One of the most common effects of aging is a hormonal imbalance. Low testosterone is one of the most common hormonal imbalances that occurs during the aging process, and the best way to improve your health is to find a reputable testosterone center. At Potomac Rejuvenation Center in Washington, DC, we have years of experience helping men in all stages of life suffering from low testosterone get back on their feet and improve their health.
What is a Testosterone Center?
A testosterone center is a clinic that offers hormone replacement therapy including testosterone replacement therapy. Reputable clinics will advertise the restoration of key health indicators and vitality. Clinics which advertise testosterone for the purpose of bulking up or mention non-medical words like “roids” should be avoided.
What to Look for in a Clinic
Look for valid medical research and facts that back up the need for testosterone replacement. During your initial consultation at a potential clinic, ask about the qualifications of the professionals. Make sure the specialist takes the time to get to know you, your symptoms and your needs. They should ask questions about significant symptoms. A legitimate clinic will not write your symptoms off as signs of aging, but delve deeper to discover the root cause of your symptoms.
Do I Need Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
A blood test will indicate if you need hormone replacement therapy, and this can be carried out at a reputable testosterone center. According to the Endocrine Society, if your testosterone levels are below a certain level, you should consider seeking treatment. It is important to remember that the amount of testosterone in your blood does not tell the whole story and additional analysis may be necessary before a professional recommends you get testosterone replacement therapy. Here are some of the most common signs of low testosterone in men:
- Increased body fat
- Depression or apathy
- Trouble focusing
- Diminished lean muscle mass
- Testicular atrophy
The most significant red flags indicating that you may have low testosterone levels and need to seek treatment are:
- Low libido
- Low sperm count
- Unexplained hair loss
- Hot flashes
- Low bone density
- Difficulty getting or maintaining an erection
Schedule Your Initial Consultation
You can’t stop the aging process, but you can minimize its effects. Testosterone deficiency is one of the most under-diagnosed conditions men experience each year, so if you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, seek a diagnosis or get treatment if you have already been diagnosed.