Testosterone is one of the driving forces in male sex drives and also corelates with maintaining a healthy weight. As men grow older, the levels of testosterone plummet, causing a wide range of health problems which impact diet, weight, and sexual libido. There are many ways low testosterone can be treated. We prefer using testosterone replacement therapy here at Vortex Wellness, but to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment, it’s best to catch these seven signs of low testosterone early so our treatments will be most effective for you.
Here are seven important signs you might have low testosterone. If you’ve noticed any of these signs, then it’s time to visit our team of professionals who can help you maximize your testosterone levels and help you regain your strength, confidence, and vitality so you can live a healthier life and feel good about yourself.
A warning sign that you might have low testosterone is when you suddenly feel more tired than usual, even at times where you shouldn’t. If you’re tempted to fall asleep frequently throughout the day, then you might have one of the signs of low testosterone present in your system.
2. Low Energy
Low testosterone can contribute to much lower levels of energy. If you’re feeling unmotivated to get off the couch or sofa, that’s also another indicator you might have low testosterone. Be sure to check with your doctor to rule out other possibilities like vitamin deficiency, diabetes, and hypothyroidism.
3. Weight Gain
One of the telltale signs of low testosterone has to do with gaining more weight. If you’ve noticed your BMI increase to over 25 and have tried everything to get your weight down, low testosterone is likely the culprit, and you should seek medical attention.
4. Mood Swings
Feeling sad or depressed but can’t figure out what the cause is? Low testosterone also alters your mood, affecting your self-confidence, memory, and concentration. Sufferers of low testosterone are also more irritable because testosterone also functions as the body’s mood stabilizer. Too little testosterone causes emotional distress.
Low testosterone also makes it harder for you to get enough sleep at night, exasperating many of your other symptoms. Changes in the body as a result of lower testosterone levels could increase your likelihood to develop sleep apnea which could cause you to stop breathing briefly throughout the night, causing you to wake up feeling groggy and tired more often.
6. Erectile Dysfunction
Low testosterone levels are correlated with the development of conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity which contribute to erectile dysfunction. Have your testosterone levels checked and If you do discover you have this problem, take PDE-5 inhibitor drugs specifically made for the treatment of ED.
7. Low Libido
Low testosterone is directly correlated with low libido and a decreased sex drive. Increasing your levels of testosterone could be the solution to regaining your sex drive and being able to enjoy time with your partner more often again.
8. Hair Loss
You’re more likely to develop alopecia or hair loss with low testosterone. Dihydro testosterone is derived from testosterone and is responsible for the development of hair follicles all over your body. As you age, you can expect hair loss to extend to other parts of your body including your chest.
9. Lack of Concentration
Some men experience brain fog and low concentration resulting from low testosterone. Lack of concentration and memory problems are additional signs you might have low testosterone and should have your levels checked as soon as possible.
10. Breast Growth
Low testosterone has the effect of increasing estrogen in the male body, causing breast enlargement in a condition known as gynecomastia, which is more than enough to damage the self-esteem and confidence of any man.
If you’ve felt any of these signs, you need to have them checked out by a medical professional. Once you’ve been diagnosed, please explore some of our solutions designed to help treat your low T symptoms. Our Vortex for Men program features Vortex Testosterone Replacement Therapy as part of the treatment for the issues you’re having. Please call us at (866)-420-9453 to schedule an appointment at our Atlanta or Long Beach locations. Thank you!