How Low Testosterone Affects Your Mental Health

Low testosterone (or low T) is a clinical condition in which low levels of testosterone are found in association with specific signs and symptoms. Low T can be a result of chronic medical conditions; an imbalance in hormones from weight gain, caused by certain medications; or part of the body’s natural aging process.

For men living with low T, the symptoms can affect more than their libido. In fact, low T can affect an individual’s mental health and wellness and cause him to experience changes in mood, feel fatigued, or experience signs of depression. 

Mood Changes:

Changes in mood or “mood swings” are common signs of low T and are often difficult to control. One moment you may feel content and the next minute you may feel irritable or emotionally distressed. These types of changes occur for no reason at all and can negatively impact your relationship with others and cause you to feel stressed or unfocused on the task in front of you.  

Fatigue:

Whether you’re getting your recommended hours of sleep each night, fatigue is another common symptom of low T and can have a drastic impact on your physical health. Decreased energy levels and loss of motivation can cause you to become inactive, leading to rapid weight gain and decreased self-confidence.

Depression:

Low T can cause men to experience symptoms of depression in the same way that depression can cause men to have low testosterone levels. Depression can disrupt your sleeping patterns, eating habits, and anxiety level and also trigger other symptoms, including weight gain, decreased energy, and irritability.

How To Break the Cycle of Low T:

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, consulting with a medical provider is the first step to taking control of your mental and physical health. At EveresT Men’s Health, our dedicated team has more than 20 years combined experience in the diagnosis and treatment of low testosterone. And our services are designed to help you achieve optimal health through testosterone therapy replacement, medical weight loss plans, and other medical treatment services. Contact one of our men’s health clinics today to break the cycle of low T and start feeling like your best self again.