Low Testosterone: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Q/A
Numerous factors, including aging, hormonal fluctuations, chemotherapy, and others, can contribute to low testosterone. Do you have a low libido? Are you suffering from ED? If you have these symptoms, along with fatigue, increased body fat and mood swings, you might have low testosterone. Come to Regenerate Men’s Health Medical Clinic for a consultation with our board-certified specialist, Alexander Isazade, MD. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from East Bay, Walnut Creek, CA and surrounding areas.
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Men with low testosterone may exhibit a number of symptoms that can harm their general health and well-being. Fatigue, diminished muscle size and strength, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, decreased bone density, and mood swings are some examples of the symptoms of low testosterone. The symptoms of low testosterone can negatively impact quality of life and increase the probability of other health problems, so it is important to receive treatment before complications occur. Treatment can be provided by a physician or men’s health specialist, who will perform a blood test to measure your testosterone levels and outline the recommended treatment.
Age is the most common cause of low testosterone levels. As men age, their natural testosterone production begins to decline, with levels gradually falling after the age of 25. By the time men reach their forties, it is quite common to have low testosterone. It is increasingly important to receive annual check-ups and screenings to monitor your testosterone levels as you get older.
In addition to age, low testosterone production can be caused by a multitude of other factors, such as:
– Medical conditions – Certain medical conditions such as pituitary gland disorders, testicular injury or disease, and chronic illness can affect testosterone production. Low testosterone can also be a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as diabetes or metabolic syndrome.
– Medications – Some medications, such as opioids and corticosteroids, can interfere with testosterone production.
– Lifestyle factors – Excessive alcohol consumption and smoking can both contribute to low testosterone levels.
– Obesity – Obesity has been linked to lower testosterone levels in men.
– Genetics – Certain genetic conditions can cause low testosterone.
– Testicular cancer treatment – Treatment for testicular cancer, such as surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, can affect testosterone production.
Low testosterone that is left untreated can harm a man’s general health and wellbeing. Low testosterone can cause psychological side effects like depression, anxiety, and mood swings in addition to the physical symptoms like decreased muscle mass and strength, increased body fat, decreased bone density, and erectile dysfunction.
Low testosterone that is left untreated can also increase your risk of other illnesses. For instance, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease have all been linked to low testosterone. Additionally, it can raise the chance of fractures and osteoporosis. Untreated low testosterone levels can also be detrimental to fertility. Low levels of testosterone decrease sperm count and motility, which makes it more difficult for a man to father a child.
Fortunately, there are several effective treatments for low testosterone, including testosterone replacement therapy. Low testosterone symptoms can be treated. Treatment lowers the risk of developing illnesses related to low testosterone. If you think you may have low testosterone or are exhibiting symptoms, it’s important to consult a doctor. A physician will be able to support you, enhance your quality of life and your general health by providing effective treatment.
Low testosterone levels in males can lead to a variety of symptoms, including:
– Low libido – Low testosterone levels have been linked to decreased libido.
– Erectile dysfunction – Low testosterone levels can make it challenging to obtain or maintain an erection, which is referred to as erectile dysfunction.
– Low energy levels – Low testosterone levels often cause fatigue and low energy levels.
– Loss of muscle mass – Loss of strength and muscle mass can be brought on by low testosterone levels.
– Increased body fat – Low testosterone levels have been linked to an increase in body fat, especially in the abdominal region.
– Mood changes – Mood swings, irritability, and depression are all signs of low testosterone levels.
– Reduced bone mass – A reduction in bone mass, which can raise the risk of fractures and osteoporosis, is a sign of low testosterone.
– Reduced body hair – Body hair growth can be inhibited by low testosterone levels.
If you notice signs of low testosterone, it is urged to consult a men’s health specialist to receive treatment and mitigate further health risks. For more information, call us today to book an appointment. We serve patients from Walnut Creek CA, Concord CA, Pleasant Hill CA, Alamo CA, Danville CA, Lafayette CA, Orinda CA, and surrounding areas.
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