Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

San Fernando Valley Urological Associates

Urologists located in Tarzana, CA & West Hills, CA

About 13 million men in the United States have low testosterone, but less than 10% receive treatment for it. The experienced urology team at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates provides hormone replacement therapy to men with low testosterone. Call the office in either West Hills or Tarzana, California, today to schedule an appointment or book one online.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is one of the medical treatments available at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates.

The state-of-the-art urology practice includes a team of experts that specializes in urological problems and men’s health. They offer HRT for the treatment of low testosterone.

Testosterone is a male sex hormone responsible for many characteristics unique to men, including facial hair, muscle mass, and sex drive. Though women’s bodies contain testosterone, men need to produce a certain amount of the hormone for their health and well-being.

As men get older, testosterone production falls off. In some men, testosterone levels are abnormally low, causing symptoms that affect their quality of life.

Am I a candidate for hormone replacement therapy?

Schedule a consultation with the experts at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates to see if you’re a candidate for hormone replacement therapy. 

You should schedule a consultation if you experience the common signs and symptoms of low testosterone, including:

  • Low libido
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Irritability

Your provider reviews your symptoms and medical history during your consultation and measures the testosterone levels in your blood. Because hormone levels fluctuate, the team does two blood tests before officially diagnosing you with low testosterone.

If you have abnormally low testosterone levels, they can recommend HRT to improve your hormone balance and ease your symptoms.

How is hormone replacement therapy given?

San Fernando Valley Urological Associates offers a few HRT options:

Gel

The San Fernando Valley Urological Associates team considers gel the simplest option for hormone replacement therapy in men. You apply the gel every morning to your shoulder and chest, and you absorb the hormones through your skin.

The gel method of hormone replacement therapy most closely resembles the body’s natural release of testosterone.

Patches

San Fernando Valley Urological Associates also offers HRT patches. Patches are like a bandaid with medication. Like the gel, your body absorbs the hormones in the patches through your skin. 

You leave the patch on your skin until it’s time for your next dose, usually every 24 hours.

Injections

San Fernando Valley Urological Associates also offers HRT injections. The team gives these injections once a week and can teach you how to inject yourself at home.

Many men suffer from symptoms brought on by low testosterone levels. To see if hormone replacement therapy can help you, call San Fernando Valley Urological Associates today or schedule an appointment online.