Testosterone is a sex hormone often associated with males, though females have small amounts. If a male has low testosterone, symptoms can include erectile dysfunction, and males and females may have reduced bone mass and sex drive.
Reduced muscle mass
Testosterone plays a role in the development of muscle mass, and reduced levels of the hormone can result in a significant loss of muscle mass.
Reduced bone mass
Testosterone helps to produce bone tissue and maintain bone volume. Low testosterone can lead to a reduction in this volume, which can make the bones more brittle.
Reduced sex drive
People with low testosterone often experience a reduction in sex drive.
A diminishing sex drive occurs naturally with age, but when the cause is low testosterone, a male will notice a significant decrease in the desire for sex.
A decrease in energy levels
Low testosterone can lead to reduced levels of energy and fatigue.
A person may feel tired, even after adequate rest, or develop a diminished interest in exercise or movement.
An increase in body fat
A reduction in testosterone can lead to an increase in body fat.
Many people experience hair loss as a natural part of aging, and age-related hair loss can also affect anyone.
If you are experiencing many of these symptoms, it might be time to schedule a visit with one of our Urologists at Florida Urology Physicians. Treatment is noninvasive and relatively routine. Low T is a common among middle age men. Treatment for Low testosterone is called testosterone replacement therapy.
Our urologists at Florida Urology Physicians will typically only prescribe TRT if the patient has several symptoms of low testosterone and blood test results that indicate a deficiency.
There are many ways to treat low testosterone. Our urologists will discuss a treatment that works for you. If you feel you have a testosterone deficiency, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation today.