Low Testosterone

Low testosterone can cause a range of problems, including a low sex drive, loss of muscle mass, and a cloudy memory. SouthWest Urology has the advanced diagnostic capabilities on-site to offer treatments that effectively and safely restores your testosterone hormone to normal levels thus reducing the symptoms.

What is Low Testosterone and what causes it?

Testosterone is the male sex hormone that is made in the testicles. Testosterone hormone levels are important to normal male sexual development and functions. You can also have low testosterone due to health problems such as hypogonadism. Hypogonadism occurs when your testicles don’t produce normal levels of testosterone. You may develop hypogonadism due to numerous health conditions, such as:

  • Mumps
  • Testicular injuries
  • High blood levels of iron
  • Pituitary problems
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Cancer treatment
  • Autoimmune disease

Your risk of developing low testosterone also increases if you’re overweight.

As testosterone levels drop, you’ll experience symptoms such as:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of body hair
  • Loss of muscle mass and strength
  • Weight gain
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Depression
American Urological Association’s Guideline’s for Testosterone Deficiency
Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Testosterone?

Although many symptoms may be tied to Low Testosterone, total blood testosterone level is the most important measure of testosterone deficiency. To make a diagnosis, your doctor will use other specific signs and symptoms in addition to your testosterone blood level.

There are generally five different ways to take testosterone:

  • Transdermal (through the skin)
  • Injection
  • Oral/Buccal (by mouth)
  • Intranasal (through the nose)
  • Implanted Pellets (under the skin)

SouthWest Urology specialists will help you come up with a personalized testosterone replacement method and will regularly check your testosterone levels to evaluate effectiveness. While loss of your sex drive often occurs when you have low testosterone, it’s a complex problem caused by many possible factors, from fatigue and stress to medications and relationship problems. SouthWest Urology specialists help you determine the cause and create solutions that restore your sexual health.

Why Choose Us?

  • Twelve highly trained, collaborative urological specialists all taking new patients
  • Four locations across the northern Ohio region
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