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Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone Therapy

All About Effective Testosterone Therapy in Raleigh, NC

Testosterone is a main male hormone that impacts a man’s ability and desire to have sex, father a child, stabilize mood, motivation, energy and confidence, motivation and drive, and a positive outlook, among other male attributes connected with proper testosterone levels. This hormone is found in both males and females at different levels. Males usually about 10-20 times higher. Dr. Arthur Zacco describes pellet hormonal replacement therapy (HRT)  as the “Cadillac of HRT”. Generally pellets are replaced every 4 months. The pellets are placed by Dr. Arthur Zacco just underneath the skin during a 15-20 minute office visit.

If a female has a testosterone level low normal or below normal, this could markedly reduce her libido, confidence, motivation, drive, etc.

How Aging Impacts a Man’s Hormone Levels

Much like women that develop hormonal shifts that accompany other signs of menopause when they reach a certain age. Males also develop various adverse health conditions if their testosterone levels become too low. This is termed Andropause and can be as significant in effecting one’s life as menopause.

In males, the drop in hormonal levels, called low T, generally happens gradually as males get older. This issue is expected to become even more prevalent due to older individuals from both sexes living longer.

General Overview of Testosterone Therapy All Males Should Know

Fortunately, there are treatments for low testosterone, or low T, termed testosterone replacement therapy or TRT. This hormone replacement treatment can significantly reverse many of the hormone deficit related issues if given by a doctor trained in hormone optimization therapy and its impact on the aging process. Both males and females commonly report significant improvement in quality of life.

Symptoms That Could Indicate Low Testosterone Levels

There are many signs of a lowered testosterone level that individuals should be on the lookout for. Including there following:
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Lack of libido or sex drive
  • Inability to make or keep an erection (males)
  • Increased anxiety
  • Daytime fatigue and/or nighttime insomnia
  • Depression
  • Memory problems
  • Development of muscle aches & bone/joint related pain or stiffness
  • Lack of energy
  • Increased weight especially fat stores in abdominal area
  • Increases risks for heart attack or stroke (especially in males)
  • Muscle wasting and spasms
  • Increased bruising
  • Body enzyme changes
  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Prostate growth or changes (males)
  • Male pattern baldness (males)
  • Facial hair growth like beards or mustaches (females with testosterone too high)
  • Loss of bone density

Benefits of Undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Undoubtedly, there are a number of fantastic benefits that undergoing testosterone replacement therapy can give. For instance, an increased sex drive, improved libido, better sleep, absence of adverse mood swings, better memory and overall improved mental focus, motivation and feeling of well being.

Testosterone at the proper levels increases lean muscle mass and strength. Not only does testosterone aid in keeping a leaner physique, it also stimulates more energy. Another excellent health benefit, it lowers bad cholesterol levels.

Diagnosing Low T & Contributing Factors

Men should keep regular appointments at their family doctor’s office to ensure that hormone levels are not showing a deficit. Because lab tests can help the doctor determine if a lowered testosterone serum level is present. And also whether or not there are any related signs and symptoms to address. Dr. Arthur Zacco can perform this evaluation for you.

It is important for men to keep all of their doctors, specialists, pharmacist and other healthcare team members updated with a current medication list. Because many drugs cause serious side effects and/or mimic low testosterone by development of issues such as sexual dysfunction and extreme fatigue.

Find out if testosterone therapy and/or hormone optimization would benefit you. Call us at Anti Aging & Functional Medicine to schedule an informative consultation appointment. Browse more about TRT and other anti-aging therapies via https://antiagingraleigh.com.

We offer the following service – Testosterone Pellets.