The dedicated team at Pikes Peak Urology delivers excellent clinical outcomes for a wide spectrum of urologic conditions. Since 1989, our well-rounded team of urologists have provided a welcoming, comfortable environment for residents of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, and customize treatment plans based on each patient’s unique needs. Our team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence, UTIs, kidney cancer, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, male infertility, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), low testosterone, and prostate cancer. We also provide no-scalpel vasectomies and vaginal revitalization using the cutting-edge MonaLisa Touch laser treatment. Our procedures are performed with the highest level of sterility and safety in the ambulatory surgery center conveniently located next door. Get the prompt, caring, and compassionate care that you deserve at Pikes Peak Urology.
Low testosterone (also known as Low T) is a common urologic condition affecting an estimated 39 percent of men over 45 years old. Testosterone levels are known to decrease with aging, and can lead to negative sexual and non-sexual side effects, such as poor erections and low libido, increased body fat, low energy, and depression. Our expert men’s health team can help return low testosterone to normal levels through medication. We perform a full medical evaluation and take your entire medical history into account beforehand, to ensure the highest possible success rate. If you are looking for an experienced low testosterone urologist or endocrinologist, book an appointment with one of the board-certified men’s health physicians at Pikes Peak Urology today.
In addition to thoroughly reviewing your medical history, our urologists may also perform a physical exam and run blood tests to accurately determine if you are suffering from low T. We will test your total testosterone level, luteinizing hormone, blood prolactin level, and blood hemoglobin, and analyze the results. The American Urological Association recommends that testosterone therapy be prescribed only to men that meet the laboratory definition of testosterone deficiency. It is our mission at Pikes Peak Urology to follow all the latest recommendations based on scientific research to produce the best possible outcomes for our patients.
According to the FDA, normal levels of testosterone are typically between 300 to 1,000 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). Low T is diagnosed when levels fall below 300 ng/dL. Common signs and symptoms include:
As men age, their testosterone levels will gradually drop. This begins at around age 30 and is believed to continue in 1 percent increments throughout their life. However, there are many other possible causes of low T, such as:
Low testosterone replacement therapy (also known as TRT) has a number of benefits, including:
The only way to know if TRT is appropriate for you is by speaking with a doctor at Pikes Peaks Urologist, along with your primary care physician. It’s important that we give you a full examination and learn your medical history before deciding whether or not testosterone therapy is safe for you. Certain medical conditions may preclude you from receiving TRT, such as prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate that results in urinary symptoms.