You’re Not The Man You Used To Be. Could It Be Low Testosterone?
What’s happening? You’re always too tired to do, well, just about anything. Grouchy days are more frequent than happy days. Flab is creeping up where it never used to be. And sex…hey, remember when you used to do that? You’ve resigned yourself that this is what getting older feels like. But did you know it doesn’t have to be this way? These could be signs of low testosterone, or what’s commonly known as Low-T. The loss of testosterone is not unusual, but it differs with every individual. Some men may have issues early in life, and others may get to an advanced age with no issues at all. A lot of it has to do with body chemistry and hereditary factors. Generally, most men who have the issue start noticing symptoms in their 40s and 50s. Whatever the age or reasons, low testosterone can have a profound effect on your mental and physical well-being.
Are You Showing Signs of Low-T?
- Low Libido
- High Cholesterol
- Reduced Bone Density
- Increased Body Fat
- Lower Muscle Mass
- Lack Of Energy
- Erectile Dysfunction
What Can I Do If I Have Signs of Low Testosterone?
Fortunately, most effects of Low-T can be reversed with hormone therapy. By replacing the testosterone hormone you have lost, balance can be restored to your normal body functions. Better Life age management will work closely with you to develop a custom health plan to get you feeling great again. The first step is to have a Hormone Assessment to find out if you are truly experiencing Low-T or another health issue. Find out more about our Hormone Assessment here, and to schedule your appointment. Don’t wait. It’s never too late, or too early, to get back to a better place.
I’m concerned that I may have low testosterone. What are some signs that I should be aware of?
Testosterone loss is not uncommon for men, especially as they get older. However, every man is different. Some men experience signs of Low-T (low testosterone) earlier in life than others. There’s no doubt that low testosterone can have an impact on your physical and mental wellbeing, which is why you should take note if you are experiencing any of the following signs:
- More Body Fat
- Decrease in Muscle Mass
- Low Energy
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Increase in Cholesterol
- Decreased Libido
If you notice one or more of the above signs, it may be time to consider Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Charleston SC.
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is a solution to treat low levels of testosterone in men. Common treatment options include patches, gels, oral applications, and sometimes pellets that are surgically implanted into your body. If you have experienced symptoms relating to low testosterone, the first step you should take to reverse symptoms is contact the Better Life Age Management team, who will arrange for you to take a Hormone Assessment. This assessment will help our team determine whether Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Charleston SC is right for you.
I’m trying to educate myself more about TRT in Charleston SC and whether or not I may need it if my testosterone levels are low. What levels of testosterone are considered “normal”?
If you are a healthy man, you want your testosterone levels to be between 350 ng/dL and 1,000 ng/dL. This is considered a normal range of testosterone. Your brain and your testes work in tandem to keep your testosterone levels in this normal range. Sometimes, there is a disconnect in this relationship, which can cause your levels to become abnormal.
What are the benefits of undergoing testosterone replacement therapy?
As with many treatments, the benefits of TRT will vary depending on the symptoms you show prior to therapy. Some common benefits of testosterone replacement therapy include:
- More Muscle Mass and Increased Strength
- Increased Libido
- More Energy
- More Motivation
- Less Body Fat (with the help of a healthy diet and exercise)
- Decrease in Irritability
- More Sexual Desire
- Correction of Erectile Dysfunction
How do I know if TRT is right for me?
Before we begin your TRT treatment in Charleston, the Better Life team will perform an in-depth Hormone Assessment to determine whether you’re experiencing low testosterone or a different health issue altogether. If it is confirmed that you are suffering from Low-T, and you want to correct common issues like erectile dysfunction, irritability, increased body fat, or low libido, there is a good chance that testosterone replacement therapy could be the solution that you are looking for.
Are there situations where TRT should be avoided?
Your physician is the only person that can answer this question with 100% accuracy. Generally speaking, testosterone replacement therapy may not be right for you if you suffer from the following conditions:
- Untreated heart disease
- Prostate cancer
- Breast cancer
- Obstructed, untreated sleep apnea
- Class III or class IV congestive heart failure
- Symptoms of severe urinary tract infection tied to prostatic hypertrophy
What is hypogonadism?
In males, hypogonadism is the decrease in sperm production, testosterone production, or both. The medical professionals at Better Life in Charleston focus their time on the decrease in testosterone production, which is sometimes referred to as Low-T or Low Test. Better Life offers TRT in Charleston SC as a way to remedy this common problem in men, which can result in a number of problems including low libido, erectile dysfunction, lack of energy, lack of motivation, and many more symptoms.
What is testosterone?
While it is common for men to suffer from low testosterone, many males do not know what testosterone is and the function that it has as you mature. Testosterone is a hormone produced by your body. It is made in the testes (or your reproductive glands) and is responsible for the development and growth of your sex organs. Your hypothalamus and pituitary gland regulate how much testosterone is produced in your body. Testosterone affects your sexual functionality, overall sex drive, development of hair, bone strength, fat distribution, mood, and even energy levels. As men age, sometimes their bodies do not produce enough testosterone. When this occurs, testosterone replacement therapy in Charleston SC is used as a treatment option.