Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Chicago

ReAlign Health & Wellness Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Chicago

Testosterone levels naturally decline as men age. Levels that are too low cause a variety of issues for men that can be remedied with TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy). Some of the common symptoms and effects of low testosterone:

  • Decreased libido (low sex drive)

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)

  • Fatigue and low energy levels

  • Low sense of well-being

  • Depression

  • Decreased muscle mass

  • Lower red blood cell production

  • Changes in body fat distribution

  • Increased belly fat

  • Decreased sperm production

  • Lack of motivation

When testosterone decreases, it can interfere with many facets of a mans life and have a negative impact on their health. Some symptoms may be mild while others can be more severe and debilitating. Low testosterone levels, also known as andropause, may increase the risk of heart disease, type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and erectile dysfunction (ED). Testosterone replacement therapy and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help to maintain optimal levels of hormones through compounded solutions tailored to men’s specific needs.

How Are Testosterone Levels Checked?

There are several components to testing testosterone levels. Typically, it begins by self-reporting from the patient that they are experiencing symptoms associated with declining testosterone. The physician will complete a medical history form, physical exam, questionnaire, and blood test of the patient to assess their physical and mental symptoms and determine hormone levels. A blood test will check for both inactive and active testosterone levels.

Your labs from ReAlign Health & Wellness will include a CBC (Complete Blood Count), SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin), Chem screen, and Total Testosterone.

Once we receive your labs we can calculate your Bioavailable Testosterone which is the most accurate measure of the testosterone in your system. At ReAlign Health & Wellness​​​​​​​ we want to have the most in-depth information so we can give you the most in-depth solutions. Based on your lab results our medical staff will decide if TRT is right for you.

Treating Testosterone Deficiencies

Once an imbalance is identified, our healthcare professionals can begin formulating a treatment plan. This may involve testosterone replacement therapy that can be customized to meet a patient’s specific needs through compounded medications. Our ReAlign Health & Wellness​​​​​​​ healthcare professional​​​​​​​ can prescribe the proper dosage based on the client’s current level and the optimal range for their age and health.

Testosterone By Injections Or Pellets

ReAlign Health & Wellness​​​​​​​ offers an individual approach to our treatments and has both injections and pellets available as options.

BHRT Pellets

BHRT stands for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and is commonly referred to as TRT pellets. The molecular structure of BHRT mimics hormones produced by the human body. Pellets are made of custom-compounded hormones and binders tailored to your individual needs. During a routine in-office procedure, small pellets are inserted into the hip or buttock area under local anesthesia. The procedure takes about 30-45 minutes and the pellets continue to secrete Testosterone over the next 3-4 months. The pellets containing hormones and binders can react to the needs of the body, releasing additional hormones just as the body would normally under exercise or stress. BHRT therapy is a convenient and efficient way to relieve symptoms of andropause and men with low testosterone levels may benefit from BHRT.

​​​​​​​Every man is different and will respond differently to medication. At ReAlign Health & Wellness​​​​​​​ Med our goal is to guide you to good health and a program to live your best life. Always speak to your healthcare professional about the benefits, risks, and side effects of any medications or medical treatments. Take care of yourself, handsome.