You’ve heard a lot about low-T, which stands for low testosterone. When a man has a lower level of testosterone in his body than he normally would at his age, this issue can cause a number of problems – from erectile dysfunction (ED) to a reduction in muscle mass.
After a man turns 40, he will lose about 1% of his testosterone every year. Many men do not experience any noticeable changes as a result of this, but some do – and if you are noticing changes that are bothering you, it is time to see a doctor for an evaluation and possible treatment.
Let’s talk about three of the most common issues in men that are caused by low-T, and where you can go to have an evaluation and natural treatment for all things involving men’s health.
What Can Low-T Cause in Men?
As we get older, we might naturally expect a loss in testosterone. However, today’s medical advances include testosterone-replacement therapy, which can bring up your testosterone levels back to a healthy level.
The reason you may want to consider testosterone-replacement therapy is that low-T can cause the following issues:
- Mental and psychological effects – Having low testosterone can make a man experience depression, a hampered ability to concentrate, reduced memory, less motivation than before, and a lower self-confidence. This can also result in fatigue and mood swings.
- Erectile dysfunction – Having less testosterone in your body means you may have a lowered libido, and you may frequently suffer from ED.
- Weak bones and muscles – The testosterone hormone fosters healthy bones, muscles, and natural energy. With less testosterone, you will likely suffer a loss of bone mass, which can develop into osteoporosis. Weaker bones mean they are more prone to breakage even if the bone does not suffer an impact. Plus, testosterone is what makes a man have larger and stronger muscles than women do naturally, so having less testosterone in your body will also cause you to lose some muscle mass.
Causes of Low Testosterone Levels
In addition to age, a man may have low-T due to diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure (hypertension), being overweight, and taking certain types of medications. Therefore, any helpful changes that can be made in these areas to keep you healthier can also help your body to produce a healthy amount of testosterone.
Where to Get Treatment for Testosterone Issues
If you’re a man who is noticing changes in your body that you don’t like, then it is in your best interest to have a medical evaluation and possible treatment by an expert in men’s health. Our medical team here at NIVA Men’s Health can help to resolve your issue, whether it’s due to low-T or Peyronie’s disease or ED.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation with one of our excellent men’s health doctors, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at our location near you or by filling out our consultation request form online now. We look forward to helping you feel great!