Additional Low Testosterone Information


 

Symptoms and signs of low testosterone may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Mood swings
  • Bone loss
  • Slowing of hair growth
  • Infertility

What is andropause?

Male hormonal decline, sometimes called andropause, often coincides with symptoms of aging in males. The term andropause refers to the male hormones known as androgensThis is comparable to menopause in women when production of estrogens and progesterone by the ovaries begins to decline. But the drop is more gradual in men than the hormonal “roller coaster” so often experienced by women during menopause.

Blood tests for low testosterone

Most of the testosterone in the blood is bound to proteins called albumin and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). Your blood test may include free or total testosterone and SHBG.

Treatment of low testosterone

Like hormone replacement therapy in women, testosterone replacement therapy has risks and benefits. The benefits can include alleviation of the symptoms and signs listed above. The long-term risks of testosterone therapy are controversial in the scientific community, so the decision to start testosterone therapy should be discussed carefully with your endocrinologist.  Testosterone is available as an injection, transdermal patch, gel, and as pellets inserted under the skin.

Weight Loss Endocrinology

Endocrinologists located in Concord, CA, Antioch, CA and Walnut Creek, Ca

Weight Loss Endocrinology is a multispecialty clinic serving the Concord and Antioch areas of California. For 41 years, the physicians in the Bhat family have focused on providing exceptional patient care through management of weight loss, diabetes, endocrinology, sleep medicine, and internal medicine. Dr. Naras Bhat is board-certified in internal medicine, sleep medicine, metabolic cardiology, allergy, and immunology. Dr. Naras Bhat and Dr. Jyoti Bhat are additionally board-certified in obesity medicine (weight loss science). Dr. Kusum Bhat holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Certified Biofeedback Specialist. Dr. Anita Bhat and Dr. Jyoti Bhat are board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology & metabolism. Although the clinic was originally created to treat people with diabetes, it became clear that weight loss and weight management were vitally important to deal not only with diabetes but issues like sleep apnea, hormonal imbalances, thyroid problems, gut imbalances, food allergies, heart disease, and metabolic disorders. Weight Loss Endocrinology recently opened a second site in Antioch to provide better patient access and serve more people. They are affiliated with John Muir Medical Centers in Concord and Walnut Creek.

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Weight Loss Endocrinology

Weight Loss Endocrinology is a multispecialty clinic serving the Concord and Antioch areas of California. For 41 years, the physicians in the Bhat family have focused on providing exceptional patient care through management of weight loss, diabetes, endocrinology, sleep medicine, and internal medicine. Dr. Naras Bhat is board-certified in internal medicine, sleep medicine, metabolic cardiology, allergy, and immunology. Dr. Naras Bhat and Dr. Jyoti Bhat are additionally board-certified in obesity medicine (weight loss science). Dr. Kusum Bhat holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Certified Biofeedback Specialist. Dr. Anita Bhat and Dr. Jyoti Bhat are board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology & metabolism. Although the clinic was originally created to treat people with diabetes, it became clear that weight loss and weight management were vitally important to deal not only with diabetes but issues like sleep apnea, hormonal imbalances, thyroid problems, gut imbalances, food allergies, heart disease, and metabolic disorders. Weight Loss Endocrinology recently opened a second site in Antioch to provide better patient access and serve more people. They are affiliated with John Muir Medical Centers in Concord and Walnut Creek.


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At Weight Loss Endocrinology, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

AARP
Aetna
Allied Benefit Systems
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield of California
Cigna
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
GEHA
Great West
Health Net
Health Partner
Hill Physicians Medical Group
Humana
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Medicare
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    "Love Dr. N. Bhat and Anita Bhat (his daughter). I have been going to Dr. Bhat since the end of April and have lost a total of 55 lbs."

    Michele K.
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    "The entire Bhat family looks at you as a whole, not a single symptom, and they take care of you as an individual."

    Jessica M.
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    "The finest family practice I've seen. Dr. Anita has a straight-forward, but pleasant and attentive bedside manner."

    Eric T.
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    "Not only have I lost weight but I have brought my A1C down so much I am almost diabetes free and they have helped with my migraines."

    Alissa C.
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