Think You May Be Suffering From Low T? Well If You Suffer From These Common Signs Of Low Testosterone, You May Be Right!
Your testosterone and health are closely linked, there are a wide number of physical, social and mental benefits that you gain from having optimal testosterone levels. You can see more about the benefits that can be gained from healthy T levels in this Testosterone and health – The Benefits Of healthy T article; but sadly the majority of men tend to be the opposite end of the scale & suffer from low T, so we are going to look at some of the common signs of low testosterone.
You may not be aware of this; but average male testosterone levels are at an all time low. You can check out this article for the most recent study looking in to this here
& as mentioned earlier, having low T levels means you miss out on a number of health benefits, the problems don’t just stop there though. Suffering from low Testosterone levels can bring a wide range of health issues, you can see more about these here: Testosterone and Health – The Impact Of Low T So lets take a look at some of the most common signs of low testosterone, if you do suffer from more one of the below, I would suggest getting your testosterone levels tested
- Loss Of Muscle Mass
- Increased Body Fat
- Loss Of/ Low Sex Drive
- Difficulty With Erections
While the above aren’t the only signs and symptoms of low testosterone, for me they are the five of the most common signs of low testosterone and often overlooked as being “an issue that will eventually disappear” or just a case of aging. Now your testosterone does naturally lower slightly as you age (approximately 1% per year after 30) and some of the above can happen naturally due to increased age; but you shouldn’t be experiencing severe or drastic changes and even then optimising testosterone levels & lifestyle, can severely reduce the above symptoms.
Loss Of Muscle Mass
Testosterone plays quite a big role in building muscle mass, if you have noticed that you seem to losing muscle mass or can’t gain muscle mass despite eating and training right, it may be down to having low T or at least partially down to having low T. I’ve actually published an article specifically looking at Testosterone And Muscle – It is worth having a look at to find out more about the relationship between and muscle mass.
Increased Body Fat
Men with low testosterone may find themselves gaining body fat or particularly struggling to lose body fat. In extreme cases this can lead to the development of moobs. If you have found that you are rapidly gaining weight or severely struggling to low weight, this may also be a sign you are suffering from low T.
Difficulty With Erections
Testosterone stimulates a man’s sex drive (you will see more below) and also helps both achieving & maintaining an erection. Testosterone isn’t solely responsible for erections but it does stimulate the receptors in the brain to produce nitric oxide. This is a molecule that helps trigger the series of chemical reactions required for an erection to happen. So when testosterone levels are too low, it is quite possible that men will have issues achieving an erection prior to sex or having what we call “spontaneous erections” A good example of this is “morning glory” or waking up to find you have an erection, if this doesn’t happen very frequently, it could be an indicator you are suffering from low testosterone.
Loss Of/ Low Sex Drive
Testosterone plays a key role in your libido (sex drive). A decline in sex drive to an extent is expected as you age. However, someone with low T is more likely to experience a more severe drop in their desire to have sex and that is the same for both men and women!
Men with low Testosterone regularly report experiencing extreme fatigue and a decrease in energy levels. If you find yourself tired all the time despite getting plenty of sleep and rest; or struggling to find the motivation to do standard activities (play with your kids, see friends, go to the gym etc.) It may be a result of low testosterone levels. This is probably the most common sign of low testosterone & the one you are most likely to notice. Again a lot of people dismiss fatigue but if you are regularly fatigued, it definitely needs investigating.
Final Thoughts & Other Articles To Check Out
I hope you have found this article on your testosterone and health useful and you now know some key signs to for in terms of having low testosterone. If you do unfortunately suffer from one or more of the above or already suspect you suffer from low T. I would advise to get your testosterone levels checked which can be done via a blood test.
You can check out the blood test supplier that I recommend here
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