The diagnosis of low testosterone is increasingly common. As men age, they often experience fatigue, weakness, and a loss of sex drive — all symptoms of low testosterone. If you believe you might be experiencing any of these symptoms and are in the Henderson, Nevada area, don’t hesitate to call Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center so you can make an appointment. You can also use the online appointment request tool to book your visit.
Testosterone is the primary hormone in adolescent boys and men. During puberty, testosterone helps build muscle and boosts the size of both the penis and testes.
In adulthood, testosterone helps keep your bones and muscles strong, as well as helping men maintain their sex drive.
After age 30, most men experience a gradual decline in testosterone. The bottom of a man's normal total testosterone range is roughly 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL), while the upper limit hovers around 800 ng/dL
Another reason men experience a decrease in testosterone is hypogonadism, a disease that presents in males and happens when the testicles don’t produce enough testosterone (often in the latter years of life).
Without sufficient levels of testosterone, your body feels the repercussions.
According to one study, almost 40% of men older than 45 have abnormally low levels of testosterone. These low levels can cause symptoms including, but not limited to:
Researchers used the cutoff level of hypogonadism as 300 ng/dL
Testosterone replacement therapy is most commonly used to treat men with abnormally low levels of the hormone. Testosterone can be prescribed as pills, patches, or gel that is either applied or injected.
Testosterone therapy is also offered by Dr. Abraham Fakhouri at NV Extreme Fitness, an extension of Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center.
If you think your testosterone levels might be low, hormone testing is available to help determine where you stand. If you are in Henderson, Nevada or any of the surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to call the trusted physicians at Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center to schedule an appointment. You can also use the convenient online scheduler to book an appointment.