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Hypogonadism (Low Testosterone)

Hypogonadism or low testosterone is a very common problem that affects millions of men. Symptoms of low testosterone can include:

  • Decrease energy level and fatigue
  • Decrease sex drive (libido)
  • Poor erection quality
  • Increase in body fat
  • Decrease in lean muscle mass
  • Bone loss

Low testosterone can be diagnosed by a simple blood test and testosterone replacement therapy is available to get testosterone levels back to normal.

Treatments include topical testosterone gels that are absorbed through the skin and these include:

Another treatment option is subcutaneous testosterone pellets (www.testopel.com) which are implanted in the buttock with a 5 minute in-office procedure with local anesthesia and the pellets dissolve over 4-6 months so there is no need to apply any gel daily.

If these options do not work for whatever reason, every two week testosterone injections are also available.