Low testosterone in men is becoming increasingly common. Fortunately, so is knowledge of this condition, which means getting diagnosed and treated is often a straightforward process these days. If you’re wondering if you have low testosterone, also known as low T, take a look at these common symptoms.
Testosterone controls more than just the reproductive system. It also affects the rest of the body, which is why many men feel tired on a regular basis when they are suffering from low T.
While it’s normal for your sex drive to reduce as you age, it may drop suddenly rather than gradually if you have low T. So if you find yourself rarely in the mood, low testosterone could be the issue.
Difficulty Getting an Erection
Testosterone is one of the main factors in a man’s ability to get an erection. This factor is because it tells the brain to produce the nitric oxide that is necessary for this process. So if you have trouble getting or keeping an erection, low T may be the culprit.
If you often get mood swings, with irritability and even depression for no apparent reason, it might be due to low T. This is because your level of this hormone can affect your brain and even your ability to focus.
Changes in Body Mass
If no amount of lifting weights seems to get you the muscles you once had, low T might be the reason, as it can reduce muscle mass. At the same time, it can increase body fat and reduce bone mass, leading to more breast tissue and increased vulnerability to broken bones.
Hair loss tends to be genetic. But if you feel like you’re the only person in your family who’s going bald — and you even have trouble growing a beard — low T might take the blame. This is especially the case if you’re experiencing most of the other common low testosterone symptoms.
If these symptoms of low testosterone sound familiar to you, contact your nearest Men’s T location. During your appointment, we’ll test your testosterone levels so you can get the diagnosis and treatment you need as soon as possible.