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Low Testosterone

Why choose HackensackUMC Urology?

Low testosterone (Low T) is an often-misdiagnosed condition that occurs when a man’s body is unable to produce normal amounts of the hormone testosterone. If you think you might be suffering from Low T, you can trust the qualified urologists at Hackensack University Medical Center to restore your quality of life and help you feel better fast.

If you are experiencing the fatigue, low sex drive and decreased muscle mass associated with Low T, you can trust our specialists to make a fast, accurate diagnosis and provide advanced, personalized treatment. Our urologists will follow you closely during your treatment to ensure that it is effective and safe.

Skilled Practice

HackensackUMC’s urologists have the experience required to diagnose and treat Low Testosterone.

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Low T Symptoms and Causes

Testosterone is a hormone that is produced primarily in the testicles. It helps men maintain muscle strength and mass, sex drive, facial and body hair, sperm production, and bone density. Testicular hypofunction, which causes you to produce less testosterone than you should, can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Andropause, or changes in hormone levels that occur in men older than age 50
  • Injury to the testicles
  • Problems in the testicles or pituitary gland, such as cancer
  • Health conditions, such as diabetes, liver disease or lung problems
  • Certain cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation

If you are suffering from Low T, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Moodiness or depression
  • Decreased muscle mass

Our urologists understand that the symptoms of Low T can be bothersome and can affect your quality of life. We will take the time to understand your symptoms so we can provide fast, effective treatment.

Experienced Urologists

Our urologists will take the time to ensure that your Low Testosterone treatment is safe and effective.

HackensackUMC Men's Urology Low Testosterone

Low T Diagnosis and Treatment

Our urologists will conduct a thorough exam, which will include a test to measure the amount of testosterone in your blood. If your urologist suspects that you are suffering from Low T, you may need to take medication to boost your testosterone levels.

The urologists at HackensackUMC have the experience and training required to safely prescribe the right amount of testosterone replacement medication for you. You may be prescribed testosterone supplements that come in the form of a patch, pellet, injection or gel.

If necessary, your doctor will also work with an endocrinologist, a medical specialist who treats people with hormone imbalances. Because testosterone replacement therapy may increase your risk of heart disease and other health problems, our specialists will carefully monitor your condition during your treatment.



Physicians in this Specialty

RICHARD GARDEN, M.D.


STEVE LEBOVITCH, M.D.


SERGEY ROME, M.D.


HOSSEIN SADEGHI-NEJAD, M.D.


MATTHEW SHAHBANDI, M.D.


DAVID SHIN, M.D., FACS




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