Low Testosterone Specialist

South Land Urology and Aesthetics -  - Urologist

South Land Urology and Aesthetics

Urologists & Medical Spa located in Kyle, TX

Almost 39% of men over 45 have low testosterone, which can cause issues like erectile dysfunction and drastic mood changes. At South Land Urology in Kyle, Texas, urologist Robyn Roberts, MD, tests your blood testosterone levels and offers testosterone replacement therapy to reduce symptoms. Schedule your appointment by calling the office or booking online today.

Low Testosterone Q & A

What is low testosterone?

Low testosterone is a condition that men get if their testosterone levels drop below 300 nanograms per deciliter. There are many factors that can contribute to lowering testosterone, including aging, chemotherapy, radiation, endocrine conditions, and aging. 

While it’s highly unlikely that you measure your testosterone levels yourself, you might get symptoms, and Dr. Roberts can test your blood with two morning samples if you do. Blood samples must be taken in the morning before 10 a.m. since that’s when your testosterone is at its highest for the day. 

Testosterone is the male sex hormone and occurs in much higher levels in men than in women. It helps your body mature during puberty, build muscle mass, and produce sperm. 

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

Low testosterone can cause a multitude of symptoms that can become more intense with time. You should schedule a visit with Dr. Roberts at South Land Urology for testing if you experience:

  • Fatigue
  • Low sex drive 
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Irritability or moodiness
  • Depression
  • Reduced muscle mass

Symptoms like these can arise for many different reasons, and they don’t always indicate an underlying physical condition like low testosterone. To know for sure whether you have low testosterone and get the appropriate treatment, you should see a urologist. 

What are my treatment options for low testosterone?

If Dr. Roberts finds that you have low testosterone, she may recommend treatment with testosterone replacement therapy. There are a few different ways to take testosterone hormones, and she tells you about your options to help you find one that you can use consistently and effectively. 

You can use testosterone replacement therapy in these forms:

  • Topical gels for the skin
  • Topical creams for the skin
  • Injectables
  • Oral doses
  • Slow-release subdermal pellets

As you go through testosterone replacement therapy, you should come to South Land Urology for regular testing. Dr. Roberts uses blood tests during these visits to measure your testosterone levels and make sure you’re finding a balance. She also monitors you for side effects and can either increase or decrease your dose based on her findings. 

The symptoms of low testosterone might not strike you as anything out of the ordinary at first. If they start to impact your well-being, request an appointment at South Land Urology over the phone or book online today.