Low Testosterone Treatment near Cleveland, OH
What Is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a male sex hormone that plays a major role in a man’s sexual development and fertility. Varying levels of testosterone within a man’s body will affect many bodily functions, including:
- The production of both body and facial hair
- Muscle strength
- Sexual drive
Causes of Low Testosterone
It is completely natural for testosterone levels to decrease with age, leaving approximately half of all men over the age of 80 with low testosterone (Low-T). Other common factors that often lead to Low-T include:
- Side effects of certain medications
- Metabolic syndrome
- Injury or infection of the testes
- A congenital condition
- Side effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatments
- Issues with the pituitary gland
- An existing autoimmune disease
- A prior diagnosis of HIV or AIDS
Typical Symptoms of Low-T
We have already discussed how testosterone levels contribute greatly toward a man’s sexual health, which is why it makes sense that low testosterone levels would result in impaired sexual function.
In addition to a decrease in sexual desire and problems with erectile dysfunction, individuals with Low-T will also often experience:
- Loss of body or facial hair
- Constant fatigue
- Decreased amounts of lean muscle mass
- Signs of depression
- Weight gain
- Difficulty in articulating their speech
How Dr. Loeb Treats Low Testosterone
There are a wide variety of potential solutions to a person’s low testosterone. Depending upon the particular patient and their case, Dr. Loeb may suggest natural remedies such as supplements or a new diet plan may be sufficient to provide a small boost in these hormone levels.
Some form of hormone replacement therapy is another popular option when it comes to treating Low-T. These may be in the form of an oral/intranasal medication, injection, or as hormone pellets. Different patients will be advised to utilize different techniques for testosterone administration based on their personal preferences and lifestyle.
Dr. Aram Loeb is a fellowship-trained, board-certified urologist that is highly experienced in treating Low-T. If you are experiencing symptoms that may be signs of low testosterone, call (440) 887-9139 to schedule an appointment today!
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