Testosterone is an essential male hormone. It controls sex drive, muscle development and strength, and appearance. However, it's normal for males to have low T, or lower levels of testosterone, as they age. Many men will experience signs that their testosterone levels are low. The good news is that there's treatment available that can correct low levels of this hormone. Here are three signs to look for.
If you feel like your libido has changed and you have no sex drive, then it may be a sign that you're experiencing low T. While sex drive does change as you age, in cases where low T is the cause, the sex drive decline is very drastic. Low T could be to blame if you have been having a difficult time getting or maintaining erections.
If you're getting your eight hours of sleep and still find yourself exhausted, then it could be that your T levels are low. Testosterone plays a part in your physical and mental health, both of which can influence your drowsiness. If you're struggling to get up and go, then your T levels may have dipped.
Hair loss can be a physical sign of low testosterone. Balding can be hereditary and a natural part of aging. However, if you're also losing body hair and facial hair, then it may be something more. Another physical sign is the loss of muscle mass and increases in body fat, especially around the midsection. You may experience hot flashes, bone mass loss, and mood swings, all from low T.
According to MedicineNet, levels drop by 1% every year starting in your middle age. Between the age of 30-50, testosterone levels begin to decline. If it's found that you have low levels of this hormone, don't panic! Treatment can stop the decline and raise your levels if you have been diagnosed with low T. Reach out to our team at New England Low-T Center today to learn more about options to treat low T and learn how it can change the quality of your life for the better.