Low Testosterone

What are the Signs of Low Testosterone?

Having a lower sex drive is a symptom of a common condition known as testosterone deficiency. While this may give you cause for concern, you may be relieved to know this can be easily treated. Multiple studies indicate that approximately 24 percent of men aged 30 to 79 have low total testosterone. In women, the ovaries and peripheral tissues all produce testosterone, so having testosterone deficiency is not just a health issue for men. At Arkansas Urology,
we have trained and experienced providers that offer the latest treatments to men and women who have low testosterone levels.

For men, symptoms of testosterone deficiency include:

  • Low sex drive
  • Lack of energy and/or depression
  • Foggy mind (difficulty concentrating and poor memory)
  • Increased body fat
  • Lower muscle mass
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of bone calcium
  • Low iron (anemia)

The decline in testosterone in men starts after the age of 30, usually continuing at the rate of about one percent per year or 10 percent per decade of life. Some common health conditions in men related to low testosterone include:

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Being overweight (obesity)
  • Using opioids for extended periods of time


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