Do you feel like your sex drive is low? Are you experiencing a decrease in muscle mass or an increase in fat around the midsection, loss of hair, or less beard growth? If so, then there is a high chance that your testosterone levels are low.
Why does testosterone matter?
- It regulates the sex drive of a man
- It controls the production of red blood cells and sperm
- It is essential for fat distribution
Low T levels are more prevalent as men continue to age. Approximately 39% of males above 45 years have low testosterone levels. This blog post will discuss how to identify whether your testosterone levels are low.
Reduced Sexual Drive
It is typical for the sexual drive of a man to decrease as they age. But if you notice a drastic decline, it could be a warning sign for low testosterone levels. Pay more attention to your libido to see the change in pattern.
Men with low T have complained of being tired regularly. They also lack the motivation to do simple things like exercising, even if they get hours of sleep.
Increased Body Fat
Men will eventually gain weight if their T levels are low. It is because of an imbalance between testosterone and estrogen levels. As a result, you may notice visible signs like increased breast tissue.
Losing hair is associated with age and hereditary factors. But also, if you notice a significant loss of hair, it could be a warning indicator. Remember, testosterone is also involved in hair production.
If you notice any of these symptoms, it would be best to contact a doctor as soon as possible. Remember, prevention is better than cure.