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The Lowdown on Low T: Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges


A man’s world is influenced, to a surprising degree, by testosterone. Testosterone is a hormone that is produced in the testicles and is responsible for the development of male characteristics, such as muscle mass, deep voice, and body hair. Low levels of testosterone can lead to a range of symptoms and health problems that can negatively affect a man's quality of life.

Fortunately, Dr. Stephanie Opusunju, a skilled internist at Elam Haalth and Wellness, has solutions  and has put together this informative guide to help you better understand low testosterone and the treatment options available.


Symptoms of Low Testosterone

The symptoms of low testosterone can vary from person to person, but some common ones include:


Causes of Low Testosterone

There are several factors that can contribute to low testosterone levels in men, including:

Because there are so many potential causes of low testosterone, you should seek medical help from trained experts like Dr. Stephanie Opusunju at Elam Health and Wellness.


Treatment Options 

The type of treatment for your low testosterone depends on your specific symptoms and your testosterone levels. 

For men with borderline low testosterone, simple lifestyle changes may be enough to effect positive change. For example, eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep, stress management, shedding excess weight and becoming physically more active.

Some men benefit from targeted treatments that address specific symptoms, like help for erectile dysfunction or medication to improve sleep.

Other men benefit from receiving testosterone hormone replacement in the form of injections, patches, or applying testosterone gels.

Pellet testosterone therapy is another option in which testosterone pellets ar einserted under your skin, where they are absorbed over several months. 

Low testosterone levels can lead to a range of symptoms and health problems. However, there are several effective treatment options available, including testosterone replacement therapy, weight loss, exercise, stress management, and healthy lifestyle changes.

If you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, contact our team at Elam Health and Welllness in Dallas, Texas to schedule an appointment or to learn more about solutions for your low testosterone. We also offer telemedicine appointments so you can meet with Dr. Stephanie Opusunju from the safety of your home.

Stephanie Opusunju, MD Internist and Life Coach

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