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Treatments and Surgery

Hypogonadism can be difficult to manage. Hypogonadism or low testosterone is associated with problems such as a high pitched voice, underdeveloped genitals or the lack of body hair and other issues. The best thing to do in this case is to book an appointment with your Atlanta urologist and get a correct diagnosis. You might have one or more hypogonadism symptoms but not have low testosterone at all. This could be because of past medical conditions or medications. Your doctor can conduct various tests and screenings in order to judge exactly what’s causing your hypogonadism.

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Choosing Treatment for Low Testosterone in Atlanta

It’s not always the case but in some instances, hypogonadism and impotence go hand in hand. This is because the men who have abnormal semen analysis will likely experience erectile dysfunction as well. A lower sperm count is always a side effect of low testosterone levels. There are multiple tests that have been designed in order to understand the exact nature of hypogonadism from person to person. This can help doctors in not only prescribing the right medicine but also understanding the symptoms in a better way.

The most widely used method to achieve that is the blood test. This series of blood tests reveal any and all abnormalities in a person’s body which might indicate signs of hypogonadism. These signs include luteinizing hormone, prolactin as well as sex hormone binding globulin. There are several other elements that doctors look for such as estradiol and thyroid stimulating hormone. All of these allow the doctor to evaluate a patient’s hypogonadism condition in the most effective way possible.

These tests can also help your doctor determine whether there has been any internal damage to the testicular tissues. In a lot of cases, the reason testicles no longer produce testosterone according to the body’s needs is when there’s some sort of damage to these tissues due to an internal injury. Hypogonadism has also been linked with psychological and mental stress so it’s better to be completely honest and let your doctor know if there’s anything that’s been contributing to growing mental fatigue recently.

All this information will allow your doctor to determine the best and most suitable medication for you. And if no medication would be suitable, then the ideal surgical procedure can also be determined.

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Atlanta Treatments and Surgical Procedures for Hypogonadism

If conservative measures have failed you, you may already be researching “hypogonadism surgery near me” or “treatment for low testosterone near me.” Advanced Urology can help. There are a number of procedures that are available for treating hypogonadism. However, the problem with low testosterone is that it impacts each person differently. More than that, the reason hypogonadism occurs in a person can be difficult to determine

Each of these procedures resolves the problems of low testosterone while keeping in mind the distinct needs and medical history of each patient.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

This has been hailed as the most effective technique when it comes to dealing with hypogonadism and alleviating nearly all the symptoms related to low testosterone. The reason for its success is because of its simplicity. Hypogonadism is basically a problem that arises due to a shortage of testosterone in the body. However, it has been known to cause adverse effects in some cases as introducing external testosterone in the body can have side effects that impact the skeletal system as well as the cardiovascular system.

Clomid

Clomid can prove extremely helpful in increasing the production of luteinizing hormones as well as follicle stimulating hormones in the body. Unlike TRT, Clomid has not been known to adversely impact the fertility of the body or have some of the serious side effects that affect the other systems of the body. It can also be used as a combination with TRT.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)

The hCG can help in effectively increasing the amount of testosterone in the body almost immediately while also stimulating the Leydig cells. An injection of hCG can also help increase the sperm count as well as reverse a lot of physical effects of hypogonadism.