Low Testosterone?

May 25, 2012

One of the fastest growing parts of our practice has been the evaluation, treatment, and management of men with “Low T”, or low testosterone. Why?  I believe that media reports, advertising, and the fact that more and more of us are wanting to stay alert, mentally engaged, energetic, sexually active, and in general “young” despite what our age tells us we should be doing.  I see more and more men in their 40s and beyond wanting to remain athletic, energetic, and sexually active as they age.  Many “men’s health” clinics are “quick-fix” stations that provide testosterone and erectile dysfunction medications to whomever walks in the door, with a bill usually in the thousands.  As a Urologist with a full medical and surgical background, we approach Erectile Dysfunction, Low Libido, and decreased energy in comprehensive manner that includes testing a CBC or complete blood count, Serum chemistries, Vitamin B12 levels, a Diabetes and Cholesterol Screen, as well as checking for signs of Low Testosterone. It’s amazing to me when we check comprehensively, how many other things we find beyond a “low T”.

For men with chronic erectile dysfunction, we often use Low Dose 5mg Daily Cialis.  Much like taking a daily aspirin, I find that low dose treatment actually increases blood flow to the penis, improves morning erections, and increases the chance of successful and meaningful erections for intercourse over time.  In addition, there are new topical gels that when used daily in the morning, can increase libido, energy, muscle mass, erectile function, mental alertness, to mention a few.  By no means do medications correct all issues, as exercise, diet, and other factors play important roles.

At the Austin Urology Institute, we’ve helped hundreds of men in Austin and around Central Texas improve their quality of life.

Please call to schedule an appointment for preventative/follow-up care: 512-694-8888