Low Testosterone (Low T) - Issaquah, WA

Discover the Best Version of Yourself By Treating Your Low T

At Cascade Integrative Medicine in Issaquah, our doctors specialize in the comprehensive management of low testosterone levels in men. Low testosterone can lead to various symptoms such as decreased energy, low libido, mood swings, and reduced muscle mass. Our physicians develops personalized treatment plans, utilizing hormone replacement therapy and lifestyle modifications, to optimize testosterone levels and improve overall well-being. Regain strength, libido, and rediscover the best version of yourself with our tailored approaches to address low testosterone in men.

About low testosterone in men 

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Low testosterone, also known as Low T, is a condition that affects men when their body does not produce enough of the male sex hormone, testosterone. This can result in a variety of symptoms including low sex drive, fatigue, decreased muscle mass, and depression. The condition can be caused by various factors, including aging, obesity, injury, and other medical conditions. Treatment of low testosterone in men can be important to prevent complications and improve quality of life. Read on to learn about treatment options for low testosterone in men supported by the latest research.

Symptoms of low testosterone in men

The symptoms of low testosterone in men include:

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Fatigue
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Increased body fat
  • Depression
  • Hair loss
  • Decreased bone density
  • Irritability

Treatment options for men

There are several treatment options for low testosterone in men, including lifestyle changes, natural testosterone boosters, and medical treatment.

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes can help increase testosterone levels.  These include:

  • Exercise: Regular exercise can increase testosterone levels
  • Healthy diet: A healthy diet that is rich in nutrients, including zinc and vitamin D, can help increase testosterone levels
  • Reduce stress: Stress can cause a decrease in testosterone levels. Reducing stress through relaxation techniques, such as yoga and meditation, can help increase testosterone levels.

Natural testosterone boosters

  • D-aspartic acid: D-aspartic acid is an amino acid that can increase testosterone levels.
  • Zinc: Zinc is a mineral that is essential for testosterone production.  Zinc supplements can increase testosterone production.
  • Vitamin D: Vitamin D is important for testosterone production. Taking vitamin D supplements can increase testosterone levels.

Testosterone replacement therapy

Medical treatment for low testosterone in men includes testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). TRT involves administering testosterone to the body through injections, patches, gels, or pellets. The goal of TRT is to restore testosterone levels to optimal levels.

There is truly a difference between “normal” and “optimal” when it comes to lab values, especially as it relates to testosterone levels. Low testosterone is a reality for men at some point in their lives as it is part of the normal aging process. While some men who have suboptimal testosterone don’t seem to be bothered by symptoms, there are others who may experience depression, fatigue, low sex drive and metabolic changes that can be very significant. For those men, we have options ranging from herbal treatments to bioidentical testosterone replacement. Before and during testosterone replacement therapy, hormones are measured in a detailed way so that the levels of testosterone and other hormones that affect testosterone levels are monitored in the blood.  This type of real-time monitoring is essential to ensure that testosterone levels are dialed in to an optimal range.