5 signs of low testosterone

5 Signs of Low Testosterone

As we age, we begin to experience many different changes to our bodies and health. For men, one of these significant changes is a reduction in testosterone, which can lead to unwanted symptoms. But as mentioned, many changes occur as we age, so how can you tell if you are enduring regular changes or if they are a result of low testosterone? And if they are a result of low testosterone, when should you treat it?

Look for these five signs to determine if the changes you are experiencing are a result of low testosterone.

5 Signs of Low Testosterone

Fatigue

It is natural to feel less energy as you get older, but always feeling sluggish throughout the day could be a sign of low T. You will experience chronic fatigue if you have low testosterone, meaning even if you sleep well at night, you won’t feel well rested.

Decreased muscle mass

With chronic fatigue also comes a lack of physical activity, which means you won’t be using your muscles as much. On the other hand, if you are still hitting those regular workouts and not seeing any gains, this is another sign of low testosterone.

Sexual dysfunction

Your sexual organs may not be working as they did. This could cause difficulty in becoming aroused or difficulty maintaining an erection. Sexual dysfunction can also be a sign of heart problems, so you should see your doctor to detect any other underlying issues.

Increased body fat

Notice your chest is getting a bit larger? Breast enlargement in men, known as gynecomastia, is a result of a hormonal imbalance and low testosterone.

Mood changes

If you begin to experience greater depressive symptoms, it could be a result of low testosterone. Testosterone plays a significant role in our mood, so if you’re feeling more down than up, disinterested in things you once loved, or are more irritable, it could be time you check your testosterone levels.

Any changes noted in your health should be discussed with your doctor to determine the cause. There are often very easy fixes for many issues, especially low T, so you don’t need to suffer from it.

Also read: 7 Ways to boost testosterone levels naturally


Author Bio

Mohan Garikiparithi got his degree in medicine from Osmania University (University of Health Sciences). He practiced clinical medicine for over a decade before he shifted his focus to the field of health communications. During his active practice he served as the head of the Dept. of Microbiology in a diagnostic centre in India. On a three-year communications program in Germany, Mohan developed a keen interest in German Medicine (Homoeopathy), and other alternative systems of medicine. He now advocates treating different medical conditions without the use of traditional drugs. An ardent squash player, Mohan believes in the importance of fitness and wellness.

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