Causes of Low Testosterone
For men, a natural decrease in testosterone starts at age 30 and can progress from losing 1% to 5% of testosterone each year. Low testosterone can occur naturally as a result of andropause (male menopause).
Additionally, low testosterone can be the result of:
- Steroid use
- Lack of Vitamin D
- Chemotherapy treatments
- Physical trauma
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
- Low libido
- Loss of spontaneous and nighttime erections
- Low energy
- Reduced muscle mass and strength
- Difficulty sleeping
- General fogginess
- Development of gynecomastia, or male breasts
Along with these symptoms, low testosterone can increase the likelihood of health issues like Alzheimer’s, strokes, prostate cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
Diagnosing Low Testosterone
A low testosterone consultation involves a discussion with one of our health professionals regarding the signs and symptoms you are currently experiencing. Your complete medical history will be evaluated, and questions will be asked about various lifestyle factors. You will also be asked to take lab tests to measure your testosterone levels.
After the cause of your low testosterone has been determined, your healthcare professional will recommend a course of treatment. In many cases, the best treatment option will be BioTE bioidentical testosterone pellet therapy.
BioTE Bioidentical Pellet Therapy for Low Testosterone
Advancements in hormone therapy have led to the creation of bioidentical testosterone, which accurately copies the body’s naturally produced testosterone. Bioidentical testosterone comes from plant sources like soy or yams that are synthesized in a laboratory. These hormones can be delivered through BioTE pellet therapy.
With bioidentical testosterone pellet therapy, our skilled medical professionals at Cleveland Health Group can help you effectively correct a hormonal imbalance. Since the reproductive glands are incapable of producing enough testosterone for the body, this minimally invasive option serves as a way to restore balance to hormone levels by artificially supplementing testosterone.
The Treatment Process
A bioidentical testosterone pellet therapy session begins with cleaning the area designated for pellet insertion; options include the skin of the buttocks or upper hip. Local anesthesia will be administered, and an incision will be made to implant the bioidentical testosterone pellet under the skin. After pellet insertion, the incision will be closed with skin tape, glue, or sutures. The entire process should only take around 10 minutes.
After the session, the pellets will slowly release testosterone over the next 5-6 months. Relief from symptoms can be experienced in as soon as 2-4 weeks. Full benefits from the pellets are more evident on the 3rd month. Men will experience optimal testosterone levels for 5 to 6 months based on activity levels.
Contact Us to Learn More
For more information on treatment options for low testosterone in Cleveland, contact Cleveland Health Group. Address your symptoms sooner rather than later—schedule your consultation today.
“I had been taking Testosterone injections weekly for a year. While my libido soared, my energy would come and go. It was like a moody roller coaster ride. I stopped the injections for about 3 months. My wife convinced me to check out Cleveland Health Group and WOW what a difference. My energy is up and constant now, I sleep better and my libido is coming back. My mood and outlook on life is back on track. Their method of using Testosterone Pellets with your body to provide a steady flow of Testosterone to your system and it is energizing and life renewing. The down side is my wife complains that I’m like living with a teenager now. Valerie and Gabe from Cleveland Health Group are very through and detailed and did I mention friendly. They monitor you and your progress to make sure you are getting what you need.”
How We Can Help
Bioidentical Testosterone Pellet Therapy is bar none the best method of replacing low testosterone over creams, gels, patches or injections.
The practitioners at Cleveland Health Group realize bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has become the preferred treatment for men seeking to restore hormone levels to a balanced state and thereby eliminate the plethora of symptoms associated with low testosterone. We are delighted to bring relief to our patients.