Low T Info Guide

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Low T Info Guide

OUR MISSION | THE SYMPTOMS | SHOULD YOU GET TESTED? | TREATMENT OPTIONS | THE BENEFITS

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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.

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The Symptoms COMMON

SIGNS

OF

CHRONIC

FATIGUE

LOW

TESTOSTERONE

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

LIBIDO

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

DYSFUNCTION

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

GAIN

&

REDUCED

MUSCLE

MASS

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

HAIR

MAY

INCLUDE

LOSS

MOOD

LACK

SYMPTOMS

SWINGS

OF

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Should You Be Tested? WHAT

CAUSES

LOW

TESTOSTERONE?

PRIMARY HYPOGONADISM INJURY

TO

OR

LOSS

OF

THE

TESTES

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

TREATMENT

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

DISORDERS

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

GAIN

&

REDUCED

MUSCLE

MASS

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.

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Should You Be Tested? WHAT

CAUSES

LOW

TESTOSTERONE?

SECONDARY HYPOGONADISM PITUITARY

PROBLEMS

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

FACTORS

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

CHOICES

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.

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Common Risk Factors OTHER

FACTORS

COMMON

DIABETES

IN

HIGH

As we mentioned earlier, type 2 diabetes has been

OUR

SOCIETY

BLOOD

PRESSURE

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

OBESITY

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.

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Treatment Options WHAT

IS

TRT

Testosterone replacement therapy may sound

IS

TRT

RIGHT

FOR

YOU

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

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Treatment Options CHOOSE

CAREFULLY

Testosterone replacement products include

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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

started!

your stress.

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Benefits of TRT

RESTORE

SEXUAL

FUNCTION

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

BONE

MASS

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

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performance.

Benefits of TRT ENCOURAGE

WEIGHT

LOSS

AND

MUSCLE

Testosterone affects how your body

INCREASE

GAIN

ENERGY

AND

FOCUS

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.

INCREASE

ENERGY

AND

FOCUS

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

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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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