Men don’t have to accept fatigue, decreased sex drive, and increased body fat as a part of getting older. These symptoms may be a result of a decrease in testosterone production. At Buffington Family Medicine, Dr. Ryan A. Buffington offers testosterone supplementation therapy to help improve the energy and quality of life of men who live in Keller, Texas, and the surrounding communities. If you feel a decrease in your energy, call the office or use the online booking agent to schedule a consultation and see if testosterone replacement therapy is for you.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone. It’s produced primarily in a man’s testicles, but women produce some testosterone, too. Testosterone is responsible for a man’s fat distribution, muscle strength, muscle mass, sex drive, and sperm production.
A man’s testosterone levels peak in adolescence and gradually decrease as he ages.
A man suffering from low testosterone may experience any of the following symptoms:
Dr. Buffington confirms low testosterone levels through a simple blood test. If your testosterone levels are clinically low, you may benefit from testosterone injections or topical creams.
If you don't have enough testosterone, it's known as hypogonadism. About 40% of men older than 45 have low testosterone. If you have diabetes and obesity, you're at a higher risk of diminished testosterone levels, too.
At Buffington Family Medicine, Dr. Buffington offers testosterone replacement therapy. He has a long experience in managing this therapy so you avoid any possible side effects. His goal is to make treatment quick, easy, and effective. You’re monitored directly by Dr. Buffington. When managed medically, testosterone therapy is safe and effective.
Dr. Buffington consults with you and does not offer testosterone therapy to men who have an untreated heart problem, a history of high red blood cell counts, or sleep apnea. He also discusses your family planning interests, as testosterone therapy can interfere with your fertility.
Most men experience an improvement within three to six weeks. You may notice:
Maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, regular exercise, and not smoking also help improve testosterone levels and complement testosterone replacement therapy.
If you suffer from low energy levels and physical changes that suggest low testosterone, call Buffington Family Medicine for a solution.