Why is Testosterone Important for a Male Body?
Testosterone is a hormone, which is primarily responsible for the growth and development of the male genital and sexual drive, and also affects some other physical attributes. In addition to playing a vital role in deciding a person’s sexuality, it also contributes to key body functions such as facial hair development, brain function, body muscle mass, bone strength, cell function, and is also responsible for mood transitions and energy levels. Low testosterone levels can pose as significant health risks, leading to cripple the sexual life of an individual.
What are the Causes of Low Testosterone?
Ageing is one of the most common causes behind a low testosterone level. After a man reaches mid 30s, his ability to produce testosterone declines at an estimated rate of 1 percent each year. Obesity, excess of blood iron and inflammatory diseases are other factors responsible for a decline in testosterone level. As a result, some men may develop a sexual disorder called “Hypogonadism”; however, impaired testosterone production may also be an inherent issue. Additionally, a few drugs are also known to impair testosterone production in men such as:
- Drugs used in chemotherapy or cancer treatment
Men may also develop a signaling problem between the brain and the testes, which may also reduce the production of testosterone. Furthermore, if the brain feels that there is too much testosterone in the body, it can signal the testes to cut down testosterone production.
What are the Symptoms of Low Testosterone?
Low testosterone levels have a negative impact on men’s health and may also give way to problems, such as depleting energy levels. Low testosterone or Hypogonadism can also lead to a delay in puberty and other issues including:
- Decreased libido
- Decreased energy
- Muscle atrophy
- Bone loss
- Lack of mental clarity
How is Low Testosterone Diagnosed?
Doctors, at American Male Medical, start Low-T diagnosis with a physical exam, starting with the signs of sexual development, such as pubic hair, muscle mass, and size of the testes. Generally, blood tests are enough to reveal a testosterone deficiency. Once Low-T is established, the next step is to assess the exact cause with diagnostic testing procedures such as:
- Testicular Biopsy
- Semen Analysis
- Hormone Testing
- Pituitary Imaging
How to Treat Low Testosterone?
The consultants, at American Male Medical, a low-t treatment center, prescribe a personalized Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) that may include gels, injections, and implantable pellets. Each type of testosterone replacement is effective and has a set of distinct advantages. Testosterone Replacement Therapy, however, can result in certain complications, such as sleep apnea, prostate enlargement and inhibit sperm production, and therefore, it is important for patients to understand the dosage and duration of the treatment and follow the doctor’s recommendations regarding aftercare.
Need Help with Low-T Treatment? Contact Us, Today
American Male Medical, as a low-t treatment center, has more than 50 years of collective experience in managing low testosterone cases. Committed to providing a personalized treatment for every patient who puts their trust in our consultants. To learn more or schedule a consultation, call us at (866) 669-9496 or click here.