Testosterone deficiency - Endocrine Wellness Center

What is testosterone deficiency?

Testosterone is an important hormone that plays a crucial role in the health and well-being of men. Testosterone deficiency, also known as low testosterone or hypogonadism, occurs when the body does not produce enough testosterone. This condition can develop due to injury, infection, or loss of the testes. It can also happen as a result of age-related declines in testosterone.

Some signs and symptoms of testosterone deficiency include:

If you experience any persistent symptoms of low testosterone, it's important to get your testosterone levels tested. A simple blood test can determine if testosterone levels are lower than normal.

Who is at risk for low testosterone?

Risk factors for testosterone deficiency include:

Men over age 50 are at greatest risk as age-related decline in testosterone is common. But younger men can experience below normal testosterone too. Your doctor may recommend testing if symptoms develop earlier in life.

What are treatment options for low testosterone?

If blood tests confirm low testosterone levels, there are treatment options available:

The knowledgeable physicians at Endocrine Wellness Center specialize in accurately diagnosing hormone disorders in men and developing customized treatment plans to resolve low testosterone. Contact us today to schedule a consultation if you suspect you may be testosterone deficient. We utilize advanced testing and provide access to all Health Canada approved therapies to help men optimize vitality, strength and intimacy.

I hope this overview on what testosterone deficiency is, its symptoms, causes and treatment options assists those concerned they may have low testosterone levels. Don't hesitate to speak to your doctor if you experience fatigue, low libido or changes that negatively impact your quality of life. Getting tested and addressing an underlying issue of testosterone deficiency can get you feeling healthy and energized again!

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