March 8, 2023

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone that plays a crucial role in a wide range of bodily functions, including muscle mass, bone density, libido, and sperm production. However, as men age, their testosterone levels naturally decline, we're also seeing, more and more, men dropping their testosterone to abnormally low levels  causing a range of symptoms that affect their physical and mental well-being.

Here are some of the most common symptoms of low testosterone:

  1. Low sex drive: One of the most noticeable symptoms of low testosterone is a reduced sex drive or libido. Men with low testosterone may also experience erectile dysfunction, which can make it difficult to achieve or maintain an erection.
  2. Fatigue and low energy levels: Men with low testosterone may feel tired and have low energy levels, even after getting adequate rest. They may also experience a general feeling of weakness and a lack of motivation.
  3. Loss of muscle mass: Testosterone plays a crucial role in building and maintaining muscle mass. Men with low testosterone may notice a loss of muscle mass and strength, as well as an increase in body fat.
  4. Decreased bone density: Testosterone helps to maintain bone density, so men with low testosterone may be at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis and fractures.
  5. Mood changes: Low testosterone levels can cause changes in mood, including depression, irritability, and a decrease in self-confidence.
  6. Decreased facial and body hair growth: Testosterone is responsible for the growth of facial and body hair. Men with low testosterone may notice a decrease in hair growth or a thinning of their hair.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to speak to book in. We can perform a blood test to measure your testosterone levels and recommend treatment options, which may include lifestyle changes, hormone replacement therapy, or other medications.

Remember, low testosterone is a common condition that affects many men, it has the potential to cause some significant issues, but it is treatable. Anaemia, low bone density, an association with cardiovascular complications and even diabetes!

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