As men get older, their testosterone levels begin to drop, which may lead to symptoms such as low libido or weight gain. The specialists at Chicago Fat Doctor, located in the South Loop, offer testosterone replacement therapy for men to restore hormone levels and alleviate symptoms. For a hormonal evaluation, call the Chicago office today or request an appointment online.
Testosterone is a sex hormone that plays a significant role in men’s sexual health and function. As a teen, when your testosterone levels are peaking, the sex hormone puts hair on your chest and deepens your voice. In adults, testosterone is not only important for sexual health, but also helps you maintain your muscle mass and bone strength.
Around age 30, your body’s production of testosterone begins to decrease. While levels fall at different rates for different men, when your levels fall below normal, you may begin to notice various symptoms, such as a change in your body shape or a decreased libido.
Your decreasing testosterone levels can lead to many different symptoms. Common symptoms of low testosterone include:
If you’re experiencing these symptoms but you don’t know why, the specialists at Chicago Fat Doctor can conduct a comprehensive examination to determine if your hormone levels are to blame. Your examination may include:
Your specialist also conducts hormone lab testing and analysis to assess your hormone levels.
If your testosterone levels are low, your specialist offers testosterone replacement therapy to restore hormone balance and relieve your symptoms. The specialists at Chicago Fat Doctor use bioidentical hormone therapy for testosterone replacement.
Bioidentical hormones are created from food and have the same chemical structure as the testosterone naturally found in your body. Bioidentical hormones are considered a more natural form of hormone replacement and may carry fewer side effects than traditional synthetic hormones.
By using bioidentical hormone replacement, your specialist designs a personalized testosterone replacement therapy plan that fits your exact hormonal needs so you get the most effective relief. Your specialist closely monitors you while you receive your testosterone replacement therapy to follow your health and symptoms, and adjust your treatment as needed.
Low testosterone can affect your physical and emotional health. If you’re not feeling quite like your usual self, call Chicago Fat Doctor today or request an appointment online for a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you would benefit from testosterone replacement therapy.