As you get older and begin losing your natural supply of testosterone, you’ll experience many symptoms that affect your quality of life and sexual health. The experienced urology team at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates understands how low testosterone can affect your health and self-confidence. They offer in-office diagnostic testing and customized treatments to address the side effects of low testosterone. Learn about low testosterone treatment today by calling either their office in Tarzana or in West Hills, California, or request a diagnostic consultation online.
Testosterone is a hormone produced by your body. Both men and women have testosterone in their systems, but men have an increased amount produced by the testicles. Testosterone plays a vital role in men, affecting their mood, energy level, muscle mass, bone strength, sex drive, and sexual function. Low testosterone is also implicated in increasing your risk for cardiovascular disease.
It's normal for your natural testosterone production to fall off as you get older. This results in a hormone imbalance called low testosterone, or low T. This imbalance can cause several symptoms, some severe enough to disrupt your quality of life. Low testosterone levels affect many aspects of your health. If you have low T, you can experience symptoms like:
You can also experience memory issues and mood changes as a result of low testosterone.
To diagnose low testosterone, your San Fernando Valley Urological Associates provider draws a sample of your blood. To ensure the most accurate results, the team does all testosterone testing in the morning (between 7 am to 10 am) and orders at least two separate tests to account for hormonal fluctuations.
If tests reveal that your testosterone levels are low, the team designs a custom treatment plan that aligns with your needs.
The team at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates treats low testosterone with testosterone replacement therapy, such as Clomid or Natesto for those who are planning on having children and other options including Xyosted, Testopel, testosterone cypionate, and many more.
Testosterone replacement therapy is safe and usually tolerated well. During the first few weeks of treatment, it’s normal to experience increased acne and mild weight gain, but these symptoms should go away quickly on their own.
If you have symptoms of low testosterone, don’t delay in getting an accurate diagnosis. You can contact San Fernando Valley Urological Associates today by calling the office or requesting a consultation online.