Low Testosterone

Low Testosterone Urology Clinics of North Texas

Low Testosterone Urology Clinics of North Texas

Testosterone is the male hormone produced in the testicles. Testosterone is responsible for making sperm, as well as developing masculine features. Some men have low testosterone levels or testosterone deficiency.

Low testosterone may cause low sex drive, fatigue, irritability, erectile dysfunction, depression, and reduced muscle mass. Your doctor can diagnose low testosterone by checking the level of testosterone in the blood.

The most common treatment for low testosterone is testosterone therapy. Testosterone supplements can be taken topically, by injection, or with pellets under the skin. The method of testosterone therapy will depend on what works best for you.

At Urology Clinics of North Texas, we aim to make you feel comfortable during your visit. Discussing low testosterone may be a sensitive subject, but your urologists will create a custom treatment plan for you.

Low Testosterone Urology Clinics of North Texas

The cause of low testosterone can be hard to identify. Some men will have low testosterone because of conditions such as:

  • Chemotherapy or radiation
  • Damage to testicles
  • Pituitary gland disease
  • Infection
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Age-related drop in testosterone

Low Testosterone Urology Clinics of North Texas

Your urologist will evaluate your medical history, symptoms and do a physical exam. To accurately measure your testosterone deficiency, a total blood testosterone test will be run. A healthy level of testosterone is 270-1080 ng/dL.

Symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of body hair
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Fatigue
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Infertility

Low Testosterone Urology Clinics of North Texas

If your urologist diagnoses you with low testosterone, it will be treated with testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone can be administered topically with patches and gels. It can also be administered by injection or with pellets under the skin.

The benefits of testosterone therapy may include:

  • Improved sexual function
  • Improved mental sharpness
  • Loss of fat
  • Increased bone density
  • Greater muscle strength
  • Improved mood

There is an increased chance of prostate cancer while taking testosterone supplements. If prostate cancer exists, it can grow faster because of testosterone replacement therapy. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests will need to be performed more regularly when taking testosterone replacement therapy.

Symptoms of low testosterone include depression, decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, reduced muscle mass, fatigue, obesity, and increased irritability.
Low testosterone is treated by hormone replacement therapy, which is administered topically or with pellets under the skin.
If sperm counts are low, gonadotropin injections can be administered. This type of testosterone therapy tells the body to produce more testosterone, therefore increasing sperm count.
Your urologist will get a medical history, conduct a physical exam, and a blood test to measure testosterone levels.

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