Low T Symptoms: What Low Testosterone Does to Your Body
Feeling low t symptoms? You need to know what low testosterone is doing to your body to know the best ways to move forward. We’re telling you how it works here.
Worried that you may be having Low T symptoms?
Have you been feeling less than yourself lately?
Are you having issues with weight gain, your mood or sexual performance?
Has your doctor diagnosed you with low testosterone (or Low T, as it is commonly known)?
If you answered yes to one or more of those questions, then by now you must be speculating about what exactly low testosterone levels do to your body.
You’re in luck! This article will be delving into the way low testosterone levels affect your body and what it can mean for your head.
Get ready, and let’s jump in!
Low testosterone: the problem that gets worse as you age
Having basic knowledge of your body and how it works, means that you’ll already know that testosterone is a male hormone. Other times, it is used in language to describe to describe masculine actions or emotions.
Testosterone in men controls much more of your bodily functions than you realize. The most obvious one is that sex drive or libido is directly related to testosterone levels. So, higher or more normal testosterone levels equal a higher sex drive.
Testosterone also affects other aspects of a man’s health and well-being. This hormone also regulates a man’s body fat and bone mass, contributes to mood changes and even contributes to bone mass.
Therefore, low testosterone levels will have both physical and mental effects on a man’s quality of life. The worst part about Low T is that there isn’t much a man can do avert the effects of it. On average men lose 1% of their testosterone every year from age 30, because there is a natural decline of it.
What this translates to, is that low testosterone becomes more and more of a problem for your health, the older you get. It also means that you don’t have to be “old” to start experiencing symptoms.
The physical effects of low testosterone
There are many physical effects of Low T. At the core of all these physical symptoms is the feeling of being “less masculine.” This feeling stems from physical effects such as:
- Increased weight gain, especially in the stomach area, and the enlargement of the breasts. This gives the body a feminine shape, as opposed to as masculine one.
- Decreased sexual ability, decreased sexual performance and lack of control over erections
- Thinning of the bones and weakness of them, which can make you more prone to fractures and breaks.
- Weakness of the muscles, and the inability to build and sustain muscle mass.
- Lower sperm production, which can lead to less fertility or infertility.
These are some of the more prevalent physical side effects of Low T. It should be noted that low testosterone has also been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, hot flashes, and even fatigue. However, what about the emotional effects of it?
The emotional effects of low testosterone
When it comes to the emotional effects of low testosterone, it can be said that they are the hardest part of this issue to deal with. Most sufferers aren’t used to feeling that way, so it can be difficult to handle.
The biggest emotional effect of Low T is depression. This depression is often caused by dropping testosterone levels and further exacerbated by the bodily changes that are in stark contrast to the youthful masculinity men remember.
The imbalance of hormones also makes it harder to achieve that feeling of good well-being and throws all your emotions out of harmony. Sleeping patterns are also affected by low testosterone, as well as the inability to concentrate and low energy.
What other aspects of my health do Low T symptoms affect?
Low testosterone also puts men at risk for other health conditions – some of them life-threatening. For example, according to the National Health Institute, men with low testosterone are susceptible to the following risks:
- Nearly 3 times as likely to be overweight or obese than men the same age with normal testosterone levels.
- Nearly twice as likely to have high blood pressure, compared to men the same age with normal testosterone levels.
Studies have also been done, which show that untreated low testosterone levels can contribute to cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and even stroke. Therefore, it’s easy to see why low testosterone isn’t a good thing, and could actually be damaging the quality of your life.
By now you must be wondering what you should do, now that you’ve got all this information. Let’s examine that.
So, what can you do to combat low testosterone levels?
Well, you’ll be happy to know that there is something you can do about your low testosterone levels. It isn’t a death sentence, and it surely isn’t a “part of aging” that you have to deal with for the rest of your life, even though it makes you unhappy.
There’s actually a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s called testosterone replacement therapy.
In short, testosterone replacement therapy is a method of administering the hormone which will improve your levels and help you to start living the life you should be, once again! It’s entirely up to you how you’d like to ingest the hormones, whether through injections, pills or even gels. You have total control over the process.
Here at Mantility Health, we’re one of the leading providers of testosterone replacement therapy in the Chesterfield Area. Our trained professionals are adept at helping patients just like you realize the world of possibilities that lay beyond testosterone replacement therapy.
We’ve even created our very own method, called the Total Transformation, which will actually reverse the effects of low testosterone you’ve been experiencing – regardless of how long you’ve been experiencing them.
Interested? Visit our contact us page to get more information on how to schedule a consultation, and download our free eBook on low testosterone levels if you’d like to have a chat about it with your doctor.
Low testosterone doesn’t have to be a part of your daily life. Here at Mantility Health, we can help you change that!