Low testosterone and anxiety are inherently connected, which isn’t exactly a surprise to many men who suffer from both.
We’ve all heard the expressions,
“Grow a pair.”
“Be a man about it.”
And while these *coughs* charming phrases may lack dignity or manners, they all point to a common assumption: manly men, filled with testosterone, don’t get overwhelmed by anxiety— they grab life by the horns and confidently take control.
But is there a connection between low testosterone and anxiety?
In a word? Heck frigging yes.
Low Testosterone and Anxiety: Body and Mind?
Testosterone is a hormone that has a wide array of effects, and not all of them are simply physical.
While low testosterone levels do indeed have a great number of undesirable physical side effects — increased body fat, less energy, low libido all among them—low levels can also carry with them a tremendous psychological impact.
If your body’s production of testosterone is lacking, you may get hit with a double whammy. Not only will you have a decline in the weight room and bedroom, you may even start sliding in the boardroom!
Self-confidence and feelings of well-being are directly tied to hormone levels in the body. Low testosterone can put a serious damper on how you stride into your meeting with the boss or how assertive you are as you close that big deal.
So here we are—already feeling physically down, and now feeling like we’re less than ourselves to boot? Nervous all the time and doubting ourselves? AARGH!
But here’s the good news: if you feel like your confidence matches your love handles a little too closely (soft, squishy, not something you want to brag about?), there might be something you can do for both: Get your levels checked.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Low Testosterone and Anxiety
Here’s the thing about low testosterone and anxiety—You’re not alone. Heck, you’re not even close.
Up to 40% of men over the age of 45 (and many younger—like this author!) experience hypogonadism, or low testosterone.
Fortunately, it’s a very treatable condition.
If you’re seeing the physical symptoms—low energy levels, less return from your workouts, a lack of interest in sex—You might be a candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy, or TRT.
Not only could these physical symptoms be helped, but the anxiety and lack of confidence you may be feeling may also be noticeably improved with TRT!
For many patients, this can be an incredible gift—many anti-anxiety drugs simply mask the problem, and a large portion of them are potentially addictive. Finding a way to treat anxiety without using drugs could be life changing.
What Can TRT Do for Low Testosterone And Anxiety?
The goal of TRT is to put you in your optimum hormone range, where you’re firing on all cylinders and feeling your best.
Just like TRT isn’t going to turn you into a hulking brute monster with traps that cover your ears, it’s not going to turn you into a swaggering jerk who goes around pushing your co-workers into lockers.
TRT is designed to help you be the optimum you, at your best ideal hormone ranges. You’ll be you, like always, but you’ll feel the way you do on your best days. This can include a reduction in anxiety levels.
If your self-confidence has waned and you’ve experienced anxiety because of low testosterone, TRT might make a significant difference!
Often, newer recipients of TRT will remark on how great they feel—and how they didn’t even realize before treatment how down they were.
Improved mood, happiness, confidence, a lack of unneeded anxiety—why be a light-bulb that’s only half lit? Turn it up and be YOU again.
Who Do I See?
If you think you’re a candidate for TRT and you’re experiencing either the physical symptoms described or anxiety and diminished self-confidence, it’s time to get proactive.
More good news here—it’s really, really easy!
If you have questions or wish to learn more about Testosterone Replacement Therapy, please contact Testosterone Centers of Texas and request a free consultation with an experienced and licensed health care professional.
And get back to being you.