Low testosterone, also known as low T or male hypogonadism, is a condition common among men older than 60 years old but may also affect younger men.
Testosterone is a hormone produced in the body and in males, is primarily produced in the testicles. It is responsible for sexual development and sperm production, building muscle mass, bone density, emotional health and more.
Low T can result from a variety of causes including injury or trauma to the testicles, taking certain medications, chemotherapy and radiation, certain chronic illnesses, developmental issues and conditions, age and more.
Symptoms related to low T include, but are not limited to:
- Decreased Sex Drive
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Weight Gain
- Mood Changes
- Decreased Energy
- Inability to Focus and Memory Problems
- Thinning Hair and Loss
Low T can easily be determined with a blood test. Based on the results, your Forum Health provider can recommend the best treatment option for you. Since hormone therapies may affect men’s fertility, it is important to discuss your plans for reproduction with your provider.
At Forum Health, we take a whole-person view when addressing low T in men and create a program that addresses your specific needs.