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Low Testosterone: More common than we once thought.


Male with low testosterone
Testosterone balance: It starts with provider consultation

Often associated with masculinity and vitality, Testosterone plays a crucial role in men's (and women's!) health. However, low testosterone levels, are more prevalent than once commonly believed. How do you know if you suffer from it? 


Testosterone plays a pivotal role in regulating various bodily functions, including muscle mass and strength, bone density, fat distribution, red blood cell production, libido, and mood.


Signs and Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Low testosterone levels can manifest in various symptoms, including:


For Men:

  • Decreased libido and drive

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Fatigue and decreased energy 

  • Loss of lean muscle mass and strength

  • Increased body fat, particularly around the abdomen

  • Loss of body hair and poor beard growth

  • Mood changes, such as irritability or depression

  • Decreased bone density and increased risk of fractures


For Women: (Yes, women produce small amounts of testosterone)

  • Menstrual irregularities

  • Infertility or trouble conceiving

  • Reduced muscle mass and difficulty maintaining muscle tone

  • Fatigue and decreases in energy

  • Mood changes

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Decreased bone density

  • Thinning hair

  • Changes in body composition, weight gain around the hips and thighs


The most common causes of Low T:


Low vitamin D

Low vitamin D levels have been linked to decreased testosterone through various studies.


Aging

Testosterone levels naturally decline with age, typically starting around the age of 30-40.


Medical Conditions

Certain medical conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypothyroidism, and chronic diseases like HIV/AIDS, can contribute to low testosterone levels.


Lifestyle Factors: Factors such as excessive alcohol consumption, drug use, smoking, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, and chronic stress can negatively impact testosterone production.


Solutions

Bloodwork can determine if you are suffering from low Testosterone levels. From there, our providers can work with you to develop a plan to get back on track!


The most effective method to assess the balance of your hormone levels is by discussing with your healthcare provider and considering specific tests tailored to your symptoms.



Aquarian Clinic: Tallahassee | Jacksonville

Phone: (850) 900-1971



 

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