Testosterone Therapy Specialist

BioLounge

Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine located in Portland, OR

After age 30, men naturally face a gradual decline in the production of testosterone. To replace your lost testosterone, the skilled team at BioLounge offers testosterone therapy in Portland, Oregon. Testosterone therapy helps improve many of the symptoms of low testosterone, such as erectile dysfunction, weight gain, and fatigue. If you’re struggling with low testosterone, call BioLounge, or book an appointment online today.

Testosterone Therapy Q & A

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone that the testicles produce to maintain your sexual function, bone density, sperm production, and more. It plays a crucial role in your reproductive development and health as you age.

Although testosterone production naturally slows by about 1% every year after you turn 30, having severely low testosterone levels is called hypogonadism. Though hypogonadism is common in adult males, it is a disease that you can treat with replacement therapy.

What are the signs of low testosterone?

Low testosterone can significantly impact the way you look and feel. Although low levels of testosterone affect every man differently, some of the most common signs and symptoms of this hormonal imbalance are:

  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Increased abdominal fat
  • Loss of body hair
  • Thinning hair
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Depression
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Hot flashes
  • Infertility (lowered sperm count)

In some cases, low levels of testosterone can even lead to shrinkage in your testicles.

What is testosterone replacement therapy?

Testosterone replacement therapy helps restore your natural testosterone levels to eliminate many of the symptoms of low testosterone. The team uses a growth hormone secretagogues-based therapy to improve your muscle strength, bone density, and energy levels while increasing the amount of testosterone in your body.

Although there are many different types of testosterone replacement therapy, including creams and oral lozenges, the BioLounge team primarily uses pellet therapy to increase your testosterone levels.

The team inserts these rice-sized pellets underneath the skin in your buttocks to gradually release predetermined levels of testosterone. Unlike alternative options, pellets absorb directly into your bloodstream for the quickest relief possible.

Over the next three to six months, the pellet gradually dissolves. Not only is pellet therapy effective, but the team can also tailor your treatment to target your unique needs. After six months, you and the team can work together to decide whether your next pellet needs adjustments.

Hormone replacement therapy with pellets takes about 7-10 days to take effect, and you may experience noticeable results after two to four weeks. Most patients notice significant improvements in the way they look and feel after the first six months of treatment.

Low testosterone can impact every aspect of your life. To learn more about testosterone replacement therapy, call the team at BioLounge, or book a visit online now.

*Individual results may vary.