Low T

Jwalant Patel, PA-C -  - Hormone Replacement Specialist

MyFitMed

Jwalant Patel, PA-C

Hormone Replacement Specialist & Testosterone Replacement Specialist located in Dallas, TX

Age-related hormone changes are just as natural for men as they are for women, and both genders can develop low testosterone. MyFitMed offers comprehensive care for low testosterone, including bloodwork to assess your levels and several forms of hormone replacement therapy. If you’d like to learn more about your low T treatment options, please call our office in Dallas, Texas, or use the online booking tool to schedule a same-day consultation.

Low T Q & A

What causes low T in men?

Low levels of testosterone can develop from many causes. One of the most common is related to your age. As men age, they naturally produce less testosterone. Its levels begin to drop after the age of 30 and continue to decline at the rate of about 1% every year.

You can also have low T due to hypogonadism, which occurs when your body can’t produce a normal amount of testosterone. Hypogonadism may develop from a problem with the testicles or the pituitary gland, which controls production in the testes.

A few causes of hypogonadism include:

  • Mumps during adolescence
  • Excessive iron in the blood
  • Injury to the testicles
  • Cancer treatment
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Obesity
  • Inflammatory disease

What are the symptoms of low T?

Men with low T often have one or more of the following symptoms:

Change in sexual function

Loss of testosterone leads to low sex drive and fewer spontaneous erections.

Emotional and cognitive changes

When testosterone levels drop or fluctuate, men are susceptible to depression, difficulty concentrating, and changes in memory.

Physical changes

Low T can affect all the male physical characteristics, leading to:

  • Anemia
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle mass and strength
  • Loss of bone density and osteoporosis
  • Thinning of beard and body hair
  • Development of breast tissue

Can low testosterone affect women?

Women naturally produce less testosterone, but it’s still essential for their health. Low testosterone in women also affects their sex drive and may cause muscle weakness, depression, and lethargy.

Testosterone naturally drops after menopause. Other causes of low testosterone in women include adrenal insufficiency, lack of biochemicals needed to produce testosterone, or a pituitary gland problem.

How is low T treated?

Underlying health conditions like pituitary dysfunction must be treated. Otherwise, the only way to treat low T is with hormone replacement therapy.

After bloodwork to determine your levels of testosterone, men and women can receive various forms of testosterone therapy at MyFitMed. It’s available as an injection, a patch or cream, in bioTE® bioidentical hormone pellets or other pellet treatments.

The team at MyFitMed track your testosterone levels while you’re on hormone replacement therapy. They’ll do follow-up blood work to determine if your dose of testosterone should be adjusted to maintain optimal levels.

Your symptoms are relieved as your levels of testosterone are restored to normal, so don’t wait to call MyFitMed or book a consultation online to get started on the road to better health.

  

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