Many men suffer from low testosterone levels, which is known as the medical condition hypogonadism. The causes are many and varied and can begin at a younger age than was previously believed. Because testosterone is a vital hormone involved in so many systems throughout the body, low testosterone levels affect nearly every part of a man’s body and brain.
It is important to ask yourself a few questions. If any of the following symptoms apply, you should come see us at OMC in Bend or Springfield to see if Testosterone Replacement Therapy is right for you:
- Do you not feel like your usual self? Lack performance or motivation to pursue the things you normally would?
- A low sex drive
- Less frequent erections or loss of erection during intercourse
- Decrease in muscle tone
- Inability to lose fat
- Depression or lack of purpose
- Sleep disturbances
- Lack of focus
Symptoms of low testosterone are many and varied. These symptoms can manifest drastically depending on each person. The most common complaint in men suffering from low testosterone are fatigue and diminished libido. Fortunately, the benefits of TRT are just as varied; unsurprisingly, the most commonly documented benefits are a boost in energy and sex drive. The benefits of TRT reach far beyond these two, however. TRT can also reduce fat, increase muscle, improve concentration, maintain sleep, maintain bone density and strength, increase athletic performance, improve mood, heighten motivation, red blood cell production, improve insulin sensitivity, increase sense of well-being, and improve erectile function. Experts in the field have even cited a correlation between testosterone’s natural anti-inflammatory effects to a reduction in joint pain. Benefits can sometimes be difficult to quantify, and not all have been formally proven within the boundaries of medical studies. There are certainly clinical results. Balancing testosterone levels can profoundly relieve the symptoms each individual suffers and benefit their loved ones.
Researchers are learning more and more about the hormone and its correlation to men’s health every day. At OMC, we take great pride in staying on top of the latest research and treatments available. This knowledge helps us provide the very best treatment options for our patients.
Low testosterone has been linked to a variety of major health problems including obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular issues, anemia, and metabolic syndrome. We want to manage low testosterone and solve the underlying cause before our patients develop any major issues. It is important to acknowledge that Testosterone Replacement Therapy is not the cure to low testosterone; although, studies show men who have taken TRT have health improvements. At OMC, we create a treatment program to balance your hormone levels while addressing the underlying cause of low testosterone levels. This approach leads to a healthier lifestyle for our clients.