Low testosterone can affect men of all ages. Whether it manifests as low libido, erectile dysfunction (ED), hair loss, or fatigue, it could all be related to a lack of testosterone. At Optimal Wellness Medical, you can find a solution to low testosterone. Dr. Steve Lasater, a specialist in bio-identical hormone replacement, can help reduce your low-T symptoms, including addressing any androgen deficiencies. If you’re located in West Michigan, Optimal Wellness Medical in Grand Rapids is the place to invigorate your body’s natural testosterone levels.
Low Testosterone Q & A
What is low testosterone or low-T?
Low testosterone, often referred to as low-T, occurs when testosterone levels fall to levels below that necessary for proper physiological functioning. Testosterone, the male sex hormone, impacts many aspects of a man’s life, including his sex drive, muscle mass, energy levels, and bone density. As you age, testosterone levels naturally decrease.
Also called an androgen deficiency, or hypogonadism, low-T impacts four out of t10 men over the age of 45 and causes a range of symptoms, including:
- Low sex drive or libido
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Low energy
- Reduced muscle mass and strength
- Low iron (anemia)
In some men, low testosterone leads to weight gain, sleep disturbances, and irritability. Because it is comparable to what women experience during menopause, age-related loss of testosterone is sometimes called andropause, or androgen deficiency.
How is low testosterone treated?
Dr. Lasater offers three options for male hormone (testosterone) replacement and may recommend:
- Transdermal cream applied daily on your thighs
- Intramuscular injections self-injected 2x per week
- Implanted subcutaneous pellets which release testosterone over three months
Dr. Lasater also offers treatments to improve your overall health and wellness, which may naturally boost your testosterone and hormone levels, and improve your low-T symptoms. He will test your body composition, thyroid, arterial stiffness, and pulmonary function, among others.
If you’re concerned about the visual signs of aging on your skin, Dr. Lasater also offers a skin age evaluation and treatment plan to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles along with your treatment for low-T symptoms.
If low testosterone impacts how you feel on a daily basis, call Optimal Wellness Medical today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Lasater at his office in Grand Rapids.
5070 Cascade Road SE, Suite 210
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546