Spotting the Signs of Low Testosterone

Over the past few years, more and more media play has been given to low testosterone and the many ways that having a testosterone deficiency can mess with your manhood. As a result, testosterone supplements have become a hot ticket item on the market; but it’s important to know the actual signs of low testosterone before you buy into all the hype.

As you might imagine, the most common signs of low testosterone include fatigue, low sex drive, muscle weakness, and depression. Other red flags to be aware of include:

  • Increased body fat
  • Decreased bone mass
  • Low energy
  • Hair loss
  • Decreased semen production
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Mood swings

These low testosterone symptoms can, however, be the result of a thyroid issue or something else that has no relation to hormones; so it’s important to consult with a healthcare expert to discuss any signs of low testosterone you might have noticed.

Are You T-ed Off?

As you undoubtedly know, the testosterone levels in men are the driving force behind sex drive; muscle development and mass; and bone strength. After men reach the age of 30, the testosterone levels in their body naturally begin to decrease.

Other common low testosterone causes include:

  • Infection
  • Testicular injury
  • Testicular cancer
  • Hormonal illness
  • Weight
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Medication
  • Genetic conditions

To correctly diagnose low testosterone, a blood test will need to be ordered so that your actual levels of testosterone can be determined. Once diagnosed, you’ll be better able to understand your options for treatment. Some men may be a candidate for hormone therapy, but some essential vitamins and minerals may naturally help stimulate testosterone production. You may already be taking health supplements to fill in nutrient deficiencies; but if not, a few supplements to consider are zinc and potassium. Want a few other natural ways to bump up the testosterone? Try getting more exercise, decreasing your stress, and sleeping more.

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