Testosterone Replacement

David C. Powell, ND -  - Naturopathic Doctor

Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine

David C. Powell, ND

Naturopathic Doctor located in San Diego, CA

Are you not quite feeling yourself? Do you feel depressed? Has your energy level dropped? These symptoms may be due to a decrease in your testosterone levels. David Powell, ND, at Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine in San Diego offers testosterone replacement to restore hormone levels and relieve your symptoms. To schedule a consultation, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Testosterone Replacement Q & A

What is low testosterone?

Your testosterone levels peak in your early to mid-20s and then start a gradual decline. For some, hormone levels drop quickly. But for most men, the decrease in testosterone is so gradual that you don’t realize what’s going on until you simply no longer feel like your usual self.

While hormone changes are part of your aging process, the symptoms you experience can be difficult to live with, but you don’t have to suffer through them. Dr. Powell offers simple and effective treatments that allow you to continue to be healthy, fit, and virile well into your elder years.

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

Knowing the symptoms of low testosterone may help you get the treatment you need to restore your levels.

Common symptoms include:

  • Low libido
  • Erectile difficulties
  • Depressed mood
  • Feeling less assertive
  • Decreased muscle strength
  • Increased belly fat
  • Longer recovery from strenuous activities

If you’re feeling any of these symptoms, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Powell at Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine. He tests your testosterone levels and determines if your symptoms are due to an imbalance in your hormone levels, which is medically referred to as andropause.

Is it safe to take testosterone replacement?

You may be concerned about testosterone replacement due to its association with steroids. But testosterone is a steroid hormone natural to your body, and replacement therapy is aimed at restoring your natural levels to optimize health.

Physicians have offered testosterone replacement therapy for decades, and there are no known links to an increased risk of testicular or prostate cancer with its use. However, before prescribing your hormone replacement, Dr. Powell conducts a comprehensive physical exam to ensure replacement therapy is the right treatment for you.

What does testosterone replacement include?

If Dr. Powell determines that your testosterone levels are low and you would benefit from therapy, he develops a personalized testosterone replacement plan to optimize your hormone levels.

Your treatment may include:

  • Testosterone cypionate
  • HCG to support testosterone production
  • Anastrozole to control excess estrogen, if needed

After you’ve started testosterone replacement therapy, Dr. Powell continues to monitor your hormone levels and symptoms and adjusts your plan as needed.

Dr. Powell offers great rates for his services and plans and can help you feel like your usual self in no time. For testosterone testing and replacement, call Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine today or book an appointment online.