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Testosterone And Health – How Low T Effects Health

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Welcome to this article on testosterone and health and how having low testosterone levels negatively impacts health. Testosterone and health are linked in multiple ways; & the bad news is there are a number of potential health issues that can occur as a result of having low testosterone or estrogen dominance.

There are more issues for men than women when suffering from low testosterone; but both see the negative health impacts of having too little T or too much estrogen.

We’re going to be looking at the most common negative impacts on health and potential symptoms of low T. If you suffer from more than one thing on the list, there is a good chance you suffer from Low T and you will likely want to investigate further.

Signs & Symptoms of Low Testosterone

  • Reduced Muscle Mass
  • Increased Body Fat Doctor giving daignosis
  • Developing Man Boobs/ Enlarged Breasts
  • Decreased Bone Mass & Strength
  • Hair Loss
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Decreased Libido
  • Infertility & Low Semen Volume
  • Genital/ Penile Numbness
  • Reduction In Testicle Size
  • Frequent Urination & Urinary Tract Health Issues
  • Increased Risk Of Stroke (When T levels are very low severely increased risk)
  • Increased Risk Of Cardiovascular Events
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Development Of Prostate & Other Types Of Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Lowered Immune System
  • Sleep disturbances/ Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Brain Fog/ Regular Moments of Confusion & Disorientation
  • Depression
  • Dementia/ Alzheimer
  • Mood changes
  • Reduced Motivation
  • Reduced Focus
  • Reduced Confidence/ Assertiveness
  • Lowered Response Times
  • Poor Memory
  • Skin Problems
  • Hot Flashes

If you think you may be suffering from low testosterone, I advise getting levels checked. You can find out more about my recommended service for testosterone testing here: Home Testosterone Test – My Recommended UK Service

Final Thoughts

As you can see testosterone and health are linked in multiple way and the symptoms and illnesses associated with low testosterone levels are multiple, range from physical to mental and in some cases are potentially fatal! If, you’re suffering from more than one of these I’d advise you look in to getting your testosterone levels tested.

Testing Options

You can speak to your doctor or GP about believing you have low testosterone levels but the issue is that this is often misdiagnosed & in many cases your levels have to be severely low for them to consider doing anything about this. Blood Test

Ideally you want to catch the problem before it gets too severe, so you have a couple of options. If you are suffering from a couple of the less severe symptoms for example reduced muscle mass, increased body fat & decreased libido, you could consider just taking steps to increase production. For example, you can take a look at my article on foods that boost testosterone production & foods that lower testosterone

The other option is you can invest in a home testing kit, these are accurate, fairly inexpensive and easy to use/ collect the results. Most companies offer a service where the kit is delivered to your home, you complete the test and post them and then your results are made securely available online, you the whole process only takes a few days and there are a few organizations out there that offer this. I will be providing a review of the multiple services available so keep an eye out for that!

Check out my recommended service for testosterone testing here: Home Testosterone Test – My Recommended UK Service

Future Posts & Your Thoughts

In future articles we will be exploring the above symptoms of low testosterone in greater detail and how Testosterone And Health are linked in greater detail. If you have any thoughts or questions on this article, testosterone and health as a whole or want me to cover one of the above symptoms in greater detail for you sooner, just drop me a message below and I’ll come back to you.

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16 thoughts on “Testosterone And Health – How Low T Effects Health”

  1. Stephanie says:

    This was very interesting to read, I didn’t realise low testosterone could lead to so many symptoms. I’m always telling my partner to keep an eye on his health, especially as he’s getting older. I think he could benefit from having a look at this article. Thanks for sharing

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Stephanie,

      No problem!

      Yeah as you age, testosterone decline becomes a big issue.

      In particular for men who are middle aged plus!

  2. danielle says:

    This is a great article! Men should be more aware of this issue and try to do prevention methods before waiting until bad symptoms occur. That is so great you are trying to help men look after themselves in these ways, is it a common issue in men?

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Danielle,

      Yeah I agree a reasonable amount of preemptive action is required. Unfortunately it is a common issue now and most western men tend to have lower levels than they should!

      So yeah I’d advise taking a proactive look at this as early as possible for the sake of health.

  3. Dan says:

    Hi, I’m nearly 31 and I’m super tired all the time. I’ve not changed diet or done anything extra stressful.

    Could this be low test?

    Cheers.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Dan,

      It certainly could be a case of lowering testosterone, when you reach around the age of 30 T starts dropping about 1% per year and energy levels dipping is a sign of low T. I’d advise perhaps looking at changing your diet initially and seeing what difference that makes, check out my articles on foods that lower testosterone & foods that boost testosterone production to get an idea of what should be included & removed from your diet.

  4. JohnB says:

    My father is probably suffering from low testosterone levels as he has “man boobs”. Besides getting professional help what can he do to deal with the problem himself? Does lifting weights help? I’m especially worried because both him mother and father have suffered from heart attacks. The problem is that he is also quite overweight and while he is active all day long he can’t seem to get enough sleep (5 hours most of the time) even when he is sick. I told him to get more sleep and let his body rest and his answer was that he feels lazy staying in bed for too long. What are your suggestions?

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi John, 

      That certainly sounds like low testosterone, there are a few different ways to increase testosterone production. The first thing I would recommend is he aims for 7 – 8 hours per week, lifting weights will help increase T also checking out these articles on foods that boost testosterone production and things that lower testosterone & alternatives will help point him in the right direction to increase his T levels.

  5. julienne murekatete says:

    Thank you for sharing with us this great post.I am confused a bit here, i thought testosterone is men’s hormones but I have some signs you have listed above like decreased libido and I want to know which hormone for women which is functioning like testosterone so that i can look for doctor’s help.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Julienne, 

      Both men & women have testosterone, women just have a lot less than men. Check out this other article on testosterone and health to get an idea of what health T levels for a woman are. While women should mainly have estrogen, having too much estrogen and too little testosterone will have a negative impact on you health.

      Thanks 

      Nathan

  6. Alice says:

    As a health care worker I am well aware that having a low or high testosterone level can negatively impact our health, whether you’re a male or female. However, I never thought that a low T level in males is related to some health issues such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. 

    Recently, my husband has been complaining frequent urination and fatigue but I just assumed that he must have been overworked and all that. Anyway, I started looking into the possible causes and clinical indications of the signs and symptoms he’s experiencing. And after reading your post, I believe my husband needs to have his testosterone level checked. It’s a good thing that a Home Testosterone Testing Kit is now available. 

    I thought these kinds of rapid screening kits are only for blood glucose levels. But how accurate are they? I know for a fact that there is a slight margin of error for glucometer kits as compared to running the test using advanced laboratory procedures.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Alice, 

      If he is being overworked, it is possible that he is stressed. The effects of stress are quite often similar to low testosterone, this is due to cortisol being released when the body is stressed and cortisol inhibits testosterone production. The home testosterone kits are pretty good as you take the sample yourself and then send it off for analysis, so you can see your results online within a couple of days. 

      If you genuinely believe they are potentially low, I’d advise a home test as your starting point.

      Thanks

      Nathan

  7. Kuu says:

    Hello Nata, that was an interesting and an eye opening post about testosterone. Personally speaking, I have not really heard or experience such thing in my life. But having such knowledge about this disease can really help me to be alert in the future and see the doctor as soon as possible once I experience such symptoms. 

    However, one thing that is not very clear to me is. Of all the signs and symptoms that you have outlined in this post. To what extend do I really know that this could possibly be testosterone so that I can conduct the doctor as soon as possible? For example having an increased body fat could simply means I’m just eating too much unhealth food. So how do I know the difference before conducting the doctor. I look forward to hearing your answer. Thanks in advance. 

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Kuu, 

      If you are experiencing several of the issues listed it is possible that you have low testosterone levels. If you do suffer from 2+ I’d recommend getting your testosterone levels looked at or trying to increase them naturally, as a starting point.

      Thanks

      Nathan

  8. Ian says:

    Hi,

    Lots of good information here. I have a good friend from medical school who is a psychiatrist. She says that she has started to screen her male patients who present with depression/apathy for low testosterone in addition to checking TSH and Vitamin D levels. I also know that common symptoms of low testosterone are:

    1.) Brain Fog: this is kind of a weird term, but it’s basically to describe subtle changes in short term memory, such as difficulty finding the right word to describe something, or saying one thing when you mean something completely different.

    2.) Fatigue: sleeping all night and still being exhausted. Being able to sleep most of the day.

    3.) Anger: there are a lot of myths about “‘roid rage” and anger and aggression caused by too much testosterone, but guys with low testosterone seem to be more aggressive and get annoyed more easily than guys with normal testosterone levels.

    Great informative site! Hope this is relevant information for you.

    Ian

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Ian,

      Thanks for sharing!

      Good to hear that the link between low testosterone and depression/ apathy is being looked at by the field of psychiatry. Yep a vitamin D deficiency tends to leads to a lot of health issues. Low Vitamin D, often leads to lowered T. So the negative health issues of being deficient in either testosterone or Vitamin D are often linked.

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