Testosterone is the male sex hormone that helps boys grow from adolescence into adulthood. This hormone is instrumental during puberty and contributes to the development of male physical features. Testosterone levels can affect a man’s sex drive, erections, and mood, and it’s also needed to produce sperm.
Testosterone also helps regulate:
A man’s naturally-occurring testosterone usually decreases with age. Without appropriate levels of testosterone, you can experience a variety of symptoms including:
When a man has unnaturally low levels of testosterone, it is called hypogonadism or “low T.”
The normal range of testosterone in a healthy adult man ranges from 280 to 1,100 nanograms per deciliter. Your testosterone naturally begins to decline by around 1% each year beginning at age 30.
Hormone replacement therapy, or testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat men with low testosterone levels. TRT comes in various forms, including gels, patches, injections, or pellets placed under your skin by your doctor.
The caring urologists at Summit Urology provide hormone therapy treatments and advice for a variety of health conditions including erectile dysfunction, prostate care, and general concerns directly related to men’s health.
Summit Urology was designed with a patient’s convenience and comfort in mind. The facility is equipped with advanced diagnostics to help provide an accurate diagnosis of your health condition.
Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about hormone replacement therapies offered by Summit Urology today.