20 Nov How Common is Low Testosterone? Here’s What Every Man Should Know
As most men know, testosterone is one of the most important hormones in a man’s body. However, as men age, they often stop naturally producing this hormone and it can come with some serious side effects. You may be wondering how worried men should be about low testosterone levels, or “low T.” Well, it may be more common than most men think! This is why every man should know some of these basic facts about low T, how common this condition really is and some of the signs that may indicate they have a problem with their testosterone levels.
What is Low T?
Low T is a term used to describe when men have low levels of the hormone testosterone in their bodies. Although testosterone levels will never reach zero, like estrogen levels in women can, T levels can get quite low. After the age of 30, most men will start to experience a gradual decline in their testosterone levels. While the older men get, the more likely they are to suffer from low T, this condition can occur in younger men as well.
How Common is Low T?
Low T is unfortunately quite common in men. According to research, approximately 25% of men over the age of 30 have low testosterone levels, even if they aren’t aware of it.
What Are the Signs of Low T?
There are many men who are suffering from low testosterone and aren’t even aware of it. The truth of the matter is, there are so many symptoms of low T that many men don’t even realize they are suffering from this condition. While low T is more common in older men, regardless of age, here are some of the low T symptoms to be on the lookout for.
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low sex drive
- Rapid hair loss
- Increased body fat
- Decreasing muscle mass
- Trouble sleeping
How Can Low T Be Treated?
While low T is unfortunately quite common, the good news is, there are treatments available for this condition. The right testosterone treatment all depends on the individual, their body, and their lifestyle. Popular treatment options include the following.
- Pellets- This type of treatment does not require daily applications or frequent injections. It is administered in-office every 3-6 months.
- Injections- These simple dosages are absorbed quickly and typically come with immediate results. Injections are administered every 7-10 days.
- Patches- These patches provide a steady supply of testosterone to the body. They are designed to be applied every evening and are left on the skin for 24 hours.
- Creams- Creams are some of the most common forms of testosterone treatments. They are applied to the shoulders, arms, and thighs typically once every 24 hours and are absorbed through the skin.
Here at LT Men’s Clinic, we offer all of these treatments in a safe and comfortable environment. If you are interested in treating low T or finding out more about your testosterone levels, make an appointment to come in and see the experts at LT Men’s Clinic. We can check your testosterone levels for you and let you know what treatment options may fit your lifestyle. Call us at (817) 369-3605 and schedule an appointment today to get your testosterone levels back to where they should be with these effective treatments.