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Low Testosterone (Low T)

This common condition affects men of all ages and can negatively affect your quality of life. Symptoms include:

  • Low energy and fatigue; decreased exercise capacity
  • Decreased interest in sex (low libido)
  • Decreased concentration, focus and/or memory
  • Irritability or moodiness
  • Problems with sex, including erectile dysfunction
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Weight gain and/or loss of muscle mass
  • Fertility issues, addressed with testosterone-stimulating drugs only as you and your partner try to conceive, because testosterone therapy can decrease sperm production

Personalized Low T Treatment Options

You and your OU Health men’s health doctor and urologic specialists work together to determine if low testosterone actually affects your situation. If so, you’ll collaborate in developing a treatment plan to fit your specific needs with options such as:

  • Injectable testosterone, including testosterone enanthate and cypionate – Learn to inject yourself at home and reduce the need for frequent office visits
  • Topical testosterone – Various formulations; often covered by insurance
  • Subcutaneous pellets – Tiny pellets placed under the skin of the buttocks slowly dissolve for four months of continuous treatment
  • Long-lasting injectable testosterone – Administered by a healthcare professional; five shots per year maintains appropriate treatment levels
  • Testosterone patches – Topical treatment avoids the risk of transferring medication to a loved one; may create skin irritation around patch site
  • Testosterone-stimulating alternatives – Medications (hCG, clomiphene citrate, anastrozole, others) administered to stimulate production of your own testosterone or used with injectable testosterone, depending on your condition and goals

You benefit from ongoing monitoring and management of testosterone replacement therapies by OU Health’s experienced providers. They understand the nuances of your situation and work with you to optimize your care while also helping you avoid potential side effects or problems in other health areas.

Get a comprehensive evaluation and individualized treatment recommendations for low testosterone by contacting a convenient OU Health urology location near you.