Testosterone Replacement Therapy

What are some signs and symptoms of low testosterone?

There are many signs and symptoms of low testosterone (low-T).  The most common sign and symptoms that bring males into our clinic is erectile dysfunction. However, there are many other signs and symptoms that also may occur:

  • Reduced sex drive
  • Reduced or absent orgasm
  • Reduced or absent spontaneous erections
  • Loss of pubic, armpit or facial hair
  • Depression
  • Size reduction of testes
  • Loss of interest in things you typically enjoy
  • Hot flashes or sweating
  • Reduction in strength
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Memory problems

Other physical indicators, which could also be seen in women with Low-T, may include:

  • Anemia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Reduced or absent sperm production; infertility
  • Increased body fat (increased BMI)

Low Testosterone Questionnaire

Low-T and androgen deficiency be difficult to diagnose. This list of symptoms of low testosterone can help you and your doctor decide if testosterone replacement therapy should be considered.

  1. Do you have a decrease in libido (sex drive)?
  2. Do you have a lack of energy?
  3. Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance?
  4. Have lost height?
  5. Have you noticed a decreased “enjoyment of life”
  6. Are you sad and/or grumpy?
  7. Are your erections less strong?
  8. Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports?
  9. Are you falling asleep after dinner?
  10. Has there been a recent deterioration in your work performance?

If you answered 3 or more questions with a yes, you could have a low testosterone levels, or if you answered yes to only questions #1 or #7.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Statistics show that up to 39% of men 40 and over, and between 50-65% of men 65 years and over, experience ED on a long-term basis. After age 70, almost all men have some difficult getting or maintaining an erection. Men with diabetes usually experience these symptoms even earlier in life.  Lack of blood flow to the penis is the primary issue.

What causes ED?

There are many factors, both physical and mental.  Below are some of the most common causes:

  • Diabetes
  • Performance anxiety
  • Prostate problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Medications
  • Obesity
  • Alcohol and smoking
  • Low testosterone
  • Heart disease

Growth Hormone Therapy

Available through Passer Restorative Therapies, growth hormone therapy can help you:

  • Increase your ability to burn fat
  • Increase muscle mass
  • Enhance energy levels
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Increase sex drive
  • Improve skin elasticity

If you feel like you’re losing your competitive edge, or you’ve noticed signs of low-T, contact us today.

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