Low testosterone is a common problem that affects about 40% of men aged 40 and older. At Lakeview Family Medicine,the team provides low testosterone treatment to men of all ages. If you’re experiencing symptoms like erectile dysfunction, lost muscle mass, or irritability, don’t wait to seek help. To schedule an appointment at the Orem, Utah, office or the Crossroads location in Saratoga Springs, Utah, book online or call today.
Testosterone is a hormone that everyone produces. It’s especially important for men because it helps maintain and develop bone density, adequate levels of red blood cells, sexual and reproductive function, and an overall sense of well-being.
After the age of 40, a man’s testosterone levels drop by about 1% each year. Over time, this decline can result in low testosterone, a condition that can have negative effects on your physical and mental health as well as your quality of life.
Common symptoms of low testosterone include:
If you have low testosterone, you might also gain weight, develop osteoporosis, or lose body hair.
Low testosterone treatment refers to several different types of care that help restore your testosterone levels and minimize uncomfortable symptoms.
At Lakeview Family Medicine, the team offers several types of low testosterone treatment, including:
Intramuscular injections help regulate the levels of testosterone in your body. They’re administered via a needle into a vein. To achieve the best results, the team at Lakeview Family Medicine recommends a series of injections spaced 10-14 days apart.
Testosterone patches, gels, and nasal sprays increase the levels of testosterone in your body over an extended period. Patches can be applied to your arms, legs, abdomen, or buttocks; gels are applied to your upper back or arms; and nasal sprays are administered directly into one (or both) nostrils.
Testosterone replacement therapy uses implantable pellets that release testosterone into your bloodstream at set intervals. Every two months, you return to Lakeview Family Medicine to receive a new implant.
To determine the type of low testosterone treatment that will most benefit you, the team at Lakeview Family Medicine conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your symptoms and lifestyle. They also order blood tests. After gathering this information, they can develop a custom care plan that aligns with your needs.
Don’t wait to schedule a low testosterone treatment consultation at Lakeview Family Medicine. Use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment or call the nearest office today.