Experts estimate that up to five million American men suffer from low testosterone, yet only 5% seek treatment. Low testosterone can cause depression, fatigue, low sex drive, loss of muscular mass and decreased cognitive performance.
The good news? Low T is treatable. While there are many forms of low testosterone treatment, they are not all equally effective. Many times, the best treatment for low testosterone depends on its cause. Read below to learn more about the treatment options available for low testosterone.
Sometimes, low testosterone is caused by lifestyle choices, and changing your behavior could significantly boost your body’s testosterone production. Some of these behavior changes include:
- Exercising regularly
- Losing weight
- Drinking less alcohol
- Quitting smoking
- Eating less soy-based foods
- Getting more sleep
Over-the-Counter Testosterone Supplements
Over-the-counter testosterone treatment can be found in several forms, including tablets, pills, gels, creams, and patches. While these products claim to boost testosterone levels in a safe manner, they shouldn’t be trusted. These over-the-counter treatments are usually not regulated by the Food & Drug Administration, and many of them may not contain what they claim. It is also nearly impossible to accurately gauge self-administered dosages, which leads to consumers taking up to ten times the required amount.
Professional Testosterone Replacement Therapy
More severe cases of low testosterone may require professional hormone therapy. These are usually given in the form of injections designed to naturally replenish your body’s testosterone levels.
If you live on Long Island and suffer from low testosterone, help is available from NuWave Medical, PLLC. Our professionally-administered testosterone replacement therapy is completely painless, and many patients report seeing results in as little as 2-3 weeks. Schedule an appointment online, or call (631) 343-7144.