Low T Shots

Good Candidates for Low T Shots

April 29, 2019 | malemedical

Low testosterone can cause a wide variety of problems for men. It can affect the way they look, feel, and even think. That is why some men can benefit from low T shots. By bringing balance to the body, symptoms are alleviated and quality of life can be improved.

What are the Symptoms of Low Testosterone?

Low T shots can be beneficial for men in San Antonio who are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Low sperm count
  • Difficulty getting and/or maintaining an erection
  • Low sex drive
  • Hot flashes
  • Hair loss
  • Loss of bone density
  • Increased body fat
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Testicular atrophy
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of motivation
  • Depression

Defining Hypogonadism

Hypogonadism is a medical condition that can occur in both men and women. When it happens in men, it means the body is not producing enough testosterone. Some men are born with this condition. Others develop it later in life as the result of an infection or an injury. When hypogonadism is negatively impacting your life, low T shots may be able to help.

There are two types of hypogonadism – primary and secondary. Primary hypogonadism is the result of a problem with the testicles. It is also called primary testicular failure. Secondary hypogonadism is the result of an issue with the hypothalamus or the pituitary gland. These are the parts of the brain that signal your testicles to make testosterone.

Testosterone levels naturally decline with age. How quickly this happens can vary greatly for different people. Lower levels of testosterone are only a problem if they are causing unwanted symptoms.

Risk Factors for Low Testosterone

You may be at an elevated risk of developing issues with testosterone if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Undescended testicles as an infant
  • Injury to your testicles
  • Mumps infection that impacted your testicles
  • Untreated sleep apnea
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Testicular or pituitary tumors
  • Chemotherapy of other radiation therapy in your past
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Kallmann syndrome

If you have any of the symptoms or risk factors listed above, you may be a good candidate for low T shots.

Learn More

You can learn more about low testosterone and how it may be impacting your life by booking an appointment at Male Medical Group in San Antonio. We would be happy to discuss your symptoms and whether or not low T shots would help. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and get started!

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