Low Testosterone Treatment in Salt Lake City, UT
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a male sex hormone that plays a major role in their sexual development and fertility. Varying levels of testosterone within a man’s body will affect many bodily functions, including:
- The production of both body and facial hair
- Muscle strength
- Sexual drive
- Support of many/most of bodily systems: brain, cardiovascular, skeletal, etc.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of low T, our urologist in Salt Lake City, Williams Brant, MD is here to help. Dr. Brant is a member of multiple medical organizations, including the American Urological Association, the Sexual Medicine Society, and the Society of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons. He has authored over 100 works, including various chapters in 6 textbooks of Urology. To get started with low-T treatment in Salt Lake City, give us a call at (801) 965-2767 or request an appointment through our secure online form. Men from all across the intermountain west including Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, and Utah are willing to travel to Salt Lake City to consult with Dr. Brant given his urologic expertise.
What Are the Symptoms of Low-T?
We have already discussed how testosterone levels contribute greatly to a man’s sexual health, which is why it makes sense that low testosterone levels would result in impaired sexual function.
In addition to a decrease in sexual desire and problems with erectile dysfunction, individuals with Low-T will also often experience:
- Loss of body or facial hair
- Constant fatigue
- Decreased amounts of lean muscle mass
- Signs of depression
- Weight gain
What Causes Low Testosterone?
It is common for testosterone levels to decrease with age, leaving approximately half of men over the age of 80 with low testosterone (Low-T). Other common factors that lead to Low-T include:
- Chronic use of opioids or chronic pain
- Chronic disease
- Side effects of certain medications
- Metabolic syndrome
- Injury or infection of the testes
- A congenital condition
- Side effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatments
- Issues with the pituitary gland
- An existing autoimmune disease
- A prior diagnosis of HIV or AIDS
Treatments for Low Testosterone in Salt Lake City
There are a wide variety of potential solutions to a person’s low testosterone. As with many things, it is important to try to cure the underlying health issues if possible. Depending upon the particular patient and their case, natural options such as exercise or a new diet plan may be sufficient in boosting these hormone levels.
Some form of hormone replacement therapy is another popular option when it comes to treating Low-T. These may be in the form of injections or as hormone pellets. Different patients will have different techniques for testosterone administration based on their personal preferences and lifestyle. Use of testosterone almost always leads to decreased sperm production, so if a man is interested in fertility it is important to treat low-T with that in mind with other types of medication.
Schedule a Low-T Consultation with Urologist William Brant, MD
The best way to begin treatment for low testosterone is to see a urologist and discuss your options with them. To schedule an appointment with our urologist in Salt Lake City, William Brant, MD, please call our men’s health clinic in Salt Lake City today at (801) 965-2767, or request an appointment through our secure online form.