- Posted on: Apr 30 2019
Many men suffer from low testosterone levels. And, if you believe television infomercials, you could think simply taking a testosterone supplement will cure the problems created by low testosterone.
Reality is much more involved. At Infinity Health & Wellness, we view testosterone replacement as an entire-body process. This is more effective and safer than popping the latest fad supplement and hoping for the best.
What does testosterone control in men?
Although most people associate testosterone with sex drive and masculinity, this male sex hormone plays a far bigger role. Testosterone is involved in most body and brain functions. In addition to sperm production, testosterone regulates these specific functions:
- Sex drive
- Bone mass
- Fat distribution
- Muscle size and strength
- Red blood cell production
Testosterone also affects the ability to handle stress and other basic facets of male behavior.
What are the symptoms of low testosterone?
Testosterone is one of the vital hormones for men, affecting just about every part of the brain and body to some degree. These are common symptoms a man has low testosterone:
- General fatigue
- Depressions, mood changes
- Loss of strength, muscle tone, and muscle mass
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low libido
- Muscle aches
- Joint pain
Why do I have low testosterone?
Declining production of testosterone is an unfortunate byproduct of natural aging. But it can have far wider causes:
- Testicular injury
- Testicle infections
- Medications, such as opiate analgesics
- Disorders that affect the hormones
- Chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, kidney and liver disease, obesity, and HIV/AIDS
- Certain genetic diseases
At Infinity Health & Wellness, we take a comprehensive approach to testosterone replacement therapy. This ensures our patients get the most out of these treatments, improving how they feel and their overall quality of life. If you’re suffering from any of the symptoms of low testosterone, please call us at (480) 427-4305 to schedule a consultation.
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