If you’re feeling fatigued, flabby, and having trouble with erections, you may be low in testosterone (T). While men naturally lose testosterone as they age, they can reduce or reverse the uncomfortable symptoms of low T with hormone replacement therapy at Murphy Medical Associates. At three locations in Greenwich, Stratford, and Stamford, Connecticut, the dedicated team works with you on an ongoing basis to keep your testosterone levels healthy and bring your energy and strength back again. Whether you’re having trouble in the bedroom, boardroom, or gym, call or book an appointment online with the experts at Murphy Medical Associates for low testosterone treatments.
When you moved from boyhood to manhood, the hormone testosterone (T) was one of the factors responsible for your deepening voice, facial hair, and increased muscle mass. Your testes and your adrenal glands produce T, but from the age of 30-40 onward, your body produces about 1-2% less of this essential hormone every year.
When your T levels plunge too low or are on the low edge of normal, you’re considered to have a condition called hypogonadism. When you have hypogonadism, you may experience the unpleasant symptoms of andropause, which is similar to the hormonal shift that women undergo during menopause. Symptoms of low T and hypogonadism include:
You’re more likely to have low testosterone if you’re overweight because fatty tissue produces estrogen. Although estrogen is sometimes labeled a “female” hormone, both women and men produce it naturally. However, if your estrogen levels rise too high, they throw your T levels out of balance.
You may suspect that you have low T based on your symptoms alone. However, your doctor must confirm your suspicion with a test that measures the level of T in your blood. Normal T levels for men ages 19-39 is 264-916 ng/dL.
For your convenience, our on-site DXLabs provide your doctor with blood-test results quickly and easily. If your Murphy Medical Associates doctor diagnoses you with low T, they recommend hormone replacement therapy to normalize your levels and resolve your symptoms.
The team at Murphy Medical Associates prefers injectable testosterone therapy because it’s more precise than other forms, such as surgically implanted pellets or topical creams. Once your medical team determines your optimal dose, our nursing staff tests your T levels and administers the injections on a regular basis. Your doctor may make adjustments to your dose as you respond with:
You don’t have to put up with feeling less than your optimal self because of low testosterone. Contact the dedicated team at Murphy Medical Associates today by phoning the Greenwich, Stratford, or Stamford office or using the convenient online form.