Men’s Health

Floyd Seskin, M.D.

Urologist located in Aventura, FL

While you may chalk it up to the unavoidable effects of aging, most men begin to see a decline in their natural testosterone production by age 30. While it’s true that decreased sex drive, loss of hair and muscle mass, and general fatigue are more common in men as they age, it’s no longer an unavoidable part of growing older. At Seskin Urology, Floyd Seskin, MD, can use hormone therapy to restore your youthful energy and vigor. If you’re ready to start feeling like you used to, call the office in Aventura, Florida, today.

Men’s Health Q & A

What causes low testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone responsible for most male sexual characteristics. A surge in testosterone is the reason many men develop deeper voices, more body hair and muscle mass, and an increased sex drive once they hit puberty. As an adult, it’s important in keeping your bones and muscles strong and in maintaining a healthy libido and metabolism.

However, many men experience a dip in their body’s natural testosterone production once they reach age 30. This decline in testosterone can gradually become more noticeable with age, leading to a decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, and a loss of hair and muscle mass. In addition to occurring as a natural side effect of aging, low testosterone can be brought on by:

  • Testicular cancer
  • An injury to the testicles
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Certain kinds of infections
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Chronic liver or kidney disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity

If you seek treatment for low testosterone from Dr. Seskin, he’ll likely want to take a blood test to make sure your low testosterone levels are not a symptom of something more serious. If he determines you’re otherwise healthy, he can discuss treatment.

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

If your testosterone levels are below the necessary levels, you may experience:

  • Reduced sex drive
  • Difficulty sustaining an erection
  • Low semen volume upon ejaculation
  • Loss of hair
  • Fatigue
  • Increased body fat
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Decreased bone mass
  • Frequent or drastic mood swings

These symptoms can appear gradually and usually come with aging.

How can I treat low testosterone?

The main solution for treating low testosterone levels is hormone replacement therapy. This can take a few forms, such as injection therapy, topical creams, and pellets. Along with certain oral supplements, these methods can prove to be effective.

Under Dr. Seskin’s supervision, you can get the testosterone your body needs to get it back to running like it used to. For more information on treating low testosterone, book an appointment with Seskin Urology over the phone today.