Low testosterone is a common condition that affects millions of men over the age of 40 in the United States. If low testosterone is an issue for you, see the specialists at Weight Loss and Vitality in Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington, DC, for effective treatment. Testosterone therapy can help you lose weight, gain muscle, and get your sex drive back for more confidence and enjoyment in life. To schedule a consultation, book a visit online or call the office today.
Low testosterone, also called low-T, is a condition that develops in men when the production of testosterone decreases. This is common as men age but can also be associated with certain men’s health conditions, including:
There is also an association of low testosterone with some types of medications including chemotherapy drugs and antidepressants.
Low testosterone symptoms are widespread since testosterone is essential to many biological processes. Common signs of low testosterone include:
You can experience low testosterone for months or years without knowing the cause or thinking your symptoms are a normal part of aging. At Weight Loss and Vitality, the team understands that low testosterone is a real condition that requires effective and personalized treatment to improve your overall health and quality of life.
Low testosterone develops when your testes produce less testosterone, the male sex hormone. During puberty and into your 20s, testosterone levels are at their highest. As you age, testosterone levels naturally decrease as your testes become less efficient at producing testosterone.
Certain lifestyle factors can further decrease testosterone production, such as being overweight or obese, being sedentary most of the day, and not exercising. Most men over the age of 40 show some signs of low testosterone. If your symptoms are becoming bothersome or you simply want to feel better, discuss treatment options with the team at Weight Loss and Vitality.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is the best way to treat low testosterone. TRT is a type of hormone replacement therapy that uses synthetic testosterone to boost your blood testosterone levels and relieve your symptoms. Different types of TRT are available, including:
Some of these TRT options need to be used daily, while others are longer lasting and only need to be repeated weekly, monthly, or every 3-6 months. Weight Loss and Vitality primarily uses injectable testosterone which provides great control and adjustments as needed. The team regularly tests your testosterone levels through treatment to ensure your dosage is correct.
To find out if low testosterone is causing your symptoms, call Weight Loss and Vitality or set up a consultation online now.