Low Testosterone Therapy in Atlanta, GA

What is Low Testosterone?

Low testosterone, or Low-T, is a very common condition that usually affects men over 60 but can happen as early as the teen years in some cases. Low testosterone is a branch of a broader condition known as Hypogonadism, which is the failure of gonads. This means the testicles are not producing enough testosterone, or the ovaries are not producing enough estrogen.

As a board-certified and highly skilled urologist, Dr. Nikolas Symbas is experienced in diagnosing and treating men with low testosterone throughout Alpharetta the Greater Atlanta area. Dr. Symbas will take the time to fully evaluate your symptoms and discuss your treatment options available at our urology clinic in Marietta, GA. Please call (770) 428-4475 or request an appointment online today!

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The Cause of Low Testosterone

Low-T is very common and currently affects about 4 to 5 million men in the U.S. This may not seem like a lot, but that’s because the majority of men affected are above the age of 40. About 19-39% of older men have Low Testosterone.

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After a man turns 30, testosterone begins to decrease in production. This happens to every man, but for many, testosterone production decreases more quickly than normal. This can be caused by:

  • A family history of low testosterone
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Pituitary gland tumors
  • Radiation treatment
  • Development issues in the testicles

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Low testosterone can have a tremendous effect on the male body, physically and mentally. You may have low testosterone if you experience the following:

Low sex drive and weight gain are the 2 most common symptoms. Testosterone is one of the hormones that’s prominent in sexual development and drive. Without it, your body has no desire or ability for reproduction. On top of that, fat cells metabolize testosterone and having a lack of testosterone can lead to obesity. Low testosterone can also lead to many other diseases and complications.

Treatment Options for Low Testosterone

Testosterone Replacement Therapy

While there’s no cure for low testosterone, there are many ways for men to control their hormone levels. For this reason, many men try testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). This isn’t an option that suits every man though. It is important to meet with Dr. Symbas to discuss treatment options for low testosterone and to see if testosterone replacement therapy is right for you. Other than that, medication is a common treatment option for many.

If very minor, sometimes changes in lifestyle can help treat Low-T, such as losing weight and improving your diet.

Schedule Your Testosterone Therapy in Marietta, GA

The best way to start treating your low testosterone is to speak with a urologist like Dr. Nikolas Symbas to discuss your symptoms and the treatment options available. For more information on low testosterone treatment, please call (770) 428-4475 or request an appointment online. Men drive from Alpharetta and the Greater Atlanta area for specialized treatment at our urology clinic in Marietta, GA.

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