Testosterone is one of the most important hormones in the male body. It is responsible for the development of male sex organs, facial hair, deep voice, strength, muscle growth, and other masculine features.

Testosterone is naturally produced by the body, but many men may begin to experience a drop in production starting at age 30. This is completely natural, and usually does not lead to any noticeable side effects. However, this decline can be significantly sharper in some men, leading to a condition known as hypogonadism.

More commonly known as “Low T”, this condition is characterized by testosterone levels which are substantially lower than usual. Common symptoms of low testosterone include decreased energy, libido, strength, and muscular endurance.

Aging does contribute to lower testosterone levels, but it is not the sole reason for them. Here are some of the most common causes of low testosterone in men:

  • Obesity

  • Injury to the testicles

  • Testicular cancer

  • Hormonal disorders

  • Infection

  • Chronic liver or kidney disease

  • Type-2 diabetes

  • HIV/AIDS

Believe it or not, women may also suffer from low testosterone. Common causes for female hypogonadism include:

  • Hysterectomy or surgical removal of the ovaries

  • Premature ovarian failure

  • Oral contraceptives

If you suffer from low testosterone, help is available from NuWave Medical, PLLC. We provide special treatments in order to supplement whatever amount of the hormone the body is unable to produce on its own. Our testosterone injections are painless, and many patients report seeing results in as little as two to three weeks.

Ready to feel like yourself again? If you live in New York City or Long Island, call NuWave Medical at (631) 343-7144, or schedule an appointment online.