Testosterone is a hormone. It’s what puts hair on a man’s chest and is the force behind his sex drive. During puberty, Testosterone builds a man’s muscles, deepens his voice and boosts the size of his penis and testes. In adulthood, it keeps a man’s muscles and bones strong and maintains his interest in sex. In short, it’s what makes a man physically a man.
After age 30, most men begin to experience a gradual decline in testosterone. A decrease in sex drive sometimes accompanies the drop in testosterone, leading many men to mistakenly believe that their loss of interest in sex is simply due to getting older.
Others signs of low testosterone include:
Mind: Depression, reduced self-confidence, difficulty concentrating, disturbed sleep
Body: Declining muscle and bone mass, increased body fat, fatigue, swollen breasts, hot flashes
Sexual: Lower sex drive, fewer spontaneous erections, difficulty sustaining erections.
At BrandeisMD we offer multiple options for Testosterone Replacement.
- Testosterone Shots – Once a week shots that we teach you to inject yourself
- Testosterone Cream – Once a day cream that you apply yourself
- Testosterone Pellets placed below the skin that provide Testosterone for 3-6 months.
Come in for a consultation and we will discuss the Pros and Cons of each method.