Low Testosterone Treatment in Cleveland, OH
What Is Low Testosterone?
Low serum testosterone, also known as hypogonadism or andropause, affects roughly 39% of men over the age of 45. The prevalence of low testosterone increases with age. Researchers have found that the incidence of low testosterone increases from approximately 20% of men over 60, to 30% of men over 70 and 50% of men over 80 years of age.
The board-certified urologists at Cleveland Urology Associates provide testing and treatment for low testosterone. Learn more about Low T and call (440) 891-6500 to schedule your appointment at any of our 6 locations throughout Cleveland.
How can I figure out if your testosterone (T) levels have fallen below the normal range?
Understanding the symptoms of Low T is a good place to start. We have provided you with the following list and see if any apply to you. Then talk to your doctor at Cleveland Urology Associates about what you have noticed.
Some symptoms of Low Testosterone include:
Like any other conditions, each man is different, some do not have any symptoms. Others may have:
- Fatigue or decreased energy
- Reduced sex drive (libido)
- Sexual dysfunction (weak erections, fewer erections)
- Depressed mood
- Increased body fat
- Reduced muscle mass and strength
- Decreased bone strength
- Loss of body hair (reduced shaving)
- Hot flushes, sweats
What Are the Treatment Options for Low Testosterone?
Our physicians at Cleveland Urology Associates can offer you treatment options for symptomatic low testosterone.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy:
Testosterone Skin Gel: The most common type of therapy is gel therapy, which is used by approximately 70% of patients. Men simply rub a gel onto their shoulders or upper arms after taking a shower.
Testosterone Injections: Roughly 17% of patients are using testosterone injections 10% of men are using
Testosterone Patches: Roughly 10% of patients are using patches
Approximately 3% of patients are using other forms of testosterone, such as oral testosterone or implantable testosterone pellets.
Schedule Your Consultation with Cleveland Urology Associates
The board certified urologists at Cleveland Urology Associates specialize in diagnosing and treating Low T in Cleveland, Ohio. Call (440) 891-6500 to schedule your appointment at one of our six convenient locations today.