Vitality Center of Charlotte
Testosterone Replacement Specialists located in Charlotte, NC
Low testosterone levels can affect your sex life and your masculinity, striking at the heart of your sense of self. Michael Trombley, MD, and Richard Boulware, PA-C, at Vitality Center of Charlotte in North Carolina, are specialists in helping men who have low testosterone, restoring health and strength using testosterone replacement therapy. If you’re concerned that you may have low testosterone, call Vitality Center of Charlotte today, or book an appointment online.
What is low T?
Low T is shorthand for low testosterone, a condition where your body doesn’t produce enough of the male sex hormone.
Testosterone triggers the physical changes boys go through at puberty and is responsible for a man’s sex drive and male sexual characteristics.
If testosterone levels drop, it can cause a degree of physical and mental decline.
What are the symptoms of low T?
Symptoms of low T include:
- Loss of libido (sex drive)
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Loss of muscle mass
- Chronic fatigue
- Low energy levels
- Loss of facial and body hair
- Problems concentrating
- General malaise
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, they could be due to low T, but your team at Vitality Center of Charlotte wants to rule out other possible causes such as diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, or heart disease.
What causes low T?
Men tend to assume that low T is just a sign of aging, but although age plays a part, low T can also be due to:
- Testicular injury
- Testicular cancer
- Chronic kidney or liver disease
- Type 2 diabetes
There are also genetic conditions that can cause low T, and certain medications can also affect testosterone levels.
How is low T treated?
Your team at Vitality Center of Charlotte can treat low T using testosterone replacement therapy. There are several different methods by which you can take testosterone replacement therapy:
- Topical gels
- Skin patch
- Mouth patch
These treatments for low T all involve releasing testosterone gradually and consistently into the bloodstream to restore your testosterone to normal levels. You’ll need to have regular monitoring to check that your testosterone is at the optimum level, as there could be health problems associated with having too high a level of testosterone in your body.
Your team at Vitality Center of Charlotte has extensive experience in maintaining men’s testosterone at the right levels, and they have on-site laboratory facilities to facilitate testing.
If you’re concerned that you may be suffering from low T, or you’re experiencing any problems with your libido or sexual performance, call Vitality Center of Charlotte today, or book an appointment online.