Testosterone Therapy Doctor in Scottsdale, AZ
Low testosterone will lead to a number of problems. Dr. Vanessa Mack (Dean) at Infinite Wellness Hormone Specialists in Scottsdale, AZ can help with low testosterone and hormonal issues in men and women. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. Our clinic is conveniently located at 7373 N Scottsdale Road, Suite B270, Scottsdale, AZ 85253.
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Testosterone is a hormone that is present in men and women but is an important hormone for men. The male will start to produce testosterone by the time they are two months old. Testosterone levels will rise during puberty and the teen years before leveling off. After a man reaches his 30s testosterone levels will start to decrease.
Most men will produce enough testosterone but the levels will decline in some men till they produce too little. Too little production of testosterone is called hypogonadism. This can be easily treated.
Testosterone is a hormone that has an important role in the body. In men, it helps to regulate sex drive, muscle mass, bone mass, fat distribution, strength, and the production of sperm and red blood cells. Testosterone has an impact on the deepening of the voice, hair growth, and other factors related to appearance. There is an understanding that low testosterone can impact the heart and impact mood disorders. Some of the testosterone gets converted to estradiol, a type of estrogen. As men get older, they often produce less testosterone, which means they produce less estradiol. Changes that are attributed to low testosterone might be related to the accompanying decline in estradiol.
If a man has low testosterone he can encounter a number of problems, most often dealing with sex drive and erectile dysfunction. Bone mass can reduce as well as muscle mass and strength. Reduction in testosterone leads to the gaining of fat deposits and hair loss. Since testosterone is related to the production of semen, that will decrease as testosterone decrease. Low testosterone impacts sleep, and mood.
Women can be impacted by low testosterone levels, as well. Low testosterone can impact menstrual cycles, hot flashes, anemia, and vaginal dryness.
Low testosterone will lead to a number of problems, particularly in men. These are the most common signs that low testosterone is a problem. The signs include:
• Low sex drive – this happens with age but low testosterone causes a dramatic drop
• Difficulty getting or maintaining an erection, and other health problems can contribute to this issue, as well
• Hot flashes
• Hair loss
• Fatigue – this will manifest in a more extreme form than just normal tiredness and can often be present when sleep is sufficient
• Loss of muscle mass
• Loss of bone mass
• Increased body fat – can contribute to the development of male breasts
• Mood changes
• It can affect memory
• Smaller penis and testicle size
• Low blood counts can lead to anemia. Symptoms of anemia include dizziness, difficulty concentrating, leg cramping, rapid heart rate, and difficulty sleeping
If your doctor thinks that you have low testosterone, they will start checking your testosterone levels with a blood test. This will likely be done in the morning when the testosterone levels are generally the highest. Blood testing may need to be done more than once and at other times during the day. When the blood test results come back, your doctor may request other tests to confirm your testosterone levels.
If your results come back and confirm that you are low on testosterone, your doctor can suggest a few different approaches to correcting your problem. Exercise and weight loss are often the first recommendations. Hormone replacement therapy may be another approach to correcting testosterone levels. This can be done through multiple methods.
Infinite Wellness Hormone Specialists in Scottsdale, AZ can help with low testosterone issues in men and women. Dr. Vanessa Mack (Dean) is a board-certified naturopathic doctor who specializes in working with the highest quality hormone pellet therapies for women and men. Please call to find out how this approach to hormone therapy can work for you. We serve patients from Scottsdale AZ, Tempe AZ, Mesa AZ, Paradise Valley AZ, Chandler AZ, Phoenix AZ, and BEYOND!