Low Testosterone: Understanding the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

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If you are a man over 40 and feeling excessively tired, experiencing a decrease in sexual desire, unexpectedly gaining weight, losing hair, and undergoing other related symptoms, this article is for you.

You’ve probably been taught these symptoms are a natural part of aging, but you don’t have to accept that. These are classic symptoms of low testosterone that greatly impact your quality of life, and you can fight back.  

If you are ready to feel like your youthful, strong, and healthy self again, hormone replacement therapy at Advanced Medical Spa may be the answer for you. Let’s find out together.

What Is Low Testosterone? 

Low testosterone, also known as hypogonadism, is a condition where the blood levels of testosterone are lower than normal. Various medical conditions and stress can cause this, but it most commonly decreases with age. Many men with low blood levels of testosterone are completely asymptomatic. However, many men with low T experience symptoms that greatly affect their quality of life. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Low Testosterone?

The symptoms of low testosterone can vary from person to person, and some may be less noticeable than others.  However, there are many that most men with low T will experience, including:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Loss of libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of lean muscle mass
  • Hair loss
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Unexplained weight gain

Some symptoms may be more or less severe than others. However, they can all greatly impact a person’s quality of life! Not only can they affect the patient, but they can also take a toll on personal relationships. 

How Do I Know If Low Testosterone Is Causing My Symptoms?

Although your symptoms may appear to indicate a specific issue, it is important to confirm the source by having your bloodwork drawn. Doctors typically request a blood test to measure your total testosterone levels. This lab test measures both “free” (unbound) testosterone and the amount of hormone bound to blood proteins. A normal testosterone level ranges between 300 and 1,000 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL).

At Advanced Medical Spas, we offer a wellness evaluation with lab work to determine the root cause of your symptoms. We do not believe in using a band-aid approach. Instead, we use an individualized, ‘ whole wellness’ approach to help you feel like your best self. 

What Treatments Are Available For Low Testosterone? 

There are many options available when it comes to treating testosterone levels.  Anything from injections, creams or gels, nasal sprays, patches, and pellet therapy. While each patient differs, and the best possible treatment for them may vary, HRT or pellet therapy is the best option for long-term consistent hormone delivery. 

At Advanced Medical Spa, we offer BioTe hormone replacement therapy. These pellets are inserted just below the skin and offer continuous delivery of testosterone, typically lasting 5-6 months! 

Does Low Testosterone Only Affect Older Men? 

No, in fact, it can affect males of all ages.  While it is more common in men over a certain age, it is a common misconception that it only affects that age group.  Younger males who experience low testosterone often have some underlying health condition or congenital defect that causes this. Also, depending on their age, the symptoms may present differently or be harder to identify.

Can Lifestyle Changes Help With Low Testosterone? 

There are several ways to boost testosterone naturally. Exercising is one of the best ways, particularly lifting weights.  Most men, however, find it difficult to implement necessary changes due to fatigue, low mood, and brain fog. This leaves them in somewhat of a downward spiral that can lead to chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and even heart disease.

If that fits your current situation, we highly recommend you start by optimizing your hormones first.  Once you are feeling better, we recommend that you develop an exercise routine paired with a healthy diet, avoiding excess sugar and alcohol. You will also want to make sure you get an optimal amount of sleep each night.  Your body’s basic functions run on the amount of sleep you get.

For most patients, implementing these important lifestyle changes along with BioTe hormone replacement therapy will have you feeling like your best self fairly soon.

Where Can I Get BioTe Hormone Replacement Therapy Near Me? 

Any of our convenient Medical Spas is equipped to offer you BioTe Hormone Replacement Therapy.  Our friendly, well-trained team of medical professionals is ready to help you feel like your youthful, vibrant self again! We believe in treating the individual, not just the symptoms. 

FAQ’s

Are BioTe Pellets Painful When Inserted? 

The procedure for inserting the pellets is simple, with minimal pain and discomfort and very little to no downtime.

Is BioTe Safe? 

Biote is a safe option for those seeking an alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Unlike traditional HRT, which may increase the risk of breast cancer and other diseases, BioTe may actually decrease the risk of breast cancer. This is because Biote uses bio-identical hormones that are easily accepted by the body, resulting in fewer harmful side effects.

What Are The Potential Side Effects Of BioTe? 

Biote Medical offers hormone pellet therapy, which provides consistent hormone delivery throughout the day and results in fewer side effects than other hormone delivery methods. Only a small percentage of patients, approximately 2%, may experience mild acne or facial hair growth, while less than 1% may notice hair thinning. These minor side effects can be easily treated.

How Long Does It Take For Hormone Replacement Pellets To Work? 

Patients typically experience relief of symptoms within 2-4 weeks, but it may take up to 6 months for full optimization of hormone treatment.

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