How To Recognize When You are Suffering from Low Testosterone

Testosterone is one of the most important sex hormones in males and it is responsible for the development and maintenance of an array male characteristics such as:

  • muscle growth and strength
  • deep voice
  • testes
  • sexual maturation
  • body shape
  • growth of typical male hair growth patterns (face, back, chest, etc.)

Levels of testosterone impact on sexual function, sperm production and sex drive. Problems arise if insufficent testosterone levels can be maintain. This condition is referred to, in medical circles as, hypogonadism (hypo – low, gonad – testes, ism – condition).

Research shows that, as you grow older your ability to produce testosterone is reduced a condition frequently called ‘male menopause’ or ‘Andropause’. When male menopauses starts, around the age of 35 and at that time your testosterone levels production will drop by close to 17% every 10 years.

Figure: Starting in mid- to late-30's testosterone levels, in men, drop by an average of 17% every ten years.

Figure: Starting in mid- to late-30’s testosterone levels, in men, drop by an average of 17% every ten years.

Low levels of testosterone will not only affect your sexual life but will impact on your health in general. As your levels move below normal ranges you will start to experience some, or all, of these symptoms:

  • aches; pains
  • anti-depressants resistant depression – cannot successful be treated with anti-depressants because the cause is NOT psychological
  • arthritis
  • bone loss
  • breast growth, manboobs (gynecomastia)
  • constant fatigue
  • diabetes
  • erectile dyfunction
  • heart disease
  • low libido – seriously so
  • low DHEA levels even after treatment
  • decrease in competitiveness
  • decreased erections
  • decreased flexibility
  • decreased mental ability
  • decreased stamina
  • decreased urinary flow
  • foggy thinking
  • heart palpitations
  • incontinence and increased urinary urgency
  • lack of drive or energy
  • loss of muscle strength ; muscle mass
  • low volumes of ejaculate
  • memory lapses and forgetfulness
  • mood swings
  • prostate problems
  • sleep disturbances
  • thinning skin
  • weak morning erection

However if you are suffering from low testosterone there are a number of treatments available.

Testosterone replacement therapy is the fastest and most effective way to boost your testosterone levels

But before you think about any treatment options I suggest you find out if you are suffering from low testosterone. All you have to do is take the online testosterone quiz to find out.

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