Low Testosterone (men)
The most important sex hormone that men have is testosterone — it’s responsible for hair and muscle growth, as well as maintaining your sex drive, sperm production, muscle mass and bone health.
What is low testosterone?
Low testosterone — which is also called hypogonadism or "low T” — is a common condition for older men. The symptoms include:
- Reduced sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low sperm count
- Loss of body hair, muscle mass, and strength
- Low energy, increased fatigue
- Increased body fat
- Enlarged breasts
Chronic low testosterone can also lead to osteoporosis, mood swings, fatigue, and smaller testes.
It’s important to have the doctors at Pasadena Pellet Therapy check you for low “T”. It can be normal due to aging, but also can result from several medical conditions, including:
- Hormone disorders and pituitary problems
- Chronic diseases of the liver or kidney
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Genetic conditions or Family history
- Side effect of Medications
What is testosterone therapy?
Before you reach the age of 40, your testosterone levels begin to slowly and naturally decrease. While some symptoms associated with low T are a normal part of aging — including a decreased sex drive — it’s unusual to completely lose interest in sex.
The medical professionals at Pasadena Pellet Therapy will measure the testosterone levels in your blood along with other blood tests, and do a thorough review of your medical history to rule out other causes of your symptoms. Testosterone therapy is the use of synthetic bio-identical testosterone, which functions the same as the version produced by your body.
Testosterone therapy improves:
- Sexual interest and function
- Body hair growth
- Bone density
- Muscle mass
If you are having men’s health issues associated with low testosterone and think that testosterone therapy might help you, call or make an appointment online today with Pasadena Pellet Therapy in Pasadena, California. Call 626-696-2655.