Low Testosterone Defined (And What You Can Do About It)
Posted: December 15, 2014
For a sports rivalry to be great — think Manning-Brady, Red Sox-Yankees, Lakers-Celtics, Ali-Frazier — both sides must perform at a championship level for an extended period of time. When that happens, everyone’s excited, and everyone “wins” no matter the outcome of any one matchup.
You can think of how testosterone works in your body in the same way. Once you reach puberty, your testosterone production amps up. This increased testosterone production creates a healthy “rivalry” within many of the body’s systems. Muscles get bigger, hair grows thicker, sexual arousal intensifies — and all of those things increase the need for more testosterone. During these “glory days,” testosterone production and the body’s systems are functioning at a high level, everything is getting better, and the result is a win for the male body. Young men typically feel full of life, vigor, and energy.
Around age 30, testosterone production begins to decline naturally. After a few years, this decline adds up, and all of a sudden the “rivalry” within the body is not as intense. One side (testosterone) isn’t producing as it once did, so therefore the opposing sides (your body systems) aren’t as challenged, in turn degrading their performances.
When the decline in production reaches a certain point, many men experience symptoms like fatigue, weakness, irritability, poor sleep, diminished sex drive, and the inability to concentrate. Not exactly the formula for performing at a high level, is it? The body goes from being ready to take on Alabama in front of 100,000 fans on national TV to facing Loser State in front of a handful of family members.
If you’re concerned your body is underperforming, there’s somewhere to turn: Low T Center. Our medical providers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of low testosterone. With a simple blood test, we can determine if you are a candidate for treatment and discuss the appropriate course of action to revive your body’s healthy rivalry.
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