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Endocrinologist located in Southlake, TX

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Testosterone Deficiency services offered in Southlake, TX

Testosterone deficiency, also known as low testosterone or low T, is a common condition in aging men. At Southlake Endocrinology PLLC: Do-Eun Lee, MD, board-certified endocrinologist Do-Eun Lee, MD, offers various treatments to boost testosterone levels, reduce unpleasant symptoms, and improve your quality of life. Call the office to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Testosterone Deficiency Q & A

What is testosterone deficiency?

Testosterone deficiency, also called male hypogonadism, is a condition in which your testosterone levels dip below the normal range. Low testosterone can cause unpleasant symptoms and may negatively affect your fertility. Seek treatment at the first sign of a problem.

What are the symptoms of testosterone deficiency?

Common symptoms you might experience because of testosterone deficiency include:

  • Lack of energy
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Increased body fat
  • Weight gain
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Other types of sexual dysfunction
  • Low sex drive
  • Thinning hair
  • Depression 
  • Decreased bone mass
  • Mood changes
  • Memory problems

Your symptoms could be mild, moderate, or severe. Getting treated for testosterone deficiency can help you look better, feel better, and experience improved sexual functioning.

What causes testosterone deficiency?

Aging is the most common cause of testosterone deficiency, as nearly 40% of men 45 and older have low testosterone. Other risk factors include obesity, poor nutrition, some medications, illnesses, diseases, and alcohol consumption. Sometimes, the cause of low testosterone isn’t clear. 

How is testosterone deficiency diagnosed?

Dr. Lee can diagnose testosterone deficiency using a simple blood test. She also reviews your symptoms, discusses your medical history with you, checks your vital signs, and completes a physical examination before personalizing your low T treatment plan.

How is testosterone deficiency treated?

Dr. Lee treats low T or hypogonadism using testosterone injections, oral medications, or a nasal spray. Some medicines help increase fertility. It’s important to take your medications exactly as directed by Dr. Lee, as she tailors each regimen based on your personalized needs.

Testosterone therapy keeps your testosterone levels within a normal range. Dr. Lee monitors hormone levels in your blood periodically to ensure your treatment works effectively. She can make changes to your treatment regimen as needed to maximize outcomes. 

Additional treatments she may suggest include regular exercise, medical weight loss if needed, and a nutritious meal plan. Don’t smoke or drink excessive amounts of alcohol and alter your medication regimen if she asks you to because it may help with a testosterone deficiency.

If you suspect you have testosterone deficiency, call the Southlake Endocrinology PLLC: Do-Eun Lee, MD, office or schedule an appointment online.