Low testosterone, or “low-T,” is a form of hypogonadism and affects many men as they grow older. Low-T can lower your sex drive and may cause erectile dysfunction, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, weight gain, and other symptoms. The specialists at Better Life Medical can diagnose low-T and design a personalized treatment plan to relieve your symptoms, so it won’t harm your intimate relationships and quality of life. If you suspect that low testosterone is contributing to your symptoms, schedule a consultation by calling the office in Knoxville, Tennessee, today or make an appointment online.

Testosterone Q & A

What is low testosterone?

Testosterone is a sex hormone involved in sexual function, bone and muscle health, and weight regulation in both men and women. Testosterone is essential to a man’s sex drive, energy levels, and mental well-being, but testosterone levels naturally start to decline as men age, usually beginning in the early 30s.

As testosterone levels drop, some men experience symptoms. This condition, sometimes called “low-T,” can affect your sex life and your overall health and well-being.

What are the symptoms of low T?

Low testosterone symptoms may include:

  • Decreased libido (sex drive)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Reduced bone and muscle mass
  • Reduced energy
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain

Some men with low-T also experience hot flashes.

How is low testosterone diagnosed?

Your expert provider at Better Life Medical diagnoses low testosterone after a comprehensive consultation, which includes a full review of your medical history, a detailed discussion of your symptoms, and a physical exam. Your provider may also order blood or urine tests to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms.

What is the treatment for low testosterone?

After your provider at Better Life Medical confirms that you have low-T, they design a personalized treatment management plan based on your individual needs. The most common treatment for low-T is testosterone therapy, a focused type of hormone replacement that restores your testosterone to the level of your younger years.

Your doctor may recommend additional therapies to address your conditions, such as:

  • Stem cell therapy
  • PRP therapy
  • Penile shockwave therapy

Getting adequate rest, staying active, and eating a nutritious diet makes you feel better and can also help boost your testosterone levels naturally. Better Life Medical offers vitamin and IV therapy to replenish nutrients in your body that contribute to optimal function.

Vitamin and IV therapy improves overall health; it can also improve your sleep and your ability to build muscle mass, which are both directly connected to testosterone production.

You don’t have to live with sexual dysfunction, constant fatigue, or sleep disturbances caused by low testosterone. To restore hormonal balance and reinvigorate your intimate relationships, schedule a consultation with a medical expert at Better Life Medical. Call the office today to make an appointment or book online.