Common Low Testosterone Signs and Symptoms

The testosterone hormone plays a huge role in bone strength, sex drive, sperm production, muscle growth, and more in males. As you age, testosterone levels significantly decline. Los Angeles low testosterone signs and symptoms can be subtle or apparent, considering the levels, and can impact the quality of your life.  Below are some of the common low testosterone signs and symptoms.

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a common symptom of low testosterone and is mainly accompanied by low sex drive. Testosterone helps you achieve and maintain an erection. The hormone helps inform the brain receptors to produce nitric oxide, a molecule that helps to trigger a series of chemical reactions essential for achieving an erection. If you have inadequate testosterone levels, you may have difficulties having a spontaneous erection or achieving it in preparation for sexual intimacy.

Low libido

Testosterone plays a huge role in a healthy sex drive. You may start experiencing a decline in your sex drive as you age. If your testosterone significantly reduces, you will likely experience a more drastic decrease in libido. If you start noticing your libido drop, and there is no specific explanation, such as traumatic events, lack of sleep, or stress, the hormone level is usually the main culprit.

Hair loss

Testosterone plays a role in hair production. It helps maintain body and facial hair. Balding is a natural sign of aging for most men. However, it can be hereditary and low testosterone may also cause thinning or loss of facial and body hair.

Infertility

Low testosterone can lead to infertility. This is because testosterone is among the main hormones in sperm production. Low sperm count can be attributed to low testosterone levels and, in some men, no sperm at all, hence infertility.

Osteoporosis

Testosterone helps in producing and strengthening your bones. When your testosterone level is low, bone density takes a blow. The declining levels can even lead to osteoporosis, meaning your bones become weak and more likely to fracture.

Irritability and mood changes

Low testosterone levels can lead to increased irritability, anxiety, sadness, and even depression. Moreover, as physical changes happen, including low sex drive and impacted performance, confidence drops, further impacting your emotional wellness.

Fatigue and difficulty in focusing

Low testosterone can cause a feeling of tiredness and lack of concentration most of the time, no matter how well you sleep. If you experience fatigue that lasts for weeks and can’t be explained by extreme activities or stress, it could signify a decline in testosterone.

Increase in body fat

When you have low testosterone, you may experience an increase in body fat or even develop gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is the increase in breast gland tissue, which results from testosterone and estrogen imbalance.

While aging is a common cause of low testosterone and other hormones, it could be genetic or due to other concerns like medical conditions, drug and substance abuse, injury, and medication, to name a few. Contact Atlas Men’s Clinic today to learn more about the signs and symptoms of low testosterone and the treatments available.

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