Low Testosterone, or hypogonadism, is one of those men’s health issues that doesn’t come up much outside of the occasional pharmaceutical commercial – until you start experiencing the signs. Surprisingly common, low testosterone may affect 1 in 4 men over 30, according to a study by the New England Research Institute. With this level of prevalence, it’s important that men know the warning signs and proactively prioritize their health.
Hypogonadism symptoms often include:
Hypogonadism often takes the form of low energy. Feeling more tired than normal, and the accompanying grouchiness, sleep interruptions, and “brain fog,” may be due to low testosterone levels. Mood is also often affected, ranging from irritability to lost motivation and depression.
Male hormone imbalances often affect libido and sensitivity, and notable changes in this area can be a sign of a medical issue. Environmental factors like stress can also cause low libido, but if this symptom is unexpected or persistent, it’s best to check with a men’s health clinic.
Lowered Muscle Mass
With low testosterone, you may notice a loss of muscle or the inability to build muscle mass. On the flip side, an increase in body fat and breast tissue in men are also signs of low T.
If you are experiencing any of these low T level symptoms, it’s a smart idea to find a men’s health clinic and receive a medical evaluation, along with relevant blood tests.
There are many factors that impact who may be affected by low testosterone levels, but studies show that men who are obese, diabetic, or have high blood pressure are generally more likely to have low testosterone as well. If you have any of these conditions, it’s especially important to put a high value on your health and proactively have your hormone, vitamin, and blood levels tested.
The medical providers at EveresT Men’s Health center are well-versed in diagnosing and treating hypogonadism and consulting on associated conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, and heart disease. Make sure that you are getting excellent care specifically for men – connect with the male health specialists at EveresT via our online form or at our Woodbury or Plymouth locations. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal mental and physical health!