As men age, even in their thirties and forties, testosterone levels can begin to drop. Other factors like stress and illness can also create low testosterone. For some, this can have adverse effects on their health, wellbeing and quality of life. Changes in energy levels, weight, hair fullness, mood and libido are common side effects as testosterone levels drop. However, there is treatment to help combat these changes and give you back a more youthful level of testosterone for improved quality of life.
Effects of Low Testosterone
Many people relate testosterone solely with male sexual function, but it plays a much bigger part in your overall health. When testosterone production begins to wane, your risk for health problems increases and you may not feel like you did when you were younger. It can be more difficult to maintain a healthy weight, which can lead to other health issues like type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and cardiovascular issues. You may also notice you feel fatigued, depressed or have high anxiety.
Physical changes are another aspect of lower testosterone. Thinning hair or balding can occur, affecting your self-esteem. Erectile dysfunction or low libido are common issues that can affect your personal relationships. You may also notice a loss in muscle tone and strength as it begins to become more difficult for you to maintain or gain muscle.
Combatting Low Testosterone Through Treatment
The good news is you do not need to accept the side effects of low testosterone. Through hormonal therapy, you can improve your testosterone levels and reverse many of the effects of diminishing testosterone production. Testosterone injections can help you feel like your old self again, with higher energy levels, improved mood, weight loss and a healthy sexual function. Treatments offer an almost immediate improvement for many of our male patients suffering from low testosterone.
Low Testosterone Therapy in Phoenix
At Arcadia Wellness Center, we specialize in treating low testosterone in men. Sarah Quinn, FNP, is an expert in hormonal therapy, utilizing her years of training, education and experience to help our patients find the right hormonal balance. We offer testosterone plans that help manage hormone levels without the need for weekly office visits. All our treatments are based on your symptoms and hormone levels – we use laboratory blood tests and a complete evaluation to determine if testosterone therapy is right for you.
Don’t wait any longer to find out if low testosterone is the reason for changes in your body and mood. Call today to schedule an appointment for a hormone therapy evaluation at our Phoenix, AZ office.