andropause. However, while aging is the most common factor that affects testosterone levels, it’s not the only factor.
Illness, injury, genetics, and lifestyle choices, among other factors, can cause testosterone levels to drop. Being in your 40s or 50s is not a prerequisite to seeking out treatment; as long as you have low testosterone levels, we can help treat and balance your body.
What Are the Benefits of Testosterone Therapy?
You Will Experience Results
The symptoms of testosterone deficiency can easily be a little alleviated. All it takes is the right treatment method and the right dosage of bioidentical hormones, and you can begin feeling your best in just a few weeks. When you balance your body, you will experience all the positive results of stable hormone levels.
Treatments Are Quick
Our treatment methods are quick and effective. We will help you receive the exact dosage of testosterone that you need for your body to obtain balance and thrive. You won’t have to worry about applying patches or creams but instead can benefit from quick and effective treatments that will deliver long-lasting results.
Treatments Are Safe
Bioidentical hormones provide a safe and effective solution to testosterone deficiency. These hormones are completely pure and derived from natural sources, so they won’t produce negative side effects. Your body will accept them as if they are its own and will use them to restore balance to your system upon your initial treatment.
Treatments Are Preventative
Not only does hormone replacement therapy help improve your current health and overall well-being, but it also helps protect your future health. If you live with imbalanced hormone levels long-term, you could put yourself at risk of certain age-related diseases, including osteoporosis and heart disease, among others. This treatment can help protect you from those age-related diseases so that you can age well.
Who Is a Candidate?
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of testosterone deficiency, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with one of our chosen methods may be exactly what you need to improve your health and well-being. If you don’t feel like yourself anymore and aren’t sure why, low testosterone may be to blame.
You’re Experiencing a Testosterone Deficiency
Whether you’re in your 20s or your 50s or anywhere in between and are experiencing the signs of low testosterone, we can help determine whether this treatment is what you need to restore balance to your life.
We will review your health history during your initial consultation, discuss your symptoms, and perform the necessary diagnostics to confirm whether this treatment is the right choice for you. Then, we will develop your personalized treatment plan and determine the right method and dosage your body needs.
Aging Well With Balanced Hormones
Just because you’re aging doesn’t mean that you have to live with the symptoms of low testosterone. You can age well and live a vibrant life regardless of your numerical age. Contact us today at Orchidia Medical Group in Naples, FL, to learn more about testosterone replacement therapy and how it can both alleviate your symptoms and restore a healthy balance to your life.