Low Testosterone

As testosterone levels decline, many men feel as though they’re “getting old” much faster. You have most likely seen the “LOW T” commercials on television where the middle age man simply doesn’t feel like he used to. A list of symptoms associated with the aging male are presented. In fact, many of those symptoms, once considered a natural part of the aging process like feeling tired all the time, lethargy, depression, irritability, sexual dysfunction, weight gain, insomnia and mood swings, may actually be low testosterone symptoms.

In men, low testosterone levels can lead to a diagnosis of Andropause, often referred to as “Male Menopause” or hypogonadism, the clinical term for Low Testosterone. The effects of low testosterone can be insidious, even go unnoticed until extreme fatigue, loss of energy, erectile dysfunction, muscle loss, sleeplessness, moodiness and depression become health issues that can no longer be ignored.

Annual Testosterone Decline Rate in Men

300 nanograms/dl is the standard testosterone limit below which it is termed as low testosterone level. Testosterone decline and low testosterone symptoms are common with the aging process. Starting around the age of 35 to 40, testosterone levels (Total Test) in men, decline by roughly 1% each year.

Low Testosterone (Hypogonadism) Types

In medical terms, Hypogonadism is a decline in the normal production of testosterone hormone. Hypogonadism or (LOW T) is categorized according to where the problem is originating from:

  1. Primary Hypogonadism, when a problem is in the male organs (testicles)
  2. Secondary Hypogonadism, when a problem is in the Pituitary gland
  3. Tertiary Hypogonadism, when a problem is in the Hypothalamus gland

Low Testosterone Symptoms and Effects of Low Testosterone in Men

Low testosterone levels can cause a variety of low testosterone symptoms that deteriorate the life of a man suffering from andropause also known as men’s menopause (hypogonadism). Symptoms of declining testosterone levels are:

  • Increased belly fat
  • Trouble having an orgasm
  • Testicular shrinkage or atrophy
  • Loss of energy, stamina and strength
  • Less fuel for a man’s sex drive
  • Feeling tired all the time and fatigue
  • Irritability, moodiness and bursts of anger
  • Loss of muscle mass from arms and legs
  • Low production of fluid containing sperms
  • Feeling depressed; loss of drive and enthusiasm for life
  • Lack of “sensitivity” in the genital area
  • Loss of morning erections; soft erections or inability to maintain erections
  • Erectile dysfunction (impossible to achieve erections or no ejaculation)

Low Testosterone Causes in Men

Low testosterone levels occur due to many reasons; major low testosterone or testosterone deficiency causes are following:

  • Obesity
  • Testicle injury
  • Hormone defciency
  • Infectious diseases
  • Excess of blood iron
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Natural process of aging
  • Chemo/radiation treatment
  • Performance boosting drugs
  • Pain or hormonal medication

Low Testosterone Treatment ( for low testosterone symptoms in men )

At HealthGains, we offer testosterone therapy programs to treat low testosterone symptoms and to help alleviate health issues that low testosterone causes. Through comprehensive lab work, physical examination and thorough review of a patient’s medical history, our physicians can prescribe a low testosterone treatment program that’s individualized according to your specific needs when medically indicated. We base our treatments for low testosterone levels on careful medical protocol to successfully treat testosterone deficient men. If you are suffering from hormone-related symptoms due to aging or other low testosterone symptoms, contact Anti-Aging Group for expert hormone therapy advice and information about prescription hormones to help treat hormonal decline and start living a better life.

Learn more about Testosterone Injections and other male hormone therapy options used for treating low testosterone levels and symptoms caused by low testosterone (Low T) – Testosterone Injections

If you are a man experiencing symptoms you believe may be caused by low testosterone, get a blood test and find out. A hormone replacement specialist at Anti-Aging Group may be able to help you. Anti-Aging Group has years of experience precribing testosterone injections and other forms of testosterone treatment to men with a documented hormone imbalance or defciency. Anti-Aging Group provides Testosterone Replacement programs to men suffering from testosterone deficiency, diagnosed with hypogonadism or Andropause, the male menopause.