Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Alisha Bhatia, ND

Board Certified & Licensed Naturopathic Doctor located in Temecula, CA

As men get older, their testosterone levels decline, which may lead to weight gain, fatigue, and low libido. At her Temecula, California, practice, Dr. Alisha Bhatia, N.D., specializes in hormone balance and offers testosterone replacement therapy to optimize your testosterone levels and relieve your symptoms. For a consultation to learn more about testosterone replacement therapy, call the office or book online today.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a sex hormone, present in both females, but predominately in males. It is responsible for various things in the body, including muscle mass, bone density, mood, energy, cardiovascular health, libido, and more.

Around age 30, your testosterone levels may begin to decrease, resulting in various symptoms.

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

A decrease in testosterone levels can cause a range of symptoms. Some of the most common include:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Muscle loss and fat gain
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Irritability

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, you shouldn’t ignore them as a consequence of getting older. With help from Dr. Alisha, you can feel like your old self again.

What is testosterone replacement therapy?

Testosterone replacement therapy refers to the medical treatment of low testosterone levels. Dr. Alisha uses bioidentical hormones for hormone replacement therapy. These hormones are created from natural sources and have the same chemical structure as your body’s own testosterone and act just like the hormones naturally found in your body.

Dr. Alisha has your testosterone replacement therapy compounded to meet your specific needs and offers topical creams or injections as your replacement options.

Am I a good candidate for testosterone replacement therapy?

Dr. Alisha determines if you’re a good candidate for testosterone replacement therapy during a comprehensive consultation. In addition to reviewing your medical history and symptoms, she also conducts a physical exam and runs lab work to test your testosterone levels. 

If your levels are low, she can develop a testosterone replacement therapy plan to optimize the amount, relieve your symptoms, and improve your health.

She may also provide diet, supplement, and lifestyle recommendations to help you live a healthy and happy long life.

If you’re not feeling like your usual self, don’t ignore your symptoms. It may be due to a hormonal imbalance. For an evaluation to see if you would benefit from testosterone replacement therapy, call Dr. Alisha Bhatia, N.D., or request an appointment online today.