Low Testosterone Symptoms in Men
Many men are concerned whether they have low Testosterone -- without even necessarily knowing what the symptoms are or why they should care.
Testosterone is the primary hormone behind muscle-building, fat-burning, libido, and even strongly affects mood and energy. Low Testosterone can therefore have a host of symptoms. Sexual energy and drive can decrease, as can difficulty with sexual performance. Athletic performance can also suffer from loss of energy, as well as increased difficulty building muscle and burning fat. Having greater fat and less muscle can then potentially increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions dependent on an optimal metabolism. Low Testosterone has even been associated with depression and loss of motivation.
Symptoms of low Testosterone may include:
- Low Libido
- Sexual Performance Problems
- Fat Gain
- Muscle Loss
- Heart Disease
- Lowered Energy Levels
- Brittle bones/osteoporosis/bone breaks
Average testosterone levels decrease as men age. Starting around age 30, testosterone decreases about 1% per year, on average. This is part of the normal ageing process. Some men may develop abnormally low testosterone levels.
EverlyWell can help men identify if their Testosterone levels are lower than the common range for their age. If your testosterone levels are low, you can share your EverlyWell results with your doctor, and in collaboration, the two of you can develop a plan for a healthier lifestyle and/or medication that may help improve your testosterone levels.