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Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

If you believe you are experiencing andropause or have other symptoms of low testosterone, our team can help. Our team specializes in anti-aging medical services for men and helping them feel their best as they age. At Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates, hormone replacement therapy for men is a vital part of our Revive Men’s Health program.

We will assess your current health and vitality and develop a customized plan to address your symptoms, prevent future concerns, and restore your youthful sense of vigor. We provide and prescribe a range of services to address hormone levels and other related medical concerns men may develop as they age.

What Are The Benefits Of HRT?


Understanding Hormone Replacement Therapy Options

Men’s production of testosterone naturally declines as they age. By age 60, about half of all men have experienced a progressive decline to the point that their levels are low enough to cause symptoms. According to Mayo Clinic, your testosterone levels could drop as much as one percent a year, beginning between ages 30 and 40.

In addition, a man’s testosterone levels may decrease because of other health conditions. This could include:

  • Being overweight or obese

  • Diabetes

  • Thyroid disease

  • Medications including steroids

At Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates, Dr. Jason Schottel and his team provide options for hormone replacement. Our treatments focus primarily on oral and injectable methods, but others may be available.

According to Harvard Men’s Health Watch, treatment for “low T” may come in the following forms:

Testosterone Patches

A testosterone skin patch can deliver the hormone through the skin in small amounts. In most cases, the patient changes the patch once a day. This ensures they receive a steady dose of testosterone.

Oral Treatment

One of the easiest ways to administer hormone replacement is via oral therapy. This requires you to take a tablet or capsule once or twice a day, either by holding it in your cheek or swallowing it. This allows the testosterone to enter the bloodstream in the same way as other oral medications.

Implants

An implant may be preferable for those who do not want to deal with daily application or pills. These implants come in the form of small testosterone pellets that slowly release testosterone over a three- to six-month period. Most implants are done in the hip or buttocks and should not affect regular activities.

Injections

Testosterone injections are one of the most common methods for hormone replacement in men. Like other methods, they have some drawbacks, but many men prefer the schedule of one injection every week or two over a daily routine. Injections may cause a spike in hormone levels initially and lower levels as it gets closer to time for the next dose.


How Long Does It Take to Feel the Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy in Men?

On its own, hormone replacement therapy can take four to six weeks to have a noticeable effect. This is because it takes time for testosterone therapy to build this hormone up in the system and for your body to adjust to having it again. Some changes, like increased muscle mass, could take up to six months with strength training and proper nutrition.

We also provide several other anti-aging and rejuvenation therapies that could improve your low-T symptoms sooner and help you to feel better almost immediately. This includes:

  • IV infusion therapy

  • Erectile dysfunction treatment

  • Monitored weight loss or weight gain

Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates Provide a Holistic Approach to Wellness

Dr. Jason Schottel and the team from Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates use an integrative approach to provide patients with options to:

  • Reach their goals

  • Maximize their health

  • Obtain a level of wellness that addresses their current concerns and helps prevent disease in the future

We provide a range of techniques and services depending on the patient’s unique needs. As one patient said:

“Great choice for men’s health and wellness. Dr. Schottel is smart, patient, and knowledgeable and has done an amazing job with my health plan. I recommend seeing home to come up with a great plan for your health.” – James S.

We have clients who visit us and receive therapy from:

  • Port Orange

  • Daytona Beach

  • Palm Coast

  • St. Augustine

  • Jacksonville

  • Orlando

  • Brevard County


How Do I Know If I Have a Hormone Imbalance?

Hormonal imbalances in men usually mean low testosterone. This can leave you feeling “blah.” You may have chronic fatigue, feeling tired all the time. You may also experience the following signs that indicate a drop in testosterone:

  • Feeling flabby, weak, and slack

  • Weight gain

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Thinning hair

  • Body hair loss

  • Low sex drive

  • Depression symptoms

  • Extended recoveries after working out

Over time, living with low levels of testosterone can exacerbate any of these symptoms and cause additional concerns. This could include:

  • Sexual dysfunction

  • Loss of muscle

  • Weakened immune system

  • Bone loss, possibly leading to osteoporosis

  • Increased body fat percentage

  • Anemia

  • Balding

  • Depression, anxiety, and other fluctuations in mood

These symptoms can affect your physical health, mental well-being, and even self-esteem. In many cases, the best way to address these symptoms is testosterone replacement therapy or other hormone replacement therapy for men. We offer these services as well as human growth hormone (HGH) injections and other options.

Our team can assess your decline in testosterone and current hormone levels during your initial visit and begin to develop a treatment plan for your needs. We are here to help you meet your goals and feel better.


What to Expect During Your Initial Consultation

The first time—and every time—you visit our office, our staff will make you comfortable. On your first visit, we also ask you to complete some patient intake forms. From there, we have an open conversation about your medical condition and personal life:

  • The state of your current health

  • Your immediate healthcare concerns

  • Your lifestyle and healthcare goals

  • Your health and fitness aspirations

  • The quality of your life now and in the future

If you are seeking treatment for the signs and symptoms of testosterone deficiency, we may recommend tests that help us ascertain your current levels of testosterone. We will discuss hormone therapy, our available hormone treatment options, and other beneficial treatment options. We also review the potential benefits of restoring your testosterone to a normal range.


Schedule Your Initial Consultation with Our Team Today

You can reach a team member from Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates today to make your initial screening appointment and learn more about our services. You do not need insurance, and we are accepting new patients now.

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