If you are a male experiencing low libido, less energy, and decreased muscle mass, you may have low testosterone. You may be feeling like something is off in your body but don’t know how to get back to your youthful feeling self. Or maybe you are feeling embarrassed by these symptoms and have yet to consult your doctor.
At PrimeHealthMD, we are here to tell you that what you are experiencing is common for men when they reach a certain age, but it does not have to be the norm. We can help you balance your hormones so that you do not have to suffer through the effects of low testosterone levels.
Testosterone is the male sex hormone created in the testicles. Testosterone is responsible for male development, such as bone density and muscle mass, and is essential for the functioning of sperm production and sex organs.
Low testosterone or male hypogonadism is a condition in which your testicles do not produce enough of the vital male sex hormone, testosterone. Testosterone is the most essential male hormone, so when your body is not making enough of it, symptoms start to arise.
The two leading causes of low testosterone are Primary hypogonadism and Secondary hypogonadism.
Primary hypogonadism refers to a problem within the testes known as primary testicular failure. This condition may be caused by any of the following:
In secondary hypogonadism, the problem is due to poor functioning of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. The testes are normal but are not functioning the way they should due to other factors.
Secondary hypogonadism contributing factors to having Low Testosterone:
Most men experience a drop in testosterone as they get older, making this condition quite common. Starting at around the age of 30, men may begin to notice a decline in testosterone levels. Low testosterone is more common for men when they reach their mid-40’s, affecting around 40%. However, if you are still young and experiencing symptoms of low T, it’s vital to get it checked out.
At PrimeHealthMD, we utilize advanced diagnostic testing to help determine where your hormonal imbalances are. Our team will thoroughly examine your symptoms and medical history, along with a simple blood test.
We offer hormone replacement therapy to patients struggling with low testosterone. Hormone replacement therapy may be administered in the form of creams, patches, injections, or gels. At PrimeHealthMD, our preferred treatment method is pellet therapy due to its consistent release of testosterone for an extended period. The tiny pellets are inserted into your hip or buttocks during a quick and simple procedure.
Pellet therapy for low testosterone has proven to provide excellent results and has many benefits compared to other low T treatments.
Experiencing shifts in your hormones, such as low testosterone levels, can make you feel a little crazy at times. Despite your best efforts, you are still gaining weight, losing muscle mass, and feeling drained and irritable.
Don’t just tell yourself this is a normal part of aging. There are solutions for low testosterone levels.