Hormonal changes do not just affect women – men also can be impacted by changes in their hormonal balance as they get older. Low testosterone affects millions of men in midlife, causing a variety of symptoms that can alter their wellbeing. Knowing the signs and symptoms can help you determine whether you should be tested for low testosterone and seek hormone therapy to resolve your symptoms.
A gradual lowering of testosterone is normal as men age. Most men maintain a normal level of testosterone through their thirties and then may begin to have a slow decline. However, the normal decline may not have any symptoms. When the testosterone levels drop more dramatically, it can impact their daily life and health. Some symptoms can be misdiagnosed as other issues, which is why it is important to be tested to know whether testosterone is the culprit or if another health condition is involved.
Diminshed testosterone can happen at any age, but is more likely in the late thirties and beyond. Men should be aware of possible symptoms and signs that can point to low testosterone, including:
- Hair loss
- Depression or mood changes
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of sex drive
- Weight gain
- Muscle loss
Many people think that low testosterone only affects the sexual aspects of a man’s life, but it has a much larger impact. Bone density can decrease, weight gain can occur and a general sense of wellbeing can be lost. Seeking therapy for lower levels of testosterone can have a positive impact on how they feel and their overall health, as well as improve their sexual life.
Low Testosterone Therapy in Phoenix
If you have been experiencing the signs and symptoms of low testosterone, hormone therapy can help. At Arcadia Wellness Center in Phoenix, Sarah Quinn offers targeted testing and testosterone therapy to help our male patients struggling with low testosterone. Those with low testosterone who undergo hormone therapy are amazed at the almost immediate difference in their quality of life. Their libido, energy and mood increases and they regain their appetite for life. Plus, our testosterone therapy only requires visits to our clinic every few months, not every week like other treatments. If you are concerned you may be suffering from low testosterone, call our clinic to schedule a consultation and testing with Sarah Quinn to get answers and possibly relief.