Testosterone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Ali Ahmad, MD -  - Family Medicine

The Medical Dock

Ali Ahmad, MD

Family Medicine & Anti-Aging Specialist located in Huntington Beach, CA & San Pedro, CA

Testosterone replacement therapy can help with low libido, muscle loss, and chronic fatigue, among other benefits. With his expertise in overall wellness and anti-aging, Ali Ahmad, MD, provides personalized testosterone replacement therapy solutions at The Medical Dock, located in Huntington Beach and San Pedro, California. Click on the online scheduler to book a consultation to learn more about testosterone replacement therapy, or call to speak with a team member.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What are normal testosterone levels?

Testosterone is a sex hormone that’s responsible for normal growth and development, as well as basic biological functions and sexual function. For men, testosterone levels should be between 350 ng/dL and 1,000 ng/dL. Beginning as early as your 30s, it’s normal to experience an average loss of 1% of your annual testosterone production.

 

In many cases, your testosterone levels start to decline as a natural part of aging. But you can also have lower-than-normal testosterone levels due to certain chronic medical conditions or injury to your testes. Without proper treatment, you can start experiencing symptoms related to low testosterone.

Why do I need testosterone replacement therapy?

At The Medical Dock, Dr. Ahmad tailors your testosterone replacement therapy to you, based on your current testosterone levels and any symptoms you’re experiencing. He may recommend starting testosterone replacement therapy if you’re noticing:

  • Weight gain
  • Low sex drive (libido)
  • Loss of lean muscle mass
  • Fatigue or decreased endurance
  • A diminished sense of overall well-being
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)

Testosterone replacement therapy is often a course of treatment for erectile dysfunction. If you’re struggling with ED issues, such as difficulty getting or maintaining an erection, replenishing your testosterone levels may be the solution you need to restore your sexual function.

Which type of testosterone replacement therapy do I need?

Testosterone replacement therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, Dr. Ahmad sits and talks with you about your lifestyle and any symptoms you’re experiencing. He runs some labs to check your health and hormone levels in an effort to determine which type of testosterone replacement therapy is going to be most effective for your needs. You may benefit from:

  • Bioidentical hormone pellets
  • Skin patches
  • Topical gels
  • Injections

In most cases, your low testosterone symptoms should start to subside within a few weeks. If you’re continuing to experience problems with erectile dysfunction though, Dr. Ahmad may recommend prescription medications designed to enhance blood flow to your penis. With so many testosterone replacement therapy and men’s health solutions available at The Medical Dock, you can restore your quality of life quickly.  

Schedule your testosterone replacement therapy evaluation at The Medical Dock today. You can book your visit through the online scheduler or over the phone with either office.