Solutions for Low Testosterone

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In recent years studies of men’s health have yielded eye opening results that many symptoms that were once simply considered normal signs of aging may in fact be the result of low testosterone. Low testosterone can be difficult to diagnose because many of these symptoms may in fact be caused by other medical conditions. Signs and symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Sexual dysfunction (problems maintaining erections)
  • Reduced sex drive (reduced sexual activity)
  • Decreased energy
  • Loss of body hair, reduced shaving
  • Depressed mood
  • Increase in body fat
  • Decrease in bone strength
  • Reduced muscle mass

If any of these symptoms are presenting problems in your life, don’t ignore them. They could be a sign of low testosterone or other health problems including Hypogonadism, Libido, and Andropause.

Hypogonadism and Libido

Not wanting to have sex every day is normal but weeks or months at a time can affect you and the relationship with your partner greatly. If you realize that your need and want for sex start to decrease unexplainably, loss in testosterone may be a concern. Libido is a decreased sex-drive, or lack thereof. Low libido is often the first sign of the more serious problem of Hypogonadism, the diminished functional activity of the testes. Don’t hesitate to consider Hypogonadism or libido a problem or be ashamed. Hormone based medications have provided solutions to many cases of Hypogonadism and libido, and the doctors of the Atlas Men’s Health Institute of Las Vegas can help you efficiently find solutions for you.

Andropause

Andropause is often mistakenly confused with low T. Andropause is the decrease in function in the male reproductive organs that occurs with age. Andropause usually presents itself after a change of life for males that may be expressed in terms of a career change, divorce, or reordering of life. It is associated with a decline in androgen hormones that occur in men during their late 40s or early 50s. While Andropause and low testosterone are similar, they are not the same, with the main difference being that Andropause only effects older men, low testosterone can affect men of all ages.

Help at Atlas of Las Vegas

Whether you are facing problems with low testosterone, low libido, Hypogonadism or Andropause, the doctors of the Atlas Men’s Health Institute of Las Vegas can help you find solutions to unbalanced hormones. Treatments for men can be as simple as a topical skin cream or skin patches containing hormones, or an injection of hormones. Only a medical health professional can diagnose low testosterone, so if you are concerned and looking for help, schedule an appointment at our Las Vegas location today.

ADAM Test

One of the best indicators of low-testosterone is The Androgen Deficiency in Aging Males (ADAM) test. It is key to note that your answers aren’t right or wrong. They act as a guide for you in terms of discussion when you seek professional help with us here at Atlas Mens Health Institute.

The following are the questions asked with the ADAM test:

  1. Do you have reduced sex-drive? (Libido)
  2. Do you have a lack of energy?
  3. Do you have decrease in strength and endurance?
  4. Have you lost height?
  5. Have you noticed less enjoyment of life?
  6. Are you sad and/or grumpy?
  7. Are your erections less strong?
  8. Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports?
  9. Are you falling asleep after dinner?
  10. Has there been a recent deterioration in your work performance?

If you answer yes to question 1, 7, or any other 3 questions, you may have low-testosterone.

Remember that certain lifestyle choices, such as obesity and low physical activity, can lead to a drop in testosterone. If you currently have type-2 diabetes, you are twice as likely to suffer from andropause.