What is Low Testosterone?
Also referred to as Low T or hypogonadism, low testosterone is a condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough testosterone. Testosterone is a hormone that plays a key role in maintaining masculinity throughout a man’s life. Testosterone helps maintain and regulate muscle mass, muscle strength, bone density, fat distribution and sex drive.
What are the effects of Low Testosterone?
Low T may cause several problems such as:
• Erectile dysfunction
• Difficulty losing weight
• Increased belly fat
• Decrease in muscle mass
• Development of increased breast tissue
• Loss of bone mass
• Lack of motivation
• Low sex drive
• Difficulty concentrating
How do you diagnose Low T?
Readings of a man’s total testosterone can be tricky to accurately ascertain. Because of this, Obsidian Men’s Health uses advanced technologies, such as free testosterone assessment and bioavailable testosterone calculations, to ensure a precise diagnosis. All clients also receive our customary targeted history and physical examination. If we need further information for a precise diagnosis, we’ll get it, for example by determining your estradiol levels, which helps ensure a proper balance of testosterone and estrogen in a man’s body — a possible root cause frequently overlooked by the general medical community.
What is the treatment for Low Testosterone?
Obsidian’s treatments for Low T — custom-designed to maximize results for each client — include topical therapies such as patches, creams and gels. Injectable testosterone can also be a highly effective replacement therapy; we’ll craft a dosage regimen that will help you achieve peak sexual and athletic performance at medically appropriate levels of testosterone.
Will TRT work for me?
Approximately 9 out of ten men undergoing testosterone replacement therapy find success.
Can I be too old for testosterone replacement therapy?
There is no age limit for testosterone therapy. Testosterone therapy can produce results in older men. You will need to have your levels checked to confirm whether you are a good candidate for testosterone replacement.
Can I undergo TRT if I’m taking drugs for erectile dysfunction?
ED has many causes, and low testosterone is often one of them. In many men, TRT will help with erectile dysfunction if Low T is a factor in the diagnosis. TRT may also enhance the effectiveness of your ED drugs.
What are the risks of TRT?
There are risks to testosterone replacement therapy, but with regular monitoring by our urologists, board-certified by the American Board of Urology, these can be mitigated before they cause any significant complications.
• High Blood Pressure
• Elevated Cholesterol
• Elevated Red Blood Cell Count
• Sleep Apnea
• Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease