Is Low Testosterone to Blame for Your Dull Sex Life?

Is Low Testosterone to Blame for Your Dull Sex Life?

Are you 45 or older? Then there’s a good chance you have low testosterone, a chronic issue that affects about 4 out of 10 men aged 45 and above. If you fall into that group, then there’s also a good chance that your low testosterone is affecting your sex life — in a lot of undesirable ways.

Often referred to as low T, low levels of testosterone can have a direct bearing on sexual desire, performance, and enjoyment. Fortunately, the team at Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness can help, with low T treatments tailored to each patient’s unique needs and symptoms. 

Testosterone and sex

Testosterone plays a big role in sex, and it affect sexual desire, satisfaction, and performance in different ways. Testosterone is necessary for erectile function, and when you have low T, it can be a lot more difficult to obtain and maintain an erection. That’s perhaps the most noticeable effect of low T on your sex life — but it’s not the only effect.

Low T also interferes with your libido, or your desire to have sex. Men with low T frequently have little to no interest in sex, or they may find it difficult to become sexually excited and phsycailly and mentally aroused.

Beyond sexual health, low testosterone can have other effects, like:

All these issues can have an impact on your sex life — but the good news is, these symptoms can all be improved with testosterone replacement therapy.

Treating low testosterone

Today, there are several methods of hormone replacement therapy, making it easy to customize your treatment plan. 

Transdermal patch

Transdermal skin patches are a convenient way to administer testosterone. The patch is applied to your skin and your body absorbs testosterone through your skin and delivers it to your bloodstream. 

Implants

Testosterone implants are actually tiny pellets that release a steady dose of testosterone over time. These pellets are inserted under your skin and last for 3-6 months before they need to be replaced.

Injections

Testosterone injections deliver testosterone directly to the muscles in your butt, and your bloodstream delivers testosterone throughout your body. Most patients benefit from injections on a regular basis — typically every 2-10 weeks, depending on your dosing.

Mouth patch

Also called a buccal patch, this tiny patch is applied to your gum tissue, usually twice each day. The testosterone is absorbed through the gums and into your bloodstream.

Gel

Testosterone gel is applied directly to your skin. This method is easy to use, but you do need to be careful not to allow the area to come into contact with anyone else for several hours so it doesn’t rub off onto someone else. Today, there’s a nasal gel that helps eliminate this exposure risk.

Our providers recommend the optimal treatment method based on your lifestyle, your dosing needs, and your preferences.

Don’t let low T take a toll on your sex life

With locations in Boonton, Pompton Plains, and Jersey City, New Jersey, Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness makes it easy and convenient to get the treatment you need to manage your low T symptoms. To learn more about testosterone replacement therapy, book an appointment online or over the phone with our team today.

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