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.