How do I know if I have Low T?
First testosterone is a hormone that occurs naturally in men, it is mainly produced in the testicles of men. Testosterone regulates and stimulates many functions in men, everything from sperm production, muscle and bone mass and regulates a man’s sex drive. When men age their testosterone decreases.
To determine if a man has LowT a blood test called a serum testosterone level is checked. Normal ranges for men are between 300 – 1000 ng/dl. If levels are below this a range of symptoms can occur. Many times these changes are small and are sometimes mistaken as signs of aging.
The following symptoms can be signs of Low T:
Low Sex Drive when a patient has Low T a man can see a drop in his Sex Drive ( Libido ) low testosterone can also impact a women as well. With aging there is a natural drop that can be experienced in sex drive, but with Low T a dramatic drop in desire will occur. Low T can also decrease the sex drive in women.
Difficulty in even achieving an erection can occur with low Testosterone. Testosterone doesn’t cause the erection, but it stimulates receptors in the brain to produce nitric oxide — a molecule that helps trigger an erection. When testosterone levels are too low, a man may have difficulty achieving an erection prior to sex or experience spontaneous erections (for example, during sleep).
Low Semen Volume can occur with Low T, when a man has more testosterone the more semen he produces. So many men with Low T see a decrease in sperm volume during ejaculation.
Hair Loss can also be a system of Low T. Balding is part of aging for men, but with Low T men can experience loss of body or even facial hair
Loss of Muscle Mass occurs in men with Low T because testosterone plays a role in building and strengthening muscle mass. Even when working out Low T will make it difficult to build muscle mass.
Fatigue & Lack of Energy have been reported with Low T, in fact extreme fatigue and loss in overall energy has been shown to occur. Patients report they feel tired all the time even after plenty of sleep.
Increase in Body Fat and men may even develop enlarged breasts. Testosterone is believed to help regulate how the body stores fat.
Mood Changes are usually associated with women during menopause because of dropping estrogen levels but men with Low T can have similar mood swings. In addition to mood over all mental capacity can be impacted studies have shown that men with Low T can experience greater instances of depression, irritability and lack of focus.
A decrease in Testosterone is a natural part of aging but Low T can be treated, if you feel you may have any or all of these systems Contact RenewFx today and start on the road to changing the effects of Low T.
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