You know testosterone is important.
It’s the critical sex hormone that helps us build muscle, burn fat, and maintain erections. But what happens when you don’t produce enough? It’s more than just a decrease in muscle mass. It’s a change in your life.
See, low testosterone can manifest itself in several parts of your life including mental and physical changes, decreased sexual health, as well as putting a strain on your relationship. Now, we’ll dig into some of the specifics shortly but one thing first…
Regardless of why you have low testosterone, it doesn’t mean you have to live with the symptoms. Testosterone Replacement Therapy is one of the many options available that can help you get your life back.
“How do I know if I have low testosterone?” To find out, let’s dig in.
Most Common Signs and Symptoms of Low Testosterone:
- Low sex drive
- Poor sleep
- Weight gain
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Muscle Weakness
- Low motivation
- Brain fog/poor concentration
Remember your early 20s? The energy and the stamina? The ability to get away with eating and drinking what you pleased while still staying lean and muscular?
Those are some of the many things testosterone helps with. But when your levels drop, you start to notice the changes.
Pizza and beer one day turns into feeling bloated and lethargic for a few days. You’re more exhausted at the end of the day and you can’t remember the last time you felt like you had a good night of sleep.
These are just a few signs of low testosterone. Others include…
- Athletic performance decline
- Muscle loss and decreased muscle strength
- Weight gain and belly fat
- Constant fatigue/lack of energy
- Joint pain
Testosterone affects more than just your physical health. Mental changes occur when your testosterone levels drop below normal levels. While most just assume these are due to aging, that’s not always the case. These symptoms include…
- Lack of focus and concentration
- Depression and anxiety
- Brain fog
While certain aspects of aging can contribute to these symptoms, low testosterone can further exacerbate these.
When was the last time you had a weekend alone with your spouse? A time that you could really enjoy the day without fear of how you might perform at night? With low testosterone, even having the urges for those days could be gone.
Low testosterone affects your sexual health by lowering sex drive, causing erectile dysfunction, and ultimately, issues with your relationship. If you have low libido and don’t desire your spouse, it’s important to communicate with them to let them know what you’re going through.
Low testosterone can show up in your life in a variety of ways. If you are experiencing some of the symptoms of low testosterone, get yourself tested today.
Low testosterone plays a crucial role in maintaining a quality body and quality life. Over the next five articles, we’re going to dive deeper into the role testosterone plays and how you can get back to being you.