Low Testosterone Therapy in Riverside, CA
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a male sex hormone that plays a major role in their sexual development and fertility. Varying levels of testosterone within a man’s body will affect many bodily functions, including:
- The production of both body and facial hair
- Muscle strength
- Sexual drive
If you are experiencing problems relating to low testosterone, board-certified urologist Dr. Howard Aubert can take the time to discuss the treatment options available. Dr. Aubert has extensive experience providing testing and treatment for low testosterone and will help you determine the cause of your condition and the treatment options available at our urology clinic in Riverside, CA. Dr. Aubert combines extensive experience with a compassionate approach and provides care for patients located in and around the Inland Empire including Corona, San Bernardino, and Moreno Valley. To schedule your consultation, please call (951) 585-1800 or request an appointment through our secure online form.
What Causes Low Testosterone?
It is completely natural for testosterone levels to decrease with age, leaving approximately half of men over the age of 80 with low testosterone (Low-T). Other common factors that lead to Low-T include:
- Side effects of certain medications
- Metabolic syndrome
- Injury or infection of the testes
- A congenital condition
- Side effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatments
- Issues with the pituitary gland
- An existing autoimmune disease
- A prior diagnosis of HIV or AIDS
What Are the Symptoms of Low-T?
We have already discussed how testosterone levels contribute greatly toward a man’s sexual health, which is why it makes sense that low testosterone levels would result in impaired sexual function.
In addition to a decrease in sexual desire and problems with erectile dysfunction, individuals with Low-T will also often experience:
- Loss of body or facial hair
- Constant fatigue
- Decreased amounts of lean muscle mass
- Signs of depression
- Weight gain
- Difficulty in articulating their speech
How is Low-T Treated?
There are a wide variety of potential solutions to a person’s low testosterone. Depending upon the particular patient and their case, natural options such as supplements or a new diet plan may be sufficient in boosting these hormone levels.
Some form of hormone replacement therapy is another popular option when it comes to treating Low-T. These may be in the form of an oral/intranasal medication, injection, or as hormone pellets. Different patients will have different techniques for testosterone administration based on their personal preferences and lifestyle.
Schedule a Consultation for Low T Treatment in Riverside
The best way to begin treatment for low testosterone is to see a specialist, and to discuss your options with them. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Howard Aubert for low testosterone treatment, please call (951) 585-1800 or request an appointment through our secure online form to schedule your visit at our urology clinic in Riverside, CA.