So, what does Low T have to do with my sex life anyway? Many people know that hormones are necessary for our sex life (as well as a lot of other functions), but most don’t know how they work. Unlike our nutrients (vitamins, minerals, and proteins) that our cells need to work; hormones are the chemical messengers that tell our cells how to work. Without them our cells are like the work crew without a supervisor; they stand around leaning on their shovels trying to look busy but accomplishing nothing. So what happens to your cells without testosterone? Actually, let’s look at what doesn’t happen when we don’t have enough testosterone.
One of the first things you may notice with testosterone deficiency is the loss of your competitive edge. You get up and go seems to have gotten up and left. You may also experience stiffness and pain in your muscles or joints. Your fitness level is falling and you’re not getting the same effectiveness out of your workouts.
Associated with that is a deterioration of your body composition. That is, you are getting more fat and less muscle. So that spare tire you’re carrying around may not just be eating too much or not working out (though that probably plays a role); it’s also just as likely to be low T.
Of course, you have put in a long hard day at work but you’re just not bouncing back the way you are used to. The fatigue that comes with low T is that and can be much more. Men often complain of being totally run down and just want to go home and go to bed. Even after a good night’s sleep, they can wake up feeling tired. That’s the kind of fatigue that comes with low T.
Because the changes in mood are often subtle, men suffering from low T may not notice this symptom as much as the people around them will. People notice that you seem out of sorts or your sense of humor has suddenly disappeared. Your fuse is likely to be shorter and what used to be small irritations are now major aggravations. The symptoms are particularly damaging to your relationships and will have a huge impact on your quality of life. Low testosterone is often to blame.
Everybody has times when their feeling “a bit blue”. However, if you are noticing that over and above the occasional blues you’re lacking the joy that you used to find in your life or that these feelings of sadness are beginning to interfere with your daily life, then you may be suffering from depression. While there are many causes for depression, for men, low testosterone can be a major culprit.
This is one symptom of low T that everyone recognizes. Men with Low T will have not only a reduced desire for intercourse; they often also will have a decreased number of fantasies about intercourse. How different is that from your high school days? This one symptom will have perhaps the greatest impact on your quality of life as well as the happiness in your relationship, married or otherwise.
One of the first things we might notice with this symptom is a decrease in morning erections. Our morning wood has simply disappeared. Following not long after this symptom is erectile dysfunction. Our aroused penis is no longer “stiff enough” to begin the job much less get the job done. Even with those times we do have enough erectile tension we may notice a decreased volume in our ejaculate, a decreased intensity in orgasm or longer recovery time between orgasms.
As if, the above symptoms weren’t bad enough, Low T can also put men at increased and unnecessary risk for Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Attack), Osteoporosis (it doesn’t just happen to women), Stroke, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, anemia and cancer. That’s is what else can go wrong if you don’t have balanced hormones!
Any of these symptoms can have causes other than low T. That is why it is important to consult a qualified anti-aging practitioner to determine if Low T is the cause of your symptoms. The specialists at Lowcountry Male begin with a comprehensive blood evaluation to help identify the actual cause(s) of your symptoms. If you’re found to have low T there are many options available to you in the form of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Treatment options include pellet therapy, testosterone injections, and testosterone creams. Your LCM specialist will help you pick the one that works best for your condition and circumstance. There is no need to suffer. Live your life to its fullest potential and have your complete evaluation at Lowcountry Male and find your perfect solution to the Low T problem.