Treatments

Testosterone Deficiency

Testosterone Deficiency is a prevalent but under diagnosed male sexual health issue. Testosterone Deficiency has some distressing symptoms that have physical and mental health repercussions. This can affect men of any age but it is most prevalent in men over the age of 50. Testosterone levels in men decrease as age increases, they can drop by 33% between the age of 30 and 80 1.

 

Men’s Health Institute Australia understands the symptoms and affects that Testosterone Deficiency can have on your life and has a personalised and effective treatment program to get you back to your best self.

Testosterone is the most important androgen hormone in the male body, responsible for growth of bones and muscle, reproduction, sexual function and general well being.
 
Testosterone Deficiency is when the body is not able to make enough testosterone for optimal function.
 
Medically, Testosterone Deficiency can also be referred to as Hypogonadism.

As Men age, the amount of testosterone produced by the body naturally decreases. This usually begins to occur by the age of 30 and continues throughout a man’s life.

 

Some men will have a greater drop in Testosterone as they age because of certain physical and lifestyle issues. Some of these issues include:

 

Physical Issues

 

  • Testicular problems or injuries – 95% of male testosterone is made in the testicles.
  • Hypothalamus or Pituitary Gland problems – testicles depend on the hormonal signals from these areas of the brain to maintain testosterone production.
  • Testosterone Resistance – poor body tissue response to testosterone.
  • Klinefelter’s Syndrome – a chromosomal disorder that impacts testosterone production.
  • Hemochromatosis – too much iron in the body.
  • Diabetes

 

Lifestyle Issues

 

  • Obesity – especially abdominal.
  • Some medications like hormones to treat prostate cancer and corticosteroid drugs.
  • Alcoholism
  • Stress

Testosterone Deficiency is an under-diagnosed male sexual health issue and therefore is under-reported. This is because the symptoms are so wide ranging and could be attributed to normal life stresses.

 

It has been estimated that Testosterone Deficiency affects 20% of men over the age of 65, and as high as 92% of men over the age of 80 2.

Men’s Health Institute Australia has customised and effective treatment plans specifically to treat Testosterone Deficiency and help restore testosterone levels to where they should be.

 

Benefits of Testosterone Deficiency treatment include:

 

  • Increased sex drive and desire for sexual activity
  • General improvement in mood
  • Increased sense of well being
  • Increased sexual confidence
  • Increased energy levels and motivation
  • Increased muscle mass and strength
  • Increased bone density and lower chance of Osteoporosis
  • Maintain and protect your cardiovascular health
  • Protect the brain from degenerative diseases

 

Our consultations are completely confidential and you will receive personalised care from Australian doctors and highly experienced men’s health consultants.

 

If you think you may be suffering from the effects of Testosterone Deficiency, contact us today for a confidential discussion with one of our consultants and let us get you back to your optimum self.

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  1. Andrology Australia – https://www.andrologyaustralia.org/your-health/testosterone/
  2. Ojumu A, Dobs AS. Is Hypogonadism a Risk Factor for Sexual Dysfunction? J Androl. 2003 Nov-Dec; 24(6): 46-51