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Testosterone Injections

Testosterone Injections

If you’re a man who’s been feeling less energetic and motivated these days, you might be wondering why. Maybe you have noticed you feel less sexual desire than you used to, and maybe you’re even starting to experience erectile dysfunction (ED). Perhaps you find you’re losing muscle but gaining weight, even if you’re following your normal exercise routine.

If you’ve noticed these and other similar symptoms, you might benefit from testosterone injections. Testosterone is a male sex hormone, but it does a lot more than regulate sexual function in men. As men get older, their testosterone levels can decrease, causing many mental, physical, and sexual health problems. Since 1997, Dr. Michelle Reyes has been helping men in the Calabasas area to live better quality lives. Now at The Med Spot in Woodland Hills, she can help men feel younger and more vigorous with testosterone injections. The Med Spot is a place where all are welcome. It’s a stress- and judgment-free environment where a man can blaze his trail to sexual health as he ages.

Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Because men’s testosterone level decreases naturally with age, men might think of many symptoms of low testosterone as simply the effects of age. This can include:

  • Changes in sex drive
  • Fewer spontaneous erections
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decreased sperm count
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Low self-confidence
  • Mental fog — lack of focus
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Hot flashes
  • Swelling or tender breasts
  • Changes in penis and testicles

Changes in sex drive are usually a lower sex drive. However, you might find you have a more casual interest in sex, but less determination to follow through. You might notice that you have fewer spontaneous erections during sleep and erectile dysfunction (although this might also be linked to poor cardiovascular health). You might not have your sperm count tested regularly, but if you are trying to have another baby, this might be an issue.

Men experience multiple mental effects of low testosterone, including depression, anxiety, low self-confidence, and an inability to concentrate.

Difficulty sleeping might be related to mental changes, or it could be linked to hot flashes. Weight gain might link to low energy and focus, which keeps men from exercising.

Men might see swelling breasts and shrinking penis and testicles as a result of low testosterone.

Will You Benefit From Testosterone Injections?

If you have some of the above symptoms, you might be wondering if testosterone injections are right for you.

To find out, we will conduct a blood test to determine if you are suffering from low testosterone. Many men experience symptoms like those related to low T, but most have normal testosterone levels. If you have normal testosterone, we will recommend other options to help your symptoms, such as healthy age management techniques. However, if you have low-T levels, we will recommend testosterone injections.

Risks of Testosterone Injections

If you have low T, it’s important to consider potential risks related to testosterone injections before you start therapy. Some of the risks linked to testosterone injections include:

  • Acne
  • Disturbed breathing
  • Swelling in the breasts or ankles
  • Blood clots, including stroke
  • Heart attacks
  • Cardiovascular death
  • Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Prostate cancer

However, it should be noted that the research on these risks is not certain. Not all doctors believe these are true risks associated with testosterone treatment.

Why Choose The Med Spot in Woodland Hills for Testosterone Injections

We understand that issues of testosterone can be very sensitive for some men. That’s why Dr. Michelle Reyes has worked hard to make The Med Spot a comfortable, welcoming place for all. Your symptoms are causing you enough stress: we don’t want to add any more.

Since 1997, Dr. Michelle Reyes has been helping men in the Calabasas area to live better lives. She has assembled a talented and compassionate team that works hard to ensure you not only achieve the results you’re looking for but also have a great experience with treatment.

To learn whether testosterone injections might be right for you, please call 818-208-1218 or use our online form to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes at The Med Spot in Woodland Hills.

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