As men age, the production of testosterone in their bodies naturally decreases, beginning for most after age 30. Most noticeably, men with low testosterone lose muscle mass, feel more tired, experience lowered sex drive, and may not seem to enjoy life as much as when they were younger. In more serious cases, low testosterone can contribute to the onset of depression, hypertension and coronary artery disease.
While some decrease in testosterone levels is a normal part of the aging process, abnormally low levels of testosterone can be caused by many factors individually or in combination, including medication usage, genetics, obesity, diabetes, injury to the testicles, infection, and other chronic diseases.
At Physicians East, our board certified endocrinologists use blood tests to determine if the level of testosterone in your body is normal for your age, and develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Recent advances in treatment for "Low T" include a rang of oral, topical, injectable and subcutaneous medication options.