What are hormones?
Hormones serve as your body’s messaging system. Produced in your endocrine glands, hormones direct many body functions, including:
- Body temperature
Your body only needs a tiny amount of these hormones to get the desired results. However, any change in hormone levels has a significant effect on body function.
As you get older, your body naturally decreases the production of your sex hormones, which include testosterone in men and estrogen in women. A decrease in sex hormone levels contributes to many of the signs and symptoms associated with aging.
To restore hormone balance and vitality, Dr. Altenberg offers hormone replacement therapy for both men and women.
What is testosterone replacement therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy is a medical treatment for low testosterone levels.
At El Paso Men's Clinic, Dr. Altenberg uses hormone replacement therapy pellets to optimize testosterone levels and customizes the treatment to match your specific needs. These pellets contain bioidentical hormones, which is a more natural form of hormone replacement therapy.
Am I a candidate for hormone replacement therapy?
Dr. Altenberg conducts an in-depth clinical exam to determine if you would benefit from hormone replacement therapy. You may want to consider scheduling a consultation if you’re experiencing any of the common signs of hormone imbalance, such as:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood changes
- Low libido
- Erectile dysfunction in men
- Vaginal dryness in women
After reviewing your symptoms and medical history, Dr. Altenberg conducts a physical exam and runs blood work to check hormone levels.
You may be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy if your hormone levels are low and the symptoms affect your quality of life.
How does testosterone replacement therapy work?
After your initial evaluation and blood work, Dr. Altenberg custom-designs your testosterone replacement therapy pellet. Once ready, Dr. Altenberg places the pellet under the skin in your upper buttocks.
The pellet works by releasing a steady and consistent dose of testosterone to optimize your hormone levels and alleviate your symptoms.
To learn more about testosterone replacement therapy or hormone replacement therapy at El Paso Men's Clinic, call the office or book an appointment online today.