You need to take control of your health. If you're experiencing low testosterone symptoms, more than one aspect of your life is likely being negatively impacted.
Testosterone replacement therapy is commonly used to treat low testosterone (hypogonadism) in men. Testosterone levels naturally decline after age 30, but some men experience symptoms from having lower levels than normal.
Symptoms such as chronic tiredness, chronic fatigue, brain fog, low sex drive, and even depression may develop. Testosterone replacement therapy can help you get back to feeling like yourself by improving your testosterone levels and reversing these symptoms.
Board-certified internal medicine physician Prabhdeep Singh, MD, and our team of top-quality medical professionals offer testosterone replacement therapy to help men with low testosterone feel like themselves again. It's simple to determine if you have low testosterone. After discussing your symptoms, Dr. Singh will order blood testing to check your testosterone levels.
Low testosterone isn’t just your father’s problem
When you think of low testosterone, you probably think of your father or grandfather. However, testosterone deficiency can strike at a younger age than most men believe. While low testosterone is common in men over 65, it also affects many men over the age of 45. Testosterone can even dip too low in your 30s.
You may be experiencing symptoms without realizing it because testosterone affects many aspects of life. If you suspect you have low testosterone, you should see a specialist like Dr. Singh. A hormonal evaluation can help you figure out what's going on.
Signs of low testosterone
Here are some of the most common symptoms to look out for:
Reduced sex drive
Sluggish testosterone levels can cause a reduced ability to have a satisfying sex life. While testosterone isn't the only factor that influences libido, men with low testosterone are more likely to report a loss of sexual desire.
Decrease in energy
A drop in testosterone levels can make you tired and exhausted. If you've noticed that you're not as energetic or motivated as you once were, it's time to check your testosterone levels.
Change in mood
A persistently low mood could indicate that your body isn't producing enough testosterone. You may feel grumpy or stressed if your levels are too low.
Loss of muscle mass
Testosterone is crucial for men's muscle development and maintenance, and a loss of muscle mass could be a sign of testosterone deficiency. You need testosterone not only to build and maintain muscles, but also for strength and muscle function properly.
Other symptoms include:
- Weight gain
- Increased abdominal fat
- Erectile dysfunction
Symptoms may appear more subtle initially. You may notice that you’ve gained a little weight, aren’t sleeping as well, or just don’t feel like yourself.
Hormone replacement therapy for men
Dr. Singh is an authority on men's health and can recognize the symptoms of testosterone deficiency. A thorough review of your medical history, relevant blood tests, and an in-depth conversation about your symptoms are all components of a comprehensive evaluation.
If your test results reveal that your testosterone levels are low, Dr. Singh may recommend testosterone replacement therapy. Dr. Singh will work with you to determine the most appropriate form of TRT.
With the help of testosterone replacement therapy, you can start to feel more like your normal self again. To learn more about how TRT can help you reclaim your vitality, call our El Centro, California office to schedule a visit with Dr. Singh.