Testosterone is a hormone made in the testicles. It is important for men to have normal levels for their sexual functions and development. In the teen years, it helps boys develop facial and body hair, muscle strength, and a deeper voice. Men need it to produce sperm, and levels decrease with age, as older men usually experience low testosterone levels. If you are interested in seeing if Boston low testosterone treatment is right for you, contact the experts at Boston Vitality Center.
What Is Low Testosterone?
Men who experience low testosterone have testosterone deficiency syndrome (TD) or low testosterone (LT). This means they aren’t producing enough testosterone to maintain normal levels. Less than 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL) is considered low. There may be other reasons for these symptoms, such as obesity, diabetes, damage or loss of testicles, congenital conditions, or opioid use.
Signs of Low Testosterone
Men are more likely to be depressed, have a lack of focus, and be irritable.
Decreased Bone Mass
Thinning of the bones or osteoporosis can occur, especially in older men.
Increased Body Fat
Sometimes men will develop enlarged breast tissue or gynecomastia caused by an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone.
Loss Of Muscle Mass
Men will see a decrease in muscle mass, but not a decrease in strength.
Extreme fatigue and a decrease in energy has been reported.
Losing hair is a natural part of aging for some men, and there is an inherited factor, as well. Men with Boston low testosterone may experience a loss of facial and body hair.
Loss Of Semen Volume
Men with low testosterone will notice a decrease in their semen volume during ejaculation.
Difficulty With Erection
Testosterone helps in getting and maintaining an erection. It stimulates receptors in the brain to produce nitric oxide, which helps to trigger a series of chemical reactions that are required for an erection. Those with low testosterone will have a difficult time having a spontaneous erection or one before sex. Health issues may also be a contributing factor that include:
- Alcohol use
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Thyroid problems
Low Sex Drive
Some men may see a decline in their sex drive as they get older. Some with LT will probably see a sharper drop in their sex drive due to low testosterone.
Is a Boston Low Testosterone Treatment Right for You?
There may be a number of reasons why you are suffering from low testosterone. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, please contact us today at Boston Vitality Center in Stoneham, Massachusetts, and schedule a consultation to see if Boston low testosterone treatment is right for you.