If you feel like you’re getting weaker and have less endurance during your workouts, you might have low testosterone that can cause these and other symptoms in aging men. Fortunately, the experienced team at Summit Health Family & Urgent Care in Sachse, Texas, offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to balance your testosterone levels. Call the office or book your consultation online today.

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What is low testosterone?

Low testosterone is a common medical concern in men, especially as they get older. Testosterone is an important hormone in your body that drives male sexual development. It’s largely responsible for deepening your voice, growing your body hair, and building muscle mass.

Your testosterone levels naturally decline with age, which is why aging puts you at an increased risk of low testosterone. If you have symptoms consistent with the condition, the team at Summit Health Family & Urgent Care can check your testosterone levels with a simple hormone blood test. This helps them identify or rule out low testosterone and plan treatment accordingly.

Which symptoms indicate low testosterone?

Low testosterone can cause a wide variety of symptoms, many of which are the reverse of what happens during puberty when your body starts producing more of the hormone. You may not initially realize something is wrong, but a collection of symptoms indicates you should talk to your doctor.

Low testosterone can cause:

  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low libido
  • Body hair loss
  • Shrinking testicles
  • Hot flashes
  • Depression
  • Gynecomastia (breast tissue enlargement)

The symptoms vary based on your age and other factors. If you have low testosterone for a long time, you might notice unusual fluctuations in your strength, endurance, concentration, and memory.

How is low testosterone treated?

Treating low testosterone is simple with BioTE® bioidentical hormone therapy. Bioidentical hormones, as opposed to synthetic hormones, come from natural sources like plants. They’re structurally identical to the natural hormones in your body so they interact with the same receptors to treat symptoms of low testosterone.

BioTE hormones come in the form of pellets that the team safely places under your skin during a simple procedure in the office. The pellet gradually releases hormones into your system at a steady rate so there are no unexpected fluctuations between doses.

The team at Summit Health Family & Urgent Care monitors you closely as you go through hormone replacement therapy to make sure you don’t experience unexpected side effects.

To find out more about hormone replacement therapy and its benefits for low testosterone, call Summit Health Family & Urgent Care or book your treatment consultation online today.