Low Testosterone Specialist

Broward Specialty Group

Urology, Pain Management, Allergy, Ear Nose and Throat, Aesthetics, and Gastroenterology located in Coconut Creek, FL, Delray Beach, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL

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.

Low Testosterone Q & A

What is low testosterone?

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.

What causes low testosterone?

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:

  • Liver cirrhosis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Injury to the testicles
  • Removal of the testicles
  • Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation
  • Obesity or extreme weight loss
  • Uncontrolled high blood sugar, high blood pressure, or unhealthy cholesterol
  • Pituitary gland tumors or dysfunction
  • Genetic conditions present at birth, including Klinefelter syndrome (XXY syndrome)
  • Certain medications, including antidepressants and opioids

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.

How do I know if I have low testosterone?

Low testosterone can cause a wide range of men’s health issues. Signs and symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Fatigue
  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Difficulty concentrating and remembering
  • Mood changes, including irritability and depression
  • Body hair loss
  • Decreased muscle mass and bone density
  • Increased body fat
  • Male breast development (gynecomastia)

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.

What treatments are available for low testosterone?

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.