Low Testosterone

Praxis Wellness Center -  - Medical Aesthetics Specialist

Praxis Wellness Center

Medical Aesthetics Specialists & Weight Loss Specialists located in San Antonio, TX

As you get older and begin losing your natural supply of testosterone, you may experience a variety of symptoms that affect your quality of life and sexual health. Matt Jones, PA-C, and the staff at Praxis Wellness Center in San Antonio, Texas, understands how low testosterone can impact your health and self-confidence. They offer in-office diagnostic testing and customized treatments, including bioidentical hormone therapy, to address low testosterone-related side effects. Find out more about options for treating low testosterone by calling Praxis Wellness Center or by requesting a diagnostic consultation online today.

Low Testosterone Q & A

What does it mean to have low testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone produced by your body. While both men and women have testosterone, men have increased amounts of testosterone produced by the testicles that play a vital role in their:

  • Moods
  • Energy levels
  • Muscle mass
  • Bone strength
  • Sex drive and function

As you get older, your natural production of testosterone decreases and can result in a hormone imbalance diagnosed as low testosterone, or low T. This imbalance can result in several symptoms, some severe enough to disrupt your quality of life.

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

Low testosterone levels can affect many aspects of your health. If you have low T, you may experience symptoms like: :

  • Hair loss
  • Low sex drive
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Decreased bone mass

You can also experience memory issues and mood changes as a result of low testosterone.

To confirm your symptoms are related to low testosterone, your Praxis Wellness Center provider can draw a sample of your blood to test your testosterone levels.

How is low testosterone treated?

Replenishing your testosterone levels through hormone therapy is an effective treatment option for the many symptoms of low testosterone.

The team at Praxis Wellness Center uses bioidentical hormones, which are structurally the same as the hormones your body produces naturally. The hormones are available in pellet form, which your provider inserts under the surface of your skin. The pellets release a consistent supply of hormones to rebalance your testosterone levels.

You can also receive hormone therapy through:

  • Topical creams applied in the privacy of your home
  • Intramuscular injections
  • Sublingually (under the tongue)

Your Praxis Wellness Center provider can prescribe the right dosage to address your symptoms based on their severity and the results of your blood test.

Throughout your therapy, you may need adjustments to your dosage to help prevent low testosterone issues from returning. Your provider closely monitors your progress with therapy to ensure all your symptoms resolve and your high quality of life returns.

If you have symptoms of low testosterone, don’t delay an accurate diagnosis. You can contact Praxis Wellness Center today by calling the office or by requesting a consultation online today.