Louisville Men’s Clinic Blog

Low Testosterone

How Does Low T Happen?

Lately you notice some changes in your body and mood that have you concerned.

Maybe you stumble upon a webpage, like this one, that states some signs of a sexual dysfunction problem. Through your brief review you notice a long list of symptoms including:
•Loss of libido
•Decreased energy
•Muscle loss
•Weight gain
•Erectile dysfunction
•Memory loss
•Depression
•Sleep Apnea
•Hair loss
•Irritable male syndrome

It sounds just like what you have been dealing with and the realization sets in…you could be dealing with the all too common male problem of low T.

The first step in overcoming any problem is to recognize it. Next step, get medical attention to begin getting back to your normal lifestyle. While low testosterone is an extremely common problem for men you may still have lots of unanswered questions.

One of the most frequent questions we hear from men with low T is, what caused this, or what did I do?

Let’s make this simple, you may have done absolutely nothing to cause your low testosterone levels. Levels will gradually begin to decrease after the age of 30. Occasionally a genetic condition is the cause of low T levels. This is beyond your control, however, you can take action with the right treatment plan to keep them from reaching a level low enough to affect your lifestyle.

Sometimes low T levels maybe caused by unforeseen circumstances. Certain medications can cause a drop in testosterone levels. Consulting with a qualified men’s sexual health physician like the staff at Louisville Men’s Clinic can allow you to determine if your medication is the culprit. Physical injury to the testes, where testosterone is produced, can cause a drop in levels. Health conditions such as, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, kidney failure, and obesity are among some of the causes of low T. While these circumstances surrounding your decrease in testosterone may have been unforeseen, and possibly even avoidable, they do not have to be a curse. Testosterone levels can still be brought back to a normal level with the correct treatment plan.

Determining the cause of your low T can be a complicated question.

The staff at the Louisville Men’s Clinic wants your body to stay healthy and recognizes that leaving the unanswered question, “what caused this?”, can be not only mind boggling, but an important piece of the puzzle regarding your over health. The most important thing is to understand that it can be treated. A simple appointment with our confidential, all-male staff can help you get back to feeling like yourself again. Our on-site laboratory will give you a quick answer of whether or not low T is what is causing your symptoms. Together we are a team of dedicated sexual health doctors for men in Louisville, KY with the goal of helping you enjoy a great sex life regardless of whatever hurdles life throws at you.

Schedule your appointment today with our knowledgeable doctors at the Louisville Men’s Clinic, and take the final step necessary to put your low T symptoms behind you. Get back to your normal lifestyle today by calling (502) 795-3511 or schedule an appointment online.

Is Erectile Dysfunction Normal?

Male Erectile Dysfunction, What Is Normal?

When to get help?

Let’s begin by admitting that every sexually active male out there has encountered some awkward moment in the bedroom at one point in time….and if you’re early into your sex life be aware that it will happen! A man may find himself eager to perform, but losing an erection or not being able to achieve one for no obvious reason may lead to psychological and relationship issues. While the penis may not seem so complex, you should be aware that it is!

What is normal?

The male sex organ, the penis, consists of the shaft (the longest part) and the head located at the end of the shaft. The opening at the tip of the head is called the meatus. Inside the shaft are two chambers running the length of the penis called the corpora cavernosa. Within these chambers run a maze of blood vessels, two main arteries, tissue, and nerves. The two main arteries and numerous other veins move blood in and out. The nerves send chemical messages to the blood vessels in the penis calling for more blood flow, which builds up pressure causing the penis to expand and hold an erection.

Any hiccup occurring during this complex nerve firing and blood flow can interfere with your erection. These awkward moments can occur in any man, regardless of age for reasons as simple as an interruption during the erection process or stress. This is normal!

However, a frequent occurrence of difficulty achieving and sustaining an erection, is NOT normal. An increase in difficulty achieving and sustaining an erection lasting longer than 3 months is an indicator of a chronic condition, and you should seek medical attention. You could be dealing with Erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is typically able to be self-diagnosed, but it is not generally self-treated. In fact self-treating could be a dangerous decision.

Consider medical attention

Seeking medical attention if you suspect you are dealing with ED is very important to your overall health. ED is often caused by an underlying health issue, like diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, hormonal imbalances, or a neurological disorder. A through medical exam with a qualified physician at Louisville Men’s Clinic can not only help you diagnose and treat your ED, but also alert you to a bigger health concern. If you are experiencing erectile problems, that occur more often than a rare occasion it is important for your health to contact a qualified physician immediately. If your physician treats your ED concerns with a simple prescription of Levitra, Viagra, Staxyn, Stendra, or Cialis, we encourage you to seek out a second opinion immediately.

Appointments at Louisville Men’s Clinic are short and confidential. We offer a male appealing waiting area and an all-male staff. Erectile dysfunction is a very common problem with lots of available treatment options. Our doctors offer a consultative approach to treating erectile dysfunction as well as low testosterone, premature ejaculation, and Peyronie’s Disease. You owe it to your sex life and overall health to make an appointment today! Schedule an appointment with our office online or call 502-795-3511.