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Low Testosterone and Memory Loss — Consider Hormone Imbalance Before You Panic About Dementia or Alzheimer’s

Have you thought about the connection between low testosterone and memory loss, irritability, or concentration problems?

It’s a busy world out there.

There are distractions everywhere.

There’s so much to remember, and we experience information overload wherever we go.

Our lives are really busy.

Meetings, conferences, texts and social media alerts, and returning phone calls.

Then there are the appointments, soccer practices, business travel, oil changes, and getting the shopping done.

Whatever your day-to-day routine looks like, it’s safe to say that life’s pretty hectic.

If you’re experiencing difficulties with memory loss in the midst of all this activity, that can be pretty scary.

You might simply be dealing with too much.

Or, you may be experiencing something physical which makes concentrating or remembering harder, complicating the obligations you already deal with.

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Don’t Panic

It’s pretty common for people to jump to conclusions or push the panic button when they notice symptoms.

Is it dementia?

Is it early-onset Alzheimer’s?

Those are serious medical conditions with specific symptoms. Sufferers of either may experience difficulties with the following:

  • Communicating
  • Planning
  • Organizing daily tasks or events
  • Motor function and coordination (such as walking or reaching for items)

However, Alzheimer’s and dementia cause even more damage to the life and health of sufferers than minor memory loss and concentration deficit.

They may also experience the following:

  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Agitation

They may also engage in inappropriate behavior.

If you’re experiencing the symptoms related to those very serious medical conditions, we highly recommend you get a reliable diagnosis from a trained medical practitioner to rule the illnesses out.

But, if you’re experiencing a mild or moderate form of memory loss or difficulty concentrating, consider the effects of your hormones on your mind.

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Another Explanation — Low Testosterone and Memory Loss

Before you panic and jump to the conclusion you have an irreversible medical condition or psychological disorder, consider the relationship between testosterone and memory loss.

Researchers have stated that men undergoing testosterone reduction therapy (very different from testosterone replacement therapy, which is what we provide) for the treatment of prostate cancer experienced more serious and more rapid memory loss, strongly resembling the memory difficulties associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

They experienced difficulty processing and retaining information that they were initially able to comprehend.

For low testosterone, effects on the brain and body include these common symptoms in men:

  • Reduced energy
  • Sleep problems
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depressed mood
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Reduced endurance
  • Reduced strength
  • Loss of muscle mass

You might experience some of these symptoms, like reduced energy and poor sleep with irritability and difficulty concentrating, and those may magnify the stress of your daily life.

Stressful memory lapses or confusion may result.

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Low Testosterone and Memory Loss — A Direct Cause

Low testosterone may also have a direct link to memory loss.

If you are male, over the age of 35 and are experiencing foggy thinking, minor memory loss, difficulty concentrating, or associated irritability, the relationship between testosterone and memory loss may be the culprit.

Men’s testosterone levels naturally decline over time, which can begin even in your early 20s, causing problems with the regulation of cortisol and leading to the faulty functioning of neurotransmitters.

That resulting neurological malfunction, caused by a hormone imbalance rather than a neurological disease, can result in memory loss.

Low Testosterone and Memory Loss — Consider TRT

What if you could relieve some of these burdens on your overworked mind and improve brain function?

Experiencing memory loss can interfere with your daily life and your career. It can be frustrating and lower your quality of life. One answer may be to improve your hormone balance.

TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) might be the answer for you.

Click the link below to schedule a free consult with one of our highly qualified providers — discuss your symptoms and consider a hormone test.

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(Augie) Juan Augustine Galindo Jr. MPAS, PA-C

(Augie) Juan Augustine Galindo Jr. MPAS, PA-C started his career in healthcare as a fireman/paramedic in West Texas where he served on the Midland Fire Department from 1998-2004.   He became interested in testosterone treatment after seeing how hormone replacement doctors helped those suffering from low testosterone.   After graduating from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Physician Assistant Program, he moved to DFW where he currently lives with his wife and three children.

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