Low Testosterone Treatment

Men, did you know that your testosterone levels gradually decline about 1 percent per year after age 30 or 40? Testosterone levels generally peak during adolescence and early adulthood, and in older men a low testosterone level may simply be due to the decline of normal aging. However, for those experiencing an abnormally low drop in testosterone or hypogonadism, you may benefit from low testosterone treatment.

Also referred to as testosterone therapy, low testosterone treatment helps restore the depleting levels of testosterone in an aging male’s body. Testosterone helps maintain men’s bone density, fat distribution, muscle strength and mass, facial and body hair, red blood cell production, sex drive, and sperm production. When there is low level of this essential hormone present in the body, it can cause an array of discouraging symptoms. This includes changes in sexual function, such as reduced sexual desire, fewer spontaneous erections, and infertility. There may physical changes and symptoms, including increased body fat, reduced muscle bulk and strength, and decreased bone density. Emotional changes are also common, as you may experience a decrease in motivation, self-confidence, or even have difficulty concentrating. Changes in sleep patterns and insomnia may also be attributed to low testosterone. Some of these signs and symptoms can be caused by various underlying medical and health factors, so a blood test is the only way to diagnose a low testosterone level. If it is determined that you do suffer from low testosterone due to a medical condition like hypogonadism (rather than just due to natural aging), you may benefit from low testosterone treatment. With this treatment, the higher levels of testosterone may increase muscle strength and lean body mass, improve sexual response, prevent osteoporosis, protect against cardiovascular disease, increase energy, fight impotence, and improve mood and sense of well-being.

If you wonder whether testosterone therapy and low testosterone treatment might be right for you, talk with our doctor about the risks and benefits. Upon checking your testosterone and hormone levels, our doctor will likely measure your testosterone levels at least twice before discussing whether testosterone therapy is an option for you. Don’t wait until you’re foggy, grumpy, and don’t feel or can’t perform like yourself anymore. Call our office today for any questions or information regarding this treatment.