Urologists located in Bloomington, IN
Hormone replacement therapy is not just for women; it can be an effective medical treatment for men as well. The expert team at Summit Urology in Bloomington, Indiana, use cutting-edge techniques including hormone replacement therapy to treat erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer, and more. Call Summit Urology or schedule an appointment online today to see if hormone therapy is an excellent treatment option for your healthcare needs.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What is testosterone?
Testosterone is the male sex hormone that helps boys grow from adolescence into adulthood. This hormone is instrumental during puberty and contributes to the development of male physical features. Testosterone levels can affect a man’s sex drive, erections, and mood, and it’s also needed to produce sperm.
Testosterone also helps regulate:
- Muscle building
- Fat distribution
- Red blood cell production
- Bone density
A man’s naturally-occurring testosterone usually decreases with age. Without appropriate levels of testosterone, you can experience a variety of symptoms including:
- Reduced sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction or fewer and weaker erections
- Less energy
- Depressed mood or irritability
- Less muscle mass and strength
- More body fat
- Anemia (low iron)
When a man has unnaturally low levels of testosterone, it is called hypogonadism or “low T.”
What is hormone replacement therapy?
The normal range of testosterone in a healthy adult man ranges from 280 to 1,100 nanograms per deciliter. Your testosterone naturally begins to decline by around 1% each year beginning at age 30.
Hormone replacement therapy, or testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat men with low testosterone levels. TRT comes in various forms, including gels, patches, injections, or pellets placed under your skin by your doctor.
How are hormone-related conditions diagnosed?
The caring urologists at Summit Urology provide hormone therapy treatments and advice for a variety of health conditions including erectile dysfunction, prostate care, and general concerns directly related to men’s health.
Summit Urology was designed with a patient’s convenience and comfort in mind. The facility is equipped with advanced diagnostics to help provide an accurate diagnosis of your health condition.
Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about hormone replacement therapies offered by Summit Urology today.