Symptoms of low testosterone in men

Men with lower levels of testosterone can experience a range of symptoms:

  • Reduced libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Ongoing fatigue
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of muscle mass and strength
  • Increased body fat, weight gain
  • Decreased bone density and increased risk of fractures
  • Mood changes, including depression and irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating and memory problems
  • Sleep disturbances, such as insomnia or sleep apnea

What causes testosterone to decline in men?

Men can begin to suffer the symptoms of low testosterone as early as their late 20s, but more commonly later in life. The decline in this critical hormone can come about due to the following:

  • Aging: Testosterone levels naturally decline with age, typically starting in a man’s late 20s or early 30s.
  • Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease, can cause testosterone decline.
  • Medications: Some medications, such as opioids, glucocorticoids, and chemotherapy drugs, can lower testosterone levels.
  • Testicular injury or disease: Injury to the testicles or specific conditions, such as mumps or cancer, can damage the testicles and lead to lower testosterone levels.
  • Hormonal disorders: Certain hormonal disorders, such as pituitary gland tumors or hypogonadism, can affect testosterone production.
  • Lifestyle factors: Poor diet, lack of exercise, and chronic stress can also contribute to lower testosterone levels.
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Who is a candidate for testosterone therapy?

Many men come to Arch Medical Group due to lack of energy, sex drive, weight gain, or to resolve erectile dysfunction. Every patient has a unique situation, and the first step is a full health assessment to identify the underlying cause of a condition. For many, one aspect of treatment may be testosterone therapy – a safe, reliable alternative to Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, and Stendra, all of which pose a risk of side effects. Testosterone therapy is highly effective and can restore energy, joy of living, confidence, and quality of life.

What does testosterone do for the body?

This hormone has a wide-ranging impact on the body and overall life experience. It helps to maintain the following physical issues in men:

  • Bone density
  • Muscle mass
  • Distribution of fat
  • Growth of facial and body hair
  • Red blood cell production
  • Sex crime
  • Sperm production

When testosterone is too low, various symptoms begin to appear, which may include increases in body fat, more emotional “lows,” and gynecomastia – an excess of breast tissue in men. While low testosterone is typically associated with aging, it can also be the result of certain medications, sleep apnea, diabetes, and thyroid problems. The first step in planning treatment is to fully evaluate the underlying physical issues contributing to decreased testosterone.

What is the treatment?

Testosterone therapy can be administered by several methods:

Testosterone pellets

Testosterone pellets are inserted under the skin every three to six months. Men may experience a gradual increase in energy levels and sex drive within the first few weeks from when the pellets are inserted. The pellets release the amount of testosterone that mimics the amount released in a healthy male body.


Testosterone injections are typically given in the muscle every two to four weeks. Men may experience a temporary increase in energy levels and sex drive after the injection, followed by a gradual decline until the next injection.


Testosterone patches are applied to the skin daily, typically on the upper arm or thigh. These patches may cause some irritation on the skin surface.


Testosterone gels are applied to the skin daily, typically on the shoulders or upper arms. Men may experience skin irritation from a testosterone gel.

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Why choose Arch Medical Group for testosterone therapy for men?

Men who are treated at Arch Medical Group can expect the ultimate in personalized care. The first step is to identify the actual cause of the decline in testosterone and listen closely to the symptoms the patient is suffering. A tailored treatment plan is developed to restore a more positive, healthy, energetic, and healthy, rewarding sexual life.


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