Hormone Injection Treatment for Low Testosterone
Treatment at Potomac Urology in Alexandria & Woodbridge, VA
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).
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Whether a man’s low levels of testosterone are due to age or any other cause, this condition can lead to a variety of concerning symptoms, including:
- A lowered sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Mild anemia
- Development of the breasts
- Loss of muscle mass
- Hair loss
Although it is certainly possible to manage these symptoms of low testosterone, it is best to address all of them by discussing your candidacy for testosterone replacement therapy with Potomac Urology.
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 Potomac Urology 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.
Hormone Injection Treatment
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. This is done through hormone injections in which a specialist at Potomac Urology will directly inject testosterone hormone into the patient’s body. Many patients often also complete these injections on their own at home every 10-14 days as well.
Seeking Treatment in Alexandria & Woodbridge, VA
Call (703) 680-2111 today to schedule a consultation with one of our urologists in order to determine if hormone injection treatments are right for you. No matter what issues you are dealing with as a result of low testosterone levels, the dedicated professionals at Potomac Urology are here to help you find a solution! Alternatively, you can request an appointment online using our secure form.