How would you define Low Testosterone?
Testosterone is the most prevalent hormone in a man’s body that can cause sexual problems when its production falls below the normal range of levels defined by medical professionals. This occurrence is called Low Testosterone or “Low T.” This condition is also sometimes caused by other health factors or medications, which your physician can help you determine.
As you may already know, normal levels of testosterone are vital for many different areas of sexual health. However, testosterone is also essential for bone and muscle stability, make it an important factor in men’s overall health.
Your testosterone levels are typically evaluated through standard blood tests administered by your doctor. However, while you may fall within the medical definition of a “normal” testosterone level for you age, you can still experience symptoms associated with low testosterone. If you suffer from any of the symptoms below, you may be experiencing the effects of Low T:
- Lack of sex drive
- Fatigue or low energy
- Memory loss
- Muscle loss
- Weight gain
- Sleep apnea
- Hair loss
- Erectile dysfunction
- Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS)
When you visit us at the Southwest Men’s Clinic, our experienced physicians will thoughtfully evaluate your symptoms and testosterone levels to provide you with an effective treatment. When treated, testosterone levels can increase your masculinity, sexual activity, and overall optimism about life.
What are the causes of Low T?
In many cases, low testosterone is the result of the body’s natural aging process. While the decrease of testosterone production can have no effect on some men’s sexual health, it may feel more debilitating or disappointing for others. In these cases, hormone balancing may an effective treatment option.
How do you make a Low T diagnosis?
A standard blood test provides the adequate information needed to diagnose Low Testosterone.
What does treatment look like for Low Testosterone?
At The Southwest Men’s Clinic, we provide the best in hormone therapy treatment from trained, Arizona-licensed professionals. In more extreme cases, we also offer hormone replacement. After assessing your unique Low T symptoms, our physicians will work with you prescribe a personalized treatment plan to help you reach an optimal level of health.
Potential Side Effects: Worsening of prostate issues (BPH and prostate cancer) including increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Changes in red blood cell level, cholesterol level, hormone levels, and PSA level. Permanent hair growth on face, chest, buttocks, or other areas of the body. Head hair loss. Mood or psychological changes such as increased anger or aggressive behavior. Breast growth similar in appearance to that found in women. Testicular shrinkage or atrophy. Decrease sperm count, causing infertility. Acne. It may worsen sleep apnea. Tissue edema. It may increase risk of heart attack, strokes, high blood pressure, other cardiovascular problems, and death in people with or without heart disease.