How to Counteract Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency

Hormones are chemicals that regulate your body. Every major bodily function, from metabolism to sexual function and reproduction, depends on a balance of hormones to get the job done. 

Testosterone is the male hormone, and it influences muscle mass, bone health, heart health, fertility, weight maintenance, and more. A testosterone imbalance can develop if your body stops producing the same amount of hormone that it used to, and it can create a slew of menacing health issues. 

When something is amiss and your hormones are out of balance, your body can start sending improper signals. If you’re gaining weight, feeling tired all the time, or are bothered by other symptoms, it could be a testosterone imbalance. 

For the best in men’s health care and testosterone therapy, turn to Dr. Kirt Tyson and our team at Balanced Health Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Tyson is an expert in testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), and he can help you get your hormones back on track. 

The common symptoms of testosterone deficiency

Testosterone levels naturally decrease as you get older. In general, your testosterone levels peak in adolescence and early adulthood and begin declining between ages 30-40.

Once testosterone production begins declining, it decreases by about 1% each year. Low testosterone can affect the body in a number of ways, and it’s common to experience symptoms, such as:

The way testosterone deficiency affects the body is different for every man. To determine if low testosterone is a problem for you, talk to Dr. Tyson. He regularly performs full medical exams and does a blood test to determine the best way to treat hormone imbalances.

How the symptoms of testosterone deficiency can impact your life

Low testosterone can affect your body in many ways, from quality of sleep to interest in sex. You may develop insomnia or suffer night sweats or hot flashes. You might also notice increased body fat as well as a loss of muscle tissue. 

Furthermore, a testosterone deficiency can cause mood swings and make you feel sad, depressed, and anxious. You may also suffer decreased motivation, lack of self-confidence, have trouble concentrating, and have difficulty remembering things.

Low testosterone can also lead to changes in sexual performance. Decreased libido, difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection, and low sperm count can all make you feel less than your best. 

Testosterone replacement therapy 

Dr. Tyson is an expert in evaluating and treating testosterone deficiency. Symptoms may not be obvious when you’re experiencing a testosterone imbalance, but an exam is the first step to finding a solution that works.

Through evaluating your medical history, blood work, and symptoms, Dr. Tyson will make his recommendation. If you’re suffering from a testosterone imbalance, he may recommend testosterone replacement therapy.

Hormone replacement therapy is available in a number of methods, including creams, gels, tablets, and injections. Dr. Tyson will work with you to find the right dosage and type of prescription that fits your lifestyle.

Sometimes, symptoms can be mistaken for other conditions, so it’s imperative that you first see your primary care doctor for a diagnosis.

You don’t have to settle for a life riddled with the negative side effects of low testosterone. Start feeling like yourself again with the help of testosterone replacement therapy. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Balanced Health Medical Center today.

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