Tired and Worn Out – It Could Be Low Testosterone
If you watch any TV at all, you’ve probably seen at least one commercial about low testosterone in men and the significant effects it can have. And if you’re like a lot of people, you may have ignored the ads or even used them as an excuse to get up and get a snack before your show comes back on. But while the products these commercials are promoting are largely ineffective, the low-testosterone effects they describe are very, very real.
Traditionally, a lot of emphasis has been placed on hormonal changes that occur in women as they reach middle age and beyond, but until recently, relatively little attention has been devoted to the hormonal changes men experience. The result: Many men who have low testosterone and suffer from the related symptoms fail to get treatment that could help them feel better.
In fact, the American Diabetes Association says as many as 13 million men have low testosterone, or “low T,” yet as many as 90 percent aren’t being treated for the condition. As a result, these men are left with a host of symptoms that can have a major effect on their quality of life, including:
- Lower sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased motivation
- Weight gain
- Loss of muscle
If you’ve experienced any of these changes, it may be tempting to write them off as the transient effects of stress, changes at work, or a host of other causes. But the fact is, if you’re a guy in your late 30s or older, your testosterone levels have already started to drop pretty rapidly, and they’ll continue to decline as you age.
Testosterone therapy is a relatively simple cure that treats the root cause of your symptoms, but the only way to know if you have low T is with a blood test. At Signature Medicine, Dr. Ashish Sitapara performs regular testosterone screenings as part of the center’s concierge services to help monitor your testosterone levels and develop a course of treatment that meets your needs.
Dr. Sitapara has helped lots of men throughout the Newtown, Pa., area lead healthier lives through low T therapy. If you’re interested in learning more about low testosterone in men and the symptoms it can cause, or if you want to learn more about low T therapy and how it can help you overcome your symptoms and lead a healthier life, give us a call today.