Great article from Men’s Health website outlines the signs you need to watch out for indicating low Testosterone.
In the article, Bradley Anawalt, M.D., a spokesperson for the Endocrine Society, states that testosterone is crucial for building muscle and fueling sex drive. It is also essential for maintaining bone mass, producing red blood cells, and other bodily functions. Receptors for the hormone can be found throughout the body, from the brain to the bones to the blood vessels. Low levels of testosterone, also known as low T, can have health consequences that extend beyond the gym and the bedroom.
The article states when diagnosing low T, doctors look at the symptoms the patient is experiencing, as well as two blood tests, which are usually done in the morning when testosterone levels are at their highest. The cutoff for suspected testosterone deficiency is usually around 264 to 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL) or lower, depending on the lab. Low T can manifest in physical, cognitive, and sexual ways, and most men do not experience all of them.
The article further stated: The symptoms of low testosterone include a lack of sex drive, feeling more tired than usual, and difficulty concentrating. Testosterone helps keep red blood cell count up, which is important for energy and endurance. It also helps give energy to exercise, which is important for maintaining muscle mass and strength. Testosterone is thought to play a role in cognitive ability, and men with lower testosterone levels have poorer memory.
Please read the full article and see the full list of signs using the link on Men’s Health website.