Testosterone to treat Low-T (low testosterone count) is offered as erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment at the Erectile Dysfunction Center of NYC (located in Midtown Manhattan) by our board certified doctors. Testosterone levels naturally decline in men as they get older. After the age of 40, the decline of testosterone levels is natural, completely normal (and results in Low T), and can be managed with the help of testosterone replacement therapy.
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Testosterone is a male sex hormone also known as an “androgen”. Testosterone produces changes in body shape and sexual characteristics that are typical of men after puberty. Testosterone works to maintain adult male features and stimulate the testes to produce sperm. Androgens play a major role in the reproductive and sexual function of the adult male. Low testosterone (frequently referred to as “Low-T”) can result in varying degrees of erectile dysfunction (ED) but can be reversed with testosterone hormone replacement therapy.
Millions of men experience low testosterone at some point in their lives. Many men experience an average loss of 1% of their testosterone per year, simply from factors associated with the production. This percentage does not take into account other factors that may affect the production of this hormone. Causes of Low T usually stem from one or more of the following:
- The natural aging process (men over 40)
- Pituitary disorders caused by drugs, kidney failure, or small tumors
- Kallmann syndrome, a condition connected to abnormal hypothalamus function
- Inflammatory diseases, such as tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, and histiocytosis, can impact the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus
- HIV/AIDS, which can affect the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, and testes
- Testicular cancer or treatment for testicular cancer
- Testicular infection
- Chronic illness
- Medications: Opioid pain meds and steroids can affect the function of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus
- Concurrent illness: Severe emotional stress or physical stress from an illness or surgery can cause the reproductive system to temporarily shut down
- Bad diet
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Trauma to the testicles
- Medications (mostly opioids and steroids, which can directly affect the pituitary gland)
- Chronic smoking
- Genetic disease
- Chemotherapy (for any kind of cancer)
- High blood pressure
- Kidney or liver failure (due to medications, drugs, alcohol, virus, etc.)
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) regulates the release of testosterone through various methods. It is available in the following forms: gel applied to the skin, injections, and oral prescription medication. Low Testosterone (Low-T) treatment prescribed for you (and elected by you) comes in varying methods of delivery:
Gel: The gel is easily applied and quickly absorbed. In order to maintain the prescribed dosage, this gel may come in a premeasured pump (with single-dose packaging).
Testosterone Cypionate: This treatment consists of injectable testosterone shots. Testosterone injections can be easily performed at home and are painless.
Testosterone Injections: Our board certified Low T specialist doctor administers this injectable treatment into the soft tissue of your body (oftentimes in the gluteal muscles). Your doctor may recommend self-injections in the thigh muscles.
Transdermal Patches: This form of testosterone treatment comes in the form of a patch that is applied daily (or as prescribed by your Low T specialist).
Deepening on your specific ED case testosterone therapy may be prescribed by our board certified NYC doctors in conjunction with prescription erectile dysfunction medication and/or GAINSWave Acoustic Shockwave Therapy treatments.
The Erectile Dysfunction Center of NYC, located in Midtown, Manhattan, specializes in taking exceptional care of each patient. The honor and privilege of caring for our patients come with the responsibility and dedication of the best in class doctors and our top-notch staff to adhere to the utmost standards of excellence in patient care and final outcome.
Are you suffering from erectile dysfunction caused by Low-T? The Erectile Dysfunction Center of NYC can help you! Setting up a private ED consultation with one of our erectile dysfunction specialist doctors in Midtown, Manhattan is the first step in correcting your erectile dysfunction. At the Erectile Dysfunction Center of NYC, we offer discreet in person or virtual consultations to assess and effectively treat ED.
Erectile Dysfunction Center of NYC
20 E 46th St #1021E
New York, NY 10017