Low Testosterone

Low Testosterone

Low Testosterone services offered in Eagle Mountain Lake, Fort Worth, TX

After age 30, your hormone levels begin to decline, and you may not feel like yourself anymore. At DFW Spine Joint & Pain, Nikki Fox, DO, and Amy Gregor, NP, offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men to restore testosterone levels and relieve symptoms like low libido, depression, and erectile dysfunction (ED). Through weekly hormone injections, the providers can improve your fertility, muscle mass, and more while enhancing your quality of life. Call the office in Fort Worth, Texas, if you have symptoms of low testosterone, or book an appointment online today.

Low Testosterone Q & A

What is low testosterone?

Testosterone is a male hormone that plays a role in a man’s sex drive, the building of muscle mass, and bone density. The hormone also influences a man’s sense of well-being.

Low testosterone (low-T) occurs when the testicles don’t produce enough testosterone to support your body’s functions. The condition can develop due to aging as testosterone levels naturally decrease by around 1% each year after age 30.

In addition to aging, other potential causes of low-T can include:

  • Obesity
  • Testicle injuries
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Kidney or liver disease

DFW Spine Joint & Pain offers diagnostic testing and treatment services for men with low testosterone who aren’t able to manage their symptoms on their own.


What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

The symptoms of low testosterone can vary based on your age. Symptoms may start out as mild and become progressively worse over time if your testosterone levels remain low and unbalanced.

Low testosterone symptoms can include:

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Increased body fat
  • Shrinking testicles
  • Enlarged breast tissue
  • Loss of interest in sex and low libido
  • Loss of pubic and body hair

You can also experience infertility issues and mental health issues like depression due to low testosterone.

DFW Spine Joint & Pain offers blood tests to assess your testosterone levels if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms. If your symptoms relate to low testosterone, the providers can customize a treatment plan to your needs.


How is low testosterone treated?

DFW Spine Joint & Pain offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to treat bothersome symptoms of low testosterone. Bioidentical hormones are structurally similar to the hormones your body makes naturally, but they're derived from plants.

The providers inject testosterone into one of your muscles weekly to achieve optimal results. Supplementing with bioidentical hormones restores balance to your testosterone levels to provide long-lasting relief of your symptoms.

The providers work closely with you to find the right dosage of bioidentical hormones. After starting your treatment, you should notice an increase in your sex drive and a reduction in bothersome symptoms like depression.

Through routine blood tests, the providers monitor the success of your treatment and can determine how long and often you need to receive injections to keep your testosterone levels healthy.

Call DFW Spine Joint & Pain to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for symptoms of low testosterone, or book an appointment online today.

Our Fort Worth pain management team will design approaches and steps you can undertake to maximize improvement and return to feeling better, improving walking/movement, capability, and well-being.