Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is an effective, individualized solution to age-related hormone imbalances and sexual dysfunction. For men in Newport Beach and beyond, low-T can cause issues with many different body systems, which, as well as physical problems, can also cause emotional distress and embarrassment. As well as difficulties with sex drive and getting and maintaining an erection, low testosterone can also lead to cardiovascular problems, muscle weakness, and changes in behavior, thinking patterns, and mood. (1) But none of these effects have to be long-lasting or permanent.
Looking and feeling strong and masculine is important, even as we age. And men looking to improve symptoms of low testosterone can do so with the help of TRT. Help is at hand from Christopher Asandra, MD, Southern California’s leading anti-aging and virility specialist. To receive personalized care, and to find solutions to age-related testosterone depletion, call the AsandraMD Newport Beach office at (949) 200-8317, or complete a convenient form online detailing your treatment requests.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 About Low-T
- 3 Benefits of TRT
- 4 Candidates
- 5 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 6 Cost of TRT in Newport Beach
- 7 References
Before and After Photos
Testosterone is responsible for the development of a man’s primary sexual features. This includes the descent of the testicles in infancy, the production of sperm, the enlargement of the penis and testes in adolescence, and the development of sex drive. (2) But with age, the body’s gradual decline in testosterone production can cause a number of changes that affect our lives negatively.
A man’s total testosterone concentrations drop incrementally by up to 1% year on year after age 40. (3) These subtle changes can cause more profound symptoms as middle age approaches. And, as a man approaches his late 40s and early 50s, the effects of low-T may affect many aspects of his life, including his overall self-esteem, and the interactions that take place in his most intimate relationships.
Effects of Low-T
- Low Libido
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Decreased Muscle Mass
- Muscle Weakness
- Low Motivation
- Decreased Energy Levels
- Depression & Anxiety
- Weight Gain
- Sleep Disturbance
- Hair Loss
How can some of these symptoms show up in your daily life?
- You may feel far more fatigued than normal, even after very little exertion.
- You may gain weight and lose muscle mass, despite eating healthily and exercising often.
- You may have mood swings including periods of unexplained sadness and low mood.
- You may feel anxious in situations that don’t usually make you feel this way.
- You may notice a physical reduction in the size of your testicles.
- You may have little to no sex drive and be unable to achieve or maintain an erection.
- You may find your memory isn’t as sharp as it was, or experience “brain fog”.
- You may see hair thinning in the scalp, eyebrows, mustache, or beard.
Aging gracefully can be challenging for men, especially when it seems as though nature is not on our side. Any observable bodily change has the potential to make us feel weaker, less confident, and less capable of performing, particularly weight gain and loss of virility. And significant changes in physical appearance, the way we feel, and the way we think can have a negative effect, not just on our own emotions, but on our partner’s too.
How Can Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Help?
Compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses plant-derived molecules that mimic the molecular structure of natural testosterone. By renewing your natural balance of hormones, Dr. Asandra can help you to overcome the physical and mental disadvantages of low-T!
Benefits of TRT
Gets to the Root Cause of Weight Gain
Many men seek change with diet and exercise alone, especially when they are fighting an increase in weight. Low-T can make this challenging, as men with the condition are not tackling the root cause of the issue. By rebalancing testosterone through TRT, men have a stable grounding on which they can base their future diet and exercise decisions, making weight loss simpler and more effective in the long-term.
Improves Sexual Function & Stamina
Sexual function issues are far more commonplace than many people realize. But for some men, this may end up becoming the “elephant in the room” in a relationship. Alternatively, acknowledging these changes with insight and maturity could be the best chance to tackle things head-on. With TRT, men can rediscover lost virility, get their weight back on track, and improve their overall strength and vitality to feel whole once more.
Renews Physical & Mental Strength
Waning strength and endurance levels can be frustrating, especially if our diet and exercise routines have not changed significantly. TRT can overcome muscle depletion issues and renew strength for increased performance, and stronger mental fortitude in all aspects of life.
Safe, Natural Alternative to Synthetic Treatments
Unlike synthetic hormones, which have been a popular hormone replacement option in the past, BHRT carries fewer risks and side effects, giving men the energy and strength to live their most optimized life. At AsandraMD, we tailor every TRT treatment protocol to the individual, fully taking into consideration how the added benefits of TRT will help that patient move forward.
Revitalize your life and find renewed contentment with your overall health and well-being. Call our Newport Beach location at (949) 200-8317 for personalized testosterone management programs and the most comprehensive men’s vitality treatments!
We design our TRT plans around the unique goals of every patient. This means everyone who seeks treatment must receive a full evaluation of their suitability. Candidates are men who have seen a marked decline in their strength, an increase in their weight, a decline in sexual function issues or other physical and mental deficits. After a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Asandra, a personalized TRT plan can help you achieve a healthier, more fulfilled life.
If you suspect you have low-T, come to our Newport Beach office for a comprehensive analysis. Fill out the patient inquiry form on our website to get started.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
Dr. Asandra provides his patients with all the information they need to get the most out of their restorative TRT treatment. Patients can also select additional treatments to complement it based on their personal preferences.
Thinning hair is one of the most psychologically damaging symptoms of low-T. It can occur due to genetic reasons, as in the case of androgenetic alopecia, but other factors such as our stress levels, environment, and diet can also affect hair thickness and condition.
Find help for hair loss and treat patchy areas of hair growth with PRP! With targeted platelet-rich plasma therapy, patients can encourage new hair growth on the scalp, in the brows, and in the beard and mustache areas. Procedures focus on a particular area for hair restoration, and with just a few strategically-placed injections, patients can experience a gradual but noticeable improvement in hair thickness and density.
Our overall health can appear to take a significant knock after age 40. But with peptide therapy, patients can support their efforts to improve testosterone levels with TRT and achieve a healthier, harmonized equilibrium. Using short-chain amino acid supplements like ibutamoren, semaglutide, and ipamorelin, Dr. Asandra can help you improve your energy levels, balance your metabolism, gain lean muscle mass, and support your mental sharpness.
There’s no shame in getting a little help with your girth. And with dermal fillers for girth enhancement, patients can achieve better penis proportions. These changes can not only have a positive effect on your self-esteem but on your overall sex life and relationships.
Using widely popular and effective hyaluronic acid fillers, the same as those used to improve age-related facial volume loss, patients can gain girth and confidence with a personalized treatment plan to increase circumferential penis size.
Trusculpt iD uses non-invasive radiofrequency energy to reduce fat deposits by heating and destroying them. Safe, non-surgical body sculpting means patients can achieve subtle but noticeable changes in targeted areas with a simplified recovery and no downtime!
Cost of TRT in Newport Beach
Your testosterone replacement therapy plan will be based on your individual goals. As a result, the cost will vary according to your needs. Find the right combination of treatments to feel vibrant and unique once more! Speak with Dr, Asandra at your personal consultation to see how TRT can change your life. Call our Newport Beach office at (949) 200-8317 or complete the form on our website to connect with us.
- Huo S, Scialli AR, McGarvey S, et al. Treatment of Men for “Low Testosterone”: A Systematic Review. Rajasingh J, ed. PLOS ONE. 2016;11(9):e0162480. doi:https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0162480
- Nassar GN, Raudales F, Leslie SW. Physiology, Testosterone. PubMed. Published 2020. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK526128/
- Krakowsky Y, Grober ED. Testosterone Deficiency – Establishing A Biochemical Diagnosis. EJIFCC. 2015;26(2):105-113. Accessed February 15, 2023. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4975356/#:~:text=VARIATION%20OF%20TESTOSTERONE%20LEVELS%20BASED