LET’S TALK LOW TESTOSTERONE FOR A MINUTE
Of our 150 or so hormones that keep us alive that you could surely never name, testosterone is one of those hormones you know something about. Or so you think. Say “testosterone” and the first word that comes to mind, is “men”. Being testosterone-fueled is something men aspire to, and women look for in a man. Testosterone=sex. It’s what makes a man a man. Well, actually women have testosterone, too. Testosterone is produced by testes in men and by the ovaries in women though in much smaller amounts. It is also produced by the adrenal glands in both sexes. Low testosterone in men and low testosterone in women can both lead to a variety of health issues which we’ll go into in a bit.
ALL LAUGHTER ASIDE
While they say laughter is the best medicine, the fact is, that low testosterone in men and low testosterone in women can have disturbing effects on the body. Dead serious. Low levels of testosterone, also called Low T, can produce both internal and external symptoms, both physical and emotional. These include:
- Increased fat and weight gain
- Loss of body and facial hair
- Reduced bone density and brittle bones
- Reduced sperm count and infertility
- Low libido
- Low self-esteem
- Limited sperm production
- Loss of muscle mass and strength
- Memory loss and lack of concentration
- Sleep apnea
- Depression and anger
- Less red blood cell production
- Erectile dysfunction
- Increased fatigue
- Hot flashes
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR TESTOSTERONE LEVELS ARE?
Pretty sure what your answer is. Well, as you’ve seen, low testosterone is no joke. It’s quite possible that you go through your days feeling some of the things above and would never even think to attribute it to low testosterone. You might go to see your primary doctor and they could easily diagnose it as something else. They wouldn’t think to test your testosterone levels. It’s not their area of expertise. You need to consult with someone who is an expert at knowing how to diagnose and treat both men with low testosterone and women with low testosterone. You need to consult with the experts at Thrive Health Solutions.
Thrive has years of experience treating patients with both testosterone injections and testosterone pellets. The testosterone used in both is bioidentical which means it is the same as your body produces naturally, making it safer than any synthetic testosterone you can find online or over-the-counter. Thrive will explain everything you want to know about injections and pellets. They will answer any questions about what is right for you, and what works with your lifestyle and your wallet. A simple blood test is all it takes to tell them if your testosterone levels are low enough to benefit from testosterone therapy. No one at Thrive will ever talk you into something you don’t need. Call or text Thrive Health Solutions at (303) 790-8446 now to feel your absolute best. Take low testosterone seriously.