If it seems like you are losing interest in your partner – or your partner is losing interest in you – it might be low testosterone that’s to blame. In addition to a lowered sex drive and difficulty performing, other consequences of Low T include sleep
Low testosterone levels, however, can indicate serious health issues beyond sexuality. Low T levels can affect a man’s overall health and has been linked to problems with diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. Recent studies cited by medical experts suggest that low testosterone has been linked to a lower life expectancy.
If you seek out a doctor for what you suspect could be signs of low testosterone, they might suggest lifestyle changes before deciding to prescribe medication or other options. This means getting regular exercise, eating well, trying to get enough sleep, and managing your stress in a healthy way. If these lifestyle adjustments yield no change in your testosterone levels, your doctor will want to confirm your Low T with a blood test.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Your doctor might suggest you try testosterone replacement therapy, otherwise known as TRT. Before deciding on TRT, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons, familiarize yourself with the risks of testosterone replacement therapy and how it can help with some symptoms of Low T.
Health experts agree that TRT was designed to elevate your low levels of testosterone, which should improve performance in the bedroom, but there are no guarantees that it will necessarily solve all issues that arise from Low T levels. A side effect of TRT includes an increased risk of blood clots and stroke.
How does TRT work? Testosterone replacement therapy can be applied to your body like a gel, but it is important that women and children do not come in contact with the application area for a few hours, as TRT contact can cause negative effects in women and children – such as hair growth and early puberty.
Talk to your doctor about TRT to learn if it could be an option for you. If you are experiencing the symptoms and see the signs of low testosterone levels, you don’t have to live with it forever; there are options to get you back to your old self. Call the medical experts at Urology Specialists of Milford at (508) 473-6333 or request an appointment online.