Testosterone. It’s the hormone that puts hair on the chest and deepens the voice. It’s what defines large muscles and gives the male athlete agility and speed. It’s what increases sperm counts and fuels libido. In our culture, in a sense, it’s what defines a “man.” So when levels drop, due to andropause or other factors, many men begin to notice a big change in life. Let Dr. David L. Lang and the OZ Preventive Medicine team get you feeling better and back to life.
Call today for an appointment with Dr. David L. Lang, D.O., F.A.C.O.O.G. in Olathe at 913.871.8787
Why Low Testosterone in Men?
As men age testosterone levels decrease. Sometimes considered “male menopause,” symptoms may not be as immediate or noticeable as “the change” for women, but men definitely undergo a season of life when their main sexual hormone drops.
In addition to age, many men face low testosterone because of stress. High-stress jobs and demands from the family – all can contribute to low testosterone. This may be why some stressed young families struggle with infertility; low testosterone levels mean lower sperm counts, too.
In addition to stress, exposure to environmental contaminants may cause low testosterone levels in men, namely bisphenol-A (BPA) – a component in many plastics such as water bottles. Evidence continues to mount as studies are performed on environmental factors and the role they play in our natural hormone production.
Signs of Low Testosterone
Just like menopause, not all men experience the same symptoms when it comes to low testosterone. However, below are common signs a man’s testosterone may be low:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased libido
- Loss of muscle mass and strength
- Loss of energy and decreased well-being
- Decreased penis or testicle size
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it does not necessarily mean that low testosterone is the case. Only a doctor can tell you for sure.
OZ Preventive is an expert in the field.
Oz Preventive Medicine offers therapy for low testosterone. Call (913) 871-8787 to schedule an appointment.