Low Testosterone Specialist
With age, testosterone levels start to decline naturally. That can lead to weight gain, and a sluggish libido. To get your mojo back, see one of our providers at Maiden Lane Medical in Midtown, New York. With integrative solutions for longevity and health, the multidisciplinary team offers testosterone therapy to help men improve their bodies, their moods, and their energy levels. Call the office today or book an appointment online to begin a customized treatment plan.
What is low testosterone?
Low testosterone occurs when you don’t make enough testosterone naturally. This vital hormone is responsible for male-related biological functions, like sperm production and hair growth. Low testosterone is also called testosterone deficiency or hypogonadism.
What causes low testosterone?
Several factors can contribute to low testosterone, including:
- Age: levels begin to decline naturally as a man reaches his late 20’s
- Medical conditions: like kidney or liver disease, obesity, or pituitary gland disorders
- Injury: trauma to the testicles, surgery, or radiation treatment
- Medications: Some medications suppress natural testosterone levels
In some cases, low testosterone levels are present at birth. This suggests that the problem may have a hereditary component; some men naturally have lower levels of this hormone than others.
What are the symptoms of low testosterone?
You may not immediately attribute how you feel to low testosterone, as the condition can cause a wide range of vague symptoms. Some of the most common signs of low testosterone include:
- Increased body fat or weight gain
- Reduced muscle mass
- Sluggish libido
Low testosterone might also cause irritability and mood swings, a decrease in energy, and disruptions in your sleep patterns.
How is low testosterone treated?
There are several key ways to address low testosterone levels. Depending on your age, your symptoms, and your health history, your physician might recommend testosterone supplementation, which may include injections, pellets, or gel to help raise your testosterone levels.
Additionally, we might recommend dietary changes to help to support healthy hormones levels. If you have an underlying health condition that is affecting your testosterone levels, your physician can also help you address this problem.
What results can I expect?
With testosterone therapy, you can expect more energy, a better mood, a higher sex drive, and an overall sense of well-being. Most men experience a renewed zest for life and a feeling of being healthy and strong.
The treatment can take time, but you should gradually start to feel better as your hormone levels balance out, and your testosterone increases. To learn more about how you can reverse low testosterone, contact us at Maiden Lane Medical by calling or booking an appointment online.