Low Testosterone Treatment in Sacramento, CA
Testosterone is a male sex hormone that plays a major role in their sexual development and fertility. Varying levels of testosterone within a man’s body will affect many bodily functions, including:
- The production of both body and facial hair
- Muscle strength
- Sexual drive
You don’t have to live with the symptoms of low testosterone. If you think you’re dealing with low T in the Sacramento area, the board-certified urologists with Advanced Urology may be able to help. Urologist Javid Javidan, MD is board-certified by the American Board of Urology and has extensive experience accurately diagnosing and effectively treating men with low testosterone. Call our Carmichael clinic at (916) 245-2444 or our Folsom clinic at (916) 936-1010 today, or submit a request online using our secure form. We see patients from throughout the Sacramento area including Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia, Soulsbyville, Angels Camp, Arnold, Altaville, Groveland, Oakdale, Turlock, Riverbank, and Modesto.
What Causes Low Testosterone?
It is completely natural for testosterone levels to decrease with age, leaving approximately half of men over the age of 80 with low testosterone (Low-T). Other common factors that lead to Low-T include:
- Side effects of certain medications
- Metabolic syndrome
- Injury or infection of the testes
- A congenital condition
- Side effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatments
- Issues with the pituitary gland
- An existing autoimmune disease
- A prior diagnosis of HIV or AIDS
What Are the Symptoms of Low-T?
We have already discussed how testosterone levels contribute greatly toward a man’s sexual health, which is why it makes sense that low testosterone levels would result in impaired sexual function.
In addition to a decrease in sexual desire and problems with erectile dysfunction, individuals with Low-T will also often experience:
- Loss of body or facial hair
- Constant fatigue
- Decreased amounts of lean muscle mass
- Signs of depression
- Weight gain
- Difficulty in articulating their speech
There are a wide variety of potential solutions to a person’s low testosterone. Depending upon the particular patient and their case, natural options such as supplements or a new diet plan may be sufficient in boosting these hormone levels.
Some form of hormone replacement therapy is another popular option when it comes to treating Low-T. These may be in the form of an oral/intranasal medication, injection, or as hormone pellets. Different patients will have different techniques for testosterone administration based on their personal preferences and lifestyle.
Schedule a Low Testosterone Consultation
The best way to begin treatment for low testosterone is to see a urologist and discuss your options with them. With two urology clinics conveniently located in Folsom and Carmichael, we see patients throughout the Sacramento area, including Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia, Soulsbyville, Angels Camp, Arnold, Altaville, Groveland, Oakdale, Turlock, Riverbank, and Modesto. To schedule a consultation with board-certified urologist Javid Javidan, MD please call our Carmichael clinic today at (916) 245-2444 or our Folsom clinic at (916) 936-1010. You can also request an appointment through our secure online form.