You’ve been feeling more tired than usual lately, your mood has taken a dip, and your interest in intimacy has dwindled. You may attribute these changes to age or stress, and they can certainly be contributors. But most of these age-related changes can be attributed to one underlying factor: an imbalance in testosterone levels.
Testosterone is a hormone that plays a significant role in various aspects of men’s health, including muscle mass, bone density, mood regulation, and sexual function. As men age, it’s natural for testosterone levels to decline gradually, but sometimes, this decline can become more pronounced, leading to a condition known as low testosterone or hypogonadism.
Recognizing the signs of low testosterone is essential for early diagnosis and treatment. Fountain of You MD offers personalized Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) to supplement your body’s natural testosterone production and help you reclaim youthful vitality and energy levels. We empower you to defy aging and remain ageless.
Testosterone levels can vary from person to person, but a typical range for adult men is between 300 and 1000 ng/dL (nanograms per deciliter). Levels outside this range can lead to several side effects and problems. Hypogonadism is diagnosed when the testosterone level falls below 300 ng/dL. However, even if you have testosterone levels at the lower end of the normal range, you can still start experiencing signs and symptoms of low testosterone, such as decreased libido, mood changes, fatigue, and more.
Signs and Symptoms of Low Testosterone:
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Cognitive difficulties
- Decreased energy levels
- Sleep disturbances
- Lack of motivation
- Difficulty concentrating
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Smaller testicle size
- Decreased sperm count
- Reduced penile sensitivity
- Reduced muscle mass
- Increased body fat
- Decreased bone density
- Reduced facial and body hair
- Decreased physical endurance
- Gynecomastia (enlarged breast tissue)
- Changes in cholesterol levels
- Reduced facial and body hair growth
- And more…
Diagnosing Low Testosterone
If you suspect you have low testosterone based on the symptoms mentioned above, please consult the healthcare providers at Fountain of You MD. We perform a thorough evaluation, which may include the following:
- A simple blood test to measure total and free testosterone levels.
- Your doctor will review your medical history and discuss your symptoms.
- The doctor will check for signs like reduced muscle mass or enlarged breast tissue.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is a treatment option for individuals with the signs and symptoms of low testosterone. TRT involves administering synthetic testosterone through various methods, such as injections, gels, patches, or implantable pellets. The goal of TRT is to restore testosterone levels to a healthy range and alleviate symptoms.
TRT can offer several benefits to men with low testosterone, including:
- Increased muscle mass and strength
- Improved bone density
- Enhanced libido and sexual function
- Elevated mood and reduced depression symptoms
- Enhanced cognitive function
- Increased energy levels
- Decreased body fat
- Improved insulin sensitivity
- Potential cardiovascular benefits
- Better overall quality of life
Recognizing the signs of low testosterone is the first step toward regaining optimal health and well-being. If you suspect you have low testosterone, please seek medical evaluation from the experts at Fountain of You MD. Our healthcare providers will curate a personalized plan for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) to restore optimal testosterone levels and help you reclaim youthful vitality and energy.