It’s important at any age to have the right hormonal balance in your body. If not, this can cause complications far down the line. However, some of the signs of a hormonal imbalance are easy to detect. Northwest Lifestyle Health focuses on improving patient outcomes through comprehensive treatments that address the root of the issue. Hence, if you’re experiencing some of these symptoms of low testosterone in men, it’s time to consider seeking professional assistance.
A list of common symptoms you should know about before seeing a doctor:
- Reduced sex drive: Low libido is a common sign in men suffering from low testosterone. When you lose interest in sexual activity, this can mean something much more serious than simply not being in the mood.
- Sexual dysfunction: The inability to perform can be another sign of low testosterone. This may come in the form of an inability to achieve or maintain an erection. If this is a common occurrence, it is likely a sign of a hormonal imbalance in your body.
- Weight gain: Body fat increases, especially in and around the organs of the abdomen, are a common symptom associated with low testosterone. Muscle mass also decreases as well as exercise tolerance. Studies have shown that men with low levels of testosterone have a higher percentage of body fat compared with men with normal levels. Obesity is linked to low testosterone levels. In addition, low testosterone levels often diminish the desire to do exercise, which in turn makes you less fit.
- Poor sleep habits: Researchers have found that low T levels can affect your sleep pattern by preventing you from enjoying ‘deep sleep’. You may also experience insomnia and lower quality sleep. Lower levels of testosterone also increase the level of the hormone cortisol, which is what keeps you awake. The reverse is also true: poor sleep habits can also lead to lower testosterone levels, which can begin a vicious cycle that can be difficult to break. Men that suffer from sleep apnea often have low levels of testosterone. These low levels of testosterone make it more likely to suffer from sleep apnea.
- Mood changes: Irritability, fatigue and depression are associated with low testosterone. An often heard complaint is, “My get up and go got up and went”. Often brain fog and inability to concentrate are associated with low testosterone levels.
Are You Experiencing Symptoms of Low Testosterone? Help is Available!
These symptoms are by no means an exhaustive list. However, they are common and visible enough that you will be able to have a good idea of what changes your body is going through. If you have any of the symptoms listed above, give us a call at Northwest Lifestyle Health so that we can help you decide what the best treatment option is best for you.