Low testosterone is often an age-related hormonal imbalance. Sometimes referred to as “low T,” it can zap your energy, affect your sex life, cause weight fluctuations, and bring about other unwanted changes. While it’s a big issue for many men, it’s not one you have to live with. With hormone replacement therapy (HRT), you can get back to feeling like your best self again.
Here are a few signs you may be ready for testosterone replacement therapy.
Low Sex Drive & Erectile Dysfunction
One of the most common signs of low testosterone is sexual dysfunction, including low libido, erectile difficulties, and low semen volume.
In addition to HRT, many of our clients have found success with the P-Shot®, a minimally invasive treatment that promotes male sexual wellness.
While hair loss on the head naturally occurs with age, testosterone-related hair loss also happens across the body, including the chest, arms, legs, and face.
Fatigue is very prevalent in people with low T and can be extreme. If you feel tired all the time and struggle to find the energy to do the things you love, it’s a good sign your testosterone levels are off.
Loss of Muscle Mass
Are you finding it harder and harder to maintain your gains at the gym? Testosterone may be to blame. The hormone plays a role in building muscle, and without enough, your body struggles to maintain muscle mass.
Increased Body Fat
On top of affecting your muscle mass, low T also makes your body more likely to store excess fat, especially in the chest and midsection. It’s one of the many reasons people struggle to lose weight despite their best efforts—learn more about this in our related blog post.
Many men with low T experience gynecomastia, or an excess of male breast tissue, which may be caused by an imbalance of testosterone and estrogen.
Loss of Bone Mass
Testosterone builds and maintains bone mass. Without enough of it, you’re more likely to experience osteoporosis or potential bone fractures.
Do you notice yourself snapping at seemingly small things? Men with low testosterone tend to be more irritable. You may also find you feel down without really knowing why, as depression is another common symptom.
Many men experience decreased memory and cognitive function with age. However, low testosterone amplifies this issue and can make it especially difficult for you to focus or recall information quickly.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, low testosterone is associated with low counts of iron and other blood components. You can find out where your counts stand with a routine blood test.
Feel Like You Again
Low testosterone levels can take a major toll on the way you feel, but you don’t have to live that way. HRT can balance your levels so you feel like your usual vital and vibrant self again.
Our Omaha clinic regularly offers specials on sexual wellness treatments such as the P-Shot, which you can explore on our specials site.