Wondering how low testosterone can impact your health?
While low testosterone can happen as a result of age, this isn’t just an issue that men over 50 deal with. Once men reach 30 years old, testosterone levels do start to decline. Low testosterone can present with a wide range of unpleasant symptoms from low libido to muscle loss and fatigue. If you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, our board-certified Internal Medicine Doctor Dr. Chester Miltenberger provides specialty care to men in the Lakeland, FL, area, treating everything from low testosterone to erectile dysfunction.
The Problems That Arise from Low Testosterone
Low testosterone presents a variety of challenges for men of all ages. Some men come into our clinic complaining of weight gain (particularly around their middle) despite working out. Others notice extreme fatigue and not being able to work out or do the normal activities they once did. Some men feel depression and sadness. It’s important to recognize the warning signs of low testosterone so you can turn to our Lakeland, FL, medical team for treatment.
Low Testosterone Could Be Causing Your Erectile Dysfunction
Since testosterone is the most abundant sexual hormone in men, it’s not surprising that when testosterone levels are low this can also lead to erectile dysfunction (ED). While low testosterone isn’t the only cause of ED, it is one of the most common causes. When you come into our practice, Dr. Miltenberger and his team will run a battery of tests to check hormone levels, as well as cholesterol and blood pressure. High cholesterol and high blood pressure can also contribute to ED.
Treating Low Testosterone
One of the easiest and most effective ways to boost testosterone levels in men is through hormone replacement therapy (HRT). There are several ways in which hormones can be delivered, whether through a patch, subdermal implant, or pill. We will work with you to find the ideal dosage to correct your imbalance. In most cases, finding the right balance of hormones can also correct ED; however, if you’re still experiencing symptoms, there are drugs on the market that can be used to increase blood flow to the penis to improve erections.
Concerned about low testosterone? If so, our doctor Dr. Chester Miltenberger and the team at Vanguard Medical Care are here to help. Our team has been providing specialty care to the Lakeland and Central Florida area for more than 35 years. To schedule a consultation with our team, call (863) 686-3633 today.