What is Low Testosterone?
Testosterone deficiency, hypogonadism, or andropause are all names given to low or decreased Testosterone levels. Testosterone is produced by both men and women, it is an essential hormone that plays a crucial role in health and well-being. The definition of low Testosterone is when the levels in blood are recorded at a level lower than normal. Regardless of the underlying cause of the Testosterone deficiency the treatment is universally Testosterone supplementation. The use of TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) in middle aged and older men, who exhibit symptoms associated with lowered levels, is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of medical practice.
Testosterone replacement therapy has been for many years ignored and avoided, but focus has shifted in recent years and the benefits have become apparent. Today treatment options are greater, our Testosterone treatments are closely monitored and tailored to meet individual requirements. Most people at some point will experience symptoms of low Testosterone levels, usually after the age of 30. Low Testosterone has also been recorded in younger males, this is called genetic hypogonadism. The degree of severity can vary from person to person, however there is a similarity of symptoms with Testosterone deficiency - these include fatigue, lethargy, mood changes, short temper, sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, loss of sexual interest/libido, diminished muscle strength/body tone and definition, brittle bones.
These factors often led Doctors to conclude that symptoms were related to other medical conditions (such as depression), or were simply a consequence of ageing, and often encouraged their patients to accept that these were the symptoms of old age. Now that men are living longer, there is heightened interest in andropause. Following blood testing there may be help available to advance your approach to this important life stage.
TRT is highly effective in restoration of blood Testosterone levels to the normal ranges and safely and effectively may resolve the symptoms associated with Testosterone deficiency.