Low testosterone, or Hypogonadism, occurs when a man’s body does not produce enough of the testosterone hormone. This hormone is produced in the testicles and is vital to many aspects of a man’s health such as bone mass, fat distribution, muscle strength, sex drive, and the production of red blood cells. Testosterone production is also crucially important in a man’s ability to produce sperm – and with this commonly causes conditions of male infertility.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
When testosterone production slows or halts a large amount of telltale symptoms may occur. The following list will show examples of what a man may experience in result of lowered testosterone levels.
- Sexual Dysfunction / Low Libido
- Weakened Bones and Muscles
- Difficulty Achieving Erection
- Mood Swings and Depression
- Recurring Fatigue
- Possible Weight Gain
Testing for Low “T”
Testosterone production naturally slows down as men age. In fact, T levels are said to decrease by approximately 1.6% every year after the age of 40. Some of the causes of low testosterone include injury or surgery to the groin area, medication and varying medical conditions such as pituitary gland complications. If any of these conditions are currently present or suspected of causing low testosterone, SUA physicians may opt for a diagnostic analysis. This test will come in the form of retrieving a blood sample from the patient to accurately determine the testosterone levels. The doctor will conclude the cause of your urological condition if present and will decide on further treatment.
Testosterone Boost Treatment
Somerset Urological Associates will provide patients with a variety of treatment options to boost testosterone. In most cases, a hormone supplement can be administered to raise levels back to a normal state. Usually this is given in a gel form to be rubbed into the shoulders after showering. The hormone is also available as a shot, patch and oral medication. Many men report higher sex drive, increased energy, weight loss, more frequent erections and higher satisfaction of life after treatment.
Urological Specialists in New Jersey
Low testosterone is by no means an overwhelmingly difficult condition to treat. The urology experts at SUA will show you that suffering from Low T is not a dead end scenario. The Somerset Urological Associates provides all current and prospective patients top quality service for any condition relating to the urinary system. Contact us at 908-927-0300 to schedule an appointment for testing and treating Low T. We’ll guide you along with careful attention to detail and administer the treatments that will work best for you. Find a solution to low testosterone in New Jersey with SUA.