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Are You Suffering From Low T? 5 Signs To Look For

Are You Suffering From Low T? 5 Signs To Look For

Your body changes as you age — and it’s not uncommon for your testosterone levels to gradually decline as you get older. It’s a natural process, but dropping testosterone can bring about a range of unwelcome symptoms for many men.

Low testosterone (low T) could be to blame if you're feeling less than your best. The good news is that you don’t have to endure the symptoms in silence. Daniel Moghadam, MD, and our team at Modern Aesthetica are here to help you identify the signs of low T and help you get back to feeling like yourself again with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

Here are five common signs of low T to look for.

1. Decreased libido

For many men, the biggest sign of low T is a declining sex drive. You may find that you’re no longer as interested in sexual activities or that it’s harder to get aroused.

Low testosterone levels can also contribute to erectile dysfunction, making it difficult to maintain an erection during sexual intercourse.

2. Fatigue and low energy

If you’re always tired — even after a full night’s sleep — it could be a sign of low T. Testosterone contributes to your energy levels, and low T can leave you feeling fatigued.

Low energy can impact your productivity and overall quality of life. For some men, the fatigue from low T can be so intense that engaging in physical activities or even simple daily tasks gets challenging.

3. Mood changes

Your hormones play a big role in regulating your mood and emotions. Suffering from low T can cause mood swings, irritability, and even depression. These mood changes can contribute to an overall decline in your sense of well-being and happiness.

4. Loss of muscle mass and increased body fat

Testosterone helps your body maintain muscle mass. If testosterone levels drop, you may notice a gradual loss of muscle mass, accompanied by increased body fat.

You may gain weight even if you follow a healthy diet and exercise plan, and those extra pounds might appear in your abdominal area first. This shift in body composition can have a significant impact on both your physical appearance and overall health.

5. Cognitive changes

Last but not least, low T can affect cognitive function, including memory and concentration. You may notice “brain fog,” find it more challenging to focus on tasks, or have difficulty remembering things.

These cognitive changes can interfere with your work and daily activities. And while many men write these changes off as part of aging, they could be a sign of low T.

How bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help

If you’re suffering from low T, BHRT could be an option for you. It’s a treatment that can effectively address common symptoms by increasing testosterone levels in your body.

Dr. Moghadam and our team may recommend BHRT if we identify a hormonal imbalance causing your symptoms. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones have the same chemical structure as your body’s natural hormones and many men prefer BHRT because of this.

We develop a treatment plan and recommended dose based on your needs. BHRT can help increase your sex drive and improve sexual performance by raising your testosterone levels to a healthier range.

As your testosterone levels return to balance, you may experience increased energy, reduced fatigue, and improved cognitive function. Therapy can also help stabilize your mood and reduce mood swings.

If you struggle with loss of muscle mass and weight gain due to low T, BHRT can aid in maintaining muscle mass and reducing body fat, particularly around your abdomen. This can help you achieve a more desirable physique and improve overall health.

Are you ready to regain your vitality and improve your quality of life? It’s time to find out if you’re a candidate for BHRT. Call our Santa Monica, California, office at 424-391-3884 or request a consultation online today.

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