New Tampa Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine
Pain Management & Sports Medicine located in Wesley Chapel, FL
Introducing our new Wellness Clinic
Low testosterone affects almost 40% of men aged 45 and older and for women the number is estimated to be between 10 and 15 million. At New Tampa Interventional Pain & Sports Medicine in Wesley Chapel, Florida, Jose De La Torre, MD, offers the most advanced treatment available to optimize your testosterone levels. If you’re living with sexual dysfunction, fatigue, mood swings, or live in or around the North Tampa, Land O' Lakes, Lutz, and Zephyrhills areas, call New Tampa Interventional Pain & Sports Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.
Testosterone Therapy Q & A
What are the symptoms of low testosterone?
- Low sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased sense of well-being
- Depressed mood
- Difficulties with concentration and memory
- Moodiness and irritability
- Loss of muscular strength
- Increased body fat
- Muscle weakness
- Sleep disturbances
- Reduced sex drive
- Decreased sexual satisfaction
- Weight gain
- Fertility issues
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of bone density
What is considered an optimal testosterone level?
According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, a male should have 300 to 1,000 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL) of testosterone in his blood and a woman should have a total of 15–70 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dl) of testosterone in her blood.
The best time for testing is between 7 and 10 a.m.
How is low testosterone treated?
Dr. De La Torre develops a comprehensive treatment strategy for testosterone replacement based on your symptoms and the lab values of your condition. This approach will include testosterone pellets as well as closely monitoring your testosterone lab values for continued optimization of health.
What are testosterone pellets?
Testosterone pellets are small. They measure 3 millimeters (mm) by 9 mm and contain crystalline testosterone. Implanted under the skin, they slowly release testosterone over the course of 3 to 6 months. A short, simple procedure is performed in your doctor’s office to implant the pellets under the skin, usually near your hip. These pellets are a long-acting form of testosterone therapy. They should deliver a stable, steady dose of testosterone, typically providing the needed level of hormone for 4 months.
To learn more about low testosterone and the available treatments, call New Tampa Interventional Pain & Sports Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.