FAQ's

WHAT IS TESTOSTERONE?

Testosterone is the male sex hormone. It is important for:

• Normal male sexual development and functions
• Growing boys to develop facial hair and deeper voice
• Muscle strength
• Men to make sperm
• Male sex drive

SYMPTOMS OF LOW TESTOSTERONE

• Lower energy, endurance, and physical strength
• Loss of hair, less hair growth
• Lower sex drive
• Loss of muscle mass
• Fatigue
• Weight gain
• Erectile dysfunction
• Depression/Irritability
• High cholesterol

WHAT CAUSES LOW TESTOSTERONE?

Low testosterone is a blood level lower than 300ng/dl. Your T levels may be linked to:

• Aging
• Obesity
• Harm to testicles by accident
• Chemotherapy or radiation
• Opioid or antidepressant use
• Diabetes
• Infection
• Pituitary gland disease
• Autoimmune disease

RECEIVING TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (TRT)

Like all medication therapy you should know that TRT has side effects. You should not take testosterone without seeing your doctor. Treatment is recommended for:

• Persons born with TD due to diseases such as Klinefelter syndrome
• Persons with sex organs that do not develop as usual
• Damaged testicles
• Blood testosterone level less than 300 ng/dl