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A Guide For Men With Low T Who Choose Hormone Therapy
Posted on May 30, 2016 12:46 PM by Dr. Mac
Categories: Low T
Hormone replacement therapy is often considered just a concern for women as they deal with the effects of changing hormones associated with menopause.  Yet, more male patients report feeling excessively fatigued, depressed mood, and a loss in their sex drive as they age.
 
Some men think this is simply due to getting older since testosterone levels decline over a long period of time. As a result, it becomes difficult to notice the subtle changes that are happening because of low T.  When should you meet with Dr. Mac or Kristi about a low T treatment in Indianapolis to discuss your testosterone levels getting lower?
 
Early Treatment Promotes Good Health
 
In men, testosterone is a hormone that helps maintain strength, bone density, sex drive, muscle mass, and fat distribution.  A testosterone deficiency can have an adverse effect on a man’s health especially if the total testosterone level is less than 300 nanograms per deciliter.  Often, a majority of men are not aware they have a testosterone deficiency.
 
In fact, studies suggest that 1 in 4 men over the age of 30 have low testosterone levels but only 5% of them reported having any symptoms.  For some men, a slight decrease is overlooked but symptoms may start to appear after numerous years of a 1% decline each year.  If that happens, schedule an appointment to get your testosterone levels checked.
 
Is Low Testosterone Your Problem?
 
By now, you know a few of the symptoms related to low testosterone.  All men should be aware of them to prevent unnecessary suffering in the future.  With hormone therapy, routine check-ups ensure testosterone levels remain steady and you enjoy an improved quality of life.  The level of testosterone between men varies but low T has increased in numbers as more men live past the age of 60.
David McLaughlin, MD