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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Houston Family MD

Board Certified Family Practice Physician located in Houston, TX

If you experience low testosterone levels with fatigue, thinning hair, weight gain, muscle loss, or sexual dysfunction, turn to Houston Family MD in Cypress, Texas. Board-certified family medicine physician Ranjit Grewal, MD, and his experienced team provide testosterone long-acting pellets to balance hormone levels and restore your quality of life. Schedule an evaluation by phone or online today.

What are testosterone long-acting pellets?

Testosterone long-acting pellets are an option for patients struggling with low testosterone levels. Because of aging or an underlying medical problem, the testosterone levels your body naturally produces may decline, causing unpleasant symptoms. Testosterone replacement therapy using long-acting pellets is a safe, effective, convenient hormone treatment.

Who is a candidate for testosterone long-acting pellets?

Candidates for testosterone replacement therapy are those with bothersome symptoms of low testosterone. Examples of such symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Reduced lean body mass and strength
  • Depression
  • Thinning hair
  • Increased body fat
  • Reduced bone density
  • Memory issues

You’re more likely to experience low testosterone if you are older, carry excess body weight, or have a poorly managed chronic disease — such as diabetes or obstructive sleep apnea.

Is testosterone replacement therapy right for me?

To determine if you’re a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy with long-lasting pellets, your Houston Family MD specialist discusses your symptoms and medical history, weighs you, checks your vital signs, and completes a physical exam to look for signs of hormone issues. They also order blood tests to evaluate your current hormone levels and personalize a treatment plan.

What happens when I’m receiving testosterone long-acting pellets?

When receiving testosterone long-acting pellets, you simply rest comfortably. Your specialist cleans your skin, numbs the treatment area, and makes a tiny incision to insert the pellets under the skin in your upper buttocks region. They close the incisions using medical tape. 

What can I expect after testosterone replacement therapy?

After you receive testosterone long-acting pellets, you can resume a typical daily routine. However, avoid swimming and sitting in hot tubs until your incision heals. Ice the area to reduce any swelling. 

Testosterone long-acting pellets slowly release testosterone into your body during the next few months. You can expect to feel better with more energy, improved sexual functioning, a leaner body, and a better overall quality of life. About every 3-5 months, your Houston Family MD provider can replace testosterone pellets to ensure long-lasting hormone balance. 

Schedule an evaluation at Houston Family MD by phone or online today to determine if testosterone long-acting pellets are right for you.