Five Signs You May Have Low Testosterone Levels
Posted September 16, 2020 in Low Testosterone (Low T) Therapy
Men, it’s no secret that as we get older our bodies start to change. However, we don’t always talk about what changes are happening and why they’re happening. While women are well-educated about menopause and have resources to turn to, many men chalk up their odd and misplaced symptoms to general signs of aging. We want to go over five common signs of low testosterone that men overlook and can be fixed with simple testosterone replacement therapy.
1. Your libido and sexual function isn’t quite the same
This one is the biggest concern our patients have when it comes to lowered levels of testosterone, and likely one of the biggest reasons we have men come in asking about their testosterone levels. Testosterone in the male body is one of the biggest hormones associated with sexual health, and when those hormones are out of whack, your sexual function can go with it. Low testosterone levels can manifest in weaker erections, lower sexual drive and overall impotence.
2. You notice you have more anxiety and are getting more depressed
Believe it or not, low levels of testosterone in men as they age have been linked to the onset of anxiety disorders, depression, irritability, and mood swings. This anxiety and depression may also come with headaches and aching muscles. These symptoms of low testosterone are often overlooked as general signs of aging, and patients are often given medications they don’t need to treat these conditions. Bloodwork to confirm low T should always be your first move.
3. You aren’t as motivated as you used to be
Low testosterone levels don’t just affect your sexual and reproductive systems, it also affects your central nervous system. This is why you may start feeling more anxiety and depression as you tend to get older and your testosterone levels begin to fade. This change in mood also often affects our patients’ motivation and ability to enjoy their favorite hobbies and pass times. It’s important you don’t see your lack of motivation as just getting older, but as something that can be managed and helped.
4. Sleep doesn’t come easy anymore
Insomnia and low levels of testosterone is a vicious and spiraling cycle. While low levels of testosterone may lead you to feel fatigue during the day and cause you to take more naps, insomnia and produce higher levels of cortisol that lower your levels of testosterone. This once again increases your fatigue, thereby increasing your insomnia and lowering your testosterone levels more. Break the cycle with replacing your low T.
5. Your memory is starting to slip
We’ve mentioned it many times in this blog already, but we cannot stress it enough. Low testosterone affect more than just your reproductive and sexual function! This means that lapses in memory and inconsistencies in your central nervous system are going to happen. While many men also chalk this up to older age, and sometimes can just be that, there are many men out there that can improve their memory with simple testosterone replacement therapy.
How do I fix my low T?
Start fixing your low T symptoms today by getting your blood levels tested with Dr. Andre Berger. In addition to diagnostic testing, he’ll give you a thorough examination to rule out underlying conditions that may be causing your symptoms and develop a fully personalized treatment plan for you based on your hormone levels and wellness needs. Dr. Berger may suggest bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore your testosterone levels and reverse your unwanted symptoms.
We understand that you still may not know if testosterone replacement therapy is right for you. We encourage you to call our office to set up your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Berger today. He’ll sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan for you based on your ultimate wellness goals. We are happy to offer virtual consultations at this time, so you can get your questions answered from the comfort and safety of your own home.