Testosterone Replacement

Testosterone Replacement Specialist
Low-testosterone can cause fatigue, low sex drive, and even depression. Fortunately, testosterone replacement methods have proven to reduce these symptoms in both men and women. Testosterone replacement can renew energy levels, sex drive, and mood. If you’re experiencing low testosterone, Dr. Alex Ferro at New Image Medical Aesthetics & Wellness in Miami, Florida offers testosterone replacement therapy options.

Testosterone Replacement Q & A

Alex Ferro, MD

What is testosterone and what does it do?

Testosterone is a hormone made naturally by the body. Testosterone is responsible for:

  • Growth and development of the prostate, and other male sex organs
  • Growth of facial hair
  • Changes in muscle mass, strength, and fat distribution
  • Sex drive and sexual function
  • Mood and energy levels
  • Bone strength

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

The symptoms of low testosterone are often very subtle. As men and women age, testosterone levels will naturally decline. Certain conditions can also cause abnormally low levels. Symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue and poor energy level
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Body and facial hair loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Low sense of well-being

Why are pellets optimal for hormone replacement?

Hormone pellets are made of either estradiol or testosterone, which are pressed or fused into small cylinders. The hormones used at New Image Medical Aesthetics and Wellness are all Bioidentical. They are the same molecule structurally that is produced in our bodies. They are produced from all natural products (yams or soy) and having few if any side effects. They are very safe, especially when compared to synthetic oral hormones. Depending on the dosage, the pellets will deliver a consistent, healthy level of hormones for up to six months. Compared with other hormone delivery methods, pellets do not cause fluctuations, which result in unwanted side effects. In a comparison to conventional hormone replacement therapy, pellets have proven superior in:

  • Relieving menopausal symptoms
  • Maintaining bone density
  • Restoring sleep patterns
  • Improving sex drive, libido, sexual response, and performance
  • Increased energy

Pellet hormone delivery is convenient and has proven effective even in those patients who haven’t had success with other types of hormone therapy. The pellets will last between three to five months in women, and five to six months in men. High levels of stress, physical activity, lack of sleep, and some medications can increase the rate that the pellets are absorbed.

What are the benefits of testosterone therapy?

Many men who have gone on testosterone replacement therapy have reported a marked improvement in their energy levels and sex drive. Testosterone replacement will also increase muscles mass, bone density, and insulin sensitivity in some men. Men have also found an improvement in their mood after testosterone replacement.

Testosterone replacement is also safe and effective for women. Research has shown testosterone therapy can improve sex drive in women with sexual dysfunction. Due to a naturally occurring enzyme in our body, testosterone is naturally converted to estrogen.  For this reason, postmenopausal women achieve amazing results and often will not need estrogen replacement as most their symptoms will resolve with only testosterone replacement.

 

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