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DIAGNOSING LOW T - Men's Andropause

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LOW T DIAGNOSIS? Treat Low Testosterone Symptoms

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Hormone Specialists Diagnose & Treat. Your hormone physician will test your blood to measure testosterone levels, examine you and perform an assessment to determine if you are suffering from a testosterone deficiency. When your testosterone levels are too low symptoms will begin to appear. You may have lost all your energy, feel tired all the time, unable to sleep well, feel moody, angry and excessively fatigued. With lower than normal testosterone levels men feel weaker, less motivated, less alert, mentally dull, withdrawn, and depressed. Excessive weight gain especially with fat around the middle and love handles with a corresponding loss of muscle tone and inability to recover from work-outs is also very common in men with a testosterone deficiency. Importantly, they may have lost their sex drive or are experiencing erectile dysfunction - male impotence which can adversely impact their romantic relationships or marriage.

Men with Low T or Andropause lose muscle mass and bone density so their muscle start to get flabby; they have trouble sleeping and may experience night sweats and chills; they simply don't feel like working out or doing much of anything; work may suffer as concentrating and focusing on tasks becomes increasingly difficult. Many men experience hot flashes similar to a women's menopause hot flashes, excessive weight gain happens quickly and the extra fatty tissue especially around the belly is noticeable.

Low T Testing helps determine if you have a low Testosterone Level. Through hormone lab testing and physical examination, your doctor can properly diagnose you and sometimes the diagnoses is low testosterone (Hypogonadism), sometimes it is low HGH (Human Growth Hormone or HGH Deficiency), and sometimes it is a thyroid imbalance or a combination of hormonal imbalances. Many times it is a combination of an unhealthy lifestyle coupled with a hormonal deficiency or imbalance but many men who live healthy lifestyles are greatly impacted when their testosterone levels are below an optimal or healthy range for them. A comprehensive hormone blood test which measures Free and Total Testosterone as well as HGH (IGF1) and other hormones in the bloodstream, can assist your physician in his diagnoses and prospective testosterone therapy prescription.

Low T Treatment Options are available to alleviate testosterone deficiency (Andropause) symptoms by restoring your free or bio-available T levels to back to normal. Our hormone physicians, endocrinologists, testosterone specialists and urologists provide several different treatment options for men with low levels of the androgen hormone testosterone. Learn more about Testosterone Treatment Options Low T Treatment Options

If you think you may have Low T symptoms, get a testosterone hormone level test - and if the lab tests show you have a low testosterone level, the Low T Treatment Center can help with designing a personalized testosterone program for you including filling and delivering your hormone medicine prescriptions. Read more about Low T Symptoms.

Low T?. You have seen the commercials on TV talking about Low T. What exactly does it mean when one asks, Is It Low T?

The term Is It Low T? refers to a man's version of menopause, known as Andropause. The clinical term used by physicians for Andropause, is Hypogonadism. Hypogonadism is a male health condition caused by lower than normal testosterone levels. If you have Low T, then you are experiencing symptoms caused by low testosterone levels and can get treatment to boost your T levels back up into the normal range. Increasing your low testosterone levels will help alleviate your hormone health symptoms and get you back to feeling like your old self.

When on Testosterone Therapy, men report a surge in sexual desire, frequency of love making, harder erections, enhanced sensation and performance. They are able to work out again and recover more quickly after their exercise routines. They are better able to build muscle mass, feel stronger and look better. They are able to trim their waists as testosterone helps properly distrbute fat and makes it easier to lose weight. Men's mood improves, they sleep better at night, have more energy and stamina, and their edge at work and in relationships is restored.

Low T Affects Men 35 and Older. If you're a man aged 35 to 40 and are already having hormonal symptoms, the likelihood of your having Low T is very good. The incidence of Low Testosterone in men in the United States is estimated at over 5 million men. In men over 40, 20% have symptoms of Low T and are not getting treated. Low testosterone levels can cause unpleasant symptoms of hypogonadism including lost libido, soft erections, excessive weight gain, muscle loss, feeling tired all the time, moodiness, sadness and depression.

THE MAIN SYMPTOMS OF LOW T

  • Low Sex Drive - Loss of Libido
  • Soft Erections - Erectile Dysfunction
  • Feeling Tired All the Time - Fatigue
  • Muscle Loss - Soft or Flabby Muscles
  • Weight Gain - Increased Fat around the Belly
  • Sleep Problems - Insomnia or Inability to Sleep
  • Bone Loss, Weakness and Joint Pain - Osteoporosis
  • Moodiness, Irritability, Sadness and Depression

CAUSES OF LOW TESTOSTERONE - LOW T

When a man has Low T, it means his testosterone is below normal levels for his age. It's natural for men to produce less testosterone as they get older but it's not natural for testosterone to fall below certain levels. The levels considered to be normal are between 300 ng/dL and 1,200 ng/dL. However, there are two measures of testosterone, TOTAL Testosterone and FREE or BIOAVAILABLE Testosterone. Learn about the difference between Total and Free Testosterone Levels.

When a man's testosterone falls below the level of around 300 ng/dL, it is considered medically to be low and normally qualifies a man for testosterone replacement therapy.

Testosterone Related Questions Men Ask

Do I have a Low Testosterone Level?

What causes low testosterone?

How do I increase Low Testosterone levels?

What is a normal testosterone level?

What are the symptoms of low testosterone levels?

How do I apply or inject testosterone?

Are there any side efffects of testosterone therapy?

Are testosteone injections better than gels, creams or patches?

What are the benefits of combining Testosterone and HGH Therapy?

Low T can occur when there is a hormonal signaling problem between the brain and the testes that causes a drop in the amount of testosterone that is being produced. Also, if the pituitary gland improperly senses that there is too much testosterone in the body, it can signal the testes to decrease or cease production. A decrease in LH or luteinzing hormone that signal your testes to make testosterone can cause Low T as can too much SHBG (Sex Hormne Binding Globulin) which binds up Free testosterone in you system making less testosterone bioavailable for your system to use. Too much estrogen in your system can make the hormone receptor less efficient at accepting testosterone and the receptor cells themselves can become less effective with age. Another reason Low T can occur is that your body simply can't produce enough testosterone due to a defect in the testes or the specialized cells, called Leydig Cells. Low T is a medical condition called hypogonadism, either primary or secondary, and your doctor can tell if you have hypogonadism or Low T by performing a simple blood test. Your hormone doctor can also decide if treatment options such as testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) could help bring the T levels back to normal.

WHAT IS TESTOSTERONE EXACTLY?

Testosterone is the male sex hormone (androgen) made by a man's body. Most of the testosterone in a man's body is produced in the testes. Testosterone is responsible for the normal growth and development of the male sex organs and for maintenance of other sexual and reproductive characteristics including fertility. The amount of testosterone produced by the testes is regulated by the hypothalamus and the pituitary glands in the brain. Normal Levels of Testosterone in healthy young men is 800 to 1,200 ng/dL. As men age it is not uncommon for testosterone levels, also known as T levels to be as low as 300 ng/dL or lower.

Testosterone (androgens) functions to:
  • Produce Male Characteristics
  • Stimulate Sexual Function
  • Maintain Normal Libido
  • Stimulate Sperm Production
  • Increase Muscle Mass
  • Maintain Bone Strength
  • Regulate Fat Distribution

Potential Benefits of Boosting Low Testosterone Levels

  • You feel invigorated, stronger and healthier.
  • Energy, endurance and stamina levels increase.
  • Your sex drive and desire for intimacy returns.
  • Mental focus, decisiveness and memory improve.
  • Muscles become toned, bigger and stronger.
  • Your waist becomes trimmer, fat is reduced and weight lost.
  • Drive, ambition, self-esteem and enthusiasm for daily life is restored.
  • Sleep, Mood and attitude improves providing a sense of well being.

Normal Levels of Testosterone

Just like your cholesterol or blood pressure, there is a numerical range of testosterone levels (also known as T levels) that are considered normal. The brain and the testicles work together to keep testosterone within this range. When levels of testosterone are below normal, the brain signals the testicles to make more. When testosterone levels reach a normal level, the brain signals the testicles to make less.

WHAT IS HYPOGONADISM or ANDROPAUSE (Male Menopause)?

Hypogonadism (hi-po-go-na-dizm) is a medical condition in which the body does not produce enough testosterone. Men with hypogonadism have low levels of testosterone (Low T). Some men are born with hypogonadism, while others develop it later in life.

There are two basic types of male hypogonadism:

  • Primary hypogonadism: Low T due to a dysfunction or defect in the testes.
  • Secondary hypogonadism: Low T due to a dysfunction or defect in the pituitary gland or hypothalamus (the parts of the brain that signal the testicles to produce testosterone).

Causes of hypogonadism in men can include:

  • Certain medications
  • Certain inflammatory diseases
  • Injury or infection involving the testicles
  • A genetic abnormality, such as Klinefelter's syndrome, in which males have an extra "X" chromosome
  • Undescended or absent testicles
  • Iron overload (hemochromatosis)
  • Cancer treatment, including radiation and chemotherapy
  • Toxic damage from alcohol or heavy metals
  • Congenital hormone disorders affecting the hypothalamus or pituitary gland, such as Kallmann's syndrome
  • Problems with pituitary gland function

INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF LOW T

Low T has been linked to certain other health conditions. Low testosterone is not thought to cause these conditions; rather, men with certain health conditions might be more likely to have Low T. One study found that men with the following conditions had a greater likelihood of also being diagnosed with Low T:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Asthma/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The symptoms of Low T can be subtle or similar to those caused by other medical conditions. Consult your doctor if you have any of these health conditions along with signs and symptoms of Low T.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LOW T

When you look at each of the signs and symptoms individually, you may not think they point to Low T. That's because they may be difficult to tell, and may in fact be caused by other medical conditions. Check out the Low T signs and symptoms below to see if any of them apply to you:

  • Sexual dysfunction (unable to maintain erections)
  • Reduced sex drive (reduced sexual activity)
  • Decreased energy
  • Loss of body hair, reduced shaving
  • Depressed mood
  • Increase in body fat
  • Decrease in bone strength
  • Reduced muscle mass

If you have any of these symptoms, don't ignore them. They could be a sign of Low T or other health conditions. Only your doctor can tell if you have hypogonadism by giving you a medical exam to assess your signs and symptoms, then by performing certain blood tests. So when you speak to your doctor, ask if you should be tested.

REDUCED SEX DRIVE

Low T can cause low libido (decreased sex drive), which is a lack of desire for sex that may lead to reduced sexual activity. If you feel that your sex drive is much lower than what you are used to and you have some of the other symptoms of Low T, you may have low testosterone. To find out more take our Low T quiz and see your doctor.

DECREASED ENERGY

Some men may think loss of energy is just a part of aging. However, it may not just be a sign of getting older – low energy may also be a symptom of Low T. Some men with Low T may experience daily fatigue. Men who lack energy due to Low T may even find it difficult to do routine tasks, like mowing the lawn. If you have Low T, you may find it harder to feel like exercising. It's not just about having low energy, Low T can cause some men to feel tired and sleepy during the day when previously they would have been awake and on the go. If you don't have the same energy you used to and you have some of the other symptoms listed here, you may have low testosterone. To find out more take our Low T quiz and see your doctor.

MOOD CHANGES

Changes in mood can be a symptom of Low T. Some men who have Low T may experience depressed mood or increased irritability. Talk to your doctor about all the signs and symptoms of Low T and ask if you should be tested.

BODY CHANGES

If you have Low T, you may have noticed changes in your body. Testosterone helps increase muscle mass and strength, and maintain bone strength. Low T can also cause other body changes like increased breast size, loss of body and facial hair, and decreased bone density (osteoporosis). Men who have osteoporosis are more prone to fracture. If you're noticing more fat and less muscle mass along with other symptoms of low testosterone, you may have Low T. Talk to your doctor to learn more.

SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

If you're having difficulty maintaining erections, it may be more than erectile dysfunction (ED). For some males, it may be a sign that they have Low T. Low T and ED are different health conditions with different symptoms. Low T may affect a man's interest in sex, as well as the ability to perform sexually ED affects a man's ability to perform sexually Although the majority of men with ED do not have Low T, low testosterone sometimes causes erectile dysfunction. If you are experiencing ED, ask your doctor if you should be tested for Low T. To find out more take the Low T quiz and see your doctor.

LOW T TREATMENT OPTIONS

Returning your T levels to normal There are several different treatment options available for men with low levels of the hormone testosterone. If you have the symptoms of Low T and tests have shown you have a low testosterone level, your doctor may suggest treatment. Which Low T treatment depends on what you and your doctor decide is appropriate.

What testosterone replacement therapy options are available?

FDA approved treatment options include:
Gels, Creams and Solutions
Testosterone gels and solutions are applied daily. The testosterone in the gel or solution is absorbed into the body through the skin. They provide continuous delivery of testosterone throughout the day. It's important to make sure that other people are not exposed to the gel or solution. This typically occurs when skin-to-skin contact is made with the application site.
Patches
Patches allow testosterone to be absorbed by the skin. Patches are applied daily. Injections Testosterone injections, usually in the upper buttock, are typically given every 1-2 weeks by your doctor.
Buccal Tablet
In your mouth, the tablet is applied to the gum, where testosterone is absorbed over a 12-hour period. Pellets Pellets are placed under the skin near the hip by a doctor during a surgical procedure. Each of these treatment options can help men with Low T achieve adequate levels of hormone replacement. Only your doctor can decide if testosterone replacement therapy is right for you.

TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

The signs and symptoms of Low T in men may be difficult to tell from the changes that occur with normal aging, or may be assumed to be caused by other medical conditions. So if you have symptoms of Low T, talk to your doctor and ask if you should have a blood test. If you have diabetes, ask your doctor if you should be tested for Low T. The Endocrine Society recommends that all men with type 2 diabetes have their testosterone levels checked. Patients who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes have an increased chance of also having Low T. If you have a history of heart disease, prostate cancer or other health conditions that would rule out testosterone therapy, make sure to discuss these with your physician. Testosterone treatment is not for everyone.

Take the "Is it Low T?" Quiz

  • 1.Do you have a decrease in libido (sex drive)?Yes No
  • 2.Do you have a lack of energy? Yes No
  • 3.Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance? Yes No
  • 4.Have you lost height? Yes No
  • 5.Have you noticed a decrease in your enjoyment of life? Yes No
  • 6.Are you sad and/or grumpy? Yes No
  • 7.Are your erections less strong? Yes No
  • 8.Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports? Yes No
  • 9.Are you falling asleep after dinner? Yes No
  • 10.Has there been a recent deterioration in your work performance? Yes No

What does Low Testosterone Refer To?

Low Androgen Levels that Impact a Man's Health or Sex Drive may be treated with Testosterone

Low Testosterone refers to low levels of testosterone hormone in your bloodstream. It affects your mood, causes extreme fatigue, loss of sex drive and desire for intimacy, excessive weight gain, flabby muscles, irritability, insomnia, depression, inability to concentrate and a number of other unpleasant symptoms.

This stage in a man's life is called Andropause, and is similar to the female menopause although more subtle as it occurs in men gradually over time. In men it is called "Low T" and Testosterone Replacement Therapy can help!


Low T Treatment & Cost

Continue reading to learn more about Low T or fill out the Quick Info Form for a Free Testosterone Consultation to find out how Testosterone Treatment works and the cost of Low T Therapy including Testosterone Injections, Testosterone Creams, Gels and Transdermal Testosterone Patches.

How does Testosterone get so Low

Beyond a natural decline of 1% per year after the of age of 30, men's production of Luteinizing Hormone (LH) which in turn stimulates testosterone also decreases with aging, which lowers testosterone production. Moreover, a protein that binds up and holds onto testosterone called sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) increases in older men. These factors together reduce the amount of free (unbound) testosterone in a man's blood that is available to tissues such as muscles, and to organs like the penis.

Some of the symptoms of low testosterone are decreased sex drive or libido, no or poor erections, lowered sperm count, sudden gain in weight, soft muscles and increased breast size to name a few. Some men with low testosterone have hot flashes, increased irritability, inability to concentrate and depression. Men with severely low testosterone may lose body hair and muscle mass. Their bones may be more prone to fracture. Their testes may become smaller and softer.

With our Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), lower-than-normal testosterone levels can be regulated and modified. We can prescribe a male hormone replacement program comprised of testosterone, HCG and other testosterone boosters for men who have very low levels of testosterone. Low Testosterone therapy treatments are available as injections, creams, patches and gels.

Testosterone Therapy is not just about enhancing muscle mass or sex drive, but it improves overall performance of a man in routine life activities including boosting motivation and alertness. In reality, it’s an anti-aging formula that performs magically to remove the signs of aging while promoting youthfulness and vitality for more years.

Low Testosterone & Sexual Health. A sufficient level of Testosterone is required in order to have and maintain an erection. Intimate and sexual relationships become more enjoyable if testosterone is sufficient inside your body. The urge to have sex and the ability to act on that urge is directly related to your having a healthy level of testosterone. If you have lost your desire or ability to have sex - you need to check your testosterone levels to see if Low T is the reason. Learn more about Free Testosterone vs Total Testosterone - Boosting Free Testosterone Levels.

Testosterone Treatment Centers can help you restore your sex life and help you regain your intimate relationships, drive, ambition and sense of self. If you think you may have Low T, contact one of our Testosterone Treatment Clinics today to get tested and find out about your Low Testosterone Treatment Options.

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HRT Medical Hormone Treatment Protocols for Men & Women Seeking Testosterone Therapy

Hormone Therapy Programs and Low T Medications available for patient treatment.

  • TRT Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men - Cycled Testosterone Replacement Therapy
    I. Alternates Testosterone and HCG Injections with Continuous Anastrozole or Arimidex for Low T Men
    II. Periodic Total Testosterone, Free Testosterone, IGF1 HGH level testing and Estradiol (E2) lab testing to determine needed medication dosage rate adjustments
  • TRT Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men - Continuous Testosterone Replacement Therapy
    I. Continuous Testosterone Administration, HCG Injections and Continuous Anastrozole nastrozole or Arimidex for Low T Men
    II. Periodic Total Testosterone, Free Testosterone, IGF1 HGH level testing and Estradiol (E2) lab testing to determine needed medication dosage rate adjustments
  • Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Therapy for Adult Men and Women with AGHD (Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency)
    I. HGH Injections - Somatropin rDNA for injection, a bio-identical form of human growth hormone used to treat low IGF-1 in hormone deficient adults
    II. Enhance sex drive, build lean muscle mass, increase bone density, enhance immuno and cardiovascular system, alleviate hot flashes and night sweats, stabilize and improve mood, accelerate healing and recovery from surgery or bodily injury
  • BHRT for Women - Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
    I. Prescription pharmacy compounded hormone creams, gels and tablets based upon lab testing of the patient's blood serum hormone levels, menstrual cycle, life stage, medical history, current medical complaint and condition
    II. Testosterone therapy to address issues of sexual arousal and dysfunction, vaginal dryness and discomfort.
  • Sermorelin Acetate Injection Therapy
    I. Sermorelin Injections for GHRH Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone Therapy for Men and Women to increase the pituitary gland's production of Human Growth Hormone (hGh) and liver's production of IFG-1 for the treatment of adult growth hormone deficiency
    II. Enhance sex drive, build lean muscle mass, increase bone density, enhance immuno and cardiovascular system, alleviate hot flashes and night sweats, stabilize and improve mood, accelerate healing and recovery from surgery or bodily injury
  • HCG Injections Therapy
    I. HCG Injections administered to increase testicular testosterone production in Low T Men and to prevent testicular atrophy, in order to address insufficient or lower than normal pituitary LH Luteinizing Hormone secretions
  • ED Therapy - Erectile Dysfunction Treatment for Men
    I. Oral administration of Viagra®, Levitra® or Cialis® and/or
    II. Intramuscular or topical administration of Testosterone Replacement Therapy including HCG injections as medically indicated.

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