Testosterone Hormone Balancing

Have you been experiencing increased fatigue, weight gain or memory loss? It could be that you need to balance your testosterone hormone levels. An Optimal You in Murrieta, CA is an integrative medical clinic specializing in addressing hormone imbalances.

Hormones are chemical messengers that trigger necessary changes in the body and Testosterone is the hormone tied to the creation of male sexual characteristics.

While thought of as a male hormone, testosterone is also produced by females, but in smaller amounts. In men, it is thought to regulate a number of functions alongside sperm production. A small amount is converted into estradiol, which is a form of estrogen. As they get older, we see levels of testosterone start to decline along with the levels of estradiol in the human body.

Testosterone Hormone Balancing

Roles of Testosterone Hormone:

  • Increases libido – helps create a natural sex drive in men and women alike. The levels of testosterone in the human body affects a person’s sex drive in positive and negative ways. A low libido will mean that a woman or man’s sex drive is not where it should be and will alter the way a person feels about sex. A high libido could result in hypersexuality.
  • · Improves mood, memory & reduces anxiety – Cells in the human brain have testosterone receptors that significantly affect mental health. Low levels can cause irritability problems, also known as IMS.
  • · Improves bone density, muscle size & strength – low levels can lead to Osteoporosis. As we grow older new bone growth replaces old bones, but low levels of testosterone can affect the rebuilding process.
  • · Protects the heart, reducing the risk of heart disease and helping regulate blood pressure
  • · Protects against obesity & diabetes
  • · For women, this hormone plays a pivotal role in bone strength, brain function, and the overall development of lean muscle mass and strength. It also contributes to a general sense of well-being and energy levels.

Both males & females produce testosterone but vary in the levels of production. Men have high levels of testosterone and low levels of estrogen while women have the opposite. A man’s testosterone levels begin a slow but steady decline around age 35. When a man begins to experience this phase in life it is known as Andropause, similar to menopause for women.

Signs of Imbalanced Testosterone Hormone Levels:

When the human body starts to experience a decline in this vital hormone these are the changes one should start to expect and feel within their body.

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of muscle definition, mass, and strength
  • Increased amount of sleep, irritability
  • Decreased libido & erectile dysfunction
  • Memory loss
  • Weight gain & increased abdominal fat
  • Mood swings, lower energy levels, loss of concentration and motivation
  • Depression

Signs Of Testosterone Hormone Imbalance

High or low testosterone levels can lead to dysfunction in the parts of the body normally regulated by the hormone.

Have you noticed these signs or symptoms, or know someone who has? Give us a call today to schedule an appointment. Our team of doctors is ready to listen to your concerns and help develop a customized treatment plan just for you.

Once you have noticed these changes within your body and you have called to make an appointment at our offices, our team of highly-skilled doctors will run blood tests and various other lab tests to build a clear picture of your health and what may be causing these issues.

Treatment Plans

At An optimal You, we create customized plans built for your individual needs. Every single person has a different biological make up, which results in different needs. Our treatment plans are designed specifically for you and can be either one form of treatment or a combination of different approaches.

  • Pellets {link pellet page} – help deliver consistent, healthy levels of hormones over a long-term plan. This form of treatment assists with avoiding the fluctuations of hormone deliveries. The pellets are implanted under the skin and slowly release testosterone over the course of 4-6 months. The pellets are typically inserted under the skin near your hip.
  • Creams – topical forms, available in a gel as well as liquid solution, applied to the skin daily. It is a good idea to try and apply the cream at the same time each day, this will help in making sure you remember to use the creams as well. The creams are distributed in single use tubes, packets, or multiple-use pumps.
  • Injections – the injection site is typically in the gluteal muscles and administered by your doctor unless you are allowed to self-administer, then your injection site would be in your thigh muscle. Shots can help regulate fat distribution and increase muscle mass.

If your lab results show low levels of progesterone, capsules and creams may be recommended. If a patient’s estrogen levels are low, the doctor may recommend pellets or creams. These methods are proven to be more effective than over the counter medications. Pills purchased from a local pharmacy can be hard on the liver and have shown to have a minimal increase in testosterone for patients, if any increase occurs.

During your visit at An Optimal You, we will review your wellness circle: diet, exercise, sleep, mind, toxins, supplements, and hormone balancing. Ensuring your hormones are balanced is a crucial piece to your overall well-being. By replacing deficient hormones, people begin to regain energy and their ability to focus on tasks much better. Balancing your hormones helps keep you at optimal levels of health.

We require our patients to schedule follow-up appointments (separate cost from consultation). During each follow-up visit, we readdress the parts of the wellness circle that pertain specifically to you. These appointments are typically made two months after your initial visit if you are using creams or injections. Then, depending on your progress, your next appointment will fall between the 3-6 month mark. Patients who are receiving pellet implants receive a new implant every 3-6 months, but will also depend on your progress overtime.

What Should you Expect After Treatment?

After treatment, patients typically see improved mood, better energy throughout the day, and an increased ability to build muscle and burn fat. Other benefits include:

  • · Enhanced libido (sex drive)
  • · A decrease in aches and pains
  • · Faster recovery from exercise
  • · Increased focus
  • · Ability to remember things better (not always forgetting things throughout the day), less brain fog.
  • · Healthier looking skin and stronger bones
  • · For men, improvement in erections
  • · For women, greatly diminished night sweats.

Contact us Today

Our doctors at An Optimal You are highly-skilled and trained in the realm of hormone balancing. We strive to provide our patients with the highest levels of care and health practices. Our goal is to have your body performing at optimal levels within a few short months of your first appointment.

We are California’s number one hormone replacement therapy clinic for these exact reasons. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the signs above, or if you’d simply like to get your hormones checked out by one of our specialists, please give us a call today. We look forward to guiding you throughout your hormone balancing journey.

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