Low Testosterone Symptoms in Men
With constant commercials about “Low T”, most men can not help but wonder about 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.
In short, symptoms of abnormally low Testosterone vary but may include:
- Low Libido
- Sexual Performance Problems
- Fat Gain
- Muscle Loss
- Heart Disease
- Lowered Energy Levels
Average Testosterone levels decrease as men age. Therefore, as men get older, an increasing percentage are diagnosed with “Low T” even though their levels may be completely normal for their age.. Some experts argue that reversing this “Low T” trend can help support anti-aging, though there is much debate regarding the best way to address lower Testosterone levels.
EverlyWell can help men identify if their Testosterone levels are lower than the common range. If Testosterone levels are low, there are many ways, through activity, diet, and occasionally medications in consultation with your health providers, that you can improve these levels, and therefore improve your athletic and sexual performance, mood, and overall health.