Understanding the Truth About Low Testosterone
Posted: July 16, 2015
For men, going to the doctor is like paying taxes, getting a driver’s license renewed, or emptying the dishwasher — we do it only when absolutely necessary. Whatever it is that’s bothering us, we can tough it out, deal with it, or hope it will just go away.
If you had a broken arm, would you go to the hospital and get a cast, or would you leave it hanging to “naturally” heal by itself? You would seek medical help, of course. So why should dealing with declining testosterone levels be any different? Changing your mindset so you can get professional answers is the first step to alleviating some of the debilitating symptoms of low testosterone.
What should you be on the lookout for? Initial signs of low T include diminished energy levels, increased irritability, decline in strength and endurance, and loss of sexual desire. At this point you may be thinking, “Aren’t those just signs of aging?” Yes — aging as we’ve always accepted it to be. But the reality is we don’t have to experience a decline in these areas, simply because the calendar has flipped a certain number of times.
You don’t have to get sick, or weak, or irritable as you get older — and why should you live with an unsatisfactory sex life? While decreased libido and erectile quality are commonly connected with falling testosterone levels, they are actually some of the last to occur, meaning that by the time your sexual performance is being affected, many other areas that contribute to satisfactory health and wellness have been reduced.
Another eye-opener that may spur you to seek professional medical assistance: According to Dr. Jeffry Life, a specialist in anti-aging and age management, men diagnosed with low testosterone have a 33 percent greater death risk over their next 18 years of life compared with men that have higher levels of testosterone. In addition to some of the symptoms discussed earlier, having low testosterone also affects bone density and muscle mass, exposing men to a greater chance of injury due to weakness and brittle bones.
When it comes to declining testosterone, you can’t tough it out. Get your numbers checked at a Low T Center near you. With a simple blood test on your first visit, we can determine if you are a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy.
Disclaimer: This article is made available for general, entertainment and educational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Low T Center. You should always seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.