Nearly 40% of men aged 45 and older have low testosterone, affecting mood, physical strength, and sexual function. The urology team at Broward Specialty Group offers treatments for low testosterone at three locations in Coconut Creek, Delray Beach, and Pompano Beach, Florida. If you think you may have low testosterone, call the nearest office, or schedule an appointment online today.
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone, although women have small amounts of it, too. Testosterone plays a vital role in the development of many male physical characteristics, such as muscle mass and body hair, as well as sperm production.
Low testosterone levels can cause a host of troublesome symptoms, including erectile dysfunction, lowered libido, and decreased bone density and muscle mass.
It’s normal for a man’s testosterone levels to decline gradually after age 30 or 40. However, low testosterone may be due to a medical condition called hypogonadism, in which the testicles don’t produce enough of this hormone.
Common causes of low testosterone include:
The urology team at Broward Specialty Group carefully reviews your medical history. It performs a physical exam to determine the underlying cause of low testosterone to recommend the most appropriate treatment.
Low testosterone can cause a wide range of men’s health issues. Signs and symptoms of low testosterone include:
The best way to find out if you have low testosterone is to schedule an appointment at Broward Specialty Group. Their expert team can diagnose low testosterone with a physical exam and blood test.
Your Broward Specialty Group provider creates a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs. Treatment may begin with addressing an underlying condition, such as high blood sugar.
The most common treatment for low testosterone is testosterone replacement therapy. This may involve taking an oral, injectable, or topical form of testosterone.
For expert diagnosis and treatment of low testosterone, call Broward Specialty Group, or book an appointment online today.