Low Testosterone Therapy in Sarasota, FL
What is Low T?
Low T is a very common condition that usually affects men over 60 but can happen as early as the teen years in some cases. Low testosterone is a branch of a broader condition known as hypogonadism, which is the failure of gonads. This means the testicles are not producing enough testosterone, or the ovaries are not producing enough estrogen.
Dr. Daniel Kaplon provides comprehensive testing and treatment for low testosterone, and will take the time to fully discuss your symptoms to determine the treatment that will be best for you and your condition. If you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, please call (941) 917-5400 and schedule your appointment at our urology clinic in Sarasota, FL.
What Causes Low Testosterone?
Low testosterone is very common and currently affects about 4 to 5 million men in the U.S. This may not seem like a lot, but that’s because the majority of men affected are above the age of 40. About 19-39% of older men have Low T.
After a man turns 30, testosterone begins to decrease in production. This happens to every man, but for many, testosterone production decreases faster than most. This can be caused by:
- Family history of Low T
- Type 2 diabetes
- Liver or kidney disease
- Pituitary gland tumors
- Radiation treatment
- Development issue in the testicles
What Are Symptoms of Low T?
Low testosterone can have a tremendous effect on the male body, physically and mentally. You may have Low T if you experience the following:
- Low sex drive
- Weight gain
- Erectile dysfunction
- Quick mood changes
Low sex drive and weight gain are the 2 most common symptoms. Testosterone is one of the hormones that’s prominent in sexual development and drive. Without it, your body has no desire or ability for reproduction. On top of that, fat cells metabolize testosterone and having a lack of testosterone can lead to obesity. Low T can also lead to many other diseases and complications.
How is Low Testosterone Treated?
While there’s no cure for low testosterone, there are many ways for men to control their hormone levels. For this reason, many men try testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). This isn’t an option that suits every man though. It is important to meet with Dr. Kaplon to discuss treatment options for Low T and to see if testosterone replacement therapy is right for you. Other than that, medication is a common treatment option for many.
If very minor, sometimes changes in lifestyle can help treat Low T, such as losing weight and improving your diet.
Schedule an Appointment for Low Testosterone Treatment in Sarasota, FL
The best way to start treating your low testosterone is to speak with a urologist like Dr. Daniel Kaplon to discuss testing and treatment of low testosterone. If you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone and would like to discuss your treatment options, please call (941) 917-5400 to schedule a consultation at our urology clinic in Sarasota, FL.