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Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone Replacement Therapy services offered in New Braunfels, TX

Low-testosterone can cause fatigue, low sex drive, and even depression. Fortunately, testosterone replacement methods have proven to reduce these symptoms in both men and women. Testosterone replacement can renew your energy levels, sex drive, and mood. If you’re experiencing low testosterone, Caleigh Rodriguez, MD, offers testosterone replacement therapy options at her private practice in New Braunfels, Texas. To learn more or schedule a consultation, call the office or request one online today.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is testosterone, and what does it do?

Testosterone is a hormone made naturally by the body. Testosterone is responsible for:

  • Growth and development of the prostate and other male sex organs
  • Growth of facial hair
  • Changes in muscle mass, strength, and fat distribution
  • Sex drive and sexual function
  • Mood and energy levels
  • Bone strength

Consequently, the symptoms of low testosterone are often very subtle. 

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

As men and women age, testosterone levels will naturally decline. Certain conditions can also cause abnormally low levels. Symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue and poor energy level
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Body and facial hair loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Low sense of well-being

If you're experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, make an appointment with Caleigh Rodriquez, MD.

What forms of testosterone therapy are available?

Caleigh Rodriguez, MD, offers several forms of testosterone replacement therapy. Dr. Rodriguez may recommend:

  • Pellets
  • Gels 
  • Injections
  • Patches
  • Capsules

Today, there are so many forms of testosterone replacement therapy available it's easy to find a solution that aligns with your needs, preferences, and lifestyle. 

What are the benefits of testosterone therapy?

Many men who have gone on testosterone replacement therapy have reported a marked improvement in their energy levels and sex drive. Testosterone replacement will also increase muscle mass, bone density, and insulin sensitivity in some men. Men have also found an improvement in their mood after testosterone replacement.

Testosterone replacement is also safe and effective for women. Research has shown testosterone therapy can improve sex drive in women with sexual dysfunction. Due to a naturally occurring enzyme in the female body, testosterone is naturally converted to estrogen. For this reason, postmenopausal women achieve amazing results and often will not need estrogen replacement, as many of their symptoms can be resolved with only testosterone replacement.

To learn more about testosterone replacement therapy, call the office of Caleigh Rodriquez, MD, or request an appointment online today.