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Testosterone Deficiency Men in San Marcos, CA

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Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome (Hypogonadism) Treatment in San Marcos, CA

Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome, also known as Hypogonadism, is a condition where the male body produces insufficient testosterone, the primary male hormone. While typically affecting older men, younger individuals can also experience this disorder due to various factors. Unlike menopause, testosterone deficiency syndrome is not an inevitable consequence of aging.

Testosterone plays a crucial role in a man's sex drive, muscle mass, and overall mental and physical energy. The symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency include reduced sex drive, difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection, trouble concentrating or making decisions, poor exercise performance, increase in body fat, loss of lean body mass and bone density, depression, impaired job performance, and negative changes in cholesterol profile.

Identifying the specific cause of testosterone deficiency is possible in some cases, such as excessive secretion of pituitary hormones that disrupt testosterone production or availability. However, for many individuals, the cause remains unknown, and testosterone replacement therapy is commonly recommended as an effective treatment option.

Testosterone deficiency syndrome can have significant effects beyond the symptoms experienced by men. It can contribute to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death from cardiovascular events. There is also a higher likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome, diabetes, atherosclerotic disease of the aorta, and a greater incidence of prostate cancer and more aggressive forms of cancer.

Diagnosis of testosterone deficiency is typically done through a basic blood test. Treatment varies based on the identified cause, if any. For cases where no specific cause is found, testosterone replacement therapy is the primary approach. This therapy involves regular administration of testosterone to elevate hormone levels. Different forms of testosterone replacement therapy exist, including testosterone patches, gels, intramuscular injections, and implanted pellets.

Before starting testosterone therapy, individuals should be aware that it is a lifelong commitment and can reduce the body's natural production of testosterone. Monitoring hematocrit levels, which can increase with testosterone supplementation, is crucial. Some forms of testosterone therapy are not available or recommended in the United States.

For residents of San Marcos, CA, seeking information about Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome treatment, Dr. Stengler's practice offers specialized care. To learn more about our services and schedule a consultation, please visit our website at or contact us at (760) 274-2377.

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