What is low testosterone and why is it so problematic for men? Low testosterone, or “Low T,” has become the common term for a diagnosable, and very real, medical condition called hypogonadism. So you may be asking yourself, “What is low testosterone associated with? What are the symptoms of low testosterone?” Symptoms of low testosterone include the following:
- decreased sex drive
- difficulty concentrating
- depressed mood
Unfortunately, there are a multitude of reasons why a man might experience symptoms like these.
Symptoms such as these can occur with certain medications, chronic illness, clinical depression and a myriad of other conditions. This is why it is important to be accurately tested and medically evaluated before starting a TRT regimen.
One treatable reason for someone to have these symptoms could be an abnormally low level of testosterone. So, in short, Low T = low testosterone. Which begs the next question, what is testosterone?
What Is Low Testosterone?
First, let’s start with what testosterone is. Testosterone is a sex hormone; It is naturally produced in both men and women but of course, when things are working as nature designed, it is produced at a much higher level in men. Low T is not just about libido. Having low testosterone levels is not just about not getting what you want to out of your workouts. The condition that many have come to know as Low T is much more complex.
As I said before, testosterone is a sex hormone produced at higher levels in men than women. It is what gives a growing boy the secondary sex characteristics of a man. Testosterone is responsible for stimulating muscle growth, normal erectile function, normal cognitive function, maintaining normal bone density, and testosterone deficiency can profoundly reduced energy levels.
What Can Be Done About Low T?
If you’ve been wondering, “What is low testosterone? And what can I do about low testosterone?” Then we have good news: the condition of hypogonadism, or Low T, is treatable! Testosterone replacement therapy has improved the quality of life of a growing multitude of men worldwide, and it may be something that can help you if you have been experiencing some of the symptoms I have been mentioning.
Testosterone replacement isn’t about becoming super-human. It isn’t even about trying to be 20 years old again. It is about being the “you” you are supposed to be right now; The “you” that nature intended before illness, stress, injuries, surgeries, medications, and behaviors that reduce testosterone levels crept in and altered your natural production. Most men with low testosterone trudge through their daily routine low on energy, finding it difficult to concentrate, and feeling more than just a step behind.
The workday is a struggle that leaves you with little reserve at the end of the day for your family or yourself. Low T can profoundly affect your mood, making it difficult for you to overcome that “short fuse” you end up with at the end of each day. This matters, not just to you, but to your family as well. Your wife notices, your children notice, and if you take just a moment to think about it, I would bet that you would see just what I am talking about.