According to the Urology Care Foundation, testosterone levels generally decrease with age, so older men tend to have low blood testosterone levels.
Here at OptiMale, we care about the accurate diagnosis of testosterone deficiency. Before we dive into the signs of this deficiency, it is important to first understand what testosterone is.
Testosterone is a hormone that gives men their manly qualities, i.e., chest hair, sex drive, etc. TRT, or testosterone replacement therapy offers a solution to low levels of testosterone.
There are many subtle signs and symptoms of testosterone deficiency that may often go overlooked. One example of this is having less energy than usual.
In this article, we are going to delve into the details of low testosterone or testosterone deficiency. In doing this, we are going to identify 10 signs that you may have low testosterone.
Let’s get started.
10 Signs You May Suffer from Testosterone Deficiency
No need to worry, we will walk you through each of the ten possible signs. Having some or all of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you suffer from testosterone deficiency.
First and foremost, it is important to note that it is normal for a man’s testosterone to decline gradually throughout life after age thirty.
So, take this article as the knowledge we at OptiMale want to share with you just in case you are or begin to suffer from the symptoms of testosterone deficiency in the future.
While this list does not cover all possible signs and symptoms of testosterone deficiency, it does include many symptoms that can be noticed in everyday life.
If you have concerns or suspect that you may have low testosterone after reading this article then you can contact us for more info.
While one of the below reasons (low blood count) will not be found out without visiting a doctor for the appropriate blood tests, the rest of these symptoms can be things that you notice in your daily life with no additional steps.
Also, Here at OptiMale, we offer multiple blood tests available for ordering on our website. These tests include a testosterone blood test.
You may think you have an explanation for the symptoms, but it is important to see a doctor for any definitive diagnosis.
1. Low Sex Drive
Do you suddenly have much less desire in your sex life as compared to previously? Do you feel that this is not normal?
Are you more tired than normal? Do you suddenly have less energy? Do you struggle to wake up and feel tired all day?
You will know why you are tired and feeling tired is often fixed by sleeping. Fatigue differs in that you will feel this way daily, won’t improve despite sleeping.
Does your mood frequently change for no reason? Do you find yourself getting upset with others more than you used to? Irritability is a feeling of agitation. When you’re irritable, you become frustrated or upset easily.
4. Erectile Dysfunction
According to the Urology Care Foundation, Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the most common sex problem that men report to their doctor. It affects as many as 30 million men.
It is important to note that a diagnosis of erectile dysfunction requires a medical professional to ensure that there aren’t other medical issues at hand.
5. Anxiety and Depression
According to Psychiatry.org, Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Low testosterone can cause anxiety which may lead to depression. Some men say they have no reason to be depressed yet have it anyway.
6. Hair Loss
Do you notice that you are losing more hair than normal?
This is usually pubic and other body hair. If this begins to thin it may indicate low testosterone.
7. Weight Gain
Have you gained weight that has no other explanation? If you have gained weight, especially around the belly, thighs and buttocks, this can be a sign of low testosterone and high oestrogen.
8. Memory Problems/Brain Fog
Do you suddenly forget things? Do you have to suddenly start writing things down so that you do not forget? Do you struggle with simple calculations? You may have brain fog.
A few symptoms of brain fog include:
- Mixing Up Words
- Misplacing Items Frequently
- Forgetting Common Words
- Asking Questions Repeatedly
- Poor arithmetic
s9. Low Blood Count
According to Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation:
- A low red blood cell count is called anemia
- A low white blood cell count is called neutropenia
- A low platelet count is called thrombocytopenia.
Having low testosterone can lead to these issues as testosterone is important for blood cell production. Some Symptoms of low blood count include:
- Trouble Concentrating
- Loss of Appetite
- Weight Loss
- Trouble Breathing
- Rapid Heart-rate
- Pale Skin
- Recurrent Infections and/ or Fevers
- Mouth Sores
- Nose Bleeds
10. Small Testicles / Low Sperm Count
Your sperm count is considered lower than average if you have fewer than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen. Often the reason for low testosterone also leads to low sperm production in the testes. The body needs testosterone in the testicles to produce sperm.
If this article has made you think twice about whether you may suffer from testosterone deficiency, it’s time to take action.
Here at OptiMale, we have medical advisers and doctors on staff that are ready and able to answer all of the questions you may have about testosterone deficiency.
Don’t let the worry and anxiety caused by your symptoms keep you up at night. Instead, focus on the solution for the problem which focuses on accurate testing that leads to diagnosis and treatment.
This medical issue is treatable, and your quality of life can be improved dramatically with proper diagnosis and treatment. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) could be the answer to what is ailing you.
Reach out to us today by filling out the form on the Contact Us page.