The male sex hormone testosterone plays a vital role in male reproductive health, sexual performance, and mental well-being. If you have low testosterone, the specialists at Urological Associates in Colorado Springs, Colorado, can prescribe hormone replacement therapy to rebalance your hormone levels and restore good mental and physical health. Call Urological Associates today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment using the online form.
Testosterone is the male sex hormone, so if you have low testosterone, it means your body isn’t making enough of the hormone to control all the functions it’s responsible for.
Testosterone comes from your testicles. It’s a powerful chemical messenger that instructs the cells around your body what to do.
For example, testosterone is what causes the physical changes that happen to boys during puberty. As an adult, testosterone regulates your male sexual characteristics and controls your sex drive.
Some of the varied symptoms of low testosterone include:
Low testosterone can also affect sperm production, which may lead to infertility.
Like a lot of hormone problems, these symptoms could be due to other causes. Therefore, it’s important to rule out other reasons for your symptoms by undergoing testing at Urological Associates.
When you’re young, you have high levels of testosterone in your body, but these levels naturally decline with age. Low testosterone can also develop because of:
If you’re taking some forms of medication, it’s possible that it might affect your testosterone levels. There are also several genetic disorders that can reduce testosterone production.
Urological Associates treats low testosterone with testosterone replacement therapy. There are several ways of taking testosterone replacement therapy, including:
Your provider can explain how each method works and advise you on which might be best for you. For example, if you want a long-lasting treatment that you don’t have to worry about for several months, then an implant in your buttock might be your best choice.
Each of these methods slowly releases testosterone into your bloodstream, which is more effective and safer than taking oral testosterone.
You need to go back for regular checkups at Urological Associates when you’re taking supplemental testosterone and have your hormone levels monitored. It’s important not to have an excess of testosterone in your system, as this can cause other health problems.
If you’re experiencing symptoms that indicate you have low testosterone, call Urological Associates today or book an appointment online.