About 40% of men 45 and older have low testosterone, but this problem can occur as early as your 30s. Low testosterone can make you weak, tired, cranky, and unable to perform sexually. Fortunately, there’s practical help available from The Y Factor, the leading men’s urological health practice in the Greater Houston area. There are three convenient locations in Houston, Tomball, and Webster, Texas. Call Russel Williams, MD, and the team today for low testosterone help.
If you have low testosterone, your testes don’t make sufficient testosterone, which is an essential hormone for men’s health and wellness. Many different things can influence your testosterone level, including:
The Y Factor team is here to uncover the cause of your low testosterone so they can help you feel like yourself again.
During your first visit to The Y Factor, you’ll typically have a full physical exam, testicular imaging, and diagnostic testing as needed.
The first step is measuring your blood testosterone levels with a simple blood test. You might need a few different diagnostics to verify low testosterone because levels can fluctuate. Peak testosterone levels occur in the morning and then go down during the day.
There are many possible causes for decreased testosterone, some of which include:
No matter the cause, The Y Factor team is here to help.
Low testosterone can cause a variety of problems, such as:
Low testosterone can negatively affect almost every part of your life.
Your specific treatment plan depends on your testosterone level, your general health, your desire to retain fertility, and other factors. The Y Factor team often recommends natural testosterone enhancement, which includes medications and lifestyle changes to boost your body’s testosterone production. Benefits of natural testosterone enhancement include:
Synthetic testosterone, which usually comes in injection form but can also come in gels, patches, creams, and pellets, is available for men who would benefit most from that type of replacement. But, it can have some significant drawbacks.
Common side effects of synthetic testosterone include decreased fertility, gradual testicle shrinkage, blood thickening, liver inflammation, and prostate swelling. Also, synthetic testosterone leaves you dependent on it to feel your best.
The Y Factor team can help with low testosterone, so you feel your best. Call the office nearest you today.