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Symptoms and Risk Factors of Low Testosterone

Submitted by Robb Bird on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 10:10

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We talk a lot about testosterone at transformyou. The primary reason for this is because low levels of the hormone negatively affect so many people - typically men, but women also! When your testosterone levels are low you experience weight gain, hair loss, loss of energy, sleep disturbances, memory loss, depression and a decreased sex drive. Bringing your testosterone levels back up through Testosterone Replacement Therapy can reduce fat, increase your strength, stamina and energy, promote muscle growth and pump up your sexual drive, desire and vigor. 

When men reach full maturity, their testosterone levels begin to decrease at a rate of 1% per year. That doesn't sound like a lot but the years quickly add up if you aren't monitoring your levels. Fortunately, Testosterone Replacement Therapy can bring your testosterone levels back up to the levels we had in our youth. 

Do you have low testosterone? Signs and symptoms of low testosterone may include:

  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Low sex drive (reduced desire to be intimate)
  • Sexual dysfunction (weak erections, failure to get erections)
  • Depressed mood
  • Decreased sense of well-being
  • Increased body fat
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Decreased bone strength

There are also certain medical conditions that increase the odds of having low testosterone. These include:

  1. Obesity
  2. Diabetes (Men age 45 and older with diabetes are twice as likely to have low testosterone.)
  3. High blood pressure
  4. High cholesterol
  5. Asthma/Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  6. HIV

Low testosterone can be diagnosed by a doctor with a simple blood test. The right Testosterone Replacement Therapy can bring your testosterone levels back to normal and keep them there. And once you get back the testosterone you've been missing, you may experience lasting symptom relief.

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