5 Symptoms of Low Testosterone That Often Go Ignored
Low testosterone is a problem that many men get checked out after recognizing some of the common red flags. Most men tend to become worried when they face issues like low sex drive and the inability to maintain or produce an erection.
These red flags are important to helping determine that there is a problem, but there are six other low testosterone signs that usually go unnoticed. If you are experiencing any of the issues below, it may be time to start thinking about visiting a physician to get tested for Low T.
1. UNEXPLAINED HAIR LOSS
Testosterone plays an important role in a man’s hair production. DHT is a hormone produced by testosterone. When low testosterone occurs, the amount of DHT that fuels the growth of hair reduces, and unexplained hair loss can occur. Many men ignore this sign and contribute it to stress or poor nutritional practices.
2. HOT FLASHES
Most people consider hot flashes and “night sweats” to be problems that women face during menopause. While this is true, men can also experience hot flashes when testosterone levels are low. For men that are experiencing hot flashes, getting checked out by a doctor is a good idea before other symptoms of Low T progress like a decrease in sexual drive or reduced red blood cell production.
3. TESTICULAR ATROPHY
If your testes suddenly begin to change and diminish in size, you could be facing the issue of low testosterone. This issue is a serious one because it can not only cause impotence, but is also a sign of testicular cancer, hormonal imbalance, or other types of diseases.
4. DIMINISHED MUSCLE MASS
Testosterone is one of the key factors that help build muscle. If you have been dedicated to building muscle or are used to having a decent amount of muscle mass, Low T can change things for you. Men experiencing low testosterone can experience a loss of muscle mass and weakness in strength. Fortunately, there are techniques that men can follow to combat this problem, but knowing the signs that there is a problem is the first step.
Bonus Sign: Increased body fat and breast size are also symptoms of low testosterone that go hand-in-hand with diminished muscle mass.
Although low testosterone lowers your general energy levels, it can still create insomnia and steal precious hours of sleep from your night. If you’ve noticed significant changes in your sleep pattern, it may be time to consider getting treatment for Low T.
Sleep apnea is also a disruptive issue sleep issue that is both dangerous and points to low T due to the potential causes. Although physicians are still pretty unsure of why low T interferes with a person’s sleep, abrupt changes in sleeping patterns are things that should not be swept under the bed.
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