In this post, I am going to give you some answers to the question, “What If I don’t Increase My Low T?”. This is a good question and needs to be answered because it is very important to your overall health, especially in men.
Do you feel tired all the time? Have you lost your sex drive? Are your workouts producing the muscle mass you expect? Do you have the energy you need to do the things you want to do every day? Are you more depressed than usual? All of these questions are part of the reasons you need to increase your low testosterone. The rest of the content of this post will answer how low testosterone can cause these issues.
Lack of Energy is Linked to Low Testosterone
Did you notice that you no longer enjoy many of the things you like to do, due to a lack of energy? Did you stop exercising because you just didn’t feel like you could do it? Maybe you even have a tough time getting through the day because you feel tired all the time.
Pretty much all men get tired occasionally, but long term, continuous fatigue or just feeling tired at any age, is not normal. It can affect everything from your work performance to your attitude. You can become irritable and not understand why. And most likely, it is through no fault of your own, especially if you are getting older.
What we used to believe was just a normal part of the getting older, the overwhelming majority of doctors have recognized that low energy is a symptom of low testosterone levels. It is a fact that men start losing testosterone in their 30s or 40s and will lose between 1 and 2 percent per year from then on. There are many things you can do and natural supplements you can take that will help you keep your testosterone levels up to where they belong. Check out some of my many articles on those subjects.
Low Sex Drive(Libido) is a Symptom of Low Testosterone
Testosterone isn’t the only hormone that promotes a man’s sex drive, but it’s a very important part.
When a man’s testosterone level falls outside the normal range for his age, it can cause a decrease in libido. As we know, a decrease in a man’s sex drive doesn’t only affect him. It most likely impacts his relationship with his partner as well. That is not a subject men like to admit is a problem they have.
Having a normal sex drive makes your life more enjoyable, as least it does mine. It keeps your relationship with your partner in good shape as well.
As I have described in my other posts, a decrease in a man’s sex drive is treatable. If you have noticed a change in your sex drive, along with other symptoms related to having low testosterone, please start some treatment.
Decreased Muscle and Strength is Another Low T Symptom
You feel like your strength seems to be lower and lower. Lifting heavy items seems to be much harder than it used to be. You probably don’t work out as much as you used to, but you can’t really think of anything that explains your loss of strength and ability to lift heavy things.
Many studies have recently found that when a man is not very active, he will lose about a half percent of muscle strength each year between the ages of about thirty and sixty. After a man turns sixty, the rate of muscle loss doubles every ten years, according to research. We know some decrease in strength can be attributed to age, but some can be tied to a decrease in testosterone levels. These same studies have shown that as testosterone levels decrease, so does muscle mass.
Testosterone is a critical component in gaining and retaining lean muscle mass. In recent studies, it was seen that men who were able to bring their testosterone levels into the “normal” ranges, within a six month period, experienced an increase in muscle mass by 2.5 pounds.
If you are experiencing decreased muscle mass or a decline in strength along with the other symptoms we have discussed for low T, consider either natural of medical treatments.
Men With Low Testosterone are Likely to Also Be Depressed
You feel real “down”, and there’s no explanation for your depressed mood. In general, your life is going great. You can’t put your finger on anything that has recently changed, but you just can’t seem to get rid of that “down” feeling.
In a study that was done in Munich, men with depression also were found to have low testosterone. The study also showed that cortisol levels were much higher in men with depression. It turns out, the higher the cortisol level the lower the testosterone level. This resulted in a more severe and major depression.
According to the medical experts, your brain has many cells that are testosterone receptors; the low level of testosterone your brain receives affects your mood. Studies have shown that, when testosterone levels were brought back into balance and were within the normal range for a man’s age, men’s moods improved and became much less depressed.
If you are experiencing symptoms of depression and any of the other low T symptoms, seek some natural supplements that we have suggested or you may want to consider testosterone replacement therapy.
If You Don’t Increase Your Low Testosterone Level, You Will Never Feel as Good as You Did When You Were Younger.
Testosterone levels naturally decrease as we get older, but should never be so low that we feel weaker, depressed, and unable to perform like we used to.
If testosterone levels are out of the normal range for your age level, it is in your best interest to seek some treatment, whether it is natural vitamins and herbs or medical treatment. You may even need to see your endocrinologist and get tested for low T to see what treatment you need.
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