Low Testosterone Symptoms
Low Testosterone Symptoms can cause havoc with a man’s physique. Testosterone is the “high octane” fuel that drives a man’s sexual desires, helps him build and maintain lean muscle mass, regulates his mood, sleep patterns and bone density.
However, around the age of 35 a man’s testosterone begins to decrease at an average rate of 1%-1.5% per year.
This gradual drop in testosterone production has a profound effect on a man’s overall quality of life. According to a study done by Dr. Elizabeth Barrett-Connor and her colleagues at the University of California at San Diego “Men with low testosterone levels had a 33% greater death risk over their next 18years of life as compared with men who had higher testosterone levels.
In the video below, Dr. Sam Benjamin goes into a few key symptoms of Low T as well as a number of side effects when undergoing testosterone injections that you should be aware of as well.
Aging and Your Testosterone Levels
First you need to understand that having a lower testosterone level then you did at age 25 is a normal part of aging. That said, it is not something that you need to roll-over and accept especially given the visible and mental changes that having Low T can trigger.
Symptoms such as:
- decreased sex drive and difficulty maintaining erections
- increased fat deposits around the mid-section and pecs
- fatigue and lack of energy
- depression, irritability, lack of focus and mood swings
- loss of muscle mass and difficulty gaining lean muscle
The possibilities of testosterone injection therapy sure sounds enticing given its ability to boost your libido, muscle mass and energy levels but you want to make sure and look into all of your options.
One of the first steps if you feel you are suffering with male hypogonadism which is similar to menopause in women is to meet with your physician and ask about scheduling a blood test to find out what your testosterone level is currently. He/She will then be able to make treatment recommendations based on your number.
A very common symptom experienced by men with very low levels of testosterone are hot flashes, much like those experienced by women during menopause.
For men, normal ranges differ from lab to lab but a commonly accepted range is 270-1070 ng/dL (9-38 nmol/L).
But what if your symptoms are not as severe as Hypogonadism/male menopause? Your just no longer performing at your normal “peak levels” in the gym, the bedroom or the boardroom.
You are still hitting the gym on a regular basis but the gains are not coming as easily as they were just a few short months ago, you have noticed your belly starting to hang over your belt, your erections just aren’t as powerful as your use to having… well maybe you just need a “little boost” of testosterone to get your body back on track.
There are a number of all natural supplements on the market that are worth investigating and have been proven effective at helping you get back your “natural edge” Take a look around this site for some very informative articles and posts on the subject.