Low testosterone levels in men cause a wide variety of problems, including sexual dysfunction, decreased muscle mass and strength, and weight gain. One of the most prominent, but less frequently recognized, symptoms of low testosterone in men is fatigue that lingers and doesn’t seem to go away, no matter how much rest you might be getting. In today’s post, we’ll explain the connection between low testosterone and chronic fatigue, and we’ll also explain how you can restore your health with low testosterone treatment therapy. Men’s Vitality Center in Tempe offers low testosterone therapy, weight loss management, and many other men’s health services. Contact our Tempe office today to schedule an appointment.
What Is Chronic Fatigue?
The expression “chronic fatigue” encompasses a variety of symptoms, but for men with low testosterone, it refers to a consistent feeling of mental and physical exhaustion. The most prominent symptom of chronic fatigue is physical fatigue that occurs in both the presence and in the absence of strenuous physical activity. For men with chronic fatigue, even eight hours of rest each night is not enough to help them feel refreshed in the mornings. Many men who have chronic fatigue caused by low testosterone levels report that they have a difficult time concentrating for extended periods of time, and many others report feeling “foggy” and “out of it” throughout the day.
What’s the Connection to Low Testosterone?
While the hormone testosterone plays crucial roles in both men and women, it’s particularly important for men to maintain healthy levels of testosterone. The connection between testosterone and fatigue is complex, but the root of the problem concerns your overall energy levels. Testosterone plays a role in a man’s metabolic rate and, as we noted above, mental clarity and motivation; when testosterone is low, both motivation and metabolism are negatively affected.
Low Testosterone and Chronic Fatigue Treatment
Chronic fatigue can sometimes be treated naturally. Men who begin including exercise and a healthy diet in their routines often see an improvement in their symptoms in a matter of weeks. If your chronic fatigue is caused by severely low testosterone levels, testosterone replacement therapy is the most effective way to quickly restore your health. Low testosterone treatment involves a weekly injection of testosterone, and many men see an improvement in their symptoms in as few as 14 days. Each case is different, however, and only your doctor will be able to gauge how effective testosterone replacement therapy will be for you.
If you’re concerned about your testosterone levels, or if you suspect that you might be suffering from chronic fatigue, make an appointment with our men’s health experts right away. Even if you aren’t suffering from either of these conditions, it’s important to ensure that you maintain a healthy body and mind. Men’s Vitality Center has helped hundreds of men in Tempe and the surrounding areas successfully treat low testosterone and chronic fatigue, and we’d love to help you as well. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward wellness.