The Center for Internal and Integrative Medicine
Integrative Medicine Doctors & Internists located in Alpharetta, GA
Low Testosterone – two little words that have a huge impact on the health and well-being of men. Hormones such as testosterone play a huge part in many basic functions of the male body. Because the role of testosterone is so significant, physical symptoms can express quickly when levels become unbalanced or change. In cases of hypogonadism, or Low Testosterone, symptoms are easy to identify if you know what to look for. If you determine that Low T might be an issue, Dr. Fatakhov offers both medical and natural treatments for patients in Alpharetta, Georgia, who suffer from Low T
Low Testosterone Q & A
What are common symptoms of Low Testosterone?
While the following symptoms may indicate low testosterone we recommend having the appropriate blood work done to
determine your exact testosterone levels. If you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, you may have low testosterone:
- Low to no sex drive
- Varying degrees of Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
- Low semen levels
- Possible genital numbness
- Low energy/frequent fatigue
- Decrease in muscle mass (shrinking muscles)
- Decrease in testicle size
- Weight Gain/Increase in body fat
What causes Low Testosterone?
Because Low T can affect men of any age, there are multiple conditions that can cause testosterone levels to drop. Below are some
- Undescended testicles: testicles that have not dropped from the abdomen before birth
- Hemochromatosis: excessive iron in the blood
- Direct physical injury to the testicles
- Having the mumps infection
- Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation
- Pituitary disorders
- Inflammatory diseases such as tuberculosis
- Normal aging
- Medications such as opioids and steroids
- Emotional stress
- Physical stress
What treatments are available for Low T?
The good news is that many of the above Low Testosterone symptoms can be corrected with proper medical guidance. At The Center for Internal and Integrative Medicine, Dr. Fatakhov offers a wide variety of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) options such as subcutaneous testosterone cypionate injections, pills, and lozenges, transdermal patches or gels and options centered on diet and supplement change.
After your testosterone levels are tested Dr. Fatakhov will devise the course of BHRT treatment and dosage that
may be the key to getting you back to your old self. If you would like more information on Low Testosterone please contact The Center for Internal and Integrative Medicine to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fatakhov and his team at your earliest convenience.
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