Men in Frisco, TX ask, “Is fatigue a sign of low testosterone?”
There is no question that time can take a toll. However, it is a myth that feeling tired, moodiness, and losing your enthusiasm for life is an inevitable part of aging. More likely, it is related to a medical condition. In men, this very well may be a sign of low testosterone, which is treatable. Dr. Buch and the team of Low T Guru are proud to offer diagnostics and advanced treatment options, helping the men of Frisco, TX rediscover their zest for life.
What is low T?
Testosterone is a hormone naturally produced by the human body. It is typically associated with male sexual virility, which is certainly one of its important functions. However, it also plays an important role in a man’s overall health and wellness. Healthy testosterone levels are essential for bone health, sex drive, muscle strength and mass, red blood cell production, proper body fat distribution, mood regulation, memory, mental function, sexual performance, and more.
Production of testosterone peaks in puberty, and naturally declines thereafter. This is normal – a healthy adult man will have a lower testosterone level than a healthy teen boy. However, if the level drops too low, it can negatively affect a man’s health and wellbeing in many ways. Testosterone deficiency, known as “low T,” can occur at any age, even in your 20’s, though it is more common as we age.
Symptoms of low T
If you have a testosterone deficiency, you may experience any of the following:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Reduced sex drive
- Decreased production of sperm, which may impact fertility
- Unexplained weight gain
- Shrinking muscles or loss of strength
- Increased symptoms of pre-existing conditions such as sleep apnea
- Difficulty sleeping, insomnia
- Depression, feeling tired, losing interest in activities you once enjoyed
- Memory and high level mental function issues
What you can do about it
The most common treatment for low T is testosterone replacement therapy, which can best be delivered via every 4-6 month subcutaneous pellet insertions or weekly self injections. A low cost option is available for weekly in office injections for men who desire this option. With correct dosage and careful attention to maintaining overall hormonal balance, this can be nearly 100 % successful for resolving your low T symptoms. However, many men are surprised to learn that standard testosterone therapy does not treat infertility – rather it can cause infertility. For men who are planning or considering fatherhood, Dr. Buch recommends a specially designed treatment regimen, using medications that address low T while preserving fertility.
Let this information move you to take the first step towards a healthier you
If you just do not feel like the man you once were, give us a call at (972) 430-4554 and schedule a consultation.