Low testosterone levels can impact every facet of a man’s life. Unfortunately, most men never get the support and information needed to identify low testosterone as the culprit behind diminished quality of life. At ThriveMD, we offer testosterone replacement therapy to help men restore testosterone levels for restored vitality and wellness. We encourage you to visit our clinic in Louisville if you suspect that low testosterone may be a factor in the mental or physical symptoms you’re experiencing.


Why Do Men Develop Low Testosterone Levels?

Testosterone levels naturally begin to decline around age 30. While most men won’t notice sudden differences in how they look, feel and perform as soon as levels begin to trickle downward, there are some situations where testosterone dips can cause drastic changes. Weight, stress levels, lack of exercise, lifestyle, genetics and underlying health issues can all make testosterone loss more dramatic. One of the biggest misconceptions regarding testosterone replacement therapy is that this treatment is connected to “vanity.” While low testosterone can impact physical appearance, the reality is that adequate testosterone levels are essential for maintaining overall health. Testosterone production is closely aligned with bone density, sexual function, sexual performance, stamina, muscle mass and production of red blood cells.


What Are the Symptoms of Low Testosterone in Men?

Low testosterone can manifest in a number of ways. While some men see and feel noticeable differences once testosterone levels have dropped, others don’t realize that anything is off balance until they begin investigating potential causes for sexual dysfunction or infertility. The most common signs of low testosterone in men are:

  • Decreased libido.
  • Depression.
  • Mood changes.
  • Headaches.
  • Lack of motivation.
  • Difficulty with concentration.
  • Memory loss/brain fog.
  • Fatigue.
  • Changes in hair quality.
  • Sudden hair loss.
  • Decreased aerobic capacity.
  • Looking older than your real age.
  • Loss of muscle mass.
  • Difficulty obtaining muscle mass.
  • Reduced strength.

Many men who experience testosterone dips after age 40, 50 or 60 just assume that looking and feeling “depleted” is simply part of the natural aging process. While some changes are expected with age, men with low testosterone may feel that they are getting mentally and physically “weaker” at a faster rate than other men their age. Most physicians never discuss the topic of low testosterone with men. As a result, most men aren’t aware that this is a problem they should be looking out for when taking steps to maintain optimal health. At ThriveMD, we take the obligation to help men gain awareness about the key role that healthy testosterone levels play in the way their bodies function very seriously. Studies have linked low testosterone levels to heightened risk of early death.


What to Expect When Getting Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Colorado

Patient education is so important when it comes to any type of men’s hormone replacement therapy! That’s why we always begin with a consultation to discuss the potential benefits of beginning testosterone replacement therapy. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your medical history before moving on to test your serum levels for hormone levels. A second consultation will be scheduled to discuss your results as part of a plan for developing a personalized treatment program. When seeking testosterone replacement, male patients can choose from implanted pellets, topical cream and intramuscular injections. A testosterone pellet is considered the ideal delivery method for most patients simply because it provides a consistent slow release of testosterone 24 hours a day over a period of four to six months without the need for repeated office visits. We’ll repeat serum-level testing once your testosterone therapy has started to monitor your progress. Dr. Hamilton will discuss your progress with you to evaluate your hormone levels, make recommendations for any necessary changes and get feedback about how you’re feeling.


Frequently Asked Questions About Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Patients who begin testosterone therapy at ThriveMD usually see noticeable changes within two to 12 weeks.

Pellets are often recommended for busy patients because they provide consistent hormone release around the clock for up to six months.

Low sex drive/reduced libido is one of the most common symptoms of low testosterone. Many patients are able to reverse the problem by restoring testosterone levels.