Testosterone is crucial for men’s daily functions. It plays a role in the development of muscle mass, sex drive, mental sharpness, and deep sleep. When testosterone drops below optimal levels, general well-being and overall quality of life are impacted. At GameDay Men’s Health, our goal is to help you understand if you have low testosterone, and if so, to start you on a program to thrive again.
If you live in San Diego or the surrounding areas and think you may be suffering from low testosterone, the team at GameDay Men’s Health is here for you. Located in Carlsbad, our mancave-style office is designed for comfort and convenience. Fast appointment times and effective treatment options ensure you are treated efficiently. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule your consultation.
There are many potential signs and symptoms of low testosterone, but each can improve with testosterone replacement therapy. Key indicators of low testosterone include:
- Feelings of depression
- Lowered energy levels
- Disruptive sleep patterns and quality of sleep
- Sexual dysfunction
- Cardiovascular disease
- Loss of muscle mass
- Lack of mental clarity, drive and focus
- Drop in strength and endurance
- Mood swings
- Fogginess and indecision
When testosterone is at an optimal level within your body, muscle mass is normally easily maintained and developed, ensuring you are in an anabolic state. If, however, your testosterone drops below normal levels, your body may enter a catabolic state, which causes it to break down muscle tissue and reduce muscle mass. This loss of muscle may also impact your overall strength, endurance, and stamina. When your testosterone levels decrease, your bones become weaker, which increases your risk for fractures, osteoporosis, and low bone density.
Low sex drive is typically the first symptom to develop in association with low testosterone levels. Most men who experience the effects of low testosterone notice a significant decline in sexual performance and lack of sexual appetite. This lack of sex drive often extends to a decline in arousal and fewer erotic dreams and fantasies.
In addition to a loss of libido, many men suffering from low T may have difficulty obtaining and maintaining an erection. You may experience a loss of penile length and girth due to low testosterone, and may notice a change in the size and texture of your testicles. Erectile dysfunction and shrinkage occurring as a result of low testosterone is typically treatable and, in many cases, the effects of these symptoms can be reversed with testosterone replacement therapy and hCG treatment.
There are many testosterone receptors in the brain that play a role in memory and concentration. When your testosterone levels fall below optimal levels, you may notice a more difficult time focusing or remembering things.
Many men may experience mood swings as an effect of low testosterone. Men suffering from low T have may have increased feelings of depression, anxiety, and irritability. Fortunately, this symptom of low testosterone is often one of the first to improve as a result of testosterone replacement therapy.
If you are experiencing any of these conditions, you may be suffering from low testosterone. The expert team at GameDay Men’s Health is ready to help assess, diagnose, and treat your testosterone levels to get you back on track. Contact our office in Carlsbad today to learn more about the signs and symptoms of low testosterone and find out if you are a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy. The game has changed.