LOW TESTOSTERONE SYMPTOMS
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Low Testosterone Symptoms? How do you know?
After age 30, testosterone begins to steadily decline. By our 40’s, our testosterone levels are often 1/2 of what they once were in our 20’s. And that’s huge, because as testosterone production declines, we begin to feel like we’re in decline…and we slowly lose confidence. So how do you identify low testosterone symptoms?
Low testosterone and hormone deficiency affects the way we feel, the way we think, the way we look and our abilities.
Testosterone decline is a natural occurrence…but it’s not healthy!
Low Testosterone Symptoms in Detail:
Men can experience a range of symptoms as testosterone production gradually drops. Signs of Low Testosterone (also called andropause) are often subtle and can be mistaken for a natural part of aging.
Fatigue / Lack of Energy
Men with low testosterone have reported extreme fatigue and a noticeable decrease in energy levels. You might be experiencing symptoms of low testosterone if you are tired all of the time, despite getting plenty of sleep, or if you are finding it harder to get motivated to hit the gym or exercise. Low T can also be a contributing factor to adrenal fatigue.
Loss of Muscle Mass
Because testosterone plays a role in the building and strengthening of muscle, men with low testosterone might notice a decrease in both muscle mass and strength, according to the Mayo Clinic. Those who try to reverse the muscle loss through weight training might find it difficult to build or rebuild muscle.
Increased Body Fat
Men with low testosterone may also experience increases in body fat. In particular, they sometimes develop “gynecomastia”, a condition in which they develop enlarged breasts. Although the reasons behind this are not entirely clear, research suggests that testosterone influences the way your body stores fat.
Decrease in Bone Mass
The thinning of bone mass (osteoporosis) is often thought of as a condition that women experience. However, men with low testosterone can also experience bone loss because testosterone aids in the production and strengthening of bone. Men, especially older men who have had low testosterone for years, are more susceptible to bone fractures.
Testosterone influences many physical processes in the body. It can also influence mood and mental capacity. Research suggests that men with low testosterone are more likely to experience depression, irritability, or a lack of focus.
Testosterone plays a key role in libido (sex drive) in both men and women. When low testosterone occurs, men may experience some decline in sex drive as they age. However, someone with low testosterone will likely experience a more drastic drop in his desire to have sex. Low testosterone levels can also decrease the sex drive in women, along with other factors, such as other hormonal and mood changes.
Erectile / Sexual Dysfunction
Testosterone stimulates a man’s sex drive — and it also aids in achieving an erection. Testosterone alone doesn’t cause an erection, but it stimulates receptors in the brain to produce nitric oxide — a molecule that helps trigger an erection. Low testosterone may contribute to a difficulty with achieving an erection prior to sex or maintaining an erection. Other health problems can influence erectile dysfunction, so it is important to determine whether low testosterone is causing these symptoms.
Low Semen Volume
Testosterone plays a role in the production of semen, which is the milky fluid that aids in the motility of sperm. It’s pretty simple: The more testosterone a man has, the more semen he produces. Men with low testosterone will notice a decrease in the volume of their sperm during ejaculation.
Testosterone plays a role in several body functions, including hair production. Balding is a natural part of aging for many men. However, men with low testosterone may experience a loss of body and facial hair.
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- Our doctors perform lab testing, and interact with their patients to identify and get a sense of each individual’s hormone imbalances.
- Our doctors specialize in hormonal imbalance, and they know how to treat it effectively, and safely.
- Our doctors check all pertinent hormones: testosterone, thyroid, estrogen, cortisol and DHEA.
- Our doctors replace hormones to healthy therapeutic levels (roughly what you had when you were 25 to 30 years old).
- Our doctors monitor results via patient feedback, and by periodic retesting at regular intervals.
- Our doctors ensure good lifestyle habits by encouraging a healthy diet, physical activity, and managing stress.
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