The symptoms of low testosterone can cause a variety of life-disrupting problems, and many men in the United States are unaware that effective and affordable help is available. In today’s post, we’ll explore four of the most common questions our clients have about testosterone replacement therapy. If you would like to learn more about this fantastic men’s health service, then get in touch with Men’s Vitality Center in Glendale to get started.

How Long Will It Take to See Results?

It’s difficult — if not impossible — to make blanket statements about medical treatments. Every patient’s symptoms and body will respond differently to treatment, and we cannot make any guarantees for individual people. However, we can look at trends and averages to make reasonable estimates about how a patient will respond to treatment. In general, patients who begin testosterone therapy see an improvement within three to four weeks. Patients with severe symptoms will likely see more significant improvements as the treatment begins, but even men with moderate low testosterone symptoms typically feel better within the first month.

Does Testosterone Replacement Therapy Hurt?

At Men’s Vitality Center, we’re dedicated to providing our patients with the most effective testosterone therapy on the market. While patches, pills, and gels are all available and do not cause any pain, it’s difficult to ensure that they are absorbed consistently. Rather than taking the risk that your body won’t respond to a patch or gel, we choose to utilize testosterone injections that deliver bioidentical testosterone directly into your bloodstream. Some men are more comfortable with shots than others, but the injections typically don’t hurt any more than a blood draw or flu shot.

How Long Will I Have to Receive Therapy? 

If you’re coming to us for testosterone replacement therapy in Glendale, then your body isn’t producing enough testosterone for you to feel your best. Unless your testosterone levels are low due to a medical condition or lifestyle factors such as smoking and/or alcoholism, you will likely need to continue receiving testosterone therapy for the foreseeable future. Some men are hesitant to begin a medication that they will need to take for the rest of their lives, but you can’t be afraid of commitments when it comes to your health and well-being.

How Can I Naturally Raise My Testosterone Levels?

You’re probably tired of hearing the words “diet” and “exercise” from your physician, but they’re often two of the most important factors when it comes to your health. The foods you consume have a significant impact on your hormone levels — testosterone included — so speak with your doctor about how you can supplement testosterone therapy with certain foods. Even if you don’t consult with your physician about your diet, staying away from sugar, alcohol, and complex carbohydrates is a great place to start. High-intensity interval exercises, lifting heavy weights, and sprinting can also temporarily increase your testosterone levels.

Are you interested in learning more about testosterone replacement therapy in Glendale? Get in touch with a member of Men’s Vitality Center to get started!