I see dozens of men every week with testosterone deficiency. Testosterone is the hormone produced in the testicles that is responsible for your sex drive and your libido. Testosterone is also helpful for erections, muscle and bone strength and density. Testosterone starts to slowly decline when men are in their late 20s and early 30s. By the time most men are 50 years of age, they are experiencing a decrease in their sex drive, the strength of their erections, falling asleep after meals, and loss of muscle mass.
Help is available. There are injections of testosterone, testosterone gels that are applied to the skin, and testosterone pellets that can be injected under the skin that will last for several months.
Bottom Line: If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of low testosterone level, see your doctor and get a simple blood test, a testosterone level, and then you can discuss the different treatment options with your doctor. You don’t have to take a low T level lying down. Help is available for most men.