Low Testosterone in Scottsdale

It is estimated that one in four American men over 30 have low testosterone, but only one in 20 know about it.

Antiaging can help resolve the many symptoms caused by diminishing levels of testosterone. Dr. Aidun offers testosterone replacement therapy and treatment for androgen deficiency to men coping with low testosterone in Scottsdale.

What is Low Testosterone?

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. It is associated with the development of the masculine figure, as well as strength, sex drive and energy levels. While men and women both naturally produce testosterone, the hormone is much more prominent in men.

Hormone levels naturally diminish with age. For many men in Scottsdale, testosterone levels begin to decline after 30 years, though symptoms of low testosterone may not become evident for some time.

Symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low sex drive
  • Decreased energy
  • Increased breast size
  • Reduced sperm count
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inability to concentrate

If testosterone levels become severely low the deficiency can also lead to hair loss and reduced muscle mass.

Causes of Low Testosterone in Scottsdale

Low testosterone is a naturally occurring condition linked with age. As hormone production declines the body experiences a number of changes that are collectively referred to as andropause, or male menopause.

While all men are at risk of developing low testosterone, certain factors can influence your likelihood of experiencing the condition, including:

  • Testicular damage from surgery or accident
  • Testicular cancer
  • Gland disease
  • Inflammation of the testes
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Use of anabolic steroids or certain opioids
  • Diagnosing Low Testosterone

Testosterone levels vary throughout the day. Traditionally, testosterone levels should be between 300 and 1,200 ng/dl, with the highest levels present in the morning. Dr. Aidun will conduct a blood test to determine if your symptoms are associated with low testosterone due to age, or if the hormone deficiency could be caused by an underlying condition.

To diagnose low testosterone, Dr. Aidun will conduct a blood work analysis of the following factors:

  • Total testosterone
  • Free testosterone
  • Cell Blood Count (CBC)
  • Lipid Panel
  • Glucose
  • PSA

Treatment for Low Testosterone in Scottsdale

Dr. Aidun treats low testosterone with hormone replacement therapy. Testosterone replacement therapy can reverse the signs of aging caused by diminished hormone levels, offering improved sexual function and interest, increased energy and improved bone health.

To discover your path to wellness and schedule a health assessment, contact us today.