Dealing with memory issues or feeling persistently tired, down in the dumps, and uninterested in sex? Low-T could be the reason.
Over 40 percent of men 45 and older suffer from low testosterone levels. If you think you may be one of them, let’s talk more about the symptoms of low T and how our men’s health experts here at NIVA Men’s Health can help you feel and be like the healthy, vigorous man you used to be.
What Is Testosterone?
An essential hormone for both sexes, testosterone plays a role in many crucial bodily functions. In men, testosterone is responsible for the following:
- Bone growth and strength
- Development of the penis and testes
- Deepening of the voice during adolescence
- Hair growth
- Mood regulation
- Production of sperm
Experts believe testosterone may have a number of other functions that have not yet been discovered to this day.
Low T Signs and Symptoms
The following conditions, especially when they occur together, could give you a clue that your testosterone levels may be out of whack:
- Depression or anxiety
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Hair loss
- Loss of bone mass and strength
- Low sex drive
- Memory and concentration issues
- Muscle shrinkage and weakness
- Weight gain, particularly around the waist
Potential Causes of Low Testosterone
Declining testosterone levels can be attributed to poor lifestyle habits and certain medical conditions, some of which are listed below:
- Chronic kidney or liver disease
- Heavy alcohol use
- Surgery or traumatic injury to the penis and/or testicles
- Thyroid problems
- Tumors, particularly in the pituitary gland
How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Works
The first step toward enjoying feeling strong and virile again is a personalized consultation with one of our men’s health expert physicians here at NIVA Men’s Health. Your doctor will go over your symptoms and your medical history. He will then take a blood sample to measure your hormone levels.
If you have low T, your doctor will have you start on a care plan aimed at improving your testosterone levels and bringing them to a normal range. Your doctor may give you lifestyle recommendations in addition to your standard treatment, which is testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Over the course of your treatment, you will likely experience better energy, sex drive, and a sense of well-being, among other benefits.
As you go along, your doctor will monitor your symptoms and hormone levels to assess the progress of your treatment.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Jacksonville and Melbourne, FL
At NIVA Men’s Health, testosterone replacement therapy is just one of the many solutions that we provide for men, like you, desiring to restore their youthful vitality and virility.
To talk to one of our providers about TRT, call us at our office near you, or simply fill out this form. We look forward to serving you at one of our locations: in Melbourne and Jacksonville, FL; Manalapan, NJ; Naperville, IL; Wixom, MI; or Woodstock, GA.