Stop Fatigue from Low Testosterone
Posted: February 10, 2023
Low testosterone is a common condition that affects millions of men. One of the most common symptoms men report with low T is fatigue. Fatigue can be a serious problem for basically every facet of life, including your work life, sex life, social life, and even your physical well-being. If it feels like your energy has been zapped away and you can’t get it back, it might be low testosterone. Often, debilitating fatigue sticks around unless you seek treatment to normalize your testosterone levels. Fortunately, this is typically possible through testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Learn more about fatigue, low T, and getting more energy in this blog.
If you’re suffering from low testosterone symptoms, the first step to better health is to schedule an appointment with our team. We can diagnose your symptoms and start you on a customized treatment plan ASAP so you can start feeling like your best self.
Low Testosterone Can Cause Chronic Fatigue
Low testosterone, also known as low T and hypogonadism, is a health issue where your body has less testosterone than normal for your age. In some cases, it may be because your body is producing less testosterone. In other cases, it might be that you have too much SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) tying up testosterone in your blood so the body can’t use it. One of the earliest signs that a lot of men notice when they have low T is low energy.
With hypogonadism, you might notice you have chronic fatigue. Basically, this means that you have persistent problems with feeling tired despite being rested. Of course, there are a lot of things that can cause fatigue, like a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, or bad sleep habits. However, if you’re struggling with fatigue even though you exercise, eat right, and have good sleep habit, it may be an issue with your hormones. Testosterone plays a pretty big role in energy, mood, and motivation, so low T might just be the cause of your problems.
Why Low Testosterone Might Decrease Your Energy Levels
Wondering why testosterone can affect energy levels so much? It’s not completely clear why, so researchers are still studying the connection. What is clear, however, is that unexplained fatigue is a really common symptom of low testosterone. Other symptoms of low T can also contribute to low energy levels. For instance, hypogonadism can cause symptoms like depression, reduced muscle mass, and sleep disturbances. All of these can affect your energy and mood as well. Low T can also affect red blood cell production and can sometimes cause anemia, which is another common cause of fatigue. Therefore, there are a lot of different factors that may explain the link between fatigue and hypogonadism.
Signs to Talk to Our Providers About Fatigue and Low Testosterone
Occasional fatigue is usually nothing to worry about. Everyone can suffer from low energy from time to time. For example, if you got a poor night’s sleep or if you’re under a lot of stress. It’s when it becomes an ongoing problem that you need to talk to one of our providers. Since hypogonadism is so common in men and a frequent cause of fatigue, we can test your testosterone levels to determine if you could benefit from testosterone replacement therapy. Two things to watch out for are fatigue that doesn’t go away with rest and fatigue that makes it hard to concentrate and stay motivated, as these can interfere with daily life.
Feeling Tired Even When You’re Well Rested
One red flag to watch for is fatigue that doesn’t go away with rest. As we mentioned, a bad night’s sleep or even working out too hard can cause fatigue during the day. However, this type of tiredness should go away once you get some good rest. If you’re getting plenty of sleep, not exerting yourself too much, but still suffer from disruptive fatigue, then it’s time to talk to our healthcare team. It may be low testosterone levels causing your tiredness.
Struggling with Concentration and Motivation
Another issue a lot of men with low testosterone face is low energy that takes a toll on concentration and motivation. If your brain feels foggy like you can’t concentrate and think clearly on a regular basis, this is something that indicates a problem. Also, if you’re so fatigued that you struggle to stay motivated, whether at work or in other areas of your life, then this is also something you shouldn’t ignore. These are signs that your fatigue is a problem that might be interfering with everyday life, which is a common issue with people who have low T.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy Can Boost Your Energy
A lot of men suffer in silence with fatigue from low testosterone, but they don’t have to. Testosterone replacement therapy is a popular treatment method that can fight fatigue from testosterone deficiency. TRT is basically a way to supplement your natural testosterone levels. The goal is to bring your testosterone levels within a healthy range for men your age. For this treatment option, you take testosterone on a regular basis to keep your levels healthy and to relieve your symptoms, including fatigue. Many men notice significant improvement in energy after beginning testosterone therapy for their low T.
Testosterone Can Alleviate Fatigue from Low Testosterone Levels
There’s a lot of evidence to support using testosterone replacement therapy for symptoms of low T like fatigue. One study from 2022 looked at fatigue level scores from men on testosterone replacement therapy and those on a placebo. The TRT group had half the fatigue scores as the control group, meaning that testosterone significantly improved fatigue levels.
Research from 2019 looked at men’s experiences while using testosterone replacement therapy. In the study, the researchers looked at the top reasons men decided to use TRT for their deficient testosterone levels. The top answers were that they were aware they had low T, that they wanted to improve their well-being, and that they wanted more energy. In the study, they also looked at the effects of testosterone therapy. Over 52% of the men using testosterone saw improvements in energy. Therefore, TRT can be an effective treatment option if you’re suffering from fatigue and low testosterone levels.
Treat Low Testosterone Today with Low T Center
We make living with low testosterone easy and convenient at Low T Center through customized treatment plans. Our team offers many solutions for testosterone replacement therapy to improve your health and feel like the best version of yourself. With both in-office and at-home treatment solutions, you can find a plan that works best for you. Our providers identify underlying causes of your symptoms and provide treatment that addresses the root cause. Take the first step today – book an appointment at one of our clinics now.
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