Low Testosterone Therapy in Dallas, TX
Over 25 Years of Experience Treating Men with Low-T
Low testosterone is a complex condition that requires the expertise of a trained and experienced urologist to properly treat. This is because testosterone is a “biomarker” of overall health and may reflect an underlying medical disorder, such as diabetes or thyroid issues. Dr. Mitch Moskowitz has over 25 years of experience working with men with symptoms of Low-T, helping him earn the title of “Super Doctors Texas” and “Best Doctors in Collin County”. He will break down and explain testosterone levels in the context of your overall health and recommend a course of action.
What is Low Testosterone?
Hormones are responsible for a variety of very important bodily functions and processes, including those of a sexual and reproductive nature. In men, the main reproductive hormone is called testosterone, which will usually decrease as a person grows older. As a result, many men are diagnosed with a condition known as low testosterone, or testosterone deficiency syndrome (TD).
Treating low testosterone and balancing your hormone levels is life changing. It can help you look and feel youthful and energetic and improve your cognitive function, libido, muscle mass, and more. Testosterone replacement therapy requires ongoing monitoring for optimal results, all of which Dr. Moskowitz will manage.
What are the Causes of Low Testosterone?
Low testosterone (Low-T) occurs naturally. In fact, after the age of 30, a Dallas man’s testosterone production decreases by about 1% each year. Additional factors can speed up this process, which can lead to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. Common outside causes of low testosterone include:
- Alcohol abuse
- Certain inflammatory conditions
- Certain prescription medications
- Kidney failure
You may also experience Low-T as a result of an infection of your testes (orchitis) or an injury to your testes.
What are the Symptoms of Low Testosterone?
Whether a man’s low levels of testosterone are due to age or any other cause, this condition can lead to a variety of concerning symptoms, including:
- Mental fog
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleep Problems
- Low libido
- Erectile Dysfunction
- The “Blah’s” feeling
Although it is certainly possible to manage these symptoms of low testosterone, it is best to address all of them by discussing your candidacy for testosterone replacement therapy with Dr. Mitch Moskowitz in Dallas or Plano.
How is low testosterone diagnosed?
To diagnose low testosterone, Dr. Moskowitz performs an exam, reviews your medical history, and asks you questions about the symptoms you’re experiencing. He also orders a blood test to check your testosterone levels. Healthy men in Dallas typically have testosterone levels between 300 ng/dL to 1,000 ng/dL. Dr. Moskowitz usually recommends conducting blood tests in the morning, because that’s when your testosterone levels are highest.
If these tests don’t provide enough information, Dr. Moskowitz may also order a CT scan, MRI or a hormone test to figure out what’s causing your low testosterone.
What are the Types of Testosterone Therapy?
This treatment method involves administering controlled amounts of the testosterone hormone to the body in order to replace what the body is unable to naturally produce. Patients of Dr. Moskowitz may select any one of the following options when deciding which particular type of testosterone therapy is best for them:
- Injections: Dr. Moskowitz can directly inject testosterone hormone into thigh or buttock muscle. Many patients often complete these injections on their own at home every 10-14 days as well.
- Hormone Replacement Pellets: These pellets are implanted just beneath the skin and are able to slowly deliver a steady amount of testosterone to the body over the course of a few weeks.
- Gels: Topical gels may also be used to directly apply testosterone onto the skin, which is then absorbed by the body. These gels are typically used once per day.
- Patches: Similar to the topical gel, a testosterone skin patch may be administered to the skin once a day in order to be absorbed gradually by the body.
- Nasal Spray: A testosterone spray applied 2-3 times a day.
Seeking Low Testosterone Treatment in Dallas, TX
Call today to schedule a Low-T consultation with urologist Mitchell Moskowitz, MD in order to determine which type of testosterone therapy is right for you and your lifestyle. No matter what issues you are dealing with as a result of low testosterone levels, Dr. Moskowitz is here to help you find a solution! To schedule an appointment in Dallas or Plano, request an appointment online through our secure form.