Testosterone replacement therapy (“TRT”) with Vitality Internal Medicine in Ashburn provides treatment for men and women with hormonal imbalances and remains one of the valley’s best testosterone replacement therapy clinics. We specialize in helping adults maintain a healthy lifestyle by treating the syndrome and associated symptoms of hypogonadism or low testosterone. Symptoms of low levels of testosterone can lead to, or worsen the effects of, insomnia, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, memory impairment, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, loss of libido and many more medical conditions.
You don’t have to live with the symptoms of low T. Testosterone replacement therapy is a simple and effective treatment that many patients find life-changing, reporting increased energy levels as well as sexual desire or improved mood for both themselves AND their partner in each case!
Low Testosterone Levels are Common in Men
Testosterone levels naturally decrease as men age, but due to our modern, stress-filled and sedentary lifestyles testosterone levels are dropping faster than ever before. Obesity, poor diets and certain medications can also affect testosterone levels in men. A recent statistic found that 1 in 4 men over the age of 30 in the US have low T.
Testosterone is the hormone that makes men unique and vital. When you have low T, it impacts all aspects of your life – from physical symptoms like obesity or abnormal hair growth to mental health issues such as depression. It can also affect your libido and performance in the bedroom. Ultimately, testosterone impacts every aspect of a man’s life from marriage and romantic relationships, family life, social life and work performance.
Testosterone is one of the most popular treatments for men in America, because it delivers outstanding results. You don’t have to feel alone; millions are getting their vitality back through TRT!
Women with Low Testosterone
Testosterone is generally thought of as a male hormone, but it is an important hormone in women as well. Produced at 20-40 times lower levels than in men, testosterone is still an essential hormone for women. Symptoms of low testosterone in women are often subtle, but can have a big impact on a woman’s life. Women with low T can experience symptoms of decreased sex drive and satisfaction, fatigue, loss of motivation, dry skin, thinning skin, loss of muscle tone in arms and legs, weight gain in belly, and depression or anxiety.
The cause of low testosterone in women can vary. Some studies show that some women may have genes that affect their ability to make the precursors of testosterone, DHEA and DHEA-S. Other women may not make the enzymes needed to convert DHEA and DHEA-S into testosterone. Other reasons for low T in women could be due to aging, menopause, certain medications that affect the ovaries, hysterectomy or removal of the ovaries, or excess production of prolactin hormone.
Treatment for low testosterone in women is similar to men. After a series of tests to rule out other health conditions that may have similar symptoms to low T, your testosterone levels will be checked to allow us to make an accurate diagnosis. The expert physicians and medical providers at Vitality Internal Medicine in Ashburn will administer treatments via TRT injections and your dose will be tailored to your specific needs. Hormone replacement therapy using TRT in women is typically well-tolerated with excellent results!
Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Is It Right for You?
If you are feeling symptoms of low testosterone, your blood tests show that the testosterone levels in your body have dropped to an unhealthy level and – most importantly – you’re ready to take steps towards making yourself feel better. TRT may be right for you. It is an effective ongoing treatment for hypogonadism that is very safe when done under the supervision of an experienced medical professional.
Get Started and Get Your Vitality Back!
From our experience as a TRT clinic in Ashburn, our low T patients that undergo testosterone replacement therapy experience a decrease in anxiety, depression, sadness, and fatigue. These same men and women report increased energy, sex drive, muscle mass, and an overall increased sense of wellbeing. Patients often tell us that these positive effects also enhance their personal and professional lives.
Our specialists will help you get started on this path of wellness and vitality today. Request an appointment at the Vitality Internal Medicine to get started now!
Common Questions About Testosterone Replacement Therapy:
Does insurance cover testosterone replacement therapy?
Yes! Most health insurance plans will cover testosterone replacement therapy for men making the cost of treatment affordable for patients. Some insurance companies may only cover the cost of doctor visits and lab testing, but not the cost of certain medications. We offer affordable cash payment options making treatment affordable whether your insurance will cover treatment or not.
How long does it take testosterone replacement therapy to work?
Most men see the effects of testosterone replacement therapy anywhere between 3 weeks to 6 months. It is a gradual process, but a study over 35 years showed most men reported improvements in their libido, sexual satisfaction and improved erections within three weeks to 30 days.
How long does a testosterone shot last?
Your testosterone injection will last approximately 15-17 days helping you to maintain the right level of testosterone. After that testosterone levels drop significantly. We use a 14 day treatment cycle for most patients helping them to maintain the appropriate level of testosterone.