Low testosterone doesn’t just affect your body—it causes negative changes in your mind, too. And if left unchecked, these issues can bring your formerly happy life to a grinding halt.
Let’s check out some of the (many) problems associated with low testosterone—I want you to use this checklist as a sort of self-diagnostic tool.
If you have many (or even some) of these problems, it’s time to get checked. Nearly all issues related to low T can be reversed, but it’s better to catch them early before things spiral out of control.
Physical Signs of Low Testosterone
Low testosterone manifests in a number of ways, causing your body to deteriorate right in front of your eyes.
One of the biggest killers. Low T causes excessive fatigue, meaning you need more sleep, frequent naps, and just don’t feel as rested in the morning.
Reduced Muscle Mass and Strength Loss
Testosterone is vital for muscle building. Dropping testosterone levels make it harder to gain mass, easier to lose muscle, and generally cause you to feel weaker than a limp noodle.
Increased Body Fat
Low T causes you to lose muscle mass, but it also makes it a hell of a lot easier to gain fat, too. The end result after years of living with low T is looking like an out-of-shape mess—the total opposite of what men want. Specifically body fat around the pecks creating “man boobs” or “moobs” for short is a tell tell sign of low T.
The biggest problem most guys have with low T is erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. Not being able to get hard (and stay hard) during sex is the quickest way to make even the most burly, badass dude feel like a loser.
But oftentimes the issue isn’t age or blood flow…it’s your testosterone.
Poor Cholesterol Ratios
One of the sure signs of low T is having cholesterol ratios way out of balance. That means super high bad cholesterol, and low good cholesterol. (Cholesterol is one of the building blocks of testosterone).
Call it what you want—gyno is male breast tissue. Breast tissue can’t be reduced or removed through normal exercise because it’s not fat. Usually, your only option for getting rid of gyno is male breast reduction.
However, in some cases testosterone replacement therapy CAN help get rid of gyno. So don’t lose hope just yet.
Increased Refractory Period
Just fancy science lingo for “the time it takes for you to get hard and ready to rumble again after ejaculating.”
Healthy men can jump back in the saddle pretty quickly after sex—if it takes you hours or days before you want another tumble between the sheets, you might have low T.
Reduced Sperm Count
Unless you’re getting a microscope out and counting by hand, the only way you’ll really have a hint that your sperm count is low is if you and your lady are trying to have a baby…to no avail.
While there might be other issues making it difficult for your wife/girlfriend to get pregnant, low sperm count due to low T is one of the biggest culprits.
Mental Signs of Low Testosterone
It’s not all in your head—low testosterone affects how you think, too!
There are tons of reasons why you might not have a high sex drive, but if it’s a recurring problem you might have low T.
Difficulty Concentrating and Remembering
If there’s one substance in the human body that gives us male energy, it’s testosterone. High, healthy T levels keep our brains working at full capacity. When T drops, mental exertion becomes difficult. We lose focus.
Plus, our short term memory suffers. Guys with low T find themselves forgetting where they left the car keys, leaving groceries in the car, simple stuff they’d never forget before.
Emotional Signs of Low Testosterone
Low T creates a vicious circle where physical and mental problems can create emotional issues, leading to a life of misery with low testosterone.
Normal guys don’t get depressed, at least not often. If you find yourself constantly sad or hopeless about the future, check yourself for other symptoms on this list. You might have low T.
Ambition is one of man’s defining characteristics. Healthy guys wake up in the morning, ready to grab life by the horns. Guys with low T are the opposite—complacency and “good enough” become the norm.
Low T causes normally even-keeled men to become angry, irritable, agitated, and generally un-fun to be around. If you find yourself lacking patience with people or snapping at the smallest annoyances, you might have low T.
Do You Have Low Testosterone?
If you have some of these symptoms, don’t despair. Testosterone replacement therapy could be the perfect fix for all of your problems.
Remember, there’s nothing wrong with erectile dysfunction, losing your edge, or feeling lethargic. What matters is being proactive and taking your life back.
Don’t be ashamed for wanting higher testosterone—T is what makes us men, and there’s no reason to accept being less of a man than you deserve to be.