Johannes Ramirez, MD -  - Gynecologist

Johannes Ramirez, MD

Gynecologist & Obstetrician located in Oxnard, CA

Low Testosterone Specialist

Dr. Ramirez treats men and women with low testosterone levels in the Oxnard, Camarillo, CA area.

Low Testosterone Q & A

by Johannes Ramirez, MD

What are the Symptoms of Low Testosterone?

While it is more common to think of men developing the signs and symptoms of low testosterone as he gets older, women are also affected by changes in testosterone levels. The most common symptoms associated with low levels of testosterone include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Lower libido
  • Problems achieving or maintaining an erection
  • Irritability, depression, or other mood disorders
  • Lethargy or lack of energy

How Can Testosterone Therapy Help Women?

Many studies have concluded that testosterone supplementation can significantly benefit post-menopausal women who suffer from low libidos and sexual dysfunction. Restoring testosterone in postmenopausal women has also been shown to improve mood and well-being, treat certain kinds of depression and fatigue, and treat and prevent the loss of bone density and muscle mass. It should be noted that testosterone replacement is unadvised in women with breast or uterine cancer, or those at risk for cardiovascular or liver disease.

Testosterone is also tied to heart health. Lower testosterone levels are linked to higher risk of cardiovascular issues. The doctor believes that testosterone therapy can significantly affect a patient’s quality of life, including all the sexual benefits, testosterone replacement therapy can improve mood and energy levels while minimizing irritability and anger. For more information, contact the office to schedule a consultation with the doctor.

What is Testosterone Therapy?

Testosterone levels naturally decline with age, and play important roles for both men and women. Testosterone levels in men decline naturally after the age of 30 and continue to decline further each year with age. Other causes of low testosterone levels in men include injury, chronic illness, alcoholism, stress, obesity, inflammatory diseases, chemotherapy and some medications. In the United States, a male testosterone level below 300 ng/dL from a morning serum sample is generally considered low. Testosterone replacement therapy can help reverse the effects of low testosterone, and promote feelings of vitality. In general, hormone replacement therapy is safe. It is associated with some side effects, most of which are not common, and may include: acne or oily skin, mild fluid retention, stimulation of prostate tissue, breast enlargement, worsening of sleep apnea, or decreased testicular size.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Johannes Ramirez, MD accepts most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

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Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna
Family PACT
Medicaid
Medicare
United Healthcare
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Location
Johannes Ramirez, MD
750 Gonzales Road, #120
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: 805-214-1155
Fax: 805-247-1893
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805-214-1155