Nobody understands low testosterone like John Kocka, M.D. At Advanced Age Management, we offer comprehensive solutions to low testosterone that leave men in Medina, Akron, Wadsworth, and the surrounding areas of Ohio feeling empowered and confident.
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is the hormone in your body that makes you feel like a man. Testosterone affects your energy and outlook on life and increases your muscle mass and bone density. If you have low testosterone, you might experience symptoms of depression, but testosterone replacement therapy can change this.
Men who undergo testosterone replacement therapy get their energy and competitiveness back, and tend to have better outlook on life. In fact, men over the age of 70 often supplement their testosterone to address various symptoms of aging.
What Are Symptoms of Low Testosterone?
Losing testosterone is a natural part of the aging process, but some men experience abnormal drops in testosterone that result in damaging side effects. Many of the symptoms of low testosterone mimic the symptoms of a “midlife crisis.” Many men end up confusing the two and make rash decisions in an attempt to feel young again when their real problem is a hormone deficiency. Symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Energy loss
- Less drive and motivation
- Increased abdominal body fat
- Muscle loss
- Strength loss
- Poorer sexual function (reduced sex drive, diminished erection quality, erectile dysfunction)
- Decreased exercise tolerance and response
- Brain fog
- More irritability
- Sleep disturbance
- Slower healing
- Slower metabolism
These symptoms are not just part of getting older — in fact, they can have serious consequences on your health. Men with low testosterone are at an increased risk for health complications such as heart disease and diabetes.
What is Low T for Men?
In men, low T may show up in a variety of ways, such as a loss in energy, drive or motivation; increased belly fat; loss of muscle or strength; poor sexual function; brain fog; fatigue and more.
What is Low T for Women?
In women, low T can show up through various symptoms, including sexual dysfunction and libido as well as fatigue and low energy levels.
How Much Does a Low-T Assessment Cost?
Low-T assessments at Advanced Age Management are free of charge. Dr. Kocka will examine you and evaluate your symptoms and then create a custom treatment plan. If you are interested in learning more, please review our financing options.
Am I a Candidate for a Low-T Assessment?
If you are a man or women experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, such as a decreased sex drive, depression, sleep deprivation, weight gain or weight loss, you are a candidate for a free low-T assessment from Advanced Age Management.
How is a Low-T Assessment Performed?
At Advanced Age Management, we are here to help men and women improve their quality of life and provide hormone balance. Dr. Kocka will walk you through your quick and simple low-T assessment and be able to prepare a custom treatment to address your concerns.
What is Recovery Like After a Low-T Assessment?
There is no recovery following a complimentary low-T assessment. Dr. Kocka may make some treatment recommendations, but you will be able to return home without any pain.
Energy Loss Treatment Due to Low T
There are numerous factors that can cause you to become more easily fatigued. These include:
- Poor sleeping habits
- Prescribed medications
- Lack of exercise
- Poor diet
- Serious health conditions
The factors listed above often contribute to fatigue, and may be related to low testosterone. Don’t assume that your fatigue is NOT the result of low testosterone. The first step is to come in for a free low-T assessment to determine the cause or causes and the right treatment plan for you.
Brain Fog Treatment Due to Low-T
There are many symptoms associated with low levels of testosterone, but one of the most common symptoms experienced by men is the inability to concentrate. Doctors commonly refer to this symptom as “brain fog.”
The hormones in our bodies affect numerous aspects of health, including our mental focus. When your hormones are unbalanced, your body will give you signals to let you know that something isn’t working right. Brain fog is one of the signs that might suggest you have a hormone deficiency.
Some people will try to increase the amount of caffeine they consume to fix their concentration issues. What often ends up happening when people try this approach is that their adrenals and kidneys become exhausted, causing the person to become fatigued.
If you have noticed you are struggling to concentrate while performing everyday tasks, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Kocka to have your testosterone levels assessed.
Belly Fat Treatment Due to Low T
Testosterone is a hormone that is responsible for many of the physical characteristics that we typically associate with males, such as hair growth and muscle development. Medical studies have shown that belly fat increases as we age. Although men are full of testosterone, our hormone levels decrease with age, which can cause excessive fat gain (particularly in our bellies).
This is because one of the primary functions carried out by testosterone is to maintain muscle mass and increase both muscle growth and bone strength. However, when a person has a testosterone deficiency, their muscle growth and maintenance will be suppressed, which causes them to gain fat more easily.
According to medical research, men who are obese have 30% lower testosterone levels than men at a normal weight. In fact, more than 70% of morbidly obese men have male hypogonadism, a condition that is caused by low levels of testosterone. But in middle-aged men who are moderately obese, increased body fat can decrease with testosterone replacement therapy.
Muscle Loss Treatment Due to Low T
As your testosterone levels decease, your muscle mass, strength, and endurance will diminish as well. If you are used to being able to run for miles but now find that your same routine is killing you, it might be deceased levels of testosterone that is causing you to struggle. In this scenario, testosterone replacement therapy can help restore your athletic capabilities.
How Long Will My Low-T Results Last?
Your results will depend on the outcome of your low-T assessment as well as the treatment plan created by Dr. Kocka and the Advanced Age Management staff.
If you believe you’re experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, you can contact Dr. John Kocka at Advanced Age Management. We serve men in Medina, Akron, Wadsworth, Cleveland, and the surrounding Ohio areas. Dr. Kocka offers same-day consultations as needed.