As you get older, you naturally have a decline in testosterone. If you notice a change in your daily energy levels, sex drive, or mood, your testosterone may have declined to the point where it’s deficient.
Low Testosterone, also called Low T and Testosterone Deficiency affects about 2 % of men overall, but over 50% of men over 80. It’s also more common in men who have diabetes and men who are overweight.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone produced in the testicles. It’s important to a man’s physical appearance, mental well-being, and sex life. In addition to a decline in testosterone as a result of getting older, other factors that may contribute to a testosterone deficiency include certain medications, an accident, and health conditions like diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
You may have Low Testosterone if you notice the following signs:
Everyone feels tired or fatigued every once in a while, especially if they haven’t slept well. If you feel tired and unmotivated to do anything active, even if you’ve had plenty of sleep, then you may have Low Testosterone. Extreme fatigue and low energy are signs of Low Testosterone.
Low sex drive
As you get older, it’s normal to experience a decline in sex, also known as a decreased libido. If you find that you have no interest in sex at all, that is a sign of Low T, or other health issues. If you’ve always been interested in sex, it’s not healthy to lose all desire.
Just as a drop in estrogen for women around menopause can cause mood swings and depression, a reduction in testosterone can have the same effect on men. Changes in mood or feelings of depression are signs of Low T.
Testosterone not only boosts a man’s sex drive, but it also helps him attain and maintain an erection. While there are many possible reasons for ED, Low Testosterone can contribute to it.
Loss of hair
Low Testosterone can affect hair growth in many parts of a man’s body. Hair loss on the head is a normal part of aging and one that many men experience, but if you start to lose hair on your face and body in addition to your head, that hair loss is usually a sign of Low T.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or you suspect you have Low Testosterone, a physical and blood test can determine your testosterone levels and help diagnose any associated health issues. Armed with that health information, the medical experts at The Y Factor can develop a personalized treatment plan to get you back to your old self.
Call The Y Factor: Men’s Urological Wellness in Houston, Tomball, or Webster, Texas, for an appointment today.