At the Men’s Vitality Center in Tempe, we work with men of all ages who suffer from low testosterone. While it’s commonly known that testosterone production decreases as men age, many of our patients don’t realize that testosterone treatment has a variety of health benefits. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the symptoms below, contact the professionals at Men’s Vitality Center today to learn how testosterone therapy can help.
Low Sex Drive
The amount of testosterone a man has can play a key role in libido, or sex drive. Although many men experience a decline in sex drive as they age, men with low testosterone levels can experience a very drastic drop, so treatment is suggested.
Difficulty Having An Erection
While testosterone can help stimulate a man’s sex drive, it also helps in achieving an erection. Testosterone has been found to stimulate receptors in the brain that produce nitric oxide, a well-known molecule that can help trigger an erection. If a man’s testosterone levels are too low, men are found have difficulty achieving an erection prior to sexual intercourse.
Fatigue & Lack Of Energy
Men who suffer from low testosterone have been reported to have a noticeable decrease in energy levels. If you feel tired and fatigue most of the time, despite getting plenty of sleep, you could be experiencing symptoms of low testosterone and should contact a professional today.
Loss Of Muscle Mass
Many men who experience low testosterone levels also experience muscle wasting, or a loss of muscle. The muscle cells in men’s bodies actually have receptors for testosterone called androgen receptors. When a man’s testosterone binds to the androgen receptors, the muscle fibers in his body are strong and maintained. If a man has low testosterone, however, there is less testosterone available to bind to the receptors, and muscle is lost.
Increase Body Fat
According to a 2012 review of low testosterone in obese men, a lack of testosterone can actually increase fat deposits, especially in the belly. It was discovered that increased body fat can eat away at testosterone levels, resulting in lethargy and fatigue.
If you’re considering testosterone therapy for yourself or a loved one, the professionals at the Men’s Vitality Center in Tempe can help. Our experts are committed to providing friendly and quality care for men of all ages, making it our mission to provide the best in men’s health care. Schedule your appointment today to learn more about the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy!