How Low Testosterone Affects Your Body
Pituitary glands and the hypothalamus in the brain are where the body creates testosterone. The hypothalamus releases a hormone called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). This hormone then gets transmitted to the pituitary gland and releases the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). The main driving force that signals testosterone production is when the LH reaches the testes.
Low testosterone (Low T) will negatively affect the body, leaving you feeling weaker and more fatigued than usual. It will also cause issues in your sex life. If you begin to notice these changes in your body, it would be best to reach out to us today.
Low T issues reside within either your testes, hypothalamus, or pituitary. Dr. Terneny and his team will assist in determining what is causing low testosterone by doing different tests in your initial visit.
Why You Need Testosterone
Testosterone plays an essential role in a man’s growth and development. It is the most crucial sexual hormone they possess. There are a number of functions it performs in the body.
Your body relies on testosterone for:
- Development of a deeper voice
- Maintaining health for your muscle, heart, and bones
- Growth of pubic, facial, and body hair
- Muscle growth
- Generating sexual functionality and sex drive
- Sperm fertility and production
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Some men go through life believing that their low amount of testosterone in their body is due to natural aging. While this can be the case, there could also be other underlying issues causing it that can get treated. Our team is happy to go over different treatment options to help with your Low T. Even if you have Low T due to aging or andropause there are methods to help cope and have you living a healthier sex life. You should visit Men’s Clinics of America to have the below symptoms checked out:
- Reduced sex drive
- Difficulty obtaining and maintaining an erection
- Hot flashes or night sweats
- Reduced facial, body, and/or pubic hair
- Reduced muscle mass
- Increased body fat
- Breast discomfort
- Sleep apnea
- Irritable, sad, or depressed feelings
- Issues with concentration and memeory
How Men’s Clinics of America Can Treat Low T
You can find treatment for low testosterone at Men’s Clinics of America with Dr. Terneny and his team. 99% of Low T therapy involves testosterone injections, but we can also prescribe creams and gels to assist with rebuilding your levels. There are no oral options for treatment.
If you feel like testosterone treatment is the solution for you, give our Houston clinic a call, and we’ll set you up with an appointment. We can even give you a same-day appointment if you wish!