Decreased testosterone in men, or “low T”, is a common condition. Testosterone is a hormone produced by the testicles. Symptoms of low testosterone include: fatigue, decreased energy and libido, increased bone and muscle mass loss, depression, irritability, anxiety, lack of concentration, los of body hair and infertility. As men age it is normal for their testosterone levels to decrease. However, if the levels decrease too rapidly, or to a level that is too low, symptoms may develop.
Blood tests are used to determine if replacement testosterone may be necessary. There are various forms of testosterone replacement including: bio-identical cream, patches, gels and injections. Bio-identical testosterone cream is a prescription cream formulated in a compounding pharmacy. The pharmacy creates a dose based on your individual needs as determined by you and your physician. The cream is applied once or twice daily. By using bio-identical testosterone, many men are able to achieve significant improvement in their symptoms.
Dr. Ann Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, is pleased to offer bio-identical hormone therapy to her patients. Dr. Hermann maintains offices in Tampa and St. Pete Beach, Florida. Please contact us at (813) 902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.