Testosterone Therapy

Toepperwein Family Practice & Wellness Center

Family Physicians located in Live Oak, San Antonio, TX

Hormone therapy can greatly improve quality of life for those dealing with hormonal imbalance. Moiz Tajkhanji, MD is a highly qualified physician with experience providing hormone therapy, including testosterone pellet therapy and estrogen replacement therapy, at Toepperwein Family Practice & Wellness Center in San Antonio. Imbalanced hormones and hormonal deficiencies can lead to a whole host of problematic symptoms and increased risks for complications and diseases. Start by calling the office or schedule online.

Testosterone Therapy Q & A

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

A hormonal imbalance of low testosterone can cause an array of symptoms, such as:

  • Low sex drive
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Increased body fat
  • Decreased bone mass

Low testosterone can also cause irritability and depression.

What are the symptoms of low estrogen?

For women, low estrogen can be problematic and result in various symptoms, such as:

  • Painful intercourse due to a lack of vaginal lubrication
  • An increase in urinary tract infections (UTIs) due to a thinning urethra
  • Irregular or absent menstruation
  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes
  • Breast tenderness
  • Depression

Women might also experience headaches and migraines.

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy can supplement the volume of hormones your body can no longer produce or can’t produce enough of. A hormonal imbalance can lead to a number of symptoms and complications. Hormone therapy is an effective way to lower these risks by restoring hormonal balance.

There are different types of available hormone therapy. Some hormone therapies are designed to restore male reproductive hormones like testosterone, female reproductive hormones like estrogen, and thyroid hormones.

Hormones can be administered in different ways. Dr. Tajkhanji offers testosterone hormone pellet therapy and estrogen replacement therapy. Estrogen and combinations of estrogen and progestin are often used to treat symptoms of menopause. Estrogen can help prevent thinning of the bones (osteoporosis) in menopausal women.

Andropause is the male equivalent of menopause. Andropause brings a decline in a man’s testosterone levels. These low testosterone levels often come along with bothersome symptoms that can negatively affect a man’s daily life. Hormone therapy for men is usually centered around replenishing male reproductive hormones.

Testosterone hormone replacement therapy can boost mental health and mood. Testosterone is the hormone associated with sex drive, bone density, muscle strength, and sperm production.

Dr. Tajkhanji also provides other treatments to improve health and promote hormonal balance, such as nutrition and fitness plans, vitamins, and supplements.

What is hormone pellet therapy?

Pellet therapy is a great method of hormone replacement and involves placing small pellets in the fatty layer under your skin in your upper buttocks. The pellets secrete the necessary hormones, and over time, the hormones are steadily absorbed by your bloodstream.

Who should consider hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy can be a highly successful solution if you’re dealing with hormonal imbalance and associated symptoms. Hormone therapy can help you to feel like yourself again.

It’s a great option if you have low levels of reproductive hormones and are dealing with symptoms such as low energy, low libido, and hair loss.

Hormones can be given in specifically customized doses to suit your individual needs. Dr. Tajkhanji believes there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach and offers personalized solutions to improve your health and wellness.

Start by booking your personal consultation and call or book online.