If you experience low testosterone as a result of the natural aging process, testosterone injections can restore your body to balance and minimize the effects of uncomfortable symptoms. At All Health Medical Group, primary care physician Suhel Ahmed, MD, and Linda Davt, NP, offer testosterone injections on an outpatient basis. To make an appointment at the practice in Hackensack, Paramus, and Paterson, New Jersey, call the nearest office today or book online.
Testosterone injections are a type of hormone replacement therapy. They involve your All Health Medical Group provider administering an injection of testosterone into the gluteal muscles in your buttocks.
After a man turns 30, his natural testosterone production declines by about 1% each year. Though normal, these low testosterone levels increase the risk of side effects, including fatigue, loss of muscle mass, and low libido.
Testosterone injections increase the amount of testosterone in your blood. With adequate levels of testosterone, your body can better regulate things like body fat, muscle mass, bone density, and red blood cell count.
You might benefit from testosterone injections if you experience symptoms like:
As your testosterone levels decline, you might also experience swelling of the breast tissue (gynecomastia).
All Health Medical Group diagnoses low testosterone by conducting a physical exam and asking about your symptoms, including their severity and when they first started.
Afterward, they order several tests to measure your testosterone levels and red blood cell count. Testosterone injections can cause your red blood cell levels to spike, so it’s important they’re within a healthy range. If your provider determines you have low testosterone, they move forward by developing a custom treatment plan.
Testosterone injections offer various benefits, including:
Many men who receive testosterone injections also experience an increased sperm count and improved muscle mass.
Testosterone injections aren’t a cure for low testosterone, but they can significantly reduce the risk of uncomfortable symptoms. Following an in-office consultation and a discussion of your needs, All Health Medical Group can determine the frequency at which you’ll need to make appointments to receive injections.
Testosterone injections are safe and usually well-tolerated, but they aren’t for everyone. If you have an underlying health problem like heart disease or obstructive sleep apnea, let your provider know. These conditions won’t necessarily prevent you from receiving testosterone injections, but they may increase the risk of complications.
To explore the benefits of testosterone injections, make an appointment at All Health Medical Group by calling the office today or clicking the online scheduler.