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Twelve common signs of low testosterone levels

Do you suspect that you have low levels of testosterone? If so, you may be experiencing some of these signs and symptoms that may indicate an imbalance in your hormone levels: 

  • Low sex drive – men may experience changes in their libido if their testosterone levels have declined
  • Difficulty with erections – erective dysfunction is common in men with lower levels of testosterone, and can be correct with hormonal balancing or the use of prescription medications
  • Poor semen volume – the production of semen is controlled by testosterone, and ejaculations with less semen is common in patients with low testosterone
  • Hair loss – while hair loss and balding is a natural part of aging for most men, some body and facial hair loss can be linked to hormone levels
  • Fatigue – decreased energy and extreme fatigue are common complaints in men with low levels of testosterone, which can also make it more difficult to become motivated to exercise
  • Reduced muscle mass – the building of muscle is corelated with testosterone levels, but does not impact the function or strength in those who actively play a role in working out regularly
  • Increased body fat – an increase in body fat, including breast tissue, can occur during times of low testosterone and in some instances, an increase in estrogen
  • Reduced bone mass – osteoporosis is a deterioration of the body often associated with women, but it can occur in men as well
  • Poor mood – mood swings may change during times of low or high testosterone, and can leave individuals more prone to problems such as depression and irritability
  • Memory loss/poor concentration – testosterone and cognitive functions naturally decline with age, but supplementing hormone balance with testosterone in men has shown to improve memory and concentration
  • Hypogonadism – testosterone is needed to develop the testicles and penis, so low levels of testosterone may result in smaller-than-normal private parts
  • Anemia – low blood counts can cause patients to be at an increased risk for anemia

Call the Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg today 

Hattiesburg, MS area men dealing with low testosterone are welcome to learn more about the options available for balancing these hormones by calling our practice at (601) 296-3405. Along with plastic surgery and noninvasive treatments, we are also proud to provide hormone therapy for men and women, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT. Find our practice at 40 Franklin Road and schedule your visit with Drs. William Reno III and Paul Talbot.

Treatment options for low testosterone

As part of the natural aging process for men, levels of the hormone testosterone will decrease. This decrease in testosterone can impact men dramatically. In fact, it is believed that approximately 13 million men suffer from extremely low levels of testosterone, or “Low T,” without even knowing there’s a problem!

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

When men have low levels of testosterone, they may experience problems such as:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Reduced endurance and muscle tone
  • Reduced energy levels
  • Increased anxiety and depression
  • Increased mood swings and irritability

If these concerns are impacting your daily life, it may be time to work with a doctor to balance the hormone levels and increase testosterone. The team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg in Hattiesburg, MS can help with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. During the initial appointment, patients will undergo a series of blood tests to check testosterone levels. If it has been determined that low levels are affecting your quality of life, it is time to discuss the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy with bio-identical hormones.

Why choose bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?

During a consultation visit with our doctors, men can ask our professionals about the benefits of treating low levels of testosterone with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. This method of hormone replacement continues to be one of the most effective ways to rebalance the hormone levels in the body to help patients look and feel their best. Patients who treat their low testosterone levels will see improvement in their personal, business, and sexual relationships. With increased energy levels and stamina, men can get right back to their active lifestyles and activities they once enjoyed. Our team can also continue to monitor hormone levels to ensure every patient is functioning at their absolute best!

Am I a candidate for low testosterone therapy?

The best way to determine if bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is right for you is to start with a consultation visit at our practice. The team at Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg can help new and current patients! Call the office at (601) 296-3405 today to schedule your consultation at 40 Franklin Road with Drs. William Reno III and Paul Talbot.