For the millions of Americans who suffer from low testosterone (more commonly referred to as “low T”), they are often left with more questions than answers. Fortunately, NuWave Medical is here to offer help and clear up some of the confusion.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about low testosterone, along with answers from our medical professionals.
What is testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone naturally produced by the body. For men, it is the most important sex hormone. It is responsible for the development of the male sex organs, as well as several masculine features, such as facial hair, deep voice, strength, and muscle growth.
What are normal levels of testosterone?
In healthy men, testosterone levels can range from roughly 300 – 1,000 nanograms per deciliter (or ng/dL). The amount of testosterone produced in the male body is regulated by the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland.
What causes low testosterone?
The most common cause of low testosterone is age. As men grow older, their testosterone levels naturally begin to drop. These levels tend to peak at about age 20, and can decrease by as little as 1% per year afterward. Other health conditions associated with low testosterone include obesity, anemia, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
What are the symptoms of low testosterone?
Men suffering from low testosterone may experience a decrease in energy, libido, strength, and muscular endurance. Other common symptoms include depression, hair loss, and difficulty concentrating. Click here to learn more about signs and symptoms of low testosterone.
Is treatment available for low testosterone?
Luckily, help is available for those who suffer from low testosterone. The most common treatment option is hormone replacement therapy, such as that available from NuWave Medical. Our injections are painless and many patients see results in as little as 2-3 weeks.
Ready to make a change and take back your life? If you live on Long Island or in New York City, call the hormone specialists at NuWave Medical at (631) 343-7144.