Testosterone plays an important role in a man’s body. Commonly associated with sex drive, testosterone influences your sexual performance and overall energy levels. If you suffer from a decreased libido or lack of energy, low testosterone could be to blame. At Tru-Male Medical, hormone specialist Robert Marshall, MD, helps men improve their lives with testosterone replacement therapy. Find out if testosterone replacement therapy is right for you by calling the Oak Brook, Illinois, office or booking online today.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What is testosterone replacement therapy?
Testosterone is the male hormone that regulates sperm production, sex drive, muscle mass, and more. This hormone is produced in the testicles. Testosterone production increases during puberty and starts to decline around age 30.
As a man ages, his testosterone level gets lower. When it gets too low, adverse side effects can develop. Testosterone replacement therapy is a treatment that involves replacing testosterone to help men stay within a normal testosterone range.
Artificial testosterone is delivered as an oral medication, injection, or skin patch. Boosting testosterone levels with testosterone replacement therapy helps manage symptoms and improve your enjoyment of life.
What are the symptoms of low testosterone?
Low testosterone levels can significantly impact your quality of life because testosterone regulates many functions of your body. Common symptoms include:
- Lack of energy
- Chronic fatigue
- Low sex drive
- Weight gain
- Hair loss
- Depression or moodiness
- Low self-esteem
Many men notice reduced sex drive or loss of muscle mass as the first signs of low testosterone. Low testosterone can make you feel depressed, moody, and fatigued. It can contribute to bodily changes like weight gain and hair loss.
Is testosterone replacement therapy right for me?
If you suffer from the above symptoms as a result of aging, you might have low testosterone levels. Men with low testosterone who are in generally good health are often good candidates for testosterone replacement therapy to restore lost energy and vitality.
In addition to improving symptoms of low testosterone like fatigue and low libido, testosterone replacement therapy helps manage the metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome includes a number of factors, like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, that put you at risk for developing other conditions, like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Testosterone replacement therapy can improve your quality of life, give you more energy, and strengthen your sex drive. It can also reduce your risk for developing conditions associated with metabolic syndrome, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and even death.
To start living a better, happier life, it’s time to learn more about testosterone replacement therapy. Talk to Dr. Marshall and the team at Tru-Male Medical to get started. Call or book a consultation online today.