Treatment of Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome (TDS)
Approximately 30 percent of men over age 60 have low testosterone levels.
The problem most commonly associated with low testosterone levels is a marked decrease in sexual desire. However, the SDT relates to a number of symptoms including:
- Chronic fatigue or lack of energy
- Weight gain
- Reduced muscle mass and strength
- Difficulty to recover after exercise
- Heart problems
- Problems with spatial reasoning
- Difficulty concentrating
The hardest part is that many of these symptoms can also be signs of other health problems. For example, although you might suspect that chronic fatigue and lack of energy are the result of SDT, may actually be symptoms of depression. It is therefore very important to have an analytical and physical examination by your physician before undergoing treatment with testosterone.
It is also important to note that age is not always a determining factor in patients with SDT. In fact, the syndrome can occur in young people even 20 years. However, drug treatment is not always necessary. It should review the patient's lifestyle, especially in younger, factors like stress or eating habits and thus help prevent TDS from the beginning.
Most treatments are bioidentical SDT, which means that are identical to the testosterone producing any man. There are different treatments, which is in the form of gel is usually applied to the chest, arms, back, armpits, or even in the inner thigh once a day. the patch is less employees, which can sometimes cause skin irritation, a very small percentage of patients, using injection therapy, which usually lasts up to two weeks.
I encourage all those who think they may have symptoms of testosterone deficiency to go to a doctor. This is an issue that can not be self-diagnosed. Trust a urologist to get the help you need in the safest way possible.