TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Low Testosterone Can Affect Men of All Ages
Whether low testosterone manifests as low libido, erectile dysfunction (ED), hair loss, or fatigue, it could all be related to a lack of testosterone. At Great Lakes Institute For Men's Health, you can find a solution.
Dr. Steve Lasater, a specialist in bio-identical hormone replacement, can help reduce your symptoms by addressing any androgen deficiencies. If you’re located in West Michigan, the Great Lakes Institute For Men's Health located in Grand Rapids is the place to invigorate your body’s natural testosterone levels.
WHAT IS LOW TESTOSTERONE?
Low testosterone, often referred to as "low-t," occurs when testosterone levels fall below those necessary for proper physiological functioning. Testosterone, the male sex hormone, impacts many aspects of a man’s life, including his sex drive, muscle mass, energy levels, and bone density. As you age, testosterone levels naturally decrease.
Also called an androgen deficiency, or hypogonadism, low-t impacts about 40% men over the age of 45 and causes a range of symptoms, including:
Low sex drive or libido
Erectile dysfunction (ED)
Reduced muscle mass and strength
Low iron (anemia)
In some men, low testosterone leads to weight gain, sleep disturbances, and irritability. Because it is comparable to what women experience during menopause, age-related loss of testosterone is sometimes called andropause, or androgen deficiency.
HOW IS LOW TESTOSTERONE TREATED
At Great Lakes Institute For Men's Health, Dr. Lasater offers three options for male hormone (testosterone) replacement. He may recommend:
Transdermal cream applied daily on your thighs
Intramuscular injections, self-injected, 2x per week
Implanted subcutaneous pellets, which release testosterone over three months
Dr. Lasater also offers treatments to improve your overall health and wellness, which may naturally boost your testosterone and hormone levels, and improve your low-t symptoms. He will test your body composition, thyroid, arterial stiffness, and pulmonary function.
If you’re concerned about the visual signs of aging on your skin, Dr. Lasater also offers a skin age evaluation and treatment plan to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles along with your treatment for low-T symptoms.
If low testosterone impacts how you feel on a daily basis, call Great Lakes Institute For Men's Health today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Lasater.