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Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone Replacement Therapy services offered in Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA


Inadequate levels of the male sex hormone testosterone can affect your sex drive, physique, and mood. Bellingham Urology Group in Bellingham and Mount Vernon, Washington, uses testosterone replacement therapy to restore your hormones to a healthy level and reduce low testosterone symptoms. Call Bellingham Urology Group today or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool to learn how testosterone replacement therapy could help you.

What is testosterone replacement therapy?

Testosterone replacement therapy helps to reverse the effects of having low testosterone levels.

Testosterone is the main male hormone, a chemical your body produces that controls and maintains characteristics men associate with masculinity, such as:

  • Sex drive
  • Muscle strength
  • Bone density
  • Facial and body hair
  • Red blood cell production
  • Sperm production
  • Fat distribution

Testosterone levels peak during your late teens and early adulthood, then gradually decline by around 1% a year from 30-40 onward.

Why would I need testosterone replacement therapy?

Testosterone replacement therapy could be beneficial if low testosterone levels cause distressing side effects. Low testosterone causes numerous symptoms, including:

Sexual health problems

Disappointing sexual function, reduced libido (sexual desire), and fewer spontaneous erections can all be due to low testosterone.

Changes in appearance

Physical changes caused by low testosterone include reduced muscle mass, increased body fat, loss of body hair, and breast tissue enlargement.

Emotional and psychological issues

Low testosterone reduces motivation, self-confidence, and creativity. It can lead to difficulties focusing, memory issues, and in some men, depression.

Infertility

Low testosterone can sometimes cause or contribute to infertility — the inability to conceive a child.

Bellingham Urology Group’s experienced providers have undergone extensive training in safe, effective methods of evaluating and treating low testosterone.

How is low testosterone treated? 

Bellingham Urology Group specializes in diagnosing and treating testosterone deficiency. The skilled urologists offer testosterone replacement therapies tailored to each patient’s health and lifestyle. 

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is available in several forms, including:

  • Injections
  • Gels
  • Implantable pellets 

TRT pellets last 3-6 months, which many men find a more convenient option. Bellingham Urology Group is one of the few practices in the Pacific Northwest with providers trained to offer TRT via pellet implantation. 

Your urologist carefully monitors your hormone levels when you’re on TRT. If you take too little testosterone, your symptoms won’t improve significantly. However, taking too much testosterone can harm your health. 

To ensure your testosterone levels are optimal, your urologist regularly takes blood for testing. They also check your blood’s red cell count and assess prostate cancer markers with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests.

If you have low testosterone symptoms, call Bellingham Urology Group today for effective treatment, or use the online booking form to schedule an appointment.

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