How does testosterone work?
May 13, 2014
Testosterone is essential for many bodily functions. It is a steroid sex hormone, which is mostly produced by the testicles that get signals from the pituitary gland in the brain. While the majority is made in the testicles, about 5% is made by the adrenal glands that sit on top of the kidney. Testosterone is responsible for energy levels, sex drive (libido), erectile function, muscle integrity, and mood among many other things.
When looking into testosterone replacement therapy, be sure to go to a real urologist and not a popup “clinic.” We are experienced at helping residents of Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, and surrounding areas pinpoint the precise cause of their symptoms before prescribing a treatment.
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Signs of low testosterone?
- Decreased sexual desire or libido
- Decreased spontaneous erections (e.g. morning erections)
- Decreased energy or fatigue
- Low mood or depressed mood
- Loss of body hair or reduced shaving
- Hot flashes
PPD is looking for overall healthy adult males ages 18-80 years old to participate in a research study at our Austin clinic. Compensation up to $8,000 for qualified participants.