Low energy, or a lack of energy and fatigue, is a well-known symptom of low testosterone.
Given the stress of everyday life, it is not unusual for any man to feel tired or worn out every now and again. Indeed stress is a common cause of low energy, since it plays havoc with your hormones, and can also lead to its share of sleepless nights.
However, if you are feeling tired and run down most of the time, and you are over 40, its very likely that low testosterone is the cause of your low energy.
As men grow older their natural ability to produce testosterone decreases. Once you are over 30 that decrease can be as much as 1-2% per year. This decrease in testosterone has a number of negative impacts on your quality of life, not the least of which is tiredness, lack of energy and fatigue.
What are the Symptoms of Low Energy in Men?
Before we discuss how and why low energy may be linked to low testosterone, let us first understand the symptoms of low energy. From a health standpoint “low energy” is distinguished from “tiredness,” or simple fatigue, if it is impacting your ability to function physically and mentally during the day. When you have low energy you may also:
- Have a constant feeling of mental and/or physical exhaustion
- Feel a lack of motivation
- Have a desire to take naps during the day
- “space out” or doze off uncontrollably
If you are over 30 and feeling any of the above, there is a good chance that low testosterone is the culprit. As testosterone levels drop one of the first things most men notice is that they simply do not have the energy, or vitality, they had when they were younger.
What Are Other Causes of Low Energy in Men?
While we know that low testosterone can lead to a lack of energy and vitality, it may not be the only reason why you may have low energy. Other reasons for low energy in men include:
- Stress– As stated earlier, stress can be a major contributor to low energy. Stress, and in particular chronic stress, wears us down, and saps our mental and physical energy.
- Poor diet– The food we eat fuels all of our bodily processes. Poor food choices, particularly processed foods, and white sugars, do not provide adequate energy.
- Poor sleep patterns– Of course lack of sleep, or interpreted sleep, leads to fatigue. Interestingly enough, one of the symptoms of low testosterone is poor sleep, and poor sleep inhibits testosterone production.
- Lack of exercise– While it may seem counter-intuitive to “spend” energy in order to increase it, that is exactly how your body wants to work for peak performance. A sedentary lifestyle slows the engine in your body down, and regular exercise amps it up. Spend too much time on that couch, and you will never feel like leaving it!
Can Testosterone Therapy Increase Energy?
For men with Low-T, testosterone therapy absolutely can increase your energy and return a more youthful vitality, both physically, and mentally. But, that is only one of the many proven benefits of testosterone therapy.
Testosterone therapy also:
- Decreases belly fat
- Helps build lean muscle
- Improves sleep
- Improves memory and cognition
- Can give your sex life a lift
- Improves mood, and can help you feel less irritable, anxious, or depressed
- Can increase your leadership skills, make you more competitive/improve your performance at work
But, the only way to find out if Low-T is your problem is to see a qualified testosterone doctor. Contact our Miami testosterone treatment center today for a free consultation. You may even qualify for your first month’s supply of testosterone absolutely FREE!