Low Testosterone Therapy Clinic Questions and Answers
At American Male Medical, our testosterone clinic provides excellent treatment to individuals dealing with low testosterone levels! For more information, please call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Lewisville TX, Carrollton TX, Flower Mound TX, Sherman Oaks CA, Los Angeles CA, Irvine CA, Tustin CA, Nashville TN and Oak Hill TN.
While low testosterone can be a frustrating condition to deal with, you are neither alone if you have low testosterone levels, nor are you without a solution! At American Male Medical, our physicians and medical professionals specialize in providing high-quality testosterone treatment to men of all ages. We would be more than happy to see you for a consultation if you are interested in testosterone treatment at American Male Medical!
What are the signs of low testosterone in a man?
Since testosterone is a sex hormone that regulates a broad range of bodily functions and processes, there can be numerous signs and symptoms that occur when a man has low testosterone levels, a condition often diagnosed as hypogonadism. Some of the bodily functions and processes that testosterone hormones regulate include bone density, fat distribution and metabolism, mood, muscle mass and strength, red blood cell production, sex drive, and sperm cell production. With that in mind, the following are some signs and symptoms that can occur when a man has low testosterone or hypogonadism:
- Depression, irritability, or mood swings
- Difficulty with achieving or maintaining an erection
- Fatigue, lack of energy, or trouble concentrating
- Hair loss
- Hot flashes
- Increased body fat
- Insomnia or irregular sleep patterns
- Low sex drive (libido)
- Reduced bone density, which increases one’s risk of experiencing fractures
- Reduction in testicle size and sperm count
- Significant loss of muscle mass or trouble retaining muscle mass
With that being said, there can also be instances where no symptoms occur for individuals with low testosterone levels. Often, such cases go unnoticed or are revealed and diagnosed through routine blood work. If an individual has low testosterone but is not experiencing any adverse symptoms, treatment may not be needed.
What kind of doctor should I see for testosterone therapy?
There are several doctors who can provide therapy for low testosterone or hypogonadism, including a family medicine doctor, primary care physician (PCP), urologist, or an endocrinologist. At American Male Medical, we have several physicians and medical professionals who can provide excellent testosterone therapy to you! Our main line of treatment for hypogonadism or low testosterone levels is hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which is also known as testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). HRT can be administered via injection or topical cream to help manage and increase testosterone production for individuals with low testosterone levels.
If you would like to know the specific specialties and qualifications of our doctors and medical professionals at American Male Medical, please feel free to call us at the clinic nearest you.
What is the main cause of low testosterone?
While aging is the primary cause of declining testosterone levels in men, there are numerous possible causes for low testosterone levels or hypogonadism. Once men reach their 30s, their testosterone levels naturally decrease at an average rate of one percent per year. Other possible causes of low testosterone in men could include any of the following:
- Alcohol, drug, or steroid abuse
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Excess estrogen production
- High prolactin levels
- Human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV)/Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
- Kallman syndrome, which is the abnormal development of the hypothalamus gland
- Klinefelter syndrome, also referred to as XXY syndrome, and is a genetic condition where an individual is born with an extra copy of the X chromosome)
- Metabolic disorders
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Pituitary gland disorders
- Pubertal delay
- Radiation exposure
- Sarcoidosis, which is an inflammatory disease
- Testicular injury or infection
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus