Testosterone is, in short, what makes you a man. It’s a hormone that’s mainly produced in your family jewels, your testicles. Testosterone stimulates sperm production, jumpstarts your sex drive, and even promotes muscle and bone building. Testosterone levels tend to be at their highest age 20 to 30 and after that, they slowly go down. Low testosterone (AKA hypogonadism) is a common problem for men as they age. For better or worse, there are many easily recognizable symptoms of low-T, which means you can get it treated as soon as possible and bounce back to your regular, and virile, self.
Symptoms of low-T are essentially symptoms that look like diminishing manhood. Here’s what you should look for:
Your sex drive is probably going to drop a little as you get older, but if it’s lower than you or your partner expect it to be, you might have low-T.
Testosterone stimulates the production of nitric oxide which causes an erection. When testosterone levels are too low, men can have a hard time getting and keeping erections and can also, oddly enough, experience spontaneous erections (often during sleep).
Having a hard time conceiving? Hardly cumming at all? Think of low-T as a possibility. Testosterone helps in the production of semen – the more testosterone, the more semen. You know the typical volume of semen you produce. If it seems remarkably lower, low testosterone is definitely a potential cause.
Going to the gym is much harder than before. You start using your lunch break to take naps instead of eat. Even if you want to have sex, you just don’t have the energy. Does this sound like you? Low testosterone levels really slow you down, so much so they can even make you feel depressed. The other symptoms don’t help, as they cause many men embarrassment, insecurity, and decreased self-esteem – particularly in the bedroom.
Yes, it gets worse. Because testosterone is a building block in muscle development and maintenance, a lack of this hormone results in a lack of muscle growth and even a loss of muscle mass. Even if you train harder or lift more, you won’t be able to build muscle as you were able to when your testosterone levels were healthy. Since testosterone also aids in bone mass, a lack of T can result in osteoporosis and even bone fractures.
Talk about losing your manhood. It’s terrible, but a lack of testosterone also results in more body fat, particularly in your pectoral area.
If you sense you’ve got low-T after reading these symptoms, set up a doctor’s appointment to get your testosterone levels tested with a serum testosterone level blood test. Once you’ve been diagnosed with low-T, you can begin with various male enhancement supplements and drugs to get your manhood, energy, and confidence back.