Testosterone is a male sex hormone that plays a major role in their sexual development and fertility. Varying levels of testosterone within a man’s body will affect many bodily functions, including:
Our men’s health specialists at La Grande Family Medicine provide comprehensive testing and treatment for low testosterone at our office in La Grande, OR. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for low-T and call to schedule your consultation today.
It is completely natural for testosterone levels to decrease with age, leaving approximately half of men over the age of 80 with low testosterone (Low-T). Other common factors that lead to Low-T include:
We have already discussed how testosterone levels contribute greatly toward a man’s sexual health, which is why it makes sense that low testosterone levels would result in impaired sexual function.
In addition to a decrease in sexual desire and problems with erectile dysfunction, individuals with Low-T will also often experience:
There are a wide variety of potential solutions to a person’s low testosterone. Depending upon the particular patient and their case, natural options such as supplements or a new diet plan may be sufficient in boosting these hormone levels.
Some form of hormone replacement therapy is another popular option when it comes to treating Low-T. These may be in the form of an oral/intra-nasal medication, injection, or as hormone pellets. Different patients will have different techniques for testosterone administration based on their personal preferences and lifestyle.
The best way to begin treatment for low testosterone is to see a specialist, and to discuss your options with them. To schedule an appointment with physician from La Grande Family Medicine, please call our office today at (541) 963-4139.