So, what are the symptoms that would indicate that a man may have low testosterone levels? Well, it’s generally a combination of things – I will give a quick rundown of the common symptoms of low T here.
Low Sex Drive
The first symptom that most people think of when you say ‘low testosterone‘ is a reduced libido. From my experience, when you have low T you just don’t really think about sex much at all. It generally bothers the man suffering from low T much less than it bothers his partner. It’s usually the woman who asks ‘is it low T‘ before their partner!
For our female readers (yeah, we get a lot of them), I would give this advice:
If you are in a relationship with a man aged over 35 and he doesn’t want sex anymore, get his T levels checked. When a guy with low T gets his testosterone level in check he can literally go from ‘birthday and Valentines day’ to almost every day within a month. It’s really that striking.
Got ED? Before you reach for the Viagra, first ask yourself, is it low T?
The penis actually contains testosterone receptors – they are located in the ‘corpora cavernosa’, which are the chambers which control an erection. One study has shown that testosterone therapy resolved ED issues in one third of men who tried it. Why was this study not bigger news? Probably because the drug companies can make more money selling you Viagra and Cialis.
Lack of Energy/Depression/Brain Fog
These are the symptoms of low T that nobody seems to talk about, even though plenty of studies have definitively proven the link. This was the most striking difference for me when I started testosterone therapy – within a few weeks my mood improved dramatically and my brain just worked ‘quicker’. It was literally like a curtain being lifted.
Decreased Muscle/Increased Fat
Low testosterone causes obesity, and obesity causes low testosterone. It’s a vicious cycle – if you’re gaining a lot of weight around the middle, and you share some of the other symptoms of low testosterone discussed here, when you try to fasten your pants in the morning ask yourself is it low T? Numerous studies have proven that men who start testosterone therapy gain muscle and lose fat very quickly.
So, there you have it. If you are a man aged over 35 (maybe even 30) and you have any of the symptoms of low T, you should get your testosterone level checked. I know, you’re a man and you hate going to the doctor, but this is totally worth it. I even tell you exactly which tests to ask for in my ‘newbie guide‘.
You have everything that you need to take action! What are you waiting for? It’s time to find out – is it low T?