When to Seek Treatment for Low Testosterone

black and white portrait of an African American man with a beardWhen you think about low testosterone, a condition also known as Low-T, you probably think of problems in the bedroom. While Low-T does cause sexual health problems like loss of libido and erectile dysfunction, it also affects your overall health in a major way. What most men think of as age-related conditions could actually be a symptom of Low-T. So when should you start seeking low testosterone treatments in Tennessee?

If you’re over the age of 30

Testosterone levels slowly begin to decline by as much as 1% per year once a man reaches the age of 30. This is referred to in the men’s health community as andropause. If you smoke or drink, are overweight, are frequently under stress, or have conditions like type 2 diabetes or prostate cancer the decline could be accelerated, leaving you with much lower levels than you should, even during andropause.

If you don’t feel healthy anymore

Many men attribute things like loss of energy and libido, hair loss, and erectile dysfunction to the aging process, but this may not be entirely true. While these things are very common in men past the age of 30 or 40, they are also symptoms of Low-T. It’s important to seek treatment for Low-T because it can lead to a wide variety of health issues, including:

  • Weight Gain/Muscle Loss
  • Memory Loss
  • Depression
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Hair Loss
  • Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS)
  • Loss of Sex Drive
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fatigue/Decreased Energy Levels

If you are experiencing one or a combination of the above symptoms, you may benefit from low testosterone treatments at Memphis Men’s Clinic. Make an appointment with us today. A simple blood test to check for Low-T is included in your first visit to our men’s sexual health clinic.