It can be difficult to find reliable and trustworthy information about low testosterone treatment. From articles in magazines to men’s health posts on social media, there’s no shortage of myths and misinformation when it comes to testosterone injections and testosterone replacement therapy. In today’s post, we’ll provide you with the facts and figures about testosterone replacement therapy.
Are you concerned about your testosterone levels? Our physicians can diagnose and treat low testosterone levels safely and effectively – contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Diagnosing Low Testosterone Levels
How can we tell if a man has low testosterone levels? The easiest way to diagnose low testosterone is by performing a simple blood test. Normal testosterone levels range from 300 to 1,000 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL), and any measurement of less than 300 ng/dL is considered low. While a blood test provides doctors with a precise measurement of a patient’s testosterone levels, the symptoms of low testosterone bring the majority of our patients into our office. The symptoms of low testosterone levels include, but are not limited to:
- Reduced sex drive
- Difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection
- Loss of strength
- Sudden and unexplained weight gain
- Sleep pattern changes
- Depression and anxiety
- Decreased motivation
- Difficulty concentrating
These symptoms can occur either in isolation or in different combinations. There are many other explanations for these symptoms other than low testosterone levels, but bringing these symptoms to the attention of a medical professional is always a good idea.
Low Testosterone Facts and Figures
According to a recent study performed by scientists at the New England Research Institute, 25 percent of men between the ages of 30 and 40 likely have low testosterone levels. The researchers also predicted that by 2025, as many as 6.5 million American men between the ages of 30 and 79 will have low testosterone levels. This is a shocking increase of 38 percent from estimates made in 2000, and we only expect these numbers to increase with time.
At Men’s Vitality Center, we use bio-identical testosterone cypionate that has been tested and approved by the FDA. While you’ve probably seen testosterone serums and patches available for purchase, these forms of testosterone can be inconsistent and don’t always deliver consistent results. We’re committed to providing our patients with cutting-edge testosterone replacement therapy, and we exclusively provide our patients with testosterone injections for that reasons. Injections into the gluteal or deltoid muscles will be scheduled every seven days, and you can expect to see an improvement in your symptoms within a window of seven to 14 days.
We hope that this post has clarified any misinformation you may have heard about testosterone injections and testosterone replacement therapy. If you still have questions about treating low testosterone levels, then get in touch with the men’s health experts at Men’s Vitality Center! We’ve helped hundreds of men in Tempe and the surrounding areas restore their health and improve their well-being, and we would love to do the same for you.