If you’re an aging male, you might already be developing low testosterone. Most men begin to experience a decrease in their testosterone levels at the age of 40. Although the changes might be subtle at first, but over time, you may begin to experience some pretty diverse symptoms. Below, we’ll look at some of the common signs of low testosterone, so you know if you need to look for testosterone replacement therapy treatments or other solutions.
Early Signs of Low Testosterone
Testosterone decreases gradually in men, unlike estrogen in women, which has a sharp drop after menopause. Most men begin noticing symptoms that include fatigue, a loss in muscle mass, weight gain, and changes in mood. Other health issues, such as obesity or drug and alcohol use, can aggravate these symptoms, so consulting your doctor may be an important step in determining if you are experiencing low testosterone.
Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency
As testosterone continues to decrease, men will notice symptoms increasing in severity and even the development of new symptoms. These symptoms can include depression, low sex drive, erectile dysfunction and hair loss. It is at this point that many men realize they are experiencing a health issue, and a simple test can determine your testosterone levels. At this stage, we encourage patients to explore hormone therapy options in order to alleviate their symptoms.
How is Low Testosterone Treated?
Hormone therapy, also called hormone replacement therapy, is the most common form of treatment for low testosterone. There are various forms of hormone replacement therapy, offering multiple treatment options to properly address your particular symptoms and concerns. With testosterone replacement, we can restore your testosterone levels to the optimal range. This can help alleviate the symptoms of low testosterone, helping many patients feel much healthier and younger as a result.
If you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, contact us today to schedule an appointment at Art of Balance Wellness Spa. We can determine your hormone levels and help you get started with the hormone replacement therapy treatment that is right for you.