As men approach the age of 30, the natural decline in testosterone levels begins. But there’s no need to worry because there are effective treatment options available to help restore testosterone levels to normal. Low testosterone is a treatable condition that need not be permanent. With proper treatment and lifestyle changes, men can overcome the troubling symptoms of low T and regain their confidence and vitality.
You may experience some common symptoms if you have a testosterone deficiency such as:
It is crucial to recognize that low testosterone levels in men are not exclusively attributed to aging. Underlying medical conditions, including obesity, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, diabetes, high cholesterol, injuries, and certain medications, can result in decreased testosterone levels.
Fortunately, identifying and addressing these underlying causes may lead to an improvement in testosterone levels. Moreover, adopting significant lifestyle changes, such as refraining from alcohol, engaging in regular exercise, and altering certain medications, may further enhance testosterone levels.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may be required to address low testosterone levels, particularly when symptoms are severe and negatively impact one’s quality of life. Available treatment options include injections, topical gels, capsules, skin patches, or implantable pellets, depending on the specific needs of the individual.
It is recommended that individuals who suspect they may have low T consult their physicians to obtain appropriate testing. It is important to note that although low testosterone levels can lead to a range of uncomfortable symptoms, individuals need not suffer indefinitely. Men should avoid purchasing testosterone from the internet as it can come with dangers. Most online platforms are not abiding by existing medical guidelines. Any man using TRT should only obtain it from their healthcare provider vas a prescription and then purchase it from a pharmacy. TRT needs to be monitored regularly with blood tests by a healthcare professional to assess testosterone levels. Failure to follow these guidelines could result in a man giving himself too much or too little testosterone that could lead to blood clots, raising the risk for heart attacks or strokes.
Assistance is available, and seeking treatment is a proactive step that should not be stigmatized.
Dr. David Samadi is the Director of Men’s Health and Urologic Oncology at St. Francis Hospital in Long Island. He’s a renowned and highly successful board certified Urologic Oncologist Expert and Robotic Surgeon in New York City, regarded as one of the leading prostate surgeons in the U.S., with a vast expertise in prostate cancer treatment and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy. Dr. Samadi is a medical contributor to NewsMax TV and is also the author of The Ultimate MANual, Dr. Samadi’s Guide to Men’s Health and Wellness, available online both on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Visit Dr. Samadi’s websites at robotic oncology and prostate cancer 911.