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How Low Testosterone Affects Men

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Testosterone is the primary sex hormone found in males, and it plays a role in developing reproductive tissues such as the testicles and prostate. In addition, testosterone helps promote bone and muscle mass while also increasing the growth of body hair. Therefore, maintaining healthy testosterone levels is essential for all men.

Signs of Low Testosterone

Having low testosterone levels can have many adverse effects on the male body and negatively impact your quality of life. Signs of low testosterone often include:

  • Feeling fatigued 
  • Having a low sex drive
  • Suffering from feelings of depression 
  • Having difficulties with concentration and memory
  • Loss of muscle and bone mass
  • Having an increased amount of body fat 
  • Experiencing erectile dysfunction 

If you experience low energy, loss of sleep, or have trouble maintaining your weight, you might suffer from low testosterone. Click here and take our men’s hormone quiz to determine if your symptoms may stem from low testosterone levels or a hormonal imbalance.

Why Having Healthy Testosterone Levels is Important

Maintaining an average level of testosterone benefits the male body in many ways. For starters, testosterone is responsible for producing both red blood cells and sperm in men. Additionally, testosterone helps boys develop body and facial hair, deeper voices, and muscle mass in their teenage years.

Typically, as men get older, testosterone levels begin to deplete. Low testosterone levels are seen in about 40% of men aged 45 or older. If left untreated, low testosterone levels can create serious complications, such as the development of osteoporosis.   

What is a Healthy Male Testosterone Level?

Defining normal testosterone levels can be somewhat challenging because testosterone levels tend to vary throughout the day. In addition, testosterone levels can be affected by things such as your body mass index, alcohol consumption, age, and certain types of medicine you might be taking. 

How to Maintain a Healthy Testosterone Level

As men get older, maintaining a healthy testosterone level can be challenging. However, you can do things that will help prevent your testosterone levels from lowering. For example, foods like oysters, fatty fish, leafy greens, and ginger can all help boost testosterone levels. Likewise, regularly exercising can also help you maintain a healthy testosterone level. Finally, try to avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, as these are both linked to low testosterone levels.

Treating Low Testosterone

Having low testosterone levels can be challenging to deal with on a regular basis. Furthermore, finding a high-quality low-t clinic can be especially tricky. Most times, these clinics offer solutions that don’t get to the root of the problem.

However, Outset Health can work with your current trusted physician and train them on the benefits of our world-class testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) program. Unlike most low-t clinics, Outset Health uses bio-identical replacement therapy to treat patients. Moreover, our all-inclusive personalized TRT programs can help assist your physician in providing the highest quality hormone, nutrition, fitness, and supplement plans. 

Book an Appointment With Outset Health Today

Our dedicated team works with each physician to assist and teach the benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy so that every practice gets the most out of our plans. At Outset Health, making sure that a practice’s goals are met is one of our top priorities.

By partnering with us, patients may receive the benefits of TRT along with the help of an improved sex drive, muscle mass, weight management, better cognition, and more. Please click here for a free consultation.

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