Signs and Symptoms of Low T in Men
Have you noticed some significant changes in your energy levels, sexual desire, or body composition? Even if you work out regularly or try to stay active, you will likely notice some significant emotional and physical changes if your testosterone levels have dropped.
That’s because testosterone plays a starring role in the influence of fat distribution, bone density, and red blood cell production. It’s also a critical factor in building muscle and bone mass, producing sperm, and driving sexual desire and function.
Nearly 40 percent of men over 45 have abnormally Low Testosterone levels. Testosterone is a male sex hormone important for sexual and reproductive development. In fact, the National Institutes of Health consider it the most important male hormone.
What are the symptoms of Low T?
Testosterone naturally decreases in males as they age. However, Low Testosterone may affect specific physical characteristics like:
- Decreased Libido/Reduced Sex Drive
- Decreased testes size
- Decreased strength
- Difficulty Achieving Or Maintaining An Erection/Erectile Dysfunction
- Hair loss
- Increased Breast Size/Gynecomastia
- Loss Of Bone Density/Reduced Physical Performance
- Loss Of Muscle Mass/Reduced Professional Performance
- Lowered sperm count
- Urinary Problems
Low Testosterone may cause mental or emotional changes as well, which include:
- Moods Swings or Depression
- Diminishing ability to concentrate
- Energy levels
- Weight gain
- Night sweats
Other signs and symptoms of Low Testosterone include:
- Sleep Problems or Sleep apnea – If you have this condition, and if it gets worse, you could have Low T.
- Congestive heart failure – Progressive congestive heart failure could indicate Low T.
What is the difference between Low Testosterone and hypogonadism?
It is essential to determine if Low Testosterone is due to the decline associated with aging or hypogonadism in older men. Hypogonadism is a dysfunction of the testicles in which the body cannot produce the right amount of testosterone. This condition can be present from birth but may not show up until puberty. It is commonly due to a problem with the testicles or the pituitary gland that controls the testicles.
Why is testosterone important?
Testosterone plays a vital role throughout a male’s entire lifetime. This hormone develops male sex organs before birth and specific characteristics at puberty like voice deepening, increased penis and testes size, and facial hair growth. Testosterone is essential for libido, sperm production, red blood cell production, and muscle maintenance in adulthood. For these reasons and more, testosterone is considered a necessary hormone for men’s overall health and well-being.
You don’t have to suffer from Low T
If you are a male over the age of 24 and have unexplained physical or mental issues like those noted above, you may be suffering from Low Testosterone or hypogonadism.
If you think you have Low T, talk to us. The doctors and nurses at SynergenX Health specialize in helping men increase testosterone levels with individualized, closely monitored Low T treatment. See how today’s advanced treatments can change your life.
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