Hormone replacement therapy has been getting a lot of attention recently. It makes sense considering how common low T is among adult men. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly how many of us are struggling with low T, but according to the American Urological Association, about 2% of men have a testosterone deficiency.
As we age, the number of diagnosed cases skyrockets; as many as 1 out of every 2 men over the age of 80 can have abnormally low T levels.
At Renew Vitality, we like to empower our clients to know the facts about low T since it affects so many of us. We also pride ourselves in offering several hormone replacement therapy options to fit the specific needs of each of our clients.
Common Misconceptions about HRT
Despite what some advertisements may say, HRT does not improve your body’s ability to produce testosterone naturally. Instead, think of it as a tool that works with your body. Essentially, it optimizes the testosterone you’re currently producing by adding a bioidentical replacement to bolster depleting levels.
At Renew Vitality, HRT is much more than medication. Our treatment plan is truly holistic. Often we’ll recommend our clients change their diet. Yo-yo dieting and overeating can disrupt hormone levels. A proper diet with whole foods can not only help you shed pounds, but it also balances your hormone levels.
Your doctor may also suggest you tweak your exercise routine. You may have heard that not exercising can deplete your testosterone over time. Working out too much can adversely affect your T levels, too. Working with a specialist ensures that you’re following the best routine for optimal results.
There’s also more than one version of hormone replacement therapy. You can ask your doctor about injections, patches, or gels to see which is the best course of action.
Typically, you’ll place testosterone patches on your back, abdomen, arms, or buttocks. They’ll gradually release a consistent amount of testosterone to stabilize your levels.
Gels, like AndroGel or Testim, are usually applied daily because they immediately absorb into your skin. Every product is a little bit different, but in most cases, the gel will come with a pump. Your doctor will decide your prescription after completing your physical and checking your blood work, and then make sure the pump dispenses the ideal amount.
At Renew Vitality, we prefer injectables. They’re effective and incredibly convenient. Guys can come into the office for a private consultation, and then administer their own injections in the comfort of their own home.
Does HRT have any side effects?
Like most medical procedures HRT, patients can experience side effects throughout their journey.
Some of the most common side effects are mild, like an increase in acne or breakouts. You may also notice that you have the urge to go to the bathroom more within the first week.
At times clients, notice their weight fluctuates while starting therapy. You aren’t actually gaining weight, but you may be retaining fluid due to certain forms of HRT.
Testosterone affects your ability to regulate your mood. Starting HRT may cause you to notice fluctuations in your mood, including mild aggression.
At Renew Vitality, we work closely with our clients and monitor your progress and any side effects you may experience along the way. If at any point you notice any of the side effects we’ve mentioned, don’t hesitate to let us know immediately.
It’s our goal to make sure you’re comfortable every step of the process.
Can I get Hormone Replacement Therapy in Beverly Hills?
Of course, you can! Beverly Hills has almost 35,00 residents and roughly 6,000 people per square mile. One of our largest industries is Health Care, employing over 2,000 residents with a median household income of about $103,000.
There are only 11 hormone replacement clinics in the city, many of which are right between Beverly Hills Gardens Park and Wilshire Blvd.
Renew Vitality LA is one of the nation’s foremost leaders in men’s health and wellness. Our Southern California team is led by Dr. Kawesh, an elite physician who trained at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Our modern facility is filled with medical professionals who specialize in helping men live longer, healthier lives.
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Hormone replacement therapy has helped millions of men diagnosed with hypogonadism for years. Wondering if you’re a good candidate for HRT? We don’t recommend HRT for men with certain health complications like a history of heart problems, or the risk of developing prostate cancer.
We’re different than most clinics. Here at Renew Vitality LA, we’ll craft a personalized wellness plan that’s specially designed to treat the root of the cause, not just the symptoms. During your consultation, we’ll conduct a thorough physical assessment to make sure HRT is the course of action.
Drop by our Beverly Hills office to say “hi” and take a tour of our facility today!