As men get older, their testosterone production slows and reserves dwindle. Drops in testosterone can be detrimental to a man’s performance in bed and at the gym. If you are suffering from low testosterone then you will be pleased to know that there are treatments available to you, some of which are very effective. Testosterone replacement therapy has shown to be the best of these.
Before any clinic will give you the green light to begin this kind of treatment, however, tests need to be performed. This post will tell you about them and everything else you need to know about boosting testosterone levels.
One of the main signs of low testosterone is reduced sex drive, or in other words, a lack of interest in sex. While reduced sex drives can be caused by low testosterone there are also other conditions that can cause this, like depression. Really, the only way to find out if low testosterone’s behind your symptoms is to visit a doctor and get a full-blood count done. This test will show you your testosterone levels. If they come back normal, then your doctor might order further tests to identify the cause of your symptoms. Depression cannot be tested for, so your doctor will instead ask questions to find out how you are feeling and what your mental condition is like.
In addition to reduced sex drive, erectile dysfunction is a big problem for men with low testosterone levels. A lot of men suffering from this symptom ask themselves, ‘can erectile dysfunction be caused by low testosterone?’ and the answer is a firm yes. However, erectile dysfunction like a reduced sex drive can also be caused by a number of other health conditions too. Identifying the cause of your ED can only be done by visiting your doctor and having tests undertaken. If it transpires low testosterone is the cause, they will recommend that you begin treatment to restore testosterone levels.
Losing armpit and pubic hair can be very disturbing, especially for hairy men. It is, like the aforementioned, a symptom of low testosterone. However, it is an uncommon symptom. Not that many men experience this issue. If you are experiencing widespread hair loss then it’s important to go to your doctor immediately. The sooner you go and see them, the faster you’ll be able to understand what is behind your symptoms. Taking testosterone therapy will eventually result in your hair regrowing, if you have lost it or if it is falling out.
Shrinking testicles can be another alarming symptom, but again, is just caused by low testosterone and is therefore not anything to worry about. As long as a proper course of treatment is followed, testicles will regrow to their regular size and any sign of shrinkage will vanish. More than anything else here, it is important to go and get your testicles looked at if they shrink. Under no circumstance should you ignore this symptom as it can be a sign of serious disease or illness. Only after ruling out dangerous conditions like cancer can your doctor definitively tell you whether or not low testosterone is the cause.
Low sperm count can negatively affect a man’s ability to conceive. For older men, this is not so much of a problem. Young men who are trying to start families on the other hand find this symptom to be the worst of all. Low sperm count can seriously impact your ability to have a child. If you and your partner are struggling to conceive, then it is important to visit a doctor. Only after visiting a doctor and having the proper tests performed can you head to a clinic and get treated. Your doctor may have their own treatment recommendations for you too.
Hot flashes can be very difficult to deal with, especially for individuals who have not experienced them before. Normally, they come on suddenly. Depending on their intensity, they can make people feel like they want to faint. If you have suddenly begun experiencing hot flushes then it’s important to get to the bottom of your symptoms immediately. Hot flushes, like every other point here, can be caused by serious underlying health problems. While they are usually nothing to worry about it is very important for you to go and get tests performed by your doctor.
Hormone levels fluctuate with age. Some of the symptoms caused by these fluctuations can make living a comfortable life impossible. Take steps to treat yours if you start experiencing unwanted, negative symptoms.