Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone is a critical male sex hormone, but your levels can decrease over time. Duan Copeland, MD, of Male Therapeutics in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers testosterone replacement therapy as one of many treatments aimed at improving sexual health and vitality. If you’re curious about what testosterone replacement therapy can do for you, schedule an appointment today. Booking online takes just moments, or you can call and speak with a member of the administrative staff regarding availability.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is testosterone?

Hormones act as chemical messengers that trigger a multitude of functions within your body. Testosterone is a male sex hormone that works to regulate your sex drive, fertility, fat distribution, red blood cell production, and muscle mass.

Testosterone is produced in specialized cells in your testicles called Leydig cells. The hormone then travels through your bloodstream to carry out a variety of functions. Your brain and pituitary gland work to control testosterone levels.

Your testosterone levels will naturally decline as you age, but many men begin to notice symptoms long before they reach an advanced age.

What are some symptoms of testosterone imbalance?

If your testosterone levels are too low, you may notice the following symptoms:

  • Reduced sex drive
  • Infertility due to low sperm count
  • Loss of body hair
  • Increased body fat
  • Loss of strength and muscle mass
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Enlarged or swollen breast tissue

Various things can cause low testosterone, including certain diseases, testicular injury, infection, and certain medications. It’s important to determine the cause of your hormonal imbalance, as treating the root cause can sometimes restore proper sexual function and relieve other symptoms.

A thorough exam and a discussion of your personal health history at Male Therapeutics is always the starting point for any treatment path.

How can testosterone replacement therapy help?

Testosterone replacement therapy, sometimes called TRT, seeks to supplement your natural testosterone production to restore optimal hormonal balance. There are various ways to achieve that supplementation, including:

  • Injections
  • Implanted pellets
  • Skin patches or gels
  • Tablets that melt in your mouth and are absorbed into your gum tissue

Testosterone treatment can help increase your sex drive and energy levels. Many men also report improvements in their mood. There is a demonstrated link between sexual dysfunction and depression, so it should come as no surprise that improvements in sexual health would lead to better emotional stability.

Every man responds differently to testosterone replacement therapy, and your experience may be significantly different from that of a friend or family member. Dr. Copeland works closely with each man in his care to devise a customized testosterone replacement therapy approach.

Your treatment path may change based on how your body responds to testosterone replacement therapy, but you’ll have the guidance of a highly trained specialist at every step of the process.

When you’re ready to get started, schedule a visit online or over the phone at Male Therapeutics today.