When testosterone levels are low, men undergo a variety of symptoms. Due to the wide range of causes, speaking with a medical professional at ReliveMD is important to test your testosterone levels before receiving any testosterone treatment.
Many symptoms are subtle, but it is hard to spot them if you don’t know what to look for as you grow older. Here are 10 common signs of low testosterone in men.
1. Decreased sex drive
Testosterone plays an important role in libido or sex drive. It’s normal for the libido of a man to decrease with age. Low testosterone levels can decrease the desire for sex.
2. Unable to achieve an erection
One prominent symptom of low testosterone is achieving or sustaining an erection. The driving force behind erections is not testosterone but chemical reactions in the brain like nitric oxide. If a man has low testosterone, it affects the chemicals.
There are a variety of health conditions, including alcohol consumption, smoking, stress, and anxiety that affect your ability to have an erection.
3. Low semen output
Testosterone plays an important part in sperm production. If you have low testosterone levels, this will decrease the amount of sperm.
4. Hair loss
Hair loss is another symptom of low testosterone. Low testosterone has been shown to cause hair loss, no matter the age.
5. General fatigue
A sense of fatigue could be a sign of low levels of testosterone. Talk with your doctor about testing your testosterone levels if you sleep about 7.5-8 hours regularly and still feel tired.
6. Muscle mass loss
Low levels of testosterone impact your muscle mass. Testosterone is crucial in building and maintaining muscle mass in men, so low testosterone will hinder your best efforts including your daily workouts.
7. Increase in body fat
If a man eats a diet intended to build muscle mass but has low testosterone, he will instead have more body fat. Similarly, when testosterone levels drop, breast tissues begin to grow in their bodies because of the inadequate balance of testosterone and estrogen.
8. Low bone mass
Another factor common with low testosterone is bone density. Studies found men with low testosterone levels to have lower bone density compared to those with normal levels.
9. Mood swings and memory loss
Low testosterone levels could lead to increased irritability, depression, and a general lack of focus. Some studies have found low testosterone can impact memory, but more research needs to be done.
10. Low blood count
Low testosterone is associated with an increased risk of anemia. Anemia can cause issues of concentration, dizziness, leg cramps, sleep problems, and abnormally fast heart rate.
You know your body best, so schedule an appointment with ReliveMD Fitness Center if you feel any of these symptoms resonate with you. Your specialist will screen for and help you fix testosterone imbalances with a customizable program to fit your needs.
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