You know that the hormone testosterone (T) gave you distinctly male features when you hit adolescence, such as deepening your voice, increasing your muscle mass, and putting more hair on your chest. But drops in your testosterone levels as you age can cause troublesome symptoms.
At the Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center, our expert team tests men for low testosterone at our office in Allen, Texas, office. If you’re low in T, we recommend testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to restore and balance your hormone levels.
What are the signs and symptoms that you could be experiencing low T? Read on to find out.
You’re noticing some flabby regions
Even when you muster up the energy to do an intensive workout and bench-press session, it’s not giving you the results you used to get. But you haven’t changed anything in your diet. So why are the results different?
A change in your hormones — specifically a drop in T — could be the culprit. When you have sufficient T, you easily create and maintain muscle mass. Muscles are highly efficient energy metabolizers, which is why you used to be able to eat whatever you wanted and still look (and feel) buff.
When your T levels drop, you can’t build muscle as efficiently. Instead, you start to gain fat, particularly around your abdomen. Fatty tissue produces the hormone estrogen, which creates further havoc with your T levels.
The good news is, you’re not getting flabby and flaccid because of a lack of effort. The better news is, fixing your T levels will help you achieve a stronger body, too. Not only does restoring your T build your muscles, but it also builds up your bones, reducing your risk for osteopenia and osteoporosis.
Sex seems like work
If you’ve been making excuses not to have sex, or just not pursuing them anymore, it may not be related to any emotional issues or lack of want. When your T levels drop, so does your libido.
Untreated low T can even affect your ability to get and hold an erection, a condition known as erectile dysfunction (ED). Don’t yet turn to a little blue pill to solve your ED: if your love life has plummeted, that could be a sign that your T has, too.
You’re losing hair and skin tone
If you’re losing scalp hair and body hair, you might notice that your skin looks lackluster and droopy, too. Healthy skin and hair require sufficient levels of T, as well as good nutrition.
You’re tired and depressed
Testosterone gives you energy. And it helps maintain it with strong muscles and bones. Low T robs you of energy, leading to fatigue and lack of motivation. That can translate into emotional issues, including depression and anxiety.
Low T can also affect your sleep, making it hard to get the recommended eight hours. Lack of sleep disrupts your hormones, so you produce even less T. Lack of sleep also raises your risk for brain fog, depression, and anxiety. It’s a vicious cycle, but we offer solutions.
You can replace your T
Your T levels may have dropped, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give in to it. At the Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center, we evaluate your T, thyroid, and other hormones to find out if you’d benefit from testosterone replacement therapy. Even if your T levels fall within the “normal” range, if you have the symptoms of low T, starting TRT could resolve them.
What does TRT provide? In most instances, if resolves your symptoms and offers benefits such as:
- More energy
- More mental clarity
- Better muscle mass
- Less flab and fat
- Stronger bones
- Healthier skin and hair
- Increased libido
- Reduced or no ED
Stop struggling with the symptoms of low T. To schedule a test at our office in Allen, Texas, call us at 469-912-2113 or use our online form.