It’s natural for a man’s testosterone to decrease over time — 40% of men age 45 and over in the U.S. experience male hypogonadism, better known as “Low Testosterone”.
Most commonly, low testosterone levels can impact your mood, libido, and overall quality of your life. In fact, it may begin sooner than you think.
A man’s testosterone can start to decline as soon as his early forties, and it can continue declining anywhere from 1-2% per year as he ages. Fortunately, aging doesn’t mean a reduced quality of life — especially not when under the care of Dr. Shapiro.
Through Dr. Shapiro’s personalized 90-Day Treatment Plans, patients treated for low testosterone can avoid unwanted weight gain, low libido, or decreased mood and energy. Redefine aging and feel more like your old self with our personalized hormone replacement therapy (HRT) programs.
What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone Replacement Therapy refers to safely restoring and/or replacing low hormone levels, like testosterone or growth hormone, resulting in a more balanced, healthier body. Safely balancing your hormones can boost your energy and enthusiasm for life while reducing symptoms associated with the inevitable process of aging.
With the help of HRT, you can improve libido, increase virility and strength, reduce body fat as well as sharpen your memory or eliminate brain fog. Dr. Shapiro’s personalized HRT programs play an important role in reducing the risk of many age-related health conditions commonly seen in men.Get Started
Common Symptoms of Low Testosterone
A testosterone deficiency can affect virtually all aspects of your life because testosterone is an essential hormone for a man’s energy, mood, and overall health. You may not notice the signs of Low T, or you may believe it’s an expected part of the aging process, but there are common signs or symptoms to be aware of.
Physical symptoms of low testosterone may include:
- Low Libido, Erectile Dysfunction, or Decreased Fertility.
- Poor Results from Diet and Exercise.
- A Loss of Lean Muscle.
- Increased Body Fat.
- Difficulty Sleeping and Persistent Fatigue.
Cognitive symptoms may include:
- Brain Fog or Trouble with Concentration and Decision-Making.
- Anxiety and Depression.
- Low Self-Confidence.
- Decreased Motivation or Work Performance.
Untreated Low T may reduce your long-term quality of life as well as aggravate certain preexisting health conditions like:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Coronary Artery Disease
HRT For Muscle Growth and Erectile Dysfunction
When combined with a few lifestyle changes, hormone replacement therapy can improve your health and happiness long-term. That’s because the benefits of hormone replacement therapy are far-reaching physically and mentally. Whether you’re seeking hormone therapy for erectile dysfunction, better results in the gym, or improved mental clarity, HRT helps you target the underlying issue of various symptoms.
Hormone replacement therapy for men will help you:
- Improve your Libido, Sexual Health, and Partner Intimacy.
- Restore Peak Mood and Energy Levels, Resulting in Better Work Performance.
- Improve Your Memory and Mental Focus and Clear Brain Fog.
- Restore your strength and virility, producing better results in the gym.
- Cut body fat and reduce bloating and inflammation.
Achieving these benefits from HRT will have a strong positive impact on your personal and professional life.Get Started
Who Should Consider HRT?
Men over the age of 30 who complain of an unexplained decrease in energy, libido, mood, or mental focus, as well as weight gain, should consider an HRT evaluation with Dr. Shapiro.
Men who also complain of poor mental focus or productivity at work, as well as those at risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or obesity, may also be good candidates for an HRT evaluation.
What are common side effects of taking Testosterone?
With any prescribed medication, there may be a risk of side effects if the medication is not prescribed correctly. Dr. Shapiro takes the prescribing approach of “start low and go slow” in terms of optimizing and balancing male hormones.
Common side effects of excessive testosterone dosing include uncontrolled blood pressure, symptoms of prostate enlargement, oily skin, acne, mood changes, as well as gynecomastia.
How Long Does It Take for HRT to Work?
Optimizing testosterone starts to work within days. There are several different ways to deliver testosterone which include cream, injection, pellet, and dissolvable lozenge. Depending on which type of delivery system being used will determine the rate of testosterone optimization.
Within one week, you can expect a noticeable change in how you feel which should continue as your hormones start to get balanced. Generally speaking, every person is different and as such, HRT can take varying amounts of time to reach the goal of resolving Low T symptoms.
Dr. Shapiro’s programs are designed to work quickly, with the majority of the symptoms improved within 90 days.