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Low Testosterone Specialist

Complete Medicine

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Thyroid Specialist & Lifestyle Medicine located in San Antonio, TX

Low testosterone levels may affect your libido, weight, and mood. At Complete Medicine in San Antonio, Texas, triple board-certified physician, Arti Thangudu, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of low testosterone. She uses evidence-based testing and therapies to optimize hormone balance and alleviate symptoms. To schedule an appointment, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Low Testosterone Q&A

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is the male sex hormone that plays an essential role in sexual development and function in men. It’s also responsible for the male characteristics, such as muscle strength, deep voice, and facial hair. Men also need testosterone to make sperm.

The production of testosterone decreases as men get older, which may cause symptoms that affect your physical, mental, and emotional health. 

What is low testosterone?

Low testosterone, also called testosterone deficiency syndrome, is a condition in which your body can’t produce enough testosterone. A decrease in testosterone may lead to a slew of symptoms that can significantly affect your quality of life.

At Complete Medicine, Dr. Thangudu specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of low testosterone and can develop a plan to help you feel more like your young, vital, and vibrant self. 

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

You may experience a number of symptoms when your testosterone levels are low. Common symptoms include:

  • Low libido
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle mass and strength
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue

Though low testosterone may be responsible for your symptoms, they may also develop from other causes, such as use of certain medications, an underlying medical condition, or poor lifestyle habits. 

What can I expect during a low testosterone consultation?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come in to see Dr. Thangudu for a low testosterone consultation. With her membership-based practice, she has more time to spend with you in order to understand your health needs. 

During your initial 60-minute consultation, she asks detailed questions about your symptoms, medical history, family history, medication and supplement use, diet, exercise, and lifestyle habits. To assess your testosterone levels, she also conducts evidence-based testing. 

How is low testosterone treated?

Dr. Thangudu develops an individualized treatment plan for the management of low testosterone based on the results of your testing, your overall health, and your wellness goals. 

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Hormone therapy
  • A plant-based diet program
  • An exercise program
  • Stress management

Dr. Thangudu takes a lifestyle approach to medicine, and may also talk to you about your sleep habits, which may affect your hormone levels, symptoms, and overall health. 

To help you stay on track, she schedules regular telemedicine follow-up appointments. 

For a more personalized approach to the management of your low testosterone, call Complete Medicine or request an appointment online today.