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10 Signs of Low Testosterone

Not feeling like yourself lately? When testosterone levels drop below normal levels, it can cause a steady decline in your quality of life. If you're experiencing any combination of these symptoms, it's time to have your levels checked.

Fatigue

Aging is not reason enough to feel fatigued or experience a decrease in energy on a regular basis. Although many people have just accepted this as part of life, they don't have to. In most cases, hormone imbalances such as low testosterone are to blame for a lack of energy or motivation.

Depression

Although sexual function is the first thing most people think of when they think of testosterone, it also plays a vital role in mood regulation. Studies have shown that men who have low levels of this hormone are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, irritability and even a lack of focus.

Mental Fog

Sometimes, patients who we find have low levels of testosterone report feeling mentally foggy. They have trouble making decisions and thinking as clearly and quickly as they used to. This can affect everything from major life decisions to simple daily decisions like remembering what you were supposed to email your colleague about. 

Hair Loss

Another area of the body this hormone plays a significant role in is hair production. Not only does it potentially cause a loss of hair on the head, but it can also impact body and facial hair. Don't just assume genetics is responsible for your hair loss. Having your hormone levels checked could make all the difference.

Loss of Muscle

Building muscle is one of testosterone's main jobs. It may or may not affect strength and function, but it can cause a steady decline in muscle mass for seemingly no reason.

Extra Body Weight

When testosterone levels decrease, there can be an imbalance between estrogen and testosterone. For some men, this may mean extra body fat in places like the abdomen or the chest, a condition known as gynecomastia.

Low Sex Drive

Just like fatigue isn't actually a natural part of aging, neither is a decrease in sex drive. Low hormone levels are almost always to blame for this. It's completely natural for testosterone levels to decline in your 40s, 50s and beyond, but you don't have to accept it and live with the side effects. Hormone therapy can help restore your quality of life in no time. 

Erectile Dysfunction

Not only is testosterone responsible for stimulating a man's sex drive, but it's also a part of the process of achieving and maintaining an erection. It helps by stimulating the brain to produce the chemical reaction that is needed for an erection, and without it, even if the desire is there, the brain may not get the signal to cooperate.

Low Volume of Ejaculate

Testosterone is also partly responsible for the production of semen. When levels are low, the amount of semen produced during ejaculation may also be lower than normal.

Sleep Dysfunction

Trouble sleeping is a common problem many people face because of stress or health-related factors. Consistent, adequate sleep is vital to overall health. Insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea have both been linked to low levels of testosterone.

You don't have to experience all these symptoms to have low testosterone levels. If you find yourself struggling with even two or three of these problems, you should have your hormone levels checked. Our patients report a complete change in their quality of life, all from a simple testosterone boost.

Call us today at 760-670-3621 to schedule a consultation - even if you don't live nearby, we treat many patients from a distance.

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