Conditions, Men's Health Services

Testosterone deficiency

Testosterone deficiency, also referred to as Low-T or Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome (TD), is a medical condition wherein the
body does not produce adequate amounts of the crucial male sex hormone, testosterone. This can lead to several health-related
issues that can significantly impact a man’s quality of life.

Symptoms and Causes

Common symptoms of low testosterone include a decreased sex drive, fatigue, loss of lean muscle mass, irritability, erectile dysfunction, and instances of depression. Causes for testosterone deficiency can range from natural aging to opioid use, congenital issues, loss of testicles, diabetes, and obesity.

Management

The management of testosterone deficiency often involves Testosterone Therapy (TT), where synthetic testosterone is administered to the patient. This therapy is especially prescribed in cases of congenital conditions or testicular loss. However, it is crucial to note that TT can have potential side effects. The FDA has issued warnings about increased risks of heart disease and stroke in some men using testosterone products.

Frequently asked questions

What is testosterone, and what does it do?


Testosterone is a male sex hormone that plays a vital role in the development of male reproductive tissues and secondary sexual
characteristics.

What are the symptoms of testosterone deficiency?


Symptoms include a decreased sex drive, fatigue, loss of lean muscle mass, irritability, erectile dysfunction, and depression.

What are the treatment options for testosterone deficiency?


Testosterone Therapy (TT) is commonly used to manage testosterone deficiency. Transdermal gel/patch,Oral patch,intranasal gel,
Pellets, and Injections are available for TRT. However, it’s important to discuss potential side effects with your healthcare provider

How can I know if my testosterone levels are low?


A blood test is typically used to diagnose low testosterone levels.

Who is at risk of testosterone deficiency?


Men with conditions such as obesity or diabetes are more likely to have low testosterone. Ageing can also lead to a decline in
testosterone levels.

We at Zest Clinic are committed to providing comprehensive care for men suffering from testosterone deficiency. Our expert team is always available to discuss your concerns, diagnose your condition, and provide a suitable treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

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