DO YOU THINK YOU HaVE LOW TESTOSTERONE LEVELS?
Testosterone is the male hormone that is responsible for developing the testes during puberty. It contributes to male attributes such as facial hair and a deepened voice, while affecting a man’s libido and even his mood.
Symptoms of Low testosterone (low t)
After the age of 30, a man’s testosterone levels naturally begin to decrease. This regression is usually gradual and spread out over the rest of his life. In some cases though, the levels drop rapidly, which leads to a host of symptoms. Some of these may include:
CAUSES OF LOW TESTOSTERONE (LOW T)
Among the known causes of low testosterone, medical experts have defined three main factors. They believe the condition originates either in the testes, pituitary gland, or the hypothalamus of the brain.
Low testosterone in relation to the testes can occur due to a number of reasons:
- Undescended testicles
- Injury to the testicles
- Cancer therapy in response to testicular cancer
- Contracting the mumps in puberty or adulthood which leads to inflammation of the testes
- Genetic conditions such as a chromosome abnormality
When low testosterone is a result of a condition in the pituitary gland or hypothalamus, doctors may seek out one of the following:
- Damage to the pituitary gland caused by a tumor
- A malformed hypothalamus
- A decrease in blood flow to the pituitary gland or hypothalamus
- The existence of the HIV or AIDS virus because either one may inflame the pituitary gland or hypothalamus
We may also ask if you’ve used anabolic steroids or have been battling with obesity, because both factors can interfere with the body’s natural production of testosterone.
LOW TESTOSTERONE And belly fat
Did you know there is a strong correlation between low testosterone and belly fat? As men age their testosterone levels tend to decrease and at the same time are likely to gain more belly fat. As if the loss of testosterone and fat gain cycle weren’t bad enough, body fat has an enzyme called aromatase, which converts testosterone into estrogens. When someone has higher estrogen levels in their body, their hormonal system tells the body to slow down its production of testosterone. Less testosterone tends to mean more belly fat. It’s common for men to lose testosterone as they age, however weight gain can accelerate the process. Staying active and eating healthy can help men avoid the annoying habit of developing the infamous “pot belly.”
LOW T testing and treatment
The first test your doctor will perform a blood screening to determine where your testosterone levels are at. In some cases they may be already be dangerously low before any of the more serious symptoms have become apparent. Whether your symptoms have begun to impair your quality of life or not, we always recommend that you pursue some type of treatment plan. Ignoring low testosterone can lead to more serious conditions over time such as a weakening of bone and muscle mass. At Advanced Anti-Aging, we offer a comprehensive treatment plan for men who are ready to feel their best once again! Through monthly testosterone replacement therapy programs and guidance on diet and exercise, your experience at Advanced is highly personalized just for you. Contact us today if you are ready to feel just as good as you did in your twenties!
Dr. Shah is so caring and knowledgeable. He gives you his full attention at all times. I was having so many different issues and he helped with each…one at a time. I would highly recommend the services of Advanced Anti-aging to all.
One of the best places I’ve ever been treated by.
I hit 40 and was experiencing low sex drive and low energy levels. My work outs went from awesome to horrible and I felt like I couldn’t recover. I heard about this place from a buddy and couldn’t be happier…and neither could my wife! Serioulsy I’ve lost fat, gained energy and muscle and my libido and performance is BACK!
Thanks to Advanced Anti-Aging!!!
Erectile dysfunction testing
Diagnosing the cause of erectile dysfunction involves a blood or urine test to seek evidence of low testosterone and other physical factors. Your doctor will also inspect your reproductive organs to seek out any problems related to blood flow or nerve functions. The tests could be done visually or with the use of ultrasound technology.
We may also recommend an overnight erection test. While sleeping, a man may experience multiple erections without realizing it. If an erection occurs during this test it would further distinguish whether the problem is caused by a physical condition or an emotional one.
Treatment for erectile dysfunction
If it is determined that your condition is the result of low testosterone, a doctor will likely recommend BHRT, or bio-identical hormone replacement. This safe, cutting-edge treatment uses testosterone that’s chemically identical to that your body produces naturally.
Other treatments for erectile dysfunction include:
- Lifestyle changes
- Prescription medications
Feel like you again!
Erectile dysfunction can damage your confidence and your relationship. Low testosterone may be the cause, and BHRT may be the cure. To get started with testosterone replacement therapy, call (973) 998-7770.