What is Low T? – Low Testosterone – McKinney, TX*

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What is Low T?

Testosterone (T) is a hormone found in both men and women. However, when men begin to age, the production of testosterone begins to decrease. There are a number of bodily functions that testosterone influences including sex drive, sperm production, muscle mass, fat distribution, bone density, and red blood cell production. Since testosterone affects many functions in the male body, when not enough of it is present it can cause physical and emotional changes. At Superior T in Frisco, TX, Dr. Jerry Lewis and his skilled team work to diagnose low T in their patients, help distinguish what may be the cause, and treat low T levels.

Symptoms

There are several factors that can be used to diagnose low T. Dr. Lewis will conduct a thorough consultation to detect your symptoms and how they are effecting your hormone levels. In males, testosterone is a critical hormone that can affect several areas of the body both physically and mentally. It is important to recognize the signs of low T in order to be able to restore bodily functions and emotional health. 

Sexual Health

A reduced sex drive and erectile dysfunction can be significant signs of low T. There is also a significant link between low T and infertility among men, because low T can cause a decrease in sperm production. 

Physical Health

With low T, men can experience changes in their physical appearance and health. They may notice weight gain, decreased muscle mass, decreased bone density, fatigue, a slower metabolism, insomnia, and tender breast tissue.

Emotional Health

Low T does not only affect men physically, but it also causes changes in emotional health. Imbalanced testosterone levels can lead to depression, irritability, and problems with memory and concentration. Irregular sleep patterns caused by low T can create changes in your mood and energy levels. 

Treatment Options

Depending on what may be causing your low T, there are several different treatment options. Some of the most effective treatments are through testosterone supplementation and testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone can be administered through prescribed pills, patches, gels, pellets, and injections. In some cases, Dr. Lewis may also suggest lifestyle changes, such as increased exercise, improved diet, and the elimination of smoking or drinking.

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Low T can be a serious problem for many men and can decrease their quality of life. At Superior T, we want to help you balance your hormones and restore your overall sexual, physical, and emotional health. To learn how we can help, contact our office to schedule your consultation.

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