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Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine located in Boise, ID

Testosterone Replacement Therapy services offered in Boise, ID

When men reach middle age, their male sex hormone levels are likely to fall. Experienced nurse practitioners Scott Lane, FNP-C, Sean Leonard, PMHNP-BC, and their team at NuGen Wellness Center in Boise, Idaho, sympathize with the effects of low testosterone and offer hormone replacement therapy to reverse the effects. Call the NuGen Wellness Center team or request an appointment online today to discover how testosterone replacement therapy could boost your health and well-being.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is testosterone replacement therapy?

Testosterone replacement therapy helps men overcome problems with low testosterone levels. Testosterone is a male sex hormone responsible for everything from puberty to libido (sex drive). If you have too little testosterone, it can affect your mind and body in numerous ways, causing:

  • Hair loss
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Difficulties focusing
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Depression
  • Poor sexual performance
  • Irritability
  • Loss of libido
  • Weight gain
  • Lack of drive
  • Erectile dysfunction

The most common time for men to develop problems like these is in middle age, when women go through menopause.

For women, a natural reduction in the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone means they can no longer bear children. Men remain fertile, but falling testosterone levels can cause problems known as andropause (male menopause).

How does testosterone replacement therapy work?

Testosterone replacement therapy increases the quantity of testosterone in your body, reversing the effects of declining hormone levels.

The NuGen Wellness Center team provides hormone optimization for men. Their treatment restores ideal functioning rather than leaving your testosterone levels at the bare minimum, which is often considered normal.

How do I take testosterone replacement therapy?

You can take testosterone replacement therapy in several ways:

Transdermal testosterone replacement therapy

Transdermal testosterone replacement therapy involves sticking a skin patch containing testosterone to yourself each day. Your body absorbs the hormone directly through your skin. 

Gel-based testosterone replacement therapy

There are several gel-based testosterone replacement therapy options, including pump applicators, nasal gels, and individual packets. Your skin absorbs the gel in a similar way to a patch. 

Testosterone replacement therapy mouth patch 

A mouth patch is a testosterone pill that you put next to your upper gum twice daily. Over 12 hours, your body absorbs each pill, releasing a constant dose of testosterone.

Testosterone injections and implants

Implantable and injectable testosterone replacement therapies offer a slow-release option that means you don’t have to remember your pill or patch every day.

Absorption, implants, and injections are typically safer than taking testosterone orally. The NuGen Wellness Center team helps you choose the method that best suits your needs and lifestyle. They also monitor your health carefully when you take testosterone replacement therapy to ensure the dosage is correct and you don’t experience any adverse effects.

Call NuGen Wellness Center to learn more about testosterone replacement therapy or book an appointment online today.