Is Life getting the better of you? Low T may be the cause. Get your numbers checked.
Low T Symptoms
Feeling tired or irritable? These may be tell-tale signs that you are suffering from low testosterone.
The lack of energy is one of the most common signs of this condition, especially when you feel like you’re gradually losing the drive that used to move you every day.
As such, it can also affect your sex drive, especially since this hormone plays an important role in your libido.
Low testosterone can also result in mood swings, leaving you more sensitive or irritable, and even suffer times of anxiety. Since this hormone also affects the production of strong and healthy muscles, you may experience reduced muscle mass when you have low testosterone. This is also true with your bones, which in more severe cases may lead to osteoporosis. This condition may make your bones more susceptible to fractures later in life.
In addition to losing muscle and bone mass with low testosterone, hair loss and poor concentration can occur too. Low testosterone is also associated with increased body fat particularly in the abdominal area and can cause an enlargement of the male breasts. The latter is often due to a hormonal imbalance causing higher levels of estrogen than testosterone.
The good news is, that there is something you can do about low testosterone levels, so you don’t have to sit in silence and put up with the uncomfortable effects on your body. Start your online consultation today to have your condition analysed by a medical practitioner. Please refer to ‘How Treatment Works’ section for more information.
In addition to feeling fatigued, men with low testosterone may lose their drive. Despite getting plenty of sleep, men suffering from low testosterone may find it harder to get motivated to conquer daily activities.
Changes in Sleep Patterns
Having regular and adequate levels of testosterone may enable you to have a positive effect on your sleeping patterns, leaving you feeling more energised.
If you suffer or have previously suffered from sleep apnoea, please do not seek treatment from our programme. It is advised you are treated by your GP.
Such as a decrease in motivation, irritability or anxiety.
Increased Body Fat
Low testosterone may result in not only reduced muscle mass, but also an increase in body fat particularly in the abdominal area.
Having low levels of testosterone may cause issues with concentration which may affect motivation and self-confidence.
Low testosterone plays a vital role in a man’s libido. As men age, most experience a decline in sex drive to varying degrees.
Reduced Muscle Mass and Strength
There is a comparative relationship between declining levels of testosterone and reduced muscle mass in men. Testosterone is vital to producing strong and healthy muscles. The hormone binds to receptors in the muscle cells, telling muscles to contract and grow. When the body does not have enough testosterone, it suffers from muscle loss because there is not enough of the hormone to bind to muscle cells.
Decreased Bone Density
Men with low testosterone may experience bone loss, or osteoporosis, because testosterone aids in the production and strengthening of bone. Men with low testosterone, especially older men who have had untreated low testosterone for years, may be more susceptible to bone fractures.
Increased Hair Loss
Testosterone plays an important role in many body functions, including hair production. Hair loss in men and hormones can be closely related. The relationship between testosterone and hair loss is due to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a derivative of testosterone. DHT can cause hair follicles to regress and die, resulting in premature balding.
Problems with Erections
Low testosterone may make it difficult to get or maintain erections.