Low Testosterone In Men: Signs, Symptoms, & Causes

Low testosterone Low testosterone is a condition where men’s testicles aren’t producing enough testosterone, the male sex hormone. This can lead to a variety of issues in everyday life and can make day-to-day life difficult. Depending on the age and level of testosterone, different symptoms can be experienced at different ages. Here is everything you need to know about low testosterone in men, including the signs, symptoms, and causes.

What Is Testosterone Responsible For?

Testosterone is responsible for the development of male characteristics and is crucial in the process of sperm production. Testosterone can affect how a man feels on a daily basis, and even have an effect on things like energy and motivation. Testosterone helps develop the following:

  • Bone density
  • Muscle mass
  • Sex organs and genitalia

Testosterone is also responsible for your ability to reproduce sexually, as well as your overall well-being. Testosterone can also help produce more body hair and facial hair. Levels of testosterone are controlled by the body on a regular basis. Testosterone can also have an effect on the way you think and your mindset in general.

Signs & Symptoms of Low Testosterone

There are actually many signs and symptoms when it comes to low testosterone in men, and many of these signs are oftentimes confused with other issues. Some of the symptoms can include a reduced sex drive, less beard growth, obesity, and depression, as well as erectile dysfunction.

Causes of Low Testosterone

While some men can be born with lower levels of testosterone than others, others may slowly develop low testosterone during their lifetime due to certain conditions and lifestyle habits. You may also experience a decrease in testosterone levels as you begin to age. Uses of certain medications and antidepressants can also be known to lower testosterone levels as well.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

If you feel you may have low testosterone, schedule an appointment with The Oregon Man Clinics today! With three convenient locations in Oregon, we are ready to help you with your men’s health needs. Give our Bend, OR, location a call at 541-508-4858, or 541-505-8773 at our Springfield and Eugene, OR, locations today. For more information, you can visit us at oregonmanclinics.com.

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