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
- 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
- Brain Fog/ Regular Moments of Confusion & Disorientation
- 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
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.
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.
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!
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 in regards to this article, just drop me a comment below & I’ll get back to you.
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