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What is the Main Cause of Low Testosterone?

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

Aging is one of the main causes of low testosterone in men. As men reach their 40s, their testosterone levels gradually drop by one or two percent each year, though some men may begin losing testosterone earlier in life.

Testosterone loss can also be a side effect of another underlying condition, such as obesity or chronic kidney disease, so you may want to get a physical exam to determine the root cause of your low testosterone (T) levels. Our facility offers multiple treatments to help men increase their T levels, which we can discuss in your first appointment.

Low Testosterone can Occur Because of Aging or an Underlying Condition

While getting older is generally the main cause of low testosterone in many men, low T levels can also be a symptom of other underlying conditions or comorbidities. According to the Asian Journal of Andrology, these conditions may include:

  • Obesity

  • Chronic kidney disease

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) or other sexual dysfunctions

  • Alcoholism or other substance addictions

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

  • High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia)

  • Chronic stress or other mental conditions, such as depression

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Men who are experiencing low testosterone in their 20s or 30s may experience comorbidity, meaning they may have to address those health conditions in order to rebalance their hormone levels. However, in some cases, patients may only require testosterone treatment to address one negative symptom, such as erectile dysfunction.

Our facility makes sure to examine each patient fully. We perform a physical exam and conduct blood tests to gauge the extent of your physical health. That way, when we provide treatment, it addresses what your whole body needs, not just your symptoms.

Symptoms of Low Testosterone in Men

The following symptoms may indicate that you have low T levels:

  • Hair loss

  • Loss of libido or experiencing other sexual dysfunctions

  • Erectile dysfunction, or difficulty getting or maintaining an erection

  • Bone density loss

  • Muscle mass loss

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Mood changes, such as depression

  • Weight gain, including increased fat in the breast tissue

Low Testosterone in Women

Can women also experience low testosterone levels? Yes. Both men and women carry testosterone and estrogen in varying amounts, but both hormones play a crucial role in bodily functions in people.

Women have lower testosterone levels than men. However, if a woman’s T levels are too low, she may experience symptoms like:

  • Hair loss

  • Irregular menstruation (testosterone is produced in the ovaries)

  • Loss of bone density

  • Loss of sexual libido

  • Infertility

Women can undergo hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help balance their hormone levels.

Our Facility Offers Treatments to Help Raise Testosterone Levels in Men

To treat low T levels, our facility offers testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), which transfers the hormone into the body to encourage natural testosterone production. This type of treatment is non-invasive, as it requires no surgeries. Instead, patients can receive testosterone via:

  • Injections

  • Topical creams

Before we begin any treatment, we will measure your testosterone levels to confirm whether you have low T levels or another condition.

Other Treatments We Offer

In some cases, a patient with low T levels might benefit from other treatments besides TRT. Our facility offers various anti-aging and regenerative therapies to help people suffering from erectile dysfunction, muscle and joint pain, hair loss, and other negative symptoms.

Some of these treatments include:

  • Focal shockwave therapy

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

  • PRP and stem cell therapy

  • Hair restoration treatment

If you are interested in learning about our other treatment services, you can get a consultation at our office.

We Strive to Offer Our Patients the Medical Treatment They Need

At our facility, we strive to give our patients the medical care they need to improve their health. Our priority is to view each patient’s health as a whole rather than just treating their symptoms, and we hope to continue helping patients with their personal health tracts.

Read some of our Google reviews from our patients below to get an idea of how our facility operates:

  • Chris Squires wrote, “I had a great experience here. The staff is very accommodating and more than helpful. I am thoroughly impressed with the professionalism by Dr. Jason and the staff. They have earned a repeat client!”

  • Jonathan Peres wrote, “Excellent and thorough doctors. I feel I’m in great hands here!”

Call Now to Get an Appointment with Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates

If you are suffering negative symptoms and suspect it may be because of low testosterone, come to Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates for a physical exam and assessment. We can check how we may be able to help you and suggest treatments we offer to address your health needs.

Call today to schedule your appointment with one of our physicians.

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