Hormonal problems are a concern for many men, particularly lack of testosterone. This male hormone peaks around the age of 20 and gradually declines from there. In a perfect world, men would continue to produce enough testosterone to meet their bodies’ needs, but this isn’t always the case. Close to 40% of men over 45 have a testosterone deficiency, and it can occur even earlier.
A quarter of men over 30 fail to produce enough testosterone. As you age, the risk of hormonal problems increases even more, with more than 60% of men over 65 producing low testosterone.
If you have low testosterone, hormone replacement can restore your levels to normal. Testosterone replacement effectively relieves the symptoms of low testosterone, including increasing muscle mass, reducing fatigue, improving mood, and boosting libido.
For the best in men’s health care and testosterone replacement therapy, turn to men’s health specialist Dr. Pabhdeep Singh and our team to help you get your hormones back in balance.
Identifying symptoms of testosterone deficiency
If you don’t feel like yourself lately, scheduling a visit for a men’s health checkup is a wise first step towards getting the answers you need to improve your health. Because testosterone impacts many areas of life, you may have symptoms without realizing it.
It’s critical to visit a specialist, Dr. Singh if you notice symptoms of hormonal imbalance. A hormonal workup can help get to the bottom of things, and if your levels are lagging, TRT can restore your levels to normal.
Signs and symptoms of testosterone deficiency
Testosterone plays a crucial role in men’s health, which is why sagging levels can affect many body systems. Some of the most common symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Reduced muscle mass
- Increased belly fat
- General weight gain
- Feeling tired
- Lack of stamina
- Changes in sleep
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Changes in mood or personality
- New or worsening anxiety or depression
To find out if testosterone deficiency is a problem for you, talk to Dr. Singh. Following a comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Singh can determine the best way to treat your hormone imbalance.
How testosterone deficiency impacts daily life
Low testosterone can have a major impact on your work, social, and family life. You may have problems concentrating and work, affecting your productivity. A loss of interest in sex or problems attaining and maintaining an erection can impact intimate relationships.
Problems sleeping can impact your energy levels during the day, and an increase in body fat and loss of lean muscle can take a toll on your self-esteem and self-image.
Mood changes can cause you to feel withdrawn and lead to a reduced quality of life. You may not feel like yourself and have difficulty putting your finger on the exact problem.
Testosterone replacement therapy
Dr. Singh is an expert in men’s health and can identify symptoms of low testosterone. The signs may be subtle, and you may chalk them up to simply getting older. A men’s health exam is the first step to finding a solution.
A comprehensive evaluation includes a thorough medical history, relevant blood tests, and an in-depth discussion of your symptoms. If tests confirm that your testosterone levels are low, Dr. Singh can discuss TRT as an option to restore hormonal balance.
TRT is available in several forms, including gels, tablets, and injections. Dr. Singh will work with you to find a type of TRT for you.
Getting older doesn’t have to mean giving up the life you once enjoyed. Start feeling like yourself again with the help of TRT. To learn more, contact our El Centro, California office at 760-208-1338 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Singh today. You can also book online at your convenience.