21 Oct Low Testosterone and Osteoporosis
There are many men that struggle with low testosterone as they age. Starting around the age of 30, most men start naturally producing less testosterone. For most men, the side effects of this are subtle and include natural aging side effects. However, there are some men that produce far less testosterone than they need, leading to these men experiencing issues with low testosterone or “low T.”
There are several side effects that can come with low T. Low sex drive, weight gain, hair loss and changes in mood and demeanor are all common side effects of low T. Another common side effect of low T, and one that many men don’t know about is osteoporosis.
Many men think that osteoporosis is an issue that only targets women, when in fact, it can also impact men as well—especially men with low T. In fact, according to one study, it is estimate that around 20 percent of people living with osteoporosis are men.
Osteoporosis is a condition that literally means “porous bones.” While our bones reach their top strength around the age of 30, as we age, our bones tend to get less dense, more brittle and are at a higher risk of breaking or fracturing. While many people don’t realize that they have osteoporosis until they get a serious injury, one of the few warning signs of this condition is unexpected back pain that can be caused by changes in the vertebrae.
Osteoporosis can be very serious and life-altering, which is why it is important to stay on top of treatment options early.
Here at LT Men’s Clinic, we have treatments that can help with low T so that you can regain normal, healthy hormone levels. There are several treatments out there, each with their own unique benefits. We offer pellets, patches, creams and injections and can help walk you through the benefits of each of these treatments so you can find one that works specifically for you and your lifestyle. This all starts with a hormone test that will help you determine what your hormone levels really are so you can see if low T is impacting your bone density.
Of course, there are also other treatments you will want to look into, such as calcium supplements to help with your osteoporosis concerns.
If you are worried you may be suffering from low T, or if you are looking for solutions that can help you with your osteoporosis give LT Men’s Clinic a call today. You can all our office directly at 817-369-3605 to schedule an appointment at our clinic. We can start by helping you get your testosterone levels checked and walking you through all of your options when it comes to testosterone treatments so you can find a solution that works best for you.