Low Testosterone

Testosterone production naturally decreases as men get older. However, some men experience low testosterone, which can affect libido, energy, and mood. The specialists at Princeton Endocrinology Associates are hormone experts and offer comprehensive care for low testosterone. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Princeton, New Jersey, or book online today.

Low Testosterone Q & A

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a male sex hormone. Though it’s the primary sex hormone in men, women also produce small amounts of testosterone. 

In men, the hormone is produced in the testicles and is responsible for many of the traits associated with men, including a deep voice, facial hair, and muscle strength. Men also need testosterone to make sperm.

Testosterone production begins during puberty. But production of the sex hormone slows down as men get older, resulting in low testosterone levels.

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

A decrease in testosterone production causes many of the symptoms associated with the aging process. Common symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Fatigue
  • Decrease in muscle mass
  • Weight gain
  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Irritability

If you’re experiencing these symptoms and have concerns about low testosterone, contact Princeton Endocrinology Associates to schedule an evaluation.

How is low testosterone diagnosed?

The experienced providers at Princeton Endocrinology Associates conduct a comprehensive evaluation when you come in with concerns about low testosterone.

The endocrinology specialists ask detailed questions about your symptoms, medical history, and family history, and then they perform a physical exam.

To assess health and testosterone levels, your provider also completes diagnostic testing that includes measurement of your blood testosterone levels. The testing confirms or rules out low testosterone and provides valuable information about your health and wellness.

How is low testosterone treated?

The specialists at Princeton Endocrinology Associates offer comprehensive care for the treatment of low testosterone. To restore hormone balance, they may recommend testosterone therapy.

Testosterone therapy may be given in a variety of forms, such as a:

  • Pill
  • Shot
  • Cream
  • Gel
  • Patch
  • Pellet

Your provider schedules regular follow-up appointments after you start testosterone therapy to reassess your blood levels and monitor symptoms. They adjust your testosterone therapy as needed to optimize hormone balance. 

In addition to testosterone therapy, your provider may also offer recommendations aimed at improving overall health and wellness, such as diet changes, an exercise program, and stress-management techniques.

For comprehensive care for your low testosterone from providers that place patient needs first, contact Princeton Endocrinology Associates by phone or book an appointment online today.

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