Low testosterone levels can wreak havoc on a man’s health in many profound ways. That’s because testosterone plays an important role in so many different male body functions. From fighting off fat, to mental sharpness, to cardiovascular health, testosterone is at work keeping men healthy.
But like Robert Frost said, nothing gold can stay – and that goes for naturally high testosterone levels in men as they age.
When a man enters his 30s, his testosterone levels often begin to drop. This decline in testosterone can be slow – or, it can be incredibly sudden. Our patients have described feeling as if they “walked off a cliff,” and suddenly felt 10 years older, in just a few months’ time.
Maybe most frustrating for many aging men is that they can’t pinpoint a medical reason for their discomfort, or inability to fight off fat, or declining sex drive. Medical tests might put these men in “normal,” testosterone range, so the conversation about testosterone levels and supplementation never even comes up. Being inside a graph of testosterone ranges (sometimes barely), and being at a healthy level where a man is most effective, are two very different things.
Men need to be aware of their testosterone levels, as low T can put men at risk for several medical conditions. Beyond a risk to your health, low testosterone robs men of the quality of their lives.
These are ten of the most common signs and symptoms of low T:
- Decrease in muscle mass
- Loss of sex drive
- Increased irritability
- Decreased vitality
- Decreased sexual performance
- Decreased skin quality
- Decrease in mental clarity / mental “fog” develops
- More recovery time needed after exercise
- Loss of stamina
- Poor sleeping patterns
Options for low T treatments increase
While low T is an unfortunate part of aging, there’s some great news to share here. Men today have more options than ever before, including hormone otimization programs backed by advanced medicine. Specialized clinics such as Affinity Whole Health offer men more advanced testosterone therapy treatments than creams or patches.
The results for our patients on hormone replacement therapy are profound. Patients on testosterone therapy can expect to sleep deeply, have more energy, and bounce back faster after working out. Exercise becomes fun again as strength and muscles roar back to life; and, sex gets better too – not a bad side effect on top of looking better and feeling amazing.
Give an Affinity patient advocate a call for a no-pressure consultation, to see if testosterone replacement therapy is right for you. 216 347 8400