Urology Specialists of Ohio
Thank you for choosing the Urology Specialists of Ohio. Your care and well-being are our primary concerns, and we want your stay
to be as comfortable as possible. Please call us if you have any questions at (937) 342-9260
Conventional medicine has long recognized the effects of declining levels of estrogen and other hormones in menopausal women. But what about middle-aged men and their rapid hormone decline? Sadly, many doctors are unaware that testosterone deficiency is quite common in men.
For example, in one study from the New England Research Institutes in Watertown, Massachusetts, researchers analyzed data from 1,500 men and discovered that 24% had low total testosterone!
That translates to millions of men in America suffering needlessly from maladies as the result of this critical hormone being deficient.
The medical reality is that testosterone deficiency left untreated is a major risk to men’s health. The medical term for testosterone deficiency in men is hypogonadism. The decline of testosterone and other hormones in middle-aged men is known as andropause.
Research has shown that after age 40, serum testosterone levels decline between 0.4% and 2.6% per year. Interestingly, this decline parallels a decrease in bone density, muscle loss/strength, physical function/frailty, and sexual function.
Signs and symptoms of low testosterone
- Incomplete or delayed sexual development
- Reduced sexual desire (libido) and activity
- Decreased spontaneous erections
- Breast discomfort, gynecomastia (enlarged breasts)
- Loss of body (axillary and pubic) hair, reduced shaving
- Very small (especially Inability to father children, low or zero sperm count
- Height loss, low trauma fracture, low bone mineral density
- Hot flushes, sweats
- Decreased energy, motivation, initiative, and self-confidence
- Feeling sad or blue, depressed mood
- Poor concentration and memory
- Sleep disturbance, increased sleepiness
- Mild anemia
- Reduced muscle bulk and strength
- Increased body fat and body mass index
- Diminished physical or work performance
For men receiving testosterone replacement therapy repeat testing is done after 4 to 6 weeks of initiating therapy. If values are normal, then retesting is done a minimum of every 4 to 6 months thereafter. We also monitor red blood cell counts (which are rarely elevated in testosterone users), liver and kidney function, prostate, as well as estrogen because testosterone is converted into estrogen within the body. Men with low testosterone levels should also have a bone density test.
Thank you for choosing our group of doctors and staff for your Urology needs. In order for us to better serve you, below is a checklist of things to know and bring to your first appointment. If you do not have the paperwork filled out prior to your appointment, please arrive 15 minutes early to complete in the office. If you do not have the paperwork filled out prior to your appointment time then your appointment will be rescheduled to another date.
Urology Specialists of Ohio has been a committed part of the Springfield community for more that 10 years, and now serves Springfield, Beavercreek, London, Xenia, and Urbana striving to improve the medical community, with excellence in all areas of urology.
Our goals are to provide state of the art medical treatment for patients with genitourinary problems. We provide this in the most compassionate and cost effective way possible. We take pride in providing excellent care with attention to detail and respect in a friendly atmosphere.
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1164 E. Home Road
Springfield, Ohio 45503