5 Signs You May Have a Testosterone Deficiency

Testosterone is a primary male hormone that regulates sexual development, reproduction, and a number of other bodily processes, including your sex drive, bone density, and muscle mass. 

In your youth and when your levels are regular, you may not even think about your testosterone levels. If testosterone levels dip too low, you become acutely aware of the physical and emotional changes this essential sex hormone has on your health.  

At Broward Specialty Group, we understand how low testosterone levels affect a man’s health. If you have any of the five following symptoms, contact one of our offices in Coconut Creek, Delray Beach, or Pompano Beach, Florida for an assessment and to help find a resolution. 

1.  Changes in your libido and sexual function

Testosterone is THE male sex hormone. If you have low testosterone or low T, you’ll probably experience changes in your sexual health. Lower levels can have a major impact. Low T can lead to problems like erectile dysfunction in which you’re unable to achieve or maintain an erection, or a low libido where you simply have less interest in sex. 

Stress, poor sleep, and substance use can sometimes affect your sexual function, but persistent sexual problems are frequently caused by diminished testosterone levels. You know yourself best, so if your life is going well and you’re not under an unusual amount of stress, yet you’re struggling sexually, let us check your testosterone levels to see if that’s an underlying cause or a contributing factor. 

2.  Changes in your body composition

As you age, muscle mass naturally declines. This is due to inactivity as well as sarcopenia, a natural effect of aging. You might even develop a middle-aged paunch. This symptom is not usually caused for alarm, however, it may also be symptomatic of low testosterone levels. 

Your testosterone levels have an impact on your ability to build and maintain muscle as well as how you process and store fat. If you’re still working out regularly, yet you’re experiencing significant changes in your body composition, low T may be to blame.

3.  Balding

Hair loss does have a genetic component. A full two-thirds of men experience hair loss by age 35. But, if you’re losing hair before then and there is no male pattern baldness in your family, you should have your testosterone levels checked.

4.  Poor energy

A busy job, family life, and social schedule can leave you exhausted. But, if you feel unusually tired and fatigued, even after a good night’s sleep, your hormones may be to blame. Regularly struggling with a general lack of energy despite being well-rested could have a connection to your testosterone level.

Be aware of your energy levels, especially if you’ve always been an energetic person in the past, but suddenly, you’re not your usual peppy self. Find out if you could benefit from testosterone replacement therapy. 

5.  Changes in mood and emotions

Testosterone levels can seriously affect your mood. Depression and irritability or frequent mood swings are signs of low testosterone levels. You may not even notice changes in your mood until a loved one or friend points them out. If your mood is beginning to affect your relationships at home and at work, it’s time to have your testosterone levels evaluated.

These five signs are a good indication that you have low T, but aren’t a diagnosis. Many

conditions can be responsible for these symptoms, so it’s important to have a full health workup to rule out any possible cause. If it’s as simple as low T, we have an answer.

If you suspect your testosterone levels aren’t where they should be, give our friendly office team a call or book an appointment using the online tool so we can find the answers you need.

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