Testosterone is primarily a male sex hormone. While women can produce testosterone, men produce far greater quantities than women. Similarly, men produce some estrogen but in much less quantities than women.
Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers that play an important role in its daily processes. With testosterone, it has a major role in your reproductive health and sexual development.
As you grow up, testosterone production increases, causing a variety of changes to your bodily systems. Your voice starts to get deeper, your muscles and genitals start developing, and you begin to grow body hair.
Throughout adulthood, testosterone helps regulate your libido (sexual drive) and production of sperm. It can also affect your overall mood and energy levels. As a result, when you have low testosterone, it can affect more than just your physical health.
While some men have severe symptoms, many men don’t experience any problems at all with low testosterone. It’s perfectly normal for your testosterone levels to slowly decline starting at the age of 30.
Between 40 and 60, men usually begin to experience the effects of low testosterone. Symptoms can be mild or severe and may include:
Loss of energy
Unexpected weight gain
Low sexual drive
Loss of muscle mass
Forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating
Low testosterone is similar to women going through menopause with low estrogen levels, hence the name “male menopause.” In the same way as menopause, age-related hormonal changes can affect your quality of life.
Dr. Sidhu understands how low testosterone can negatively affect your overall well-being and offers low testosterone therapy to reduce your symptoms. Testosterone replacement can help you age gracefully and maintain your independence.
At the Advanced Medical and Weight Loss Center, you can expect a comprehensive treatment plan for low testosterone. Dr. Sidhu tailors your testosterone replacement therapy to your age, symptoms, and individual needs.
Low testosterone therapy may be administered as a pill, patch, gel, or injection. With hormone treatment, it may help improve the severity of your symptoms, allowing you to feel like yourself again.
Testosterone replacement is often the most effective when combined with healthy lifestyle changes, such as getting regular exercise and maintaining a healthy diet and weight.
To learn more about low testosterone therapy, read our FAQs here, or call the Advanced Medical and Weight Loss Center in Alpharetta, Georgia, or book an appointment online today.