Low Testosterone Specialist

Urologists located in Pasadena, CA

Low Testosterone services offered in Pasadena, CA

Low testosterone can reduce your sex drive and make you gain weight or lose your hair. If you have symptoms of low testosterone, visit the experienced team at Pasadena Urological Medical Group in Pasadena, California. They specialize in using natural methods to boost testosterone production and offer hormone replacement therapy where needed. To find out how you can benefit from the team’s expertise in low testosterone treatment, call Pasadena Urological Medical Group or book an appointment online today.

Low Testosterone Q&A

What is low testosterone?

Testosterone is a male sex hormone produced in the testes. If your testosterone is too low, it can cause problems such as:  

  • Low libido
  • Increased body fat
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Hair loss
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Reduced bone density
  • Depression
  • Lack of drive

Chronically low testosterone (hypogonadism) can cause more severe symptoms and problems like erectile dysfunction.

Why would I have low testosterone?

Low testosterone can come from:

  • Injury or infection of the testes
  • Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments
  • Hemochromatosis (excess iron in the body)
  • Pituitary gland tumors or disease
  • Steroids and some other medications
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Aging

Low testosterone caused by aging is sometimes referred to as andropause (male menopause) because many symptoms are similar to those of female menopause.

How is low testosterone treated?

Jump-starting natural testosterone production is the Pasadena Urological Medical Group team’s first approach if low testosterone is causing distressing symptoms. This might involve:

  • Changing your diet
  • Losing weight
  • Increased exercise, including weightlifting
  • Reducing stress to lower cortisol (a stress hormone)
  • Increasing vitamin D levels
  • Zinc and vitamin B supplements
  • Ensuring you get plenty of good-quality sleep

If these methods don’t improve your low testosterone, Pasadena Urological Medical Group also offers hormone replacement therapy.

How does hormone therapy help with low testosterone?

Hormone therapy replaces the testosterone you’ve lost to raise it to a healthy level. Several kinds are available, including:


Taking testosterone orally used to be problematic as it increased your risk of liver damage. However, newer oral medications don’t cause this problem and offer a convenient solution for many men.


Testosterone injections into the muscles every 2-10 weeks are an inexpensive option, providing significant testosterone level increase and symptom improvement.


Your body can absorb testosterone through skin patches that you apply several times a day. Topical gels work in a similar way.


Your urologist injects tiny testosterone replacement therapy pellets under your skin every 3-6 months. These pellets steadily secrete testosterone that your body absorbs into your bloodstream. 

Pellets require minimal maintenance while providing a continuous dose of testosterone that’s highly effective in reducing symptoms.

To find out more about solutions for low testosterone, call Pasadena Urological Medical Group or book an appointment online today.