Urology of Greater Atlanta

Low Testosterone Specialist

Urology Of Greater Atlanta

If you’re gaining weight but losing muscle, always fatigued, or experiencing libido loss, you might have low testosterone. The expert urologists at Urology of Greater Atlanta in metro Atlanta provide specialized hormone evaluations and hormone therapy to restore your health and vitality. Call or book a consultation online and let our board-certified urologists explain your options.

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy is a method of replacing hormones lost to aging or medical conditions. Your hormones regulate nearly every body function, and an imbalance can cause disruptive and distressing symptoms. Hormone therapy restores your hormonal balance, relieves your symptoms, and restores your vitality.

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is the hormone associated with male sex characteristics ranging from a deep voice and facial hair to the physical changes that emerge during puberty. Testosterone is also a critical part of your sex drive. Testosterone also works with other hormones in your body to support healthy bone development, metabolism, and energy levels. 

Your testosterone levels naturally decline as you age. Diabetes and other health problems can also interfere with testosterone production. Trauma to your testicles or another hormone imbalance can influence your testosterone levels. 

What are the signs of low testosterone?

Low testosterone causes a variety of distressing symptoms, including:

  • Decreased sex drive (low libido)
  • Low energy levels
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle mass loss

Some men experience hot flashes, night sweats, and increased irritability. Low testosterone can also contribute to osteoporosis.

How is low testosterone diagnosed?

At Urology of Greater Atlanta, your doctor provides a physical exam and blood tests to evaluate your hormone levels and overall health. 

What types of hormone therapy are available?

The team at Urology of Greater Atlanta offer many different types of hormone therapy for testosterone replacement, including:

  • Topical therapies (gels, creams, patches)
  • Oral medications
  • Nasal gels
  • Testosterone injections
  • Testosterone pellets

Your doctor carefully monitors your blood parameters and overall health while providing hormone replacement therapy. Your body needs a precise amount of testosterone, and your doctor might need to adjust your prescription to optimize your health. 

Call Urology of Greater Atlanta or make an appointment online today if you’re concerned about your testosterone levels. 

PROSTATITIS

Prostatitis occurs when your prostate is inflamed, causing painful urination, lower back pain, and other uncomfortable symptoms. If this sounds familiar, contact the team of expert urologists at Urology of Greater Atlanta. The team diagnoses prostatitis and offers personalized treatment plans to reduce the inflammation and relieve your symptoms. Call or make an appointment online today. 

What is prostatitis?

Prostatitis is a painful condition characterized by infection or inflammation in the prostate. There are several types of prostatitis, including:

  • Acute bacterial prostatitis
  • Chronic prostatitis 
  • Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (pelvic pain syndrome)
  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis

Many patients think they have a urinary tract or bladder infection. The condition is also sometimes mistaken for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

What are the signs of prostatitis?

Like BPH and UTIs, prostatitis causes symptoms, including:

  • Fever
  • Extreme pain or pressure felt in the bladder or rectum (the lower back)
  • Painful, burning sensation during urination and ejaculation
  • Feeling like you have a full bladder all the time
  • Blood in your semen
  • Split urine stream (also called urinary spraying)

It’s critical to have an exam and lab tests to identify the cause of your symptoms. Not only does this ensure that you receive the correct treatment, but it allows your urologist to rule out more dangerous conditions such as prostate cancer. 

How is prostatitis diagnosed?

Your doctor at Urology of Greater Atlanta provides a thorough physical exam and extensive lab tests to identify prostatitis. They order a urinalysis and a urine culture to check for the presence of the bacteria that cause prostatitis. Your doctor might also suggest a semen culture to determine if bacteria is leaking from the prostate. 

In some cases, your doctor might order an ultrasound or a cystoscopy to look inside your prostate and bladder to look for a pocket of infection (also known as an abscess) or another issue that could be causing your infection.

How is prostatitis treated?

After diagnosing prostatitis, your doctor prescribes lifestyle changes and medication to relieve your infection and related symptoms. For example, they might recommend dietary adjustments to limit caffeine and other foods that can trigger your symptoms like spicy or acidic foods. 

Your doctor might also prescribe antibiotics to help your body fight off a bacterial infection. Alpha-blockers can relax the muscles around your bladder and prostate to relieve urinary symptoms. You might also benefit from pain-relieving medication like analgesics to reduce lower back pain and discomfort during urination.

If you have any prostatitis symptoms, call Urology of Greater Atlanta or book an appointment online today. 

STDs 

Every year, around 20 million Americans are diagnosed with an STD. While most STDs don’t cause noticeable symptoms in their early stages, many can have a determinate effect on your reproductive health. At Urology of Greater Atlanta, the team of board-certified urologists offers comprehensive STD screening and treatments to heal or manage your condition. If you’re concerned about STDs, call the practice or schedule a consultation online today. 

What are STDs?

STDs are viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections that are spread through sexual contact. While it’s most common to pick up STDs through penetrative intercourse, you can also get some diseases through oral sex or skin-to-skin contact. Some of the most prevalent STDs include:

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis
  • HIV/AIDS

Most STDs don’t cause symptoms in their early stages, so it’s essential to get tested if you think you’ve been exposed to an STD or if you have unprotected sex. If you have symptoms such as painful urination, growths, discoloration on or near your genitals, or foul-smelling urine or semen, schedule an STD immediately. 

What happens during STD screening?

The physicians at Urology of Greater Atlanta offer comprehensive STD screening services. They use blood tests, urinalysis, and genital swabs to collect samples. 

Your doctor also talks to you about your sex life, risk levels, and how to protect yourself from STDs. You can ask questions about your condition and treatment options during your consultation. 

How are STDs treated?

In most cases, your doctor at Urology of Greater Atlanta can prescribe medication to clear up an STD. If you have more than one STD, they can often treat all infections at the same time. 

However, some STDs such as herpes and HIV/AIDS don’t have a cure. The team at Urology of Greater Atlanta can help you manage your condition and protect your health. They can prescribe medicine to prevent flare-ups and support healthy immune system function. 

Ultimately, you’re better off taking precautions to prevent STDs. You should always use a barrier method of contraception, such as a condom, especially with new partners. You should only stop using a condom after you and your partner have both been tested for STDs and agree to monogamy. 

If you’re concerned about STDs, call Urology of Greater Atlanta or make an appointment online today.

Hormone therapy is a method of replacing hormones lost to aging or medical conditions. Your hormones regulate nearly every body function, and an imbalance can cause disruptive and distressing symptoms. Hormone therapy restores your hormonal balance, relieves your symptoms, and restores your vitality.

Testosterone is the hormone associated with male sex characteristics ranging from a deep voice and facial hair to the physical changes that emerge during puberty. Testosterone is also a critical part of your sex drive. Testosterone also works with other hormones in your body to support healthy bone development, metabolism, and energy levels. 

Low testosterone causes a variety of distressing symptoms, including:

 

  • Decreased sex drive (low libido)
  • Low energy levels
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle mass loss

Some men experience hot flashes, night sweats, and increased irritability. Low testosterone can also contribute to osteoporosis.

The team at Urology of Greater Atlanta offer many different types of hormone therapy for testosterone replacement, including:

 

  • Topical therapies (gels, creams, patches)
  • Oral medications
  • Nasal gels
  • Testosterone injections
  • Testosterone pellets

Your doctor carefully monitors your blood parameters and overall health while providing hormone replacement therapy. Your body needs a precise amount of testosterone, and your doctor might need to adjust your prescription to optimize your health. 

Prostatitis is a painful condition characterized by infection or inflammation in the prostate. There are several types of prostatitis, including:

 

  • Acute bacterial prostatitis
  • Chronic prostatitis 
  • Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (pelvic pain syndrome)
  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis

Many patients think they have a urinary tract or bladder infection. The condition is also sometimes mistaken for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Like BPH and UTIs, prostatitis causes symptoms, including:

 

  • Fever
  • Extreme pain or pressure felt in the bladder or rectum (the lower back)
  • Painful, burning sensation during urination and ejaculation
  • Feeling like you have a full bladder all the time
  • Blood in your semen
  • Split urine stream (also called urinary spraying)

Your doctor at Urology of Greater Atlanta provides a thorough physical exam and extensive lab tests to identify prostatitis. They order a urinalysis and a urine culture to check for the presence of the bacteria that cause prostatitis. Your doctor might also suggest a semen culture to determine if bacteria is leaking from the prostate. 

 

In some cases, your doctor might order an ultrasound or a cystoscopy to look inside your prostate and bladder to look for a pocket of infection (also known as an abscess) or another issue that could be causing your infection.

After diagnosing prostatitis, your doctor prescribes lifestyle changes and medication to relieve your infection and related symptoms. For example, they might recommend dietary adjustments to limit caffeine and other foods that can trigger your symptoms like spicy or acidic foods. 

 

Your doctor might also prescribe antibiotics to help your body fight off a bacterial infection. Alpha-blockers can relax the muscles around your bladder and prostate to relieve urinary symptoms. You might also benefit from pain-relieving medication like analgesics to reduce lower back pain and discomfort during urination.

STDs are viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections that are spread through sexual contact. While it's most common to pick up STDs through penetrative intercourse, you can also get some diseases through oral sex or skin-to-skin contact. Some of the most prevalent STDs include:

 

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis
  • HIV/AIDS

The physicians at Urology of Greater Atlanta offer comprehensive STD screening services. They use blood tests, urinalysis, and genital swabs to collect samples. 

 

Your doctor also talks to you about your sex life, risk levels, and how to protect yourself from STDs. You can ask questions about your condition and treatment options during your consultation. 

In most cases, your doctor at Urology of Greater Atlanta can prescribe medication to clear up an STD. If you have more than one STD, they can often treat all infections at the same time. 

 

However, some STDs such as herpes and HIV/AIDS don't have a cure. The team at Urology of Greater Atlanta can help you manage your condition and protect your health. They can prescribe medicine to prevent flare-ups and support healthy immune system function. 

At Urology of Greater Atlanta, our team of top-rated urologists offers treatment options that have helped men throughout Metro Atlanta.

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290 Country Club Drive Suite 100, Stockbridge, GA 30281

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Sandy Springs, Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE

755 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE Suite 220, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Griffin, West College Street

230 West College Street Bldg. C, Griffin, GA 30224

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Jackson, West Third Street

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