Does Low Testosterone Cause Depression?
Your sex drive, muscle mass and overall physical and emotional health. Low Testosterone (Low T) can affect just about every aspect of being, and feeling like, a man. Men of all ages can have Low T, but it occurs more often in older adults, and it can manifest in many ways.
The connection between Low T and depression
If you’re feeling down, irritable, hopeless or anxious, you could be depressed. At the same time, you could simply be experiencing some of the normal signs of aging, or you could have Low T. Getting to the source of how your body and mind are feeling is more complicated because Low T and depression share many symptoms, including:
- Anxiety and irritability
- Low sex drive
- Difficulty getting and maintaining an erection
- Memory problems and trouble concentrating
- Sleep problems
However, for many people, the physical symptoms of Low T and depression are different. For example, if you’re suffering from depression but have normal hormone levels, you’re likely not experiencing the breast swelling and decreased muscle mass and strength associated with Low T. If your hormone levels are stable, the physical symptoms linked to your depression may surface in the form of headaches or back pain.
There is hope for conquering Low T and depression
We know that depression, anxiety, irritability and other mood changes are common in men and women with Low T. Still, researchers have yet to pinpoint the exact connection between Low T and depression.
But hope is alive and well in the form of recent research. Studies conducted by Saint Louis University show that testosterone is an effective treatment for milder forms of depression in middle-aged men with low baseline testosterone levels.
Expert treatment for Low T is close to home
If you or a loved one is experiencing irritability or anxiety, or just not feeling like yourself, talk to us at SynergenX Health. We provide personalized, medically supervised Low T treatment in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Chicago. We’ll get to know you, and your health and lifestyle needs to create a treatment plan just for you. From your initial physical exam, to performing blood work, to carefully monitoring your progress, you can count on us to be with you every step of the way. Your journey back to feeling and living better starts today.
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