American Male Medical
Low Testosterone Treatment
Low Testosterone Treatment in Dallas, TX
Almost half of the men over the age of 50 experience low testosterone, yet most of those individuals do not receive help! Whether this is due to embarrassment or an inaccurate perception that low testosterone is an inevitable part of aging, there is no reason not to get help. Our doctors at American Male Medical can provide excellent and compassionate treatment to anyone suffering from low testosterone.
Do I have low testosterone?
About 25 percent of males over the age of 30 have low testosterone. That number increases to 40 percent for males over the age of 45! As such, it is a common condition that is often a by-product of aging. You might have low testosterone if you experience the following symptoms:
- Difficulty achieving and sustaining an erection
- Decreased libido and sexual interest
- Problems with memory and concentration
- Depression, irritability, and a reduced sense of well-being
- Decreased muscle strength
- Hot flashes
- Enlarged breasts, or gynecomastia
- Smaller and softer testicles
- Weakened bones
If you are concerned about your testosterone levels, we can arrange a blood test at American Male Medical to determine whether you have low testosterone or not.
What causes low testosterone?
Over time, testosterone levels naturally decline in men. Once men reach the age of 30, their testosterone gradually drops by about one percent per year. Besides aging, however, there are numerous conditions or other factors that can lead to low testosterone levels. Some of these include:
- Alcohol or steroid abuse
- Hemochromatosis and other metabolic disorders
- Kallman syndrome
- Klinefelter syndrome
- Medications such as opioids, steroids, or hormone supplements
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Radiation exposure
How is testosterone produced?
In men, testosterone is produced by Leydig cells in the testicles as well as the adrenal glands. As an androgen, it is a type of hormone that generates the development of male characteristics in humans, including sperm production and the male reproductive organs. Testosterone is also instrumental in developing new blood cells, maintaining healthy muscles and bones, and enhancing libido. It is often associated with height, hair growth, and penis size.
The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland are responsible for regulating testosterone production. The hypothalamus plays an essential role in releasing hormones, regulating body temperature, controlling your appetite, regulating emotions, and managing sexual impulses. The pituitary gland is about the size of a pea and is located directly behind the bridge of your nose. The hypothalamus controls it, and in turn, controls other hormonal glands, such as the thyroid, adrenal glands, ovaries, and testicles.
What treatment options are there for low testosterone?
There are various therapies and procedures to correct low testosterone! Some of these options include skin patches, topical gels, oral therapy, pellets, or injections. In addition to such treatments, we offer testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) at American Male Medical! TRT improves libido, energy levels, memory and concentration, strength and bone density, sleep, as well as to aid in weight loss. TRT is available either as an injection or a topical gel. When you come in for a TRT appointment, one of our doctors will help you decide what treatment option is best for you.
Don’t miss out on our quality and innovative low testosterone treatments at American Male Medical! If you would like to book an appointment with us, you can either schedule an appointment on our website or by phone. American Male Medical is located at 1850 Lakepointe, Drive Ste 500 in Lewisville, Texas, as well as three other locations in California and Tennessee! Our Lewisville clinic is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and we are closed on Saturday to Monday.