In our last blog, we looked at two warning signs that you may have an abnormally low level of testosterone: decreased sex drive and lethargy. While both of these symptoms are major red flags for low testosterone, they can also be caused by a wide variety of other issues. That is why it is extremely important to touch base with a doctor who specializes in men’s health. Testosterone replacement therapy isn’t something that should be taken lightly, and you should have all of the best information before making your decision. Here are two more warning signs to watch out for:
Decreased muscle mass
Testosterone is a key ingredient that your body needs to build and maintain muscle mass. Even before you notice that your muscle mass is decreasing, you may experience heightened levels of lethargy (as we discussed in our last blog). Low testosterone levels make it likely that your body will begin to convert muscle mass to fat. Without proper levels of testosterone, your muscles will begin to degrade.
Increase in body fat
Many of the warning signs for low testosterone are linked together. That is why it can be so hard to self-diagnose when low testosterone is the root cause of your problems. If you are feeling lethargic, losing muscle mass, and gaining fat, you may not know which of these issues is the key to your struggles. This is why it is so important to visit a doctor who specializes in men’s health. They can perform the necessary tests to determine if low testosterone is what is causing your symptoms.
It is extremely common for many men to experience a slight decline in testosterone development as they age. However, a major decrease in levels is not normal. If you think you may be suffering from low testosterone levels, call us today. If we determine that testosterone replacement therapy is the best route, we can help put together a personalized treatment plan that will get you back to living your life the way you want to.