What is Low Testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone that is most prevalent in men.  It helps control and regulate sexual functions. It also contributes to muscle and bone strength.  While low testosterone can lead to a variety of sexual problems, it has implications for men’s overall health.

Low testosterone refers to the body’s levels of hormone falling below the range of levels considered to be “normal” by the medical community.  Low testosterone, or Low T, can be the result of other medical problems and treatments but it can also be the cause of sexual problems.

Testosterone and other hormone levels are not always checked, but are the standard of care when evaluating issues of relating to ED.  For some men despite a “normal” level of testosterone, they may still experience the common symptoms of Low Testosterone.

What Causes Low Testosterone?

As men age, production of hormones such as testosterone from glands is less than what was produced when they were younger.  This is a normal process and in some cases has no effect on sexual health or daily functioning. Typically, as men age they are used to living life at a slower and lower pace than what might be possible if their hormone levels were properly corrected and adjusted.

Why Get Treated?

Men with the following symptoms could benefit from an evaluation:

  • Depression
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue decreased energy levels
  • Loss of libido (sex drive)
  • Low energy levels
  • Memory loss
  • Muscle loss
  • Weight gain

Iron Mountain Men’s Health will analyze your hormone levels and determine if certain treatments might restore your virility.  In many cases, optimizing your testosterone and other hormone levels can lead to a more robust life.

How is Low Testosterone diagnosed?

Low Testosterone can be diagnosed with a blood test done by a lab of your choice.

How is Low Testosterone treated?

Treatment includes hormone replacement and therapy.   Iron Mountain Men’s Health works with each individual patient to identify and treat the issues and the problems.

What are the potential side effects?

At Iron Mountain Men’s Health, we regularly monitor your hormone levels in your blood closely.  This helps to limit side effects and allows us to adjust them efficiently. Some men develop a worsening of prostate-related issues such as prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia(BPH), changes in red blood cell level, cholesterol level, hormone levels, and PSA level, hair loss, mood changes, breast growth, testicular shrinkage, decreased sperm count, acne, worsening of sleep apnea.  Treatment may or may not increase the risk of heart attack and death in those with or without heart disease.

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