Low Testosterone

Decrease in libido? Lack of energy, weight loss or hair loss?

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What is Low-T?

Low testosterone, or male hypogonadism, is a condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough testosterone — the hormone that plays a key role in masculine development and ongoing health.

Testosterone is the hormone that contributes to male sexual arousal, erection and ejaculation. Low levels of testosterone can be a cause of erectile dysfunction.

Low testosterone levels inhibit more than sexual function. Testosterone contributes to red blood cell production, muscle mass and bone strength. It is a factor in mood, clarity of thought and concentration.

In adult males, hypogonadism may alter certain masculine physical characteristics and impair normal reproductive function. Low testosterone can also cause mental and emotional changes. As testosterone decreases, some men may experience symptoms similar to those of menopause in women.

Being ready to talk about low testosterone will help you get the treatment you need to put your sex life back on track.

At Elna, we are dedicated to provide our patients with the effective solutions to treat low testosterone.

Call us at 514-473-5224 or contact us anytime with your questions or schedule an appointment at our Montreal or Downtown clinics.

When to seek medical help?

See a doctor if you have symptoms of male hypogonadism. Finding the cause of hypogonadism is an important first step to getting appropriate treatment.

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Symptoms

There are many signs and symptoms of Low Testosterone. Some are more closely related to Low-T levels (specific signs and symptoms). Others may not necessarily be linked (non-specific signs and symptoms). Your doctor will help you make sense of your own situation.

Specific symptoms are those more likely or directly linked to Low-T such as:
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Reduced erectile function
  • Loss of body hair
  • Less beard growth
  • Loss of lean muscle mass
  • Feeling very tired all the time (fatigue)
  • Obesity (being overweight)
  • Symptoms of depression
Non-specific symptoms are those that may or may not be linked to Low-T such as:
  • Lower energy level, endurance and physical strength
  • Poor memory
  • Difficulty with finding words to say
  • Poor focus
  • Not doing well at work

Having any one of the specific or non-specific symptoms may not mean that you have Low-T. But if you have a mix of symptoms, for instance, if you start to feel very tired and sad over a period of time and this is a change for you, you may want to check for Low-T.

Low sexual desire alone may not mean that you have Low-T. But if you have a combination of low sexual desire, reduced erectile function, and feelings of sadness and tiredness, you should talk to our doctors.

In most cases, the symptoms can be treated and sexual performance can be restored.

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Testosterone hormone levels are important to normal male sexual development and functions.

Men tend to feel embarrassed about discussing sexual health concerns. Our doctors are aware that talking about sex and intimacy can be difficult. We are dedicated to help our clients feel comfortable and cared for.

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Causes for Low-T

Aging is the primary cause for low testosterone. Testosterone levels naturally decline by 1% a year beginning in a man’s thirties.

Beyond age, risk factors for low testosterone can include:

  • Chemotherapy or radiation treatment
  • High cholesterol or high blood pressure
  • Injury or infection to the testicles
  • Chronic illness, such as diabetes or HIV
  • Alcohol/Opioid abuse
  • Obesity

A blood test will determine whether a patient has a testosterone deficiency. Testosterone levels vary throughout the day. Testing is typically done in the morning when testosterone levels are highest.

The doctor will review your symptoms, medical history and medications. Other tests to determine the impact of your condition may be necessary, such as a bone density test to check for osteoporosis or a blood count for iron-deficiency.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OF LOW-T TALK TO OUR DOCTORS.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OF LOW-T TALK TO OUR DOCTORS.

You deserve to feel confident about your mental, physical and emotional performance.

Book a consultation with our specialists to learn how we can help you optimize your sexual life.

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Treatment options

There are many potential responses to low testosterone. Our doctors will evaluate your situation and determine the best course of action. The list below shows some non-surgical therapies.

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Testosterone therapy

Counter the effects of low testosterone production

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Sex therapy

For better, healthier sexual lives.

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