While our organs are responsible for keeping the body operating, hormones keep the organs themselves working smoothly. When a hormone deficiency occurs, you’ll likely run into minor but unpleasant symptoms that get worse over time. With testosterone, these typically involve hair loss and sexual dysfunction. After diagnosis, you can begin exploring treatment options.
At Regenerative MedSpa of Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia, our team of body wellness and anti-aging specialists pays special attention to hormone health for men and women. If you have low testosterone, we can help.
It’s not unusual for women to seek help with hormone deficiency as they get older, especially after life events like menopause, which causes the production of sex hormones to fall dramatically.
Men rarely undergo drastic changes like these, instead losing testosterone gradually as they age. It’s estimated that men lose about 1% of their testosterone levels every year after 30, with half of men over the age of 60 having low T.
Certain risk factors can speed up the process, such as family history, obesity, type 2 diabetes, chemotherapy, and damage to the testes themselves. Symptoms are often easily overlooked at first, but weigh on you the longer you go without treatment.
Signs of low testosterone include:
The most notable symptoms of low T include hair loss and issues with your sex life, both of which can be a source of shame and stress. If you’re struggling with low testosterone, the sooner you seek help from a specialist, the better your long-term outlook.
Many men struggling with low T turn to home remedies and over-the-counter solutions first, with varying success. Topical ointments and creams can only help so much, and the same can be said for oral supplements. Even doctor-prescribed patches may fail to yield the desired results.
For more effective delivery, we offer implantable pellets that are slowly absorbed by your body at the same rate as your normal hormones. Since the hormone is bioidentical to your natural testosterone, your body accepts the supplement more readily than other solutions.
The implants only require a tiny incision to place under your skin, and last around three to four months, depending on your level of T-deficiency. Once the pellet has completely dissolved under the skin, you can return and receive another.
Suspect you have low T levels? To learn more about implantable hormone pellets, schedule a consultation by calling 404-816-8557, or request an appointment online.