Did you know that an estimated 4-5 million American men suffer from low testosterone? Of these, only about 5% seek treatment.

While nobody actively chooses to have low testosterone, millions are making the choice to not do anything about it. Read below to learn about testosterone replacement therapy and how it can help.

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is one of the most important hormones in the male body, and is produced primarily in the testicles. Testosterone is responsible for the development of male sex hormones, facial hair, muscular growth, deep voice, and other masculine features.

What causes low testosterone?

As men grow older, their testosterone levels naturally begin to drop. For most men, production peaks at around age 20-30, and declines by about 1% per year afterward. While this decline is not noticeable for some, others may experience significant changes. This is most common in men ages 60 and older, but can start happening as early as their middle-aged years. Other risk factors for low testosterone include obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and liver damage.

What are the side effects of low testosterone?

Men who suffer from low testosterone may experience a variety of side effects, including:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Lack of energy
  • Decrease in muscular size, strength, or endurance
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating

What treatment options are available?

Luckily, help is available for those who suffer from low testosterone. While several over-the-counter pills, creams, and gels, are available, they are not recommended. Since it is nearly impossible to accurately control dosage levels of these supplements, many patients end up taking five to ten times the required amount.

The safest, most effective way to treat low testosterone is with professionally-administered testosterone replacement therapy. The treatments available from NuWave Medical, PLLC are completely painless, and many patients report seeing improvements in as little as 2-3 weeks. If you live on Long Island, call us to schedule a consultation at (631) 343-7144.