Testosterone affects your health in innumerable ways, and diminishing the production of this essential male hormone can negatively impact both physical and emotional well-being.
Here at RegenMD, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Tupelo, Mississippi, we understand the toll low testosterone levels can have. That’s why we offer state-of-the-art testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone supplementation is available as injections, patches, gels, and implants.
So, if you feel something isn’t right with your body, pay attention to the signs, which may point toward low testosterone. To help you determine if that’s the case, here are the top five signs of low testosterone (or low T).
Testosterone, produced in your testes, controls your libido, and a drop in levels can decrease your sex drive. Throughout your life, you’ll likely experience a normal ebb and flow of your libido, which is perfectly natural and can be tied to your mental health, age, and stress levels. But if you experience a steep drop that’s very much out of the ordinary, low T may be at play.
Your testosterone also influences your ability to get and maintain an erection, so if your problem isn’t your libido but a failure to become and stay aroused, low T might be the culprit.
Testosterone directly affects a man’s ability to have and maintain an erection. Testosterone helps stimulate nitric oxide production, which is essential for an erection, and it regulates physiological changes that must occur to have an erection.
When your testosterone is low, erectile dysfunction, whether you can’t have an erection or you have fewer spontaneous erections, is one of the acute symptoms.
Testosterone stimulates muscle growth at every age. In adults, it promotes protein production and maintains muscle mass and strength. If you are packing on pounds around your midsection and notice a drop in your strength and performance, low T may be the cause.
Another chief complaint of low T is overwhelming fatigue and lack of energy. This feeling typically comes on regardless of how well-rested you might be. It plagues you throughout your day, zapping your motivation and energy levels and creating a sense of inertia.
Testosterone also helps promote body hair growth, so when its levels drop, you may notice hair thinning in unexpected places, such as your armpits, pubic hair, and beard. A good tip-off is when you don’t have to shave as often.
If you’re experiencing one or more of the symptoms listed above, we can run some simple tests to determine whether your testosterone levels are where they should be. The good news is that if they aren’t, we can restore your levels and quality of life with hormone replacement therapies.
Please give us a call if you have any questions or if you’d like to get tested. You can also request an appointment by filling out the form on this website.