Androgen (Testosterone) Deficiency


For male patients with androgen (testosterone) deficiency, we want to be sure that you are properly informed so that we can provide you with the highest quality of care.
 

Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency

Symptoms and signs of testosterone deficiency include:

  • Low libido
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Impaired fertility
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Poor workout recovery
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of body hair
  • Hot flashes
  • Gynecomastia (increase in male breast tissue)
  • Mood instability
  • Increased abdominal fat deposition
  • Reduced concentration 
  • Low bone mineral density

 

Causes of Testosterone Deficiency

While aging does contribute to a decline in a man’s testosterone level, there are other conditions that can further contribute to this condition:

  • Injury to the testicles
  • Testicular cancer or treatment of testicular cancer
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Infection
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Chronic liver or kidney disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity

 

To schedule an appointment with our experts in men's sexual health and male infertility issues, call (614) 544-1460 to schedule at our Columbus, Bing Cancer Center office with Dr. Greg Lowe or call (614) 544.1460 to schedule at our Columbus, West Broad Street office with Dr. Abhishek Patel.