Tell-Tale Signs of Testosterone Deficiency and How We Can Help
Constant exhaustion, an expanding waistline, low libido, and thinning hair—does any of this sound familiar? If so, you may be dealing with a condition known as low testosterone.
Nicknamed “low T,” this is a hormonal deficiency that often leaves men feeling like a shadow of their former selves. While it is normal to see testosterone levels drop as you age, that doesn’t mean that you must accept all the side effects that come with this deficiency.
Here are some tell-tale signs that you are experiencing testosterone deficiency and how our team at Impact Medical Wesley Chapel can help.
You might be wondering what testosterone is and what it does. Testosterone is considered a steroid hormone, and it is responsible for stimulating the processes that keep you feeling young, strong, and energetic. Basically, balanced levels of testosterone allow for maximum manliness.
Everything in your body, from your sex drive and muscle strength to sperm production is regulated by testosterone. Once you realize how critical testosterone levels are, it makes perfect sense that too-low levels can wreak havoc on your body and wellbeing.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Even though low testosterone in men is quite common, the symptoms are easy to disregard as expected signs of aging. The good news? Even if you are suffering from low testosterone, it is fully treatable.
Signs of low testosterone in men include:
- Weight gain, usually around the stomach
- Chronic fatigue
- Decrease in strength and muscle mass
- Poor focus or inability to concentrate
- Lack of sex drive/low libido
- Drastic hair loss
Fixing Low Testosterone
Low testosterone is a problem that can be remedied with the help of hormone replacement therapy or HRT. After having a customized dose of testosterone administered via a topical cream or gel, pellet, or injection, you’ll begin to feel better, and your entire body will be rebalanced.
Benefits of testosterone replacement therapy include:
- Increased libido
- Increased muscle mass
- Increased mood and wellbeing
- Increased bone density
- Weight loss
Is Testosterone Therapy Right for You?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of low testosterone, you might be a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). But remember, this is a lifelong therapy, if you stop using the TRT treatment, your testosterone levels will drop again.
TRT is only available with a prescription, and it is only prescribed after a patient has undergone thorough medical and lab exams.
Since hormone levels fluctuate depending on the time of day, diet, and level of activity, doctors usually prefer to take a blood test before noon on two consecutive days. Imaging studies and additional testing might also be done to determine the cause of low testosterone.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
If you want to enhance your energy, your libido, and lose that pesky stomach weight, testosterone therapy might be right for you! Our team can recommend TRT options that can help you get back to the man you once were.
Ready to get started? Contact Impact Medical Wesley Chapel for a hormone therapy consultation today; (813) 953-1002