Low T

What Are the Warning Signs of Low Testosterone?

You’ve probably heard of low testosterone, but you may be wondering what the warning signs for testosterone deficiency are. Low T is a serious health condition that develops when a man’s body doesn’t produce an adequate amount of testosterone. Testosterone begins to decrease around the age of 30 and continues to do so throughout the rest of a man’s life. It can greatly affect your overall quality of life, and while it’s a more common problem among older men, younger men can also suffer from it.

Common causes of Low T include:

  • Obesity
  • Aging
  • Certain medications
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Metabolic disorders
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol 
  • Testicular cancer
  • Injuries
  • Sleep apnea

If you have an underlying condition that’s linked to low testosterone, don’t wait to let your urologist know. For example, if you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you’re at a higher risk of suffering from low testosterone than a man without diabetes. Getting tested as soon as you suspect a problem will allow your doctor to find a solution before symptoms get worse.

Some key signs and symptoms to look out for include:

  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction 
  • Irritability 
  • Memory problems
  • Loss of muscle mass

If you’re experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, you aren’t alone. You also don’t have to live in discomfort. There are treatment options available and your urologist will be able to talk you through the best options to meet your specific needs. Don’t spend weeks or months putting your health on the back burner—give your doctor a call today if you’ve noticed warning signs of low testosterone.

At Arkansas Urology, we’re here for you. Our patients’ health has been and will always be our top priority! Do you need to schedule an appointment? Contact us today or book your appointment online.

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