Low testosterone can affect everything from a low sex drive or mood to an overall change in muscle and fat. It’s important to spot the symptoms of low testosterone and trace them to their root cause, as many are reversible, leading to happier, healthier men.
Low testosterone, alternatively referred to as Low-T, Male Menopause, Andropause or Testosterone Deficiency (TD), is estimated to affect 2.1% of American men, with nearly 50% of those men being 80 years or older. Low testosterone is most common in men who are overweight or suffer from diabetes.
Common symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Reduced Lean Muscle Mass
- Low Sex Drive
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Loss of Body Hair/ Beard Growth
Causes of low testosterone include:
Aging, Thyroid Disorders, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Smoking and Alcohol, Congenital Conditions, Loss of/injury to the Testicles, Chemotherapy or Radiation, Diabetes, Obesity, Infection, Autoimmune Diseases, Pituitary Gland Disease or Opioids.
Testosterone Therapy Options
Arkansas Urology is a leading provider of testosterone therapy, utilizing state-of-the-art facilities and innovative treatments to care for patients. Therapy can range from skin patches and gels to pellets placed under the skin and injections. Most men experience relief in their low testosterone symptoms within four to six weeks of treatment therapy.
Don’t hesitate. If you’re experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, schedule an appointment with Arkansas Urology to receive advanced treatment today!
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