The Truth About Low-T
Dallas men – are you fatigued, depressed or experiencing reduced sex drive? Have you noticed increased body fat, hair loss or even hot flashes and sweats? The stop asking “What is Low-T?” and start learning more about it!
If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms, then there is a good chance that you are experiencing Low-T. Statistics have proven that a quarter to a third of men tested for many of these symptoms actually have low-t, below-normal levels of testosterone.
What are Normal Levels of Testosterone?
A man’s testosterone level is considered low if it’s below 300 ng/dL. Low-T is a pretty common situation that occurs to most men as part of the normal aging process.
Many Total Med Solutions patients in Dallas and Plano have learned that Low-T can be the result of a communication interruption that occurs between the brain and the testes. This communication interruption causes the production of testosterone to drop below normal levels, which would result in the symptoms exhibited above.
As opposed to simply having below-normal levels of testosterone, Low-T can also occur when the body simply cannot produce the normal levels of testosterone, a medical condition known as hypogonadism. Hypogonadism has many symptoms of low-T including fatigue, decreased energy, reduced sexual desire, and depressed mood.
As previously mentioned, normal testosterone for men ranges for men is 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). Several conditions such as injury to the testicles, testicular cancer, hormonal disorders, Type 2 Diabetes or obesity can cause a lower-than-normal score on a blood test.
The Numbers Don’t Lie
One staggering statistic is that it is estimated that low-T affects more than 15 million men in the U.S. Currently there is no cure for hypogonadism and it is important for men in Dallas to know that early testing requires ongoing treatment.
Signs and Symptoms of Low-T:
- Fatigue or decreased energy
- Reduced sex drive (libido)
- Sexual dysfunction (weak erections, fewer erections)
- Depressed mood
- Increased body fat
- Reduced muscle mass and strength
- Decreased bone strength
- Loss of body hair (less frequent shaving)
- Hot flashes, sweats
These symptoms may be a sign of low-T or other health conditions and should not be ignored.
Men, if you are in Dallas or Plano, please take some time to visit either Total Med Solutions location in order to have your testosterone levels checked. You don’t lose anything by checking for low-T – and have everything to gain if