People often speak about hidden diseases; however, low testosterone is usually left out of the conversation. The problem with that is, low testosterone majorly impacts on those who are suffering in silence. Low testosterone is linked to aggression, depression, heart disease, and osteoporosis, meaning it is a serious condition that affects a large number of people. Most people affected by low testosterone levels are completely unaware of what’s causing the issues they are facing. They go through life assuming that they are weak or inadequate when, in reality, their bodies just aren’t producing enough testosterone. In order to get a proper diagnosis, it is important to recognize the sings of low testosterone.
One of the most noticeable signs of low testosterone is a decline in mental health. The most common symptom is increased aggression. However, depression, lack of confidence and anxiety are also good indications that you need to ask your doctor about your testosterone levels. Men, typically, experience a drop in testosterone levels once they get into their thirties. This period is often referred to as a midlife crisis. While many people believe this is a psychological phenomenon, the cause is more likely a sudden drop in testosterone levels.
Body Mass Index
When testosterone levels drop it is much more difficult to build muscle. The result of this is an increase in BMI, due to the body producing more fat than muscle. A healthy, fit person with low testosterone will find it much more difficult to build muscle mass. Low testosterone is especially dangerous for those who are physically active, as it promotes heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions. Not to mention, people with low testosterone run a much higher risk of suffering from osteoporosis. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, Arcadia Wellness Center can test your testosterone levels to determine if low testosterone is the issue.
Lack of Energy
When your testosterone levels are low, you will feel lethargic and tired. Your libido and sex drive will also suffer, as your body is not producing enough hormones to give you the mental or physical desire for intimacy. When you combine all these symptoms, a domino effect is created. Aggression, tiredness, lack of interest in intimacy, can all lead to the breakdown of relationships.
Treatment of Low Testosterone
Since the dropping of testosterone levels is a natural aging process, you shouldn't feel embarrassed to seek help. Testosterone therapy can restore your energy, help you maintain a healthy body and improve your mood. When you feel better, your relationships will naturally benefit as well. Schedule an appointment today.