Low Testosterone (Low-T) Specialist in North Miami FL
From his office in Aventura, Dr. Richard Levin is able to provide his North Miami patients with effective treatment for men suffering from low testosterone.
Between the ages of 25 and 50, a man’s testosterone levels tend to decrease by approximately 10% per decade. By the time they reach their 60’s, this yields over a 50% reduction. Because it is such a slow decline, the response can vary quite widely. Since many of the symptoms are subtle, men simply identify it as normal aging.
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
What Causes Low Testosterone?
It is completely natural 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:
- 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
What are the Typical Symptoms of Low-T?
We have already discussed how testosterone levels contribute greatly toward a man’s sexual health, which is why it makes sense that low testosterone levels would result in impaired sexual function. The symptoms of low testosterone tend to fall into one of four categories: physical, cardiovascular, mental, or sexual, with some of them overlapping. For example, feeling too weak or tired to engage in sex could be related to impaired feelings of insecurity, cardiovascular health, and decreased libido, all of which may be related to a testosterone deficiency.
In addition to a decrease in sexual desire and problems with erectile dysfunction, individuals with Low-T near Miami will also often experience:
- Loss of body or facial hair
- Constant fatigue
- Decreased amounts of lean muscle mass
- Signs of depression
- Weight gain
- Difficulty in articulating their speech
How is Low Testosterone Treated?
There are a wide variety of potential solutions to a person’s low testosterone. Depending upon the particular patient and their case, natural options such as supplements or a new diet plan may be sufficient in boosting these hormone levels. The earlier that a testosterone imbalance is detected and treated, the better.
Some form of hormone replacement therapy is another popular option when it comes to treating Low-T. These may be in the form of an oral/intranasal medication, injection, or as hormone pellets. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) supplements can also provide symptom relief while delaying other age-related declines. Different patients near Miami will have different techniques for testosterone administration based on their personal preferences and lifestyle.
Benefits of Treatment of Low-T with Dr. Levin include:
- improved energy and overall well-being
- increased strength and stamina
- enhanced mood and self-esteem
- improved memory and concentration
- enhanced sexual function and libido
The best way to begin treatment for low testosterone is to see Low-T specialist Dr. Levin, and to discuss your options with him. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Richard Levin, please call our office today at (305) 932-4444 or request an appointment online.