Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Tallahassee, FL
Hormones are responsible for a variety of very important bodily functions and processes, including those of a sexual and reproductive nature. In men, the main reproductive hormone is called testosterone, which will usually decrease as a person grows older. As a result, many men are diagnosed with a condition known as low testosterone, or testosterone deficiency syndrome (TD). Contact Dr. Kenneth DeLay for more information on low testosterone or to schedule an appointment at his office in Tallahassee, FL.
What Is Testosterone Therapy?
For many years, testosterone therapy has been available to treat men who experienced an injury to the testicles, as well as those who were born with a condition that impaired their hormone levels. Other common causes of low testosterone that may be treated using therapeutic methods from Panhandle Men’s Health include:
- Side effects from opioids or cancer-fighting medications
- Type 2 diabetes
- Alcohol abuse
- High estrogen hormone levels
- Primary hypothyroidism
- Problems with the pituitary gland
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Sleep apnea
- Metabolic disorders
If a patient’s low testosterone is the result of another medical condition, it can be very beneficial to begin treating that original condition to see if hormone levels improve. For those who experience irreversible low testosterone, there is testosterone therapy.
Types of Testosterone Therapy
This treatment method involves administering controlled amounts of the testosterone hormone to the body in order to replace what the body is unable to naturally produce. Patients of Dr. DeLay may select any one of the following options when deciding which particular type of testosterone therapy is best for them:
- Hormone Replacement Pellets: These pellets are implanted just beneath the skin and are able to slowly deliver a steady amount of testosterone to the body over the course of several weeks.
- Injections: Dr. DeLay can also directly inject testosterone hormone into the patient’s body. Many patients often complete these injections on their own at home every 10-14 days as well.
- Gels: Topical gels may also be used to directly apply testosterone onto the skin, which is then absorbed by the body. These gels are typically used once per day.
- Patches: Similar to the topical gel, a testosterone skin patch may be administered to the skin once a day in order to be absorbed gradually by the body.
- Oral Tablet: There is also a tablet form available that is applied to the upper gums twice a day. The testosterone is then absorbed through the mouth, which eliminates and visible signs of the individual’s testosterone therapy treatments.
Schedule your Low-T Consultation with Dr. DeLay in Tallahassee, FL
Schedule a consultation with Dr. DeLay in order to determine which type of testosterone therapy is right for you and your lifestyle. No matter what issues you are dealing with as a result of low testosterone levels, Dr. DeLay of Panhandle Men’s Health is here to help you find a solution! Call today at (833) 437-3352 or submit an online appointment request.