Testosterone is a sex hormone that plays important roles in the body. In men, it’s thought to regulate sex drive, bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength, the production of red blood cells and sperm. As men age, they often make less testosterone. The symptoms of low testosterone are somewhat of a mixed bag. Older men have a difficult time differentiating between mere signs of aging and symptoms of low testosterone. Either way they experience low libido, low concentration, and depression. If you are feeling a couple of these symptoms, it would not hurt to schedule an appointment for men’s health services in Tempe to test your blood and check your testosterone levels.

  • Methods of Treatment
    • Testosterone Replacement Therapy
      • This includes any form by which testosterone is introduced into the body. The main forms of TRT are:
        • Injections – regular shots are quick to alleviate the symptoms of low testosterone.
        • Tablets – They are effective if the problem is not too severe.
        • Gels – This relatively new method of absorbing testosterone through a gel that is applied on the torso or other parts is promising. However, care must be taken to avoid transfer of the gel onto other people, especially children.
        • Patches – Testosterone patches usually have to be worn in a discreet place for 24 hours for a specific period of time.
    • Natural Testosterone Boosters
      • The good thing about low testosterone is that it can be remedied easily once a diagnosis is made. Many natural extracts have been found to help the body produce more testosterone naturally which is a good idea because it comes without side effects.

Low testosterone is nothing to be ashamed of. We offer a welcoming and safe environment for men to talk openly about any issues they may be having so we can fix them for a productive, healthy, and happy life.