YOU MIGHT HAVE LOW T!
by Sept. 5, 2012on
The latest research suggests that guys without enough of the hormone can suffer from an increased risk of several serious illnesses, including diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. A simple blood test can reveal whether a man has low Testosterone (low “T”). The following is an account of some of the problems that can arise as a result of LOW T.
Low Sex Drive
Normal Testosterone is responsible for a man's sex drive. If he's low on "T," he's likely to become less interested in having sex. "Testosterone is what's responsible for 'the grrr factor," says Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, associate clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He says men differ in how frequently they like to have sex. But for men with low testosterone, he says, "It's completely absent."
With the introduction of Viagra and now Cialis, Levitra and Staxyn, men have become increasingly aware that erectile dysfunction is a very common problem. What men have not been made aware of is that the “blood flow” issue is not the only possible cause of ED. Low T can lead to erectile dysfunction as well. Many men such as those who have diabetes, hypertension and coronary artery disease might suffer from a combination of low blood flow and low T.
Low Fluid Level
A man should normally ejaculate between 1.5 and 5cc of semen at the time of orgasm. If this volume seems to be consistently low, the problem could be a result of low Testosterone. Getting a simple blood test will tell your Urologist how to proceed with treatment.
Loss of genital sensation can be sign of a number of physical problems but it can also be a result of low T. As men age they often will note a decreased level of sensation in the penis during sexual encounters.
When men reach their 40s, they are often at the peak of their careers. This means that they are working harder than ever to in order to be productive. Unfortunately, this is the time that we begin to see detectable decline in Testosterone levels. This can lead to poor work stamina, poor stamina in the gym and in the bedroom as well.
Decreased Energy, Mood Problems, and Irritability…….
These can all be signs of decreased Testosterone as well.
Reduced Muscle Mass
It's not like they become weaklings, but guys with low testosterone often feel that they're not as strong as they once were. Some men actually notice shrinkage in their arm and leg muscles, and in their chest. And if they try to build muscles with weight-lifting, they often find it frustratingly difficult to build muscle mass.
More Body Fat
Low testosterone often results not only in reduced muscle mass, but also in increased body fat. Many men will notice that they simply cannot lose their mid-section fat mass and “love handles” no matter how hard they work out in the gym.