Low Testosterone in men can lead to many health issues. Consequently, this can lead to a decrease in overall performance and sense of well-being. Symptoms that may accompany low testosterone include:
• Loss in Libido
• Low Muscle Mass/Strength
• Increased Fat Distribution
• Weakened Bone Density
• Low Red Blood Cell Production
• Depressed mood
As you can see above, testosterone affects a number of bodily functions. Therefore, lower levels of testosterone can result in many significant physical and emotional changes.
One significant complication of low testosterone in men is declining libido and sexual performance.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is commonly caused by insufficient testosterone production. In cases where ED accompanies lower testosterone levels, hormone replacement therapy can help you regain erectile strength.
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and the androgenic properties of testosterone are what gives a man his physical characteristics. Deep voice, increase muscle tissue, facial and body hair, etc.
Low levels of testosterone in men can cause:
• Increased body fat
• Reduced strength/mass of muscles
• Fragile bones
• Decreased body hair
• Increased fatigue
In addition to causing physical changes, having low levels of testosterone can affect you on a psychological and emotional level. This can decrease your overall feeling of well-being and result in emotions of sadness or depression. In fact, depression has been linked to men with low testosterone. Some individuals have a problem with memory and focus and experience lowered motivation and self-confidence.
While each of the symptoms detailed above may be a result of a low testosterone level, they may also be caused by other medical conditions and/or the simple effects of aging. Other reasons that you might experience some of these symptoms include:
• Thyroid conditions
• Cardiac Disease
• Type 2 Diabetes
• Alcohol Use
• Autoimmune disorders
To determine what’s causing these symptoms for YOU, please schedule an appointment with Dr Ben Evans today. A blood test is the best way to test for low testosterone in men and can be performed at any of our valley locations. Please do not hesitate any longer. Come in and see us today!