Everything You Need to Know About Testosterone

Testosterone is vitally important to a man’s sexual health and overall well-being. As they reach a certain age, many men experience a decrease in their testosterone levels. 

Low testosterone can cause symptoms that negatively impact your ability to enjoy life, but it doesn’t have to. For men who are experiencing the disruptive effects of low testosterone, testosterone treatment from the Oklahoma Men’s Clinic can provide the support you need to get back to living your best life.

What Is Testosterone?

Testosterone is one of the main sex hormones. In men, this hormone naturally occurs in the male reproductive organs, specifically the testicles. Testosterone plays a major role in regulating healthy bodily functions. 

In puberty, it is responsible for specific aspects of growth and development, like increased body and facial hair, muscle mass, strength, sperm production, and sex drive. 

Even after this developmental period, maintaining healthy levels of testosterone continues to be important throughout a male’s life, as it contributes to the body’s sexual functions, mood, metabolism, and overall health. 

With age, your body naturally starts producing less and less of certain hormones, one of them being testosterone. When men fall out of the typical range of healthy testosterone levels, they may be diagnosed with low testosterone, sometimes referred to as low T. 

What Causes Low Testosterone?

Low testosterone can be attributed to a multitude of causes, one of the most common being the natural aging process. 

Other possible factors that may contribute to a decrease in testosterone production include certain medications and diseases (like opioids, chemotherapy, metabolic disorders, hypothyroidism, and diabetes), injuries, and extreme weight change.

No matter what is causing your low testosterone, experiencing a hormonal imbalance can feel like a huge disruption to your daily life. While certain causes, like age, cannot be avoided or treated, the symptoms of low testosterone can.

What Symptoms Can Low Testosterone Cause?

Low testosterone can cause a range of symptoms. Some of the symptoms are fairly common, so you may not immediately connect these changes in your body with a hormonal imbalance. Symptoms of low testosterone can include:

  • Loss of libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle loss
  • Weight gain
  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Hair loss
  • Irritable male syndrome
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoporosis

Men who have low testosterone often experience a diminishing in their overall well-being. Even if your testosterone levels fall into the normal range that has been established for men of your age, you may still find yourself struggling with symptoms related to low testosterone. 

Is Low Testosterone Causing My Low Sex Drive?

Both hormonal imbalances and other lifestyle factors may be contributing to your low sex drive. The same lifestyle choices that contribute to your overall health, like your diet and nutritional choices, your exercise regime, and your consumption of tobacco or alcohol, can all affect your sex drive.

To maintain a healthy sex drive (and your overall health), we recommend a healthy lifestyle. Eating a balanced diet including fruits and vegetables, walking for at least 20 minutes a day, and avoiding smoking and drinking when possible can all help increase your circulation and sex drive while helping you achieve stronger erections.

If you already lead a healthy lifestyle, then your low sex drive may be caused by a hormonal imbalance. Low levels of testosterone, as well as low levels of human growth hormone, can cause a dip in your sex drive and prevent you from having normal erections. 

These hormones play a vital role in carrying chemical messages to your brain that call for an increase in libido and blood flow. Rebalancing your hormones can help counteract these effects and allow you to enjoy regular and normal desire and erections when you want to.

How Do You Treat Low Testosterone?

Low testosterone can be treated with testosterone replacement therapy. Unlike other hormone replacement programs, our vitality blended testosterone replacement therapy works to both diagnose the underlying cause of your hormonal imbalance and reintroduce missing hormones into your body.

How Does Testosterone Replacement Work?

We will begin your testosterone treatment with a comprehensive consultation. During your consultation, we will discuss any symptoms that may be related to a hormonal imbalance and perform tests to determine your levels of testosterone. 

Whether or not your testosterone levels fall into the normal parameters for men of your age range, we will work with you to decide whether you could benefit from testosterone replacement therapy. 

Our hormone therapy is highly individualized, so you will receive a personalized dosage and treatment plan to meet your particular needs. Over time, we will track your progress to ensure you receive the positive benefits testosterone replacement therapy has to offer.

Am I a Good Candidate for Testosterone Replacement?

If you are living a healthy lifestyle but still find yourself struggling with frequent mood swings, chronic fatigue, brain fog, a decreased libido, or erectile dysfunction, you may be a good candidate for testosterone replacement. Certain medical conditions, like heart disease or hypertension, may preclude you from this type of therapy.

During your consultation, it is important you disclose any current health conditions or medications so we can make an informed recommendation about whether testosterone replacement is right for you. 

Schedule Your Consultation to Discuss Low Testosterone Today

If you think your symptoms may be the result of low testosterone, don’t waste another second wondering if things could be better. With the help of the Oklahoma Men’s Clinic in Oklahoma City, OK, they can be. 

Our testosterone treatment can address your hormonal imbalance and work to restore your youthful vitality. To get your testosterone diagnosis, call today and schedule your consultation.

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