Testosterone is a natural hormone responsible for the normal growth and development of certain male organs and for the maintenance of other masculine traits. In men, testosterone is produced in the testes (the reproductive glands that also produce sperm) and regulated by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. With low testosterone levels, men can experience a decrease in energy and libido, an increase in body fat, and emotional changes.
How Does Low Testosterone Affect Men? — A decrease in testosterone levels is to be expected as men age. Other factors can also contribute to low T, including chronic health issues such as diabetes or obesity, medications such as corticosteroids or trauma. Our comprehensive health assessment tests for low testosterone levels as well as a multitude of other related issues and can be treated with customized, testosterone replacement therapy treatment plans.
How Common Is Low Testosterone? — It’s hard to pin down an exact number for exactly how common testosterone deficiency is among men. The condition becomes drastically more common as men age, and it’s estimated that as many as 40% of older men have low testosterone.
What is low-T, and how do I find out if I have it?
Low-T is also known as hypogonadism, which happens when a man does not have enough testosterone in his body. Testosterone is the sex hormone that helps boys grow into men. This hormone is key during puberty and in the development of male physical features. Testosterone levels can affect men’s sex drive, erections, mood, muscle mass and bone density. Testosterone is also needed for normal sperm production.
You may have low-T if you have the following problems:
If you think you may have low-T, it is important to see a doctor, who will examine you and evaluate your health history. A blood test can measure your testosterone levels.
Benefits of Testosterone Therapy
By treating the symptoms of low testosterone, patients feel energized, stronger, and less irritable; enjoy more productive sleep and a renewed sense of self; find it easier to concentrate and remember, and experience an increase in libido.
Because Lumina Aesthetics Clinic takes a holistic approach to men’s healthcare.