Plain and simple, Low T is when a man is not producing normal amounts of testosterone.
This can be the result of andropause (the male menopause), which typically takes place from a man’s mid-30s to late 60s.1 Or Low T also occurs when a man has hypogonadism, a condition where testosterone is not being produced due to a physical abnormality of the testes or brain.2
So how do you know if you’re suffering from low testosterone levels? When Low T occurs, it leads to a number of changes in your body and mind.
Here are the top symptoms that signal you may have Low T…
10 Signs and Symptoms of Low Testosterone
If you are suffering from one or more of these symptoms, then you should see a doctor to rule out Low T or another serious medical cause.3
- Reduced muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Reduced energy level
- Reduced strength and endurance levels
- Sleep problems
- Loss of body hair
- Loss of libido and sexual performance
- Heart problems
Along with those symptoms, there’s also an increased risk of an earlier death. Studies have shown that men with low testosterone have a 33% higher increase in mortality than men with healthy testosterone.4
What to do if you suspect Low Testosterone?
If you suspect Low T because you experience one or more of the symptoms described above, you should see a doctor — preferably a urologist specializing in endocrinology — to learn more and get tested.
Through testing, your doctor should be able to tell you if your testosterone levels are too low. There are many potential causes for Low T, so it’s not always clear what’s behind the symptoms a man experiences.
If there is a physical abnormality or medical condition, in some cases, your doctor should also be able to tell you why your testosterone levels are too low.
If there is no physical abnormality or medical condition, you’ll need to tell the doctor about your diet, lifestyle, and what exercise (if any) you’re doing. These factors can also help explain why your T levels are too low.