Low Testosterone Treatment in St. George, UT

Urology Associates

Low Testosterone Treatment

Testosterone is a hormone that is made primarily in a manís testicles. Your brain keeps track of how much testosterone is in your blood and tells your testicles when itís time to make more.

Testosterone is responsible for many male physical characteristics like body and facial hair. It also plays a role in:

  • a manís sex drive
  • sperm production (which can lead to Male Infertility issues)
  • muscle mass and bone density
  • energy level
  • a manís emotions and sense of well-being

Low Testosterone has many different treatment options.

Testing and Treatment

Testosterone levels are measured with a simple blood test, drawn in the morning when testosterone levels are at their peak. A healthy level ranges from 300 to 1,000 ng/dL, although a ďnormalĒ level varies from man to man and changes throughout a manís lifetime.

As men age, the testes gradually produce less testosterone. Starting at around age 40, testosterone production declines at a rate of about 1 percent a year. This decline is normal and may not cause any symptoms.

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Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Low testosterone can be treated if is causing symptoms including:

  • Decreased interest in sex
  • Trouble getting or keeping an erection
  • Trouble getting a woman pregnant because of low sperm count
  • Increase in breast size and body fat
  • Feelings of irritability, anger or depression
  • Trouble concentrating

If the loss of testosterone is severe, it can cause a loss of body hair, a reduction in muscle mass and smaller, softer testicles. It can also cause reduced bone density, which can increase your risk of osteoporosis.

Treatments for Low Testosterone

Our testosterone replacement therapy in St. George, UT can restore abnormally low levels of testosterone back to an age-appropriate, normal range. It is available in several forms including injections, dissolvable pellets placed under the skin, patches, gels and dissolvable oral tablets.

There are serious risks associated with testosterone use so men must not take testosterone without their doctorís supervision.

We are proud of our commitment to health care and preventive care in St. George, UT! Using only the most current techniques and technologies. At Urology Associates we've grown a reputable practice built on excellence. Schedule an appointment today for more information about our services!

Urologist in St. George, UT
Urology Associates
736 S 900 E Suite 108
St. George, Utah 84790