Testosterone Hormone Replacement Therapy


Testosterone hormone replacement therapy is beneficial to anybody with low testosterone. Testosterone that is produced naturally within our bodies allows us to retain muscle mass, enhance libido, increase focus, produce blood cells, and for men, reduces or eliminates erectile dysfunction. Men and women with low testosterone benefit from testosterone replacement therapy. As we age, the hormones in our bodies decrease including our bodies natural production of testosterone.


Common Symptoms of Low Testosterone are: 

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction (for men) 
  • Low energy level/Fatigue
  • Body and facial hair loss (for men)
  • Trouble focusing/Brain fog
  • Irritability 
  • Loss of bone density
  • Weight gain and increased fat distribution
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Depression
  • Loss of muscle definition, mass, and strength
  • Night sweats (for women)
Testosterone Hormone Balancing

Both men and women produce varying levels of testosterone. Men have high levels of testosterone and low levels of estrogen, while women have high levels of estrogen and low levels of testosterone. These hormones play an important role in both genders. For men’s testosterone levels, they begin a slow but steady decline around age 35. When a man begins to experience this phase in life it is known as Andropause. For women’s testosterone levels, they may have a more rapid decline starting around age 35, dropping quickly at menopause.

Where a gradual decline in testosterone levels may be considered normal, it is not optimal if this decline is causing symptoms. Listen to your body and determine what is best for you. An Optimal You can help you determine where your levels are and guide you on the right path to achieve optimal health.

What Is Testosterone Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Testosterone therapy is for male and female patients with low testosterone levels. It simply gives them the proper dosage that counteracts the symptoms.

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 include one form of treatment or a combination of different approaches.

  • Testosterone Hormone Pellets – for men and women. help deliver consistent, healthy levels of hormones over a long-term plan. This form of treatment assists with avoiding the fluctuations of hormone deliveries and offers the convenience of not doing a daily or weekly treatment. The pellets are implanted under the skin and slowly release testosterone over the course of 3-6 months, depending on your body. The pellets are typically inserted under the skin near your hip.
  • Testosterone Creams – for men and women. topical forms, available in a gel or cream, applied to the skin daily. It is a good idea to try and apply the cream at the same time each day, as this will help in making sure you remember to use the creams as well. The creams are obtained from a compounding pharmacy with the dosage customized to your needs.
  • Testosterone Injections – men only. the injection site is typically in the gluteal muscles and administered at the office unless you prefer to self-administer, then your injection site would be in your thigh or gluteal muscle. Shots offer the convenience of once to twice a week dosing.

If your lab results show low levels of progesterone, bioidentical capsules and creams may be recommended to replace deficient levels. For women, if your estrogen levels are low, the doctor may also recommend pellets or creams. These methods are proven to be more effective than over the counter medications. Many people try to increase testosterone through over-the-counter pills, but pills for testosterone can be hard on the liver and have shown to have a minimal increase in testosterone for patients, if any increase occurs.


Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Safe?

Under the care of the right medical provider, this type of therapy is completely safe. Over the counter testosterone pills aren’t regulated so it’s important that you see a medical provider that listens and truly cares about your wellbeing as a patient

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.
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.


What Are the Risks to Testosterone Therapy?

There are some risks to replacing testosterone, but they happen rarely and for most people the benefits outweigh the potential side effects. 

Testosterone therapy may:

For Prostate and whole body health, we monitor the level of Estradiol and offer measures to keep the Estradiol level at an optimal level.


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) when they are prescribed creams, capsules, or injections. 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. Then, depending on your progress, your next appointment will fall between the 3-6 month mark. Patients who are receiving pellet implants have their follow-up visit as part of their pellet insertion appointment. You will get a pellet insertion every 3-6 months but it will depend on your body’s response over time. We will guide you and ensure you understand your follow-up plan.


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.


Contact us Today

Our medical providers 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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