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Questions to Ask Yourself About Low T

As men age, it is natural for hormone levels to decrease. This natural decrease tends to be something that is of less concern and men tend to be able to handle the gradual change. However, sharp dropoffs of testosterone can have very real effects on men, especially for men over 30. If you are concerned about your hormone levels, there are several questions you can ask yourself:

  • Are you experiencing a sharp decrease in your energy levels?
  • Are you experiencing a decrease in muscle mass?
  • Are you experiencing unexplained weight gain, particularly in the midsection?
  • Are you experiencing a decline in your sex drive or sexual interest?
  • Are you experiencing a lack of quality sleep?
  • Are you experiencing a lack of focus and memory issues?
  • Are you experiencing a lack of motivation and a general absence of enjoyment?

If you find yourself answering “yes” to a lot of these questions, it may be the result of low testosterone and it would be a good idea to schedule a consultation with one of our expert physicians. Our physicians will put together a plan of action that seeks to return your hormone levels to the body’s natural levels. These treatments can help you get back to feeling normal again. Call today and we can get you on a plan to recovery sooner rather than later.

Coping With Hypogonadism

Hypogonadism is the clinical name for male menopause. Basically, it refers to the drop in testosterone levels in male. It usually occurs later in life and can have various physical and psychological effects. If you have been diagnosed with hypogonadism are receiving therapy for it, it is important that you undertake certain care on your own.

Take preventative steps to combat osteoporosis.

Adults who suffer from hypogonadism are at a heightened risk of osteoporosis, which is “a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D.” Undertaking a regular workout regimen and taking a vitamin D supplement can help to combat this issue. A doctor can advise you on the amount and frequency of supplementation.

Diminish stress in your life

Male menopause can often result in stress and anxiety. As you learn to cope with your condition, it is a good idea to reduce unnecessary stressors in your life and to employ stress-reducing tactics. There are even support groups that can help you cope with your diagnosis and deal with the challenges of hypogonadism.

Give your therapy time to work

No treatment is a silver bullet for any hormonal condition. It may take time to get your dosage dialed in. As a result, you may experience emotional ups and downs and even physical reactions. Don’t give up on your therapy right away. Talk to your doctor about how you are feeling and give your therapy the necessary time to be effective.

Hypogonadism is something that many men live with and should not result in a lowered quality of life. Talk to other men who have gone through the diagnosis and subsequent treatment and you’ll likely be encouraged that your diagnosis is extremely treatable and able to be overcome.

Low T Or Depression

Some of the common symptoms of low testosterone sound and look a lot like common symptoms of depression. Symptoms that both low testosterone and depression have in common are irritability, anxiety, melancholy or sadness, diminished sex drive, difficulty with memory, loss of concentration or diminished attention span, and trouble sleeping. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, you could be suffering from low testosterone or depression. The experience of common symptoms highlights the need to seek professional medical care if you have been experiencing all or a majority of these symptoms.

A doctor is trained to consider other factors and variables, like physical symptoms which vary, to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. Treatments are obviously different for these very different conditions so speaking to a doctor to figure out what might be wrong is important.

We can provide a simply blood test to check your testosterone levels and help you figure out what the next best steps for handling your condition might be. Unfortunately, low testosterone is a condition that is fairly simple to deal with, but often goes unheeded for a long time due to stigma, fear, denial, or embarrassment.

Don’t let these concerns deprive you of a simple solution to your problem. What you might have thought was depression or just some kind of “funk” might be a physical problem (low testosterone) with a medical solution. Talk to one of our trained doctors or personnel and get answers to your questions.

Low T & Sexual Issues

Many men suffer from low testosterone and the related sexual problems that it causes and sadly, many men are unaware that this is the cause. Too many men just deal with the sexual consequences of low T and fail to seek the treatments that are available.

Low testosterone can affect all sorts of things in men, but most of the effects are related to sexual performance. Many men experience the following as a result of low T:

  • Diminished sex drive - Testosterone is a key factor in the libido of men. While many men experience a lower sex drive as they age, low testosterone can cause a much more severe and dramatic drop off in sex drive.
  • Difficulty achieving erection - Testosterone plays a role in stimulating key receptors in the brain that help produce the chemicals that help a man achieve erection. Erective dysfunction isn’t only caused by low testosterone, but it can be a helpful indicator.
  • Low semen volume - Simply put, the more testosterone a man has, the more semen he produces. If you’re trying to have children, a low semen volume can be a formidable roadblock.
  • Fatigue and lack of energy - While not expressly related to sex drive, a lack of energy and fatigue can result in a lowered interest in sexual activity. You may also experience fatigue’s effects in other areas of your life as well.

If you have questions about your testosterone levels and would like to get more information, call Elite Health Center to schedule your appointment.

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