Low Testosterone Treatment
Some men have low testosterone levels. This is called Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome (TD) or Low Testosterone (Low-T). Deficiency means that the body does not have enough of a needed substance. Syndrome is a group of symptoms that, together, suggest a disease or health condition.
The American Urology Association (AUA) identifies low blood testosterone (Low-T) as less than 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL).
Symptoms of Low T
These symptoms or conditions may accompany Low-T:
Low sex drive
Reduced lean muscle mass
Possible Reasons of Low T Symptoms
There are many other possible reasons for these symptoms, such as: opioid use, some congenital conditions (medical conditions you are born with), loss of or harm to the testicles, diabetes, and obesity (being overweight). See Dr. Karen Thampoe at West Houston Internal Medicine if you have any of these symptoms.
Testosterone Therapy in Greater Houston and Katy
You may require testosterone therapy (TT) if you have Low-T. Most men with Low-T (no matter what the cause) will be treated if they have both symptoms of Low-T and blood tests showing Low-T levels.
Conditions Treated at West Houston Internal Medicine Katy
Low T syndrome, or Low Testosterone Syndrome, is a condition in which a man’s body produces insufficient levels of the male hormone testosterone. This hormone plays a critical role in maintaining various aspects of a man’s health and wellbeing, including bone density, muscle mass, sexual function, and mood.
As men age, it’s quite normal for testosterone levels to gradually decrease. However, when these levels drop too low, it can lead to symptoms that affect quality of life. These may include fatigue, reduced sex drive, difficulty concentrating, depression, and physical changes such as reduced muscle mass and increased body fat.
While it’s not commonly known for causing headaches directly, low testosterone can lead to several symptoms and conditions that might contribute to headaches or migraines. For example, low testosterone levels have been associated with fatigue, stress, and depression, all of which can trigger headaches in some people. Additionally, low testosterone can disturb sleep patterns, leading to conditions like insomnia and sleep apnea – and lack of good quality sleep is a well-known headache trigger.
DON'T MISS APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR LOW T or HOUSTON ADHD DOCTOR
Don’t let long hours at work prevent you from getting the care that you deserve. Individuals with ADHD often experience difficulties in maintaining focus, regulating impulsive actions (potentially acting without considering the consequences), or exhibiting excessive activity levels. While ADHD cannot be cured, effective management strategies can be employed, and some symptoms may lessen as the individual grows older. Visit CDC for more information.