Signs and Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Signs and Symptoms of Low Testosterone, TX

As it becomes more socially acceptable to talk about topics such as low sperm count and erectile dysfunction, conversations about low T are more commonplace than they used to be. Part of the phenomenon is due to the advertising and marketing of medications, and the other part is that men are aging more, leading to increases in low T diagnoses. If you’re experiencing symptoms like the ones below, have a talk with your doctor about low testosterone, what you can do to help facilitate testosterone production, and other options you may have for correcting low T. Why Does Testosterone Decline? … Continue reading

Long Term Effects of Low T

Long Term Effects of Low T, TX

As men age past 30, they begin to notice a decrease in testosterone, often marked by a drop in sex drive and interest. Lethargy, difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection, and mood swings are other possible symptoms of low T, but they could also be symptoms of other causes. If you’re experiencing symptoms like the ones above, have a talk with your doctor. Be prepared for your doctor to conduct some tests to rule out other possible causes for your symptoms. If the conversation leans toward testosterone, ask your doctor about low testosterone, what you can do to help facilitate testosterone production, … Continue reading

Side Effects of Low T in Women

Side Effects of Low T in Women, TX

While women don’t typically produce as much testosterone as males do, there’s still an amount present that women depend on for a number of bodily functions. When this already small amount of testosterone lowers even more, energy levels can decline, sex drives and moods can change haphazardly, and other bodily functions could be negatively affected. How Low is Too Low in Women? Emitted from ovaries and adrenal glands, testosterone in women naturally increases production during puberty and pregnancy, tapers off in adulthood and decreases with the onset of menopause.  Normally, women produce from 15 nanograms per deciliter to 70 ng/dL. … Continue reading

Low T Treatment Side Effects

Low T Treatment Side Effects, TX

Many clients approach us with their concerns regarding treatment for low testosterone. Both men and women realize that there are many advantages to treating the symptoms associated with low testosterone but they also hear television commercials that indicate increases of heart disease and stroke, and other side effects after being treated for low testosterone. In this article, we’ll talk about the risks of treatment, possible side effects, and how you can minimize these risks. Results After Low T Therapy After suffering from low energy, weight gain and other symptoms for years, most of our clients report a huge energy boost in … Continue reading

Can I Build Muscle With Low T?

Can I Build Muscle With Low T - TX

One of testosterone’s main functions is to build muscle. For men facing low levels of the hormone, increasing strength can be a challenge. In fact, low testosterone has the exact opposite effect as it easily turns muscle to fat. In the absence of the “male hormone”, estrogen increases and puts fat where no one wants it: the chest, midsection and thighs. As we know, the build up of body fat lowers testosterone even further, creating a merciless cycle that is hard to escape. Understandably, this is a major concern among men with low T – especially those who enjoy strength … Continue reading

New Study: Testosterone Therapy Does Not Cause Blood Clots

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Cause Blood Clots, TX

The University of Texas Medical Branch released the findings of a new study yesterday, which shows that testosterone therapy is not linked to blood clot disorders in veins. Between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2012, UTMB enrolled 30,572 commercially insured men to participate in the study. These men, all 40 years of age or older, allowed the university to conclude that middle-aged and older men who receive testosterone therapy are not at risk for developing VTE (venous throembolism), or blood clots in veins. The study was published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. What are Low Testosterone and VTE? … Continue reading

Are You Ruining Your Testosterone?

Are You Ruining Your Testosterone - TX

Low Testosterone is a difficult condition that many men face every day. As many as 13 million Americans have low testosterone, and 90% of them will not seek low T treatment. With so many side effects, such as low energy, depression, low sex drive, weight gain, and erectile dysfunction, it’s safe to say that no man in the world desires to be diagnosed with low T. But what if you are causing low testosterone yourself without even knowing it? Although decreased levels of the male hormone occur naturally as a man ages, certain habits and activities could also be contributing … Continue reading

Low T and Prostate Cancer Risks

More Warning Signs of Low T, TX

A team of researchers at a university in South Korea recently found links between low testosterone levels and the likelihood of a biopsy showing the presence of “high-grade prostate cancer.” Led by Hyeon Jeong, MD, the researchers conducted their study at the Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul National University with several hundred men participating. How was the Study Conducted? The team of doctors and researchers enlisted 681 men for the study, and each underwent a 12-core transrectal prostate biopsy. Out of these participants, some showed low testosterone levels and some had normal testosterone levels. Further, 143 men had a biopsy that … Continue reading

More Warning Signs of Low T

More Warning Signs of Low T, TX

Testosterone can impact your mind and body in many ways. Most men recognize that low libido, depression, and fatigue are signs of low T. However, this essential male hormone can also impact other areas of the body in ways that aren’t immediately obvious. A low T doctor can administer a blood test to confirm low levels of testosterone. It’s important to be aware of the symptoms of the condition, as well as the consequences of leaving the issue unchecked. Here are some of the less obvious problems that can develop with low testosterone. Memory Problems and Cognitive Difficulties You might … Continue reading

Male Menopause and Low T

Male Menopause and Low T, TX

While none of us likes to admit we’re getting older, it’s important to remain aware of natural changes in the body that occur over time.  Menopause is a concept usually associated with women with its hormonal changes, but some also refer to the natural hormone changes in men as “male menopause.” However, it’s important to distinguish between the two concepts. In women, menopause is the end of ovulation and the steep and swift reduction of hormones in the female body. For men, on the other hand, reduction of hormones and testosterone occur over many years, and the impact of those … Continue reading