More and more men are discovering that many age related problems are actually due to low testosterone levels, commonly referred to as low T. We can help you overcome symptoms of low T and restore more youthful testosterone levels with Testosterone Replacement therapy using testosterone pellets.
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is the primary male sexual hormone that initiates the development of the male sexual organs, encourages muscle development, maintains and promotes bone strength and causes the voice to deepen.
Unfortunately, testosterone levels decline with age. Testosterone levels spike at puberty, causing the onset of sexual development in boys around the age of 12 or 13. A decade or more later, testosterone levels often start to decline—in some men as early as their late twenties, early thirties. This decline in testosterone can lead to many unpleasant and frustrating symptoms. Low T can occur naturally in men, but there are also lifestyle factors that can increase your risk for Low T.
Common causes of low T include:
- Poor dietary choices, Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) and Obesity
- Dietary deficiencies
- Prior Steroid use
- Pituitary problems
- testicular failure or decreased function
- Trauma or injury to the testes and scrotum
- Certain cancers
- Chronic illnesses
- Medications and/or Chemotherapy
- Chromosomal abnormalities
While low T is most common in men, it can also impact women. Testosterone is produced naturally by both men and women. When low testosterone levels are identified in a woman, it is usually coupled with the decline of other hormones like estrogen, progesterone and cortisol and is often referred to as hormone imbalance.
Testosterone levels naturally start declining for many men in their late twenties and thirties, and low T will affect most men by their mid-fifties. The fact that testosterone decline is associated with ageing, many men write their symptoms off to getting older. Testosterone replacement therapy for low T can help restore testosterone levels and help you age more gracefully, while increasing the energy and vitality you enjoyed in your youth.
Low testosterone can greatly impact a man’s life, causing a number of distressing symptoms that may interfere with all aspects of your health and wellness.
Symptoms of low T include:
- Low sex drive
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of body and beard hair
- Scalp Hair loss
- Weight gain
- Loss of muscle mass
- Joint pain
Dr. Croland can provide you with greater insight into ways you can improve low testosterone, as well as treatment methods available through testosterone replacement therapy and testosterone pellet therapy in Charlotte and Matthews, NC.
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