Low T Info Guide
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Low T Info Guide
OUR MISSION | THE SYMPTOMS | SHOULD YOU GET TESTED? | TREATMENT OPTIONS | THE BENEFITS
OUR MISSION "1
The traditional healthcare system that we
This practice was started with a desire to
are subjected to has been designed to treat
give men like you options to live better.
us when we are sick, not keep us well and at
Going "Beyond Traditional Healthcare" is
maximum vitality. The limitations of
our mission. Providing cutting edge
insurance coverage often leave us with very
treatments to optimize your health and well
few solutions. We understand that "quality
being. We specialize in Non-surgical
of life" is just as important as life itself. You don't have to settle for the constant fatigue, low libido, ED, or lack of focus that comes with Low Testosterone. You are still the man you once were when you were younger, your body just needs the right internal balance to function properly. Whether you have a history of being fit
Orthopedics, Hormonal Optimization, &
and want to take it up a notch, or a desire to get in the best shape of your life and overcome obesity or illness, Low T treatment could likely be just right for you. Education about Low T is so limited we wanted to advise men like you.
Anti-aging. We believe that the traditional definition of aging can be defied with the right balance of environmental and biological factors. You have what it takes to take control of your quality of life and we are your partner in improving and optimizing your health. This guide will give you insight into the many factors to consider about Low T. Make the choice today to join our movement to go "Beyond Traditional Healthcare" and develop cutting edge solutions.
The Symptoms COMMON
One symptom that may prove difficult to pinpoint is decreased energy. If you have lost your usual “go get ‘em” initiative or your motivation for activities like exercise, low T may be the culprit. Make sure you get plenty of sleep – which will benefit your overall health no matter what – and if you still feel exhausted, you might be dealing with more than just sleep debt. LOW
Testosterone is a key ingredient in revving up your libido. Some men may experience a natural decrease in their sexual drive as they age, but men with low T will experience a particularly sharp drop in sex drive. It’s not necessarily something that you simply have to accept — you may be able to regain your old spark with help from treatments like TRT ERECTILE
ED is a more complicated symptom, because it can have many causes other than low T. Testosterone is unquestionably an important component in achieving and maintaining an erection, but lower levels aren’t the only potential cause. See if you are experiencing other symptoms on this list, and, as always, talk to your health practitioner. It may be an awkward and uncomfortable conversation, but it’s important. The sooner you are honest about your health concerns, the sooner you can get your life back on track. WEIGHT
As we mentioned, testosterone plays a part in how your body distributes fat and builds muscle. Those functions lose efficiency as testosterone levels decrease. You may notice that you are losing muscle mass and/or gaining weight. In some cases, where the decrease in testosterone levels is due to a hormone balance, you may specifically see or feel an enlargement of the breast tissue. ADDITIONAL
Should You Be Tested? WHAT
PRIMARY HYPOGONADISM INJURY
Since the testes produce testosterone, it only follows that any damage to the testicles would contribute to the low levels of the hormone. Sports injuries or the results of other accidents may be at fault for your condition. Low T would also be an expected consequence if a disease or any such injury stipulated the removal of the testes. CANCER
Radiation and chemotherapy have dramatic effects on the body. If you have been through cancer treatments, you have likely experienced a wide range of side effects. Low T is one possibility. GENETIC
There are several genetic disorders that can affect levels of testosterone in the body, and these are often diagnosed at birth. Kallmann Syndrome and Prader-Willi Syndrome are two examples, both of which are marked by delayed development. Delayed sexual development for the former, and delayed intellectual development for the latter. Klinefelter Syndrome is another genetic disorder often associated with low testosterone. It is a chromosomal disorder where a male-presenting has two or more X chromosomes rather than one, and small testes are a common indicator. Klinefelter Syndrome can also be accompanied by other diseases associated with low testosterone, like type 2 diabetes, which we will discuss further in a moment. WEIGHT
As we mentioned, testosterone plays a part in how your body distributes fat and builds muscle. Those functions lose efficiency as testosterone levels decrease. You may notice that you are losing muscle mass and/or gaining weight. In some cases, where the decrease in testosterone levels is due to a hormone balance, you may specifically see or feel an enlargement of the breast tissue.
Should You Be Tested? WHAT
SECONDARY HYPOGONADISM PITUITARY
The pituitary gland is what sends the signal to the testes, triggering them to produce more testosterone. If you are experiencing low T, it may be an indication that the gland is not be working properly. There are a wide range of reasons why this might be true, including the possibility that the pituitary gland is subject to a disease that is preventing it from functioning. The possibilities are too numerous to cover in one article, but your doctor can answer your questions, and will offer more information if your low T levels are due to a pituitary problem. HIV/AIDS
AIDS is one such disease that can affect the pituitary gland, as well as the hypothalamus and the testes themselves. This can interfere with the production of testosterone, leading to the symptoms that probably brought you to read this guide. OTHER
Some contributing factors do not clearly fall under primary or secondary hypogonadism, and others are still being researched. Type 2 diabetes, for example, shows a clear correlation to low T. Whether one causes the other, however, is still unclear. The following factors may be more within your ability to change than the other causes we listed, which may make this a valuable starting point for reversing your condition. LIFESTYLE
The use of illegal drugs, opiates, and excessive use of prescription drugs can certainly be causes of low T, although the ways in which they can affect your body will vary. The use of anabolic steroids is one example that is quite well known. It can cause the testes to shut down testosterone production, and the effects can be permanent, so be mindful of the consequences if you are using steroids in bodybuilding or other pursuits. Even something as seemingly innocent as a few too many drinks can affect your testosterone levels. Alcohol is a depressant, and excessive drinking can reduce the blood flow to your reproductive organs. Low T is just one possible consequence.
Common Risk Factors OTHER
As we mentioned earlier, type 2 diabetes has been
The relationship between low T and high blood
connected to low testosterone. If you have diabetes,
pressure is complicated. If you have high blood
you are more likely to be diagnosed with low T, and
pressure, you are more likely to be diagnosed with
vice versa. Testosterone increases your body’s
low testosterone. On the other hand, excess levels
sensitivity to insulin, which makes the two
of testosterone can increase blood pressure. Talk
conditions correlated if not causally related, and
to your doctor about any concerns you have and
studies have actually been done to research HRT as
make sure that, if you choose to try HRT, that the
a treatment to help those with type 2 diabetes.
health practitioner offering treatment is aware of any other conditions or health problems that may
be affected or interfere.
Fat cells metabolize testosterone to estrogen. It
Regardless of what the cause may be, low
also reduces levels of a binding protein that helps
testosterone can be an unpleasant condition. There
carry testosterone through the blood. With that in
are a variety of treatment options available to you
mind, it makes sense that obesity and low T would
to help you start living your best life again. Keep
be connected. Even so – just like diabetes – there is
reading to learn more about those treatment
nothing conclusive determining that obesity causes
options and call Anderson Longevity Clinic today to
low T or the other way around. Taking action to
make an appointment!
treat your obesity and/or trying HRT may bring benefits for both conditions, however.
Treatment Options WHAT
Testosterone replacement therapy may sound
Once you have determined that you have low
relatively straightforward – you’re replacing
testosterone and you are considering treatment,
testosterone! – but there are a few things about
there are still a few steps you need to take
it you should know. For one, TRT is not intended
before jumping into a treatment plan.
to give every man a boost in sexual performance
You should work with your doctor to isolate
and muscle building. These treatments are only
the specific condition behind your low T
intended and FDA-approved for men specifically
diagnosis, and then investigate a solution that
diagnosed with low T.
will directly target that underlying condition.
That means you should only pursue
It’s important you openly discuss your
testosterone replacement therapy if you are
symptoms and concerns with your doctor so
experiencing several of the symptoms we
together you can make an informed decision
discussed and have confirmed with a doctor that
about your treatment.
your testosterone levels are at 200 ng/dL or
Dr. Anderson has spent years treating men
lower. TRT is not a treatment for erectile
just like you, who want a better quality of life.
dysfunction and it is not like the steroids that
Through years of treating Low T he has
some athletes may abuse for an edge,
developed a successful track record of helping
Although there are a few similarities among
men just like you reach their pinnacle. Why
the chemicals and hormones used in each
continue suffering through the mental and
product. Testosterone replacement therapy is a
physical anguish when you have the power to
medication created for a specific condition, and
take control of this common problem that
as we will discuss later in this section, there are
insurance and the healthcare system try to
some possible side effects that you should take
Treatment Options CHOOSE
Testosterone replacement products include
If you are looking for testosterone
implants and topicals like gels, patches, and
replacement therapy in Jacksonville, come to the
even under-the-arm treatments applied in a
clinic with experience. Some primary care
way similar to deodorant. Those treatments
physicians will offer TRT, but many offices can’t
aren’t necessarily medically relevant, shall we
offer the level of expertise we can at the
say, or safe, depending on your situation.
Anderson Longevity Clinic.
Make sure you only receive TRT from trusted
We also provide you with resources to help
medical professionals, who can offer you more
you safely and effectively follow your treatment
direct solutions, like injections. Your doctor may
plan, such as Dr. Anderson’s video on how to
also recommend that you try other methods
properly inject testosterone treatments. We are
before turning to medications, including
dedicated to helping you live your best life for as
lifestyle changes like exercising more, eating
long as possible. Contact our office today to get
better, and trying to more effectively manage
Benefits of TRT
The loss or reduction of sexual function is likely one of the biggest reasons men seek treatment. While erectile dysfunction may be caused by another condition, TRT can help address many contributing factors. Common results of low T treatment include a restoration of libido, sexual function, and even sexual enjoyment. INCREASE
Testosterone is an important contributor to bone mineral density. As we discussed earlier, low T can lead to weaker bone density. TRT can reverse the effects, strengthening your bones and renewing density. Not only can this prevent osteoporosis as you age, but strong bones can also contribute to better athletic COPYRIGHT
Benefits of TRT ENCOURAGE
Testosterone affects how your body
Low T has been linked to low quality of life.
stores fat and reacts to insulin, which is one
When you consider the symptoms, it may
of the reasons why men with low T
not be surprising, especially when lack of
experience weight gain. Renewing normal
the hormone can sometimes trigger
testosterone levels can help you get back
depression or irritability. TRT can help
into shape. Studies have shown low T
address all of those symptoms. Not only can
treatments lead to increased muscle size
recipients benefit from an improvement in
and even increased muscle strength. If you
mood and mental health, but a resolution of
haven’t been feeling like yourself, and your
the other problems associated with low T
performance has suffered, then TRT can be
undoubtedly leads to an overall brighter
a great option.
outlook on life.
Many men have reported that the “brain fog” they experienced with low T decreased with hormone replacement therapy. Some studies have even credited TRT with better memory, faster mental processing speed, and even a decreased likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease. If you are on the fence about pursuing low T treatment, make sure that you consider the potential consequences.
Recapture your health and your life with testosterone replacement therapy from Anderson Longevity Clinic. The treatment is not just about resisting aging, but helping you to age well. Testosterone is an important hormone that has far-reaching effects. Just as low T can have widespread negative consequences, low T treatment can come with widespread benefits. Call Anderson Longevity Clinic today to learn more from Dr. Anderson himself! COPYRIGHT
WE CAN'T PREVENT AGING, BUT WE CAN CHANGE HOW WE FACE IT.
Low testosterone is a common diagnosis for men approaching 30 and beyond, and while the symptoms and effects can be damaging to your physical and mental health, the effects don’t have to be permanent. Here at Anderson Longevity Clinic, we are dedicated to helping you live up to your full potential, no matter where you are in life’s journey, with a range of longevity treatments. Why sacrifice looking and feeling great just because you’re getting older? Call Dr. Anderson today and ask how you can begin your testosterone treatment therapy!
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