Testosterone Replacement Therapy to Restore Hormonal Balance

Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, CA

Aging affects everyone, but many of the health effects that come with growing older for men are actually a symptom of low testosterone.

Testosterone is one of the most important hormones in men, and the team at LaSara Medical Group in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, CA, provides testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) that can go a long way in slowing the many side effects of the aging process.

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What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

Testosterone is responsible for many sexual traits in men and plays an integral role in a wide range of biological processes like sex drive, weight loss, and energy levels. As we age, our body naturally produces less and less testosterone, causing some men to experience a number of unpleasant mental and physical symptoms like loss of erections, muscle loss, weight gain, and a deceased overall quality of life. In addition to the natural decline in testosterone levels as we age (sometimes referred to as “male menopause” or “andropause”), some men suffer from a condition called hypogonadism (also known as Low T) which causes an unnaturally low level of testosterone due to a dysfunction in the testicles.

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) helps to counteract this shift in hormone levels. Contrary to many anti-aging advertisements, testosterone therapy can't reverse the aging process, but it can make aging a more gradual process and limit the physical effects.

Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone replacement therapy offers a safe and simple solution for individuals with low testosterone levels. Some of the most common ways that testosterone supports the aging process in men include:

  • Boosting bone density
  • Changing fat distribution
  • Promoting strength and muscle mass
  • Boosting hair growth, including facial hair
  • Increased red blood cell production
  • Increased sex drive
Are You a Candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

If you are experiencing unwanted side effects associated with low or imbalanced hormone levels, testosterone replacement therapy can be right for you. Testosterone replacement therapy at LaSara Medical Group is generally safe for most individuals. However, it is always best to consult with your physician before commencing treatment. If you have any questions about your eligibility to receive testosterone replacement therapy, don't hesitate to make a consultation appointment with one of our offices today!

What is The Process of Becoming a Testosterone Replacement Patient?

The first step is to schedule your new patient health assessment. During the appointment, our providers will perform an in-depth assessment of your symptoms and determine if what you are experiencing is, in fact, low testosterone. After the assessment, we perform a simple blood test to check your overall physical wellness and confirm if your testosterone levels are low, and check other health markers to ensure you can safely receive testosterone replacement therapy.

If you are a candidate for TRT, our Medical Director will develop a treatment plan, write you a prescription and train you on how to administer the testosterone injection treatment at home safely. Your treatment will then be self-administered in the comfort of your home. After 3-6 months of treatment, LaSara Medical Group will retest all biological markers and provide a follow-up assessment with our Medical Director to ensure you are experiencing the benefits of TRT.

FAQs About Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone replacement therapy is a generally safe treatment with minimal risks. However, there are some conditions that could be made worse by testosterone replacement therapy, so it is important to consult your physician before starting treatment. Some risks associated with testosterone replacement therapy include worsening sleep apnea, enlarged breasts, limited sperm production, and acne.

Hormone replacement therapy generally focuses on optimizing and balancing multiple hormones in your body like growth hormone (HGH), cortisol, and even estrogen. TRT focuses exclusively on optimizing and controlling your testosterone levels.

Many patients report seeing improvements within one to three weeks after initial treatment. However, your exact results will depend on your specific case. The helpful providers at LaSara Medical Group will be able to advise you on when you can expect to see results during your first appointment.

While the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy outweigh the side effects, a relatively small amount of patients report seeing some mild side effects like acne, headache, nausea, fluid retention, and increased risk of blood clots. If you'd like to find out more about our testosterone replacement therapy, how it may affect you, and if you are a good candidate to receive it, give us a call!

Get Back to Feeling Like Yourself

At LaSara Medical Group, we understand the unique challenges faced by men. With offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, our highest priority is to help you get back to feeling more like yourself. If you’ve tried creams, gels, and supplements with disappointing results, come see the LaSara Medical Group provides a safe and effective way to correct hormonal imbalances. If you'd like to find out more about testosterone replacement therapy, schedule a consultation with us today!