If you think that you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, understanding how to treat low testosterone in males can help you determine which testosterone treatment option will work best for you. At Waterfront Health & Wellness, we want to help you find the right treatment plan for your particular needs. All of our testosterone replacement therapy services are performed by our highly trained and experienced physicians and are tailored to suit the needs of each individual patient.

How to Increase Testosterone Levels

Some of the ways in which men can help increase their testosterone levels include:

Lifestyle Changes

Certain lifestyle changes can be used to help increase testosterone levels in men, such as resistance exercise and losing weight; however, these simple lifestyle changes will only help to slightly increase testosterone. In most cases, resistance exercises like lifting weights have been proven to temporarily increase testosterone levels in younger men, while cardiovascular exercise resulting in excessive weight loss can help boost overall levels of testosterone.

Dietary Changes

In some cases, certain foods that are rich in zinc and vitamin D may help your body moderate testosterone at a more normal level. Some of the different types of testosterone-boosting foods that you can add to your diet are:

  • Beans
  • Beef
  • Cereals fortified with vitamin D
  • Egg yolks
  • Garlic
  • Low-fat milk with vitamin D
  • Oysters
  • Tuna

Testosterone Replacement Therapy

If you have adjusted both your lifestyle and diet but have been unsuccessful in boosting your testosterone levels, testosterone replacement therapy might be the best treatment option for you. Testosterone replacement therapy can be used to help treat people with abnormally low levels of testosterone, eliminating or decreasing certain symptoms of low testosterone. This type of treatment for andropause uses testosterone medication in the form of pills, patches, gel, or injections. Depending on the root cause of your testosterone deficiency, your doctor will prescribe the best treatment plan for your particular needs and symptoms.

Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Some of the main symptoms of having abnormally low testosterone can include:

  • Decreased body hair
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Growth of breast tissue
  • Low sex drive

If you would like to learn more about how to treat low testosterone in males or the symptoms that you should watch for, or if you are interested in our testosterone replacement therapy services, please contact Waterfront Health & Wellness at 1-360-306-8554 or by filling out a contact form on our website. We are a health and wellness clinic that is proud to provide services to clients throughout Vancouver and the surrounding areas.