Problems Associated with Low T
Symptoms that could be pointing towards a testosterone deficiency
The symptoms of low testosterone levels can present in many forms and manifest differently from person to person. Despite the room for variation, there are several key side effects that consistently indicate testosterone imbalance in males — take a look below to learn more about the symptoms that could be pointing towards a testosterone deficiency.
As one of the most commonly cited symptoms of low testosterone levels, a lack of sexual desire can be a hallmark sign of hormone imbalance. Not only can testosterone deficiency lead to low libido, it can also result in erectile dysfunction. Individuals suffering from low testosterone tend to have low semen volume upon ejaculation and may report smaller-than-normal testicle size. It is worth noting, however, that other health complications besides low testosterone can be at the root of this issue.
Other potential symptoms of low testosterone levels are a lack of mental clarity and an increased likelihood of depression, anxiety and irritability. It can be more difficult for men with low testosterone to focus on the task at hand. Additionally, they are reportedly more susceptible to changes in mood than their counterparts with regular testosterone levels. These symptoms can culminate and lead to mental health concerns that should be addressed and treated at soon as they are detected.
An increase in weight gain can be a sign of low testosterone in men, particularly around the stomach or breast tissue areas. Weight gain in the breast tissue is thought to be caused by an imbalance between testosterone and estrogen levels, also known as gynecomastia. A decrease in testosterone can also result in a lowered muscle mass, since this hormone plays a significant role in building up muscle. What is more, low testosterone can result in osteoporosis, as the hormone helps build and strengthen bones.
Another one of the bodily functions that testosterone contributes to is hair production. Therefore, men affected by low testosterone may notice a decrease in head, body and facial hair. This could manifest as balding, though this can also be an inherited trait. Don’t rule out a testosterone imbalance if your head, body or facial hair is thinning.
Men who experience testosterone deficiency typically report a significant decrease in energy and a lasting sense of fatigue. It is not uncommon for these individuals to sleep for many hours of the day, even if they are getting enough sleep at night. On top of that, men with low testosterone may have low motivation to move or exercise. If you are constantly feeling tired and can’t seem to get moving like you used to, low testosterone levels could be the reason. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, contact Jacobs Chiropractic today to talk to an experienced health professional about your concerns. You may also call (865) 566-0325 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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