Do you struggle with losing weight and can’t seem to shake those extra pounds on your belly?
Feel like you’ve lost some of your strength and muscle tone?
Feel like you’re “off your game”?
Low sex drive?
Feel like you have less energy?
Do you have less drive or just feel generally unmotivated?
These could all be symptoms of low testosterone.
What is Low T?
As men pass the age of 30, they begin producing less testosterone. This decline in hormone production (called andropause) is gradual, occurring over several decades. In fact, testosterone levels drop by about 10% per decade.
When there is a rapid decline, especially in a person with a pre-existing borderline low testosterone level, symptoms may occur sooner than expected and be a cause for concern.
Could I have Low T?
The ADAM questionnaire (Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male) screens for symptoms of low testosterone .
This questionnaire can help you understand if you are at risk for Low T.
Please answer yes or no to the following questions:
1. Do you have a decrease in libido (sex drive)?
2. Do you have a lack of energy?
3. Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance?
4. Have you lost height?
5. Have you noticed a decreased “enjoyment of life”
6. Are you sad and/or grumpy?
7. Are your erections less strong?
8. Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports?
9. Are you falling asleep after dinner?
10. Has there been a recent deterioration in your work performance?
If you Answer Yes to number 1 or 7 or if you answer Yes to more than 3 questions, you may have low Testosterone.
Symptoms of Low T
- Low sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Poor memory
- Poor focus or concentration
- Lack of motivation or competitive drive
- Decreased muscle mass or strength
- Slower post-exercise recovery
- Increased time to recover after injury
- Increased upper body or belly fat
- Increase risk of pre-diabetes or diabetes
- Increased risk of heart disease
The symptoms of low testosterone are often subtle, and similar to those caused by other medical conditions. This is unfortunately why low testosterone often goes untreated.
How serious is Low T?
While researchers continue to debate this matter, what we do know is that many men suffer needlessly from symptoms like fatigue, low sex drive, and unwanted weight gain.
These symptoms can impact their daily lives including work performance and personal relationships.
Clinical research points to an association between low testosterone levels and increased cardiovascular risk in men. Low testosterone levels may increase cholesterol, reduce bone density, and contribute to insulin resistance or diabetes.
How we are different
We don’t simply hand over a prescription for testosterone replacement based on your lab level.
When considering testosterone replacement, there are various factors that need to be taken into account for best results.
We evaluate for other hormones that affect testosterone function such as:
We may also do a more comprehensive lab evaluation to consider factors such as:
- Advanced cardiovascular risk factors
- Vitamin and mineral levels
- Markers of inflammation
- Digestive function
- Effect of toxins
We also address lifestyle habits including nutrition, exercise and stress management strategies to get the best results.
Take The First Step
Looking to explore our programs? Our patient coordinator is standing by, to help you to learn more about our process.