Do you have problems with libido? Is your energy level not where it once was? Do you feel excessively tired? Maybe you have “Low T”? Based on the ads I see on TV, the decision to start testosterone therapy is easy. But it’s not, while the number of men who could benefit from testosterone replacement is significant, hormone replacement has numerous risks which we are only beginning to fully understand including heart disease, stroke, prostate problems, liver problems and snoring. A full and detailed medical evaluation with an emphasis on understanding the pros and cons is required before starting this potentially life altering treatment.
If you have more questions about testosterone replacement, read my article in the Urology Times on the topic or read this recent article published by Harvard Medical School and if you still have questions, call my office at 531-7007 for an appointment.