Low Testosterone

Low testosterone, otherwise known as hypogonadism, is a condition in men over 40 that affects sex drive, body fat, energy levels, and more. Our urologists can prescribe Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) through pills, shots, cream, or patches to increase the levels of testosterone in your body.

Low Testosterone Symptoms:

  • Low sex drive
  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • Increase in body fat, loss of muscle

Risk Factors for Low Testosterone:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic opioid use
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Depression/anxiety

How we Diagnose Low Testosterone:

  • Physical exam
  • Blood tests
  • Medical history

Possible Side Effects from Low Testosterone Treatments:

  • Skin irritation
  • Elevated red blood cell count
  • Irritability
  • Changes in prostate symptoms

Patients are typically monitored every 3-6 months for symptom improvement and adverse events with examination, total testosterone, PSA, and hematocrit levels.

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Treatment Options:

  • Medication
  • Gels, creams
  • Subcutaneous pellets
  • Injections
  • Implants

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Approximately 10% of men over age 40 have low testosterone levels

Procedures

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

The physician assistants provide treatments for low testosterone including gels, injectables, implants, and more. These procedures are all performed in-office.

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