Are you noticing that your sex drive has decreased, you’re having trouble staying focused at work, or you’re frequently feeling lethargic? You may be suffering from low testosterone. Per the Urology Care Foundation, about four in ten men over the age of 45 have low testosterone. Besides negatively affecting your sex life, men with low testosterone often have high blood pressure and cholesterol and suffer from obesity. It can also increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.
If you think you may have low testosterone, there are signs to watch out for that you may wish to discuss with your doctor, beginning with a decreased libido. Though it’s expected that libido will decrease as you age, a sudden drop in sex drive is a good indicator of low testosterone.
Being overweight will affect testosterone due to fat cells that convert testosterone to estrogen which can decrease the amount of testosterone circulating in the body. Because of the production of estrogen, men may also develop breast tissue. Adopting healthier eating habits and exercising regularly can assist with this.
Fatigue, problems staying asleep, depression, all of these are signs that could signal low testosterone. Schedule an appointment with your doctor who can help diagnose the problem with a blood test and possibly recommend testosterone replacement therapy.
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