Testosterone plays a vital role in male reproductive health, sexual performance, and a general sense of well-being. If you have low testosterone (low-T), the specialists at Urological Associates can prescribe testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to rebalance your hormone levels in the safest, most effective way possible.

If you think you might have a testosterone deficiency, contact one of the expert urologists at Urological Associates for a thorough evaluation.

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FAQs on Low Testosterone

What is low testosterone?

Testosterone is the male sex hormone responsible for normal male sexual development. Low testosterone (or low-T) is identified by The American Urology Association testosterone levels less than 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL).

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

  • Loss of libido
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Fatigue
  • Low energy
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Less beard growth
  • Loss of body hair

What causes low testosterone?

Testosterone levels naturally decline with age, however certain conditions can trigger a sudden drop in levels:

  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Infection
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Testicular cancer
  • Chemotherapy or radiation

Other possible causes of low-T include:

  • Opioid use
  • Congenital conditions (e.g type 2 diabetes)
  • Injury to or removal of the testicles
  • Obesity
  • Certain medications

Like a lot of hormone problems, these symptoms could be due to other causes. It’s important to rule out other reasons for your symptoms by undergoing testing at Urological Associates.

How is low testosterone treated?

Urological Associates treats low testosterone with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT.) Your provider can explain how each method works and recommend a treatment option that best suits you.

There are several ways of taking TRT, including:

  • Topical gel
  • Skin patch
  • Mouth patch
  • Injection
  • Implant

Each of these methods slowly releases testosterone into your bloodstream, which is more effective and safer than taking oral testosterone.

How long does TRT last?

You need to go back for regular checkups when taking testosterone supplements to 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.