Complete List of Symptoms Which May Point to Signs of Low-Testosterone
You get in your car after a tiring, long, stressful day at work to begin your post-work routine. After nearly falling asleep behind the wheel on Miami’s Palmetto Expressway, you make it home only to skip the gym (you’re almost always skipping the gym now) and order Uber eats from that delicious, but fattening, Cuban food joint. After eating, you pass out on the couch watching TV and wake up to screaming kids, or your barking dog. You’re in a bad mood, its already time for bed. This continues through the week. Your weekend isn’t as fun as you’d like. Your wife/girlfriend is suffering because you’re experiencing libido problems. Your self-esteem isn’t what it used to be, and your beer belly is looking like a second/third-trimester pregnancy.
Does this sound familiar? You may be experiencing symptoms of Low Testosterone (Low-T).
Men in their mid-to-late 30’s and 40’s all over the country are experiencing the sometimes subtle symptoms of Low-T, some go through life with an undiagnosed and untreated condition, which when combined with a sedentary lifestyle, bad nutrition, and poor quality sleep, can worsen and cause compounding health problems, and may even contribute to an early death.
List of Low-Testosterone Symptoms
If you suffer from one or more of the symptoms below, make sure you visit a TRT clinic or doctor that specializes in hormone-level medicine (you may not get the same advice from a traditional primary care physician).
- Low Sex Drive
- Difficulty getting an erection
- No morning erections
- Decrease in semen volume
- Hair Loss
- Bad Mood / Irritability
- Loss of Muscle Mass
- Increased Body Fat
- Decreased Bone Mass (Osteoporosis)
- Mood Changes
- Hot Flashes
- Testicular shrinkage
- Increased hemoglobin A1c
- Insomnia / poor quality sleep
- Difficulty concentrating / Lack of focus
- Lack of motivation
- Weight gain
- Inability to lose weight with diet and exercise
- Worsening of sleep apnea
What are the levels of testosterone considered low?
If you get tested for low-t and the diagnosis is based on a low blood level (300 ng/dl or below) with symptoms, you may be diagnosed and eligible for bio-identical testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to treat your low-T.