How Do I Know If My Testosterone Levels Are Too Low?

Aug 08, 2023
Low testosterone can present in many ways, all of which can interfere with your daily life. Read on to learn about low testosterone, including the common signs.

If you’ve been feeling “off” lately, including challenges that affect your sex life, you may be dealing with low testosterone levels — also known as “low-T.” 

While anyone can experience low testosterone, men and people assigned male at birth have a heightened risk starting in middle age. If you show signs of imbalance, know that effective treatment is available. 

At Kane Health, serving the Silicon Valley, Atherton, and the San Francisco Bay area of California, our expert team provides testosterone therapy to reverse your bothersome symptoms and help you thrive.

If you’re concerned about your testosterone levels, read on to learn how deficiencies present and signs it’s time for professional support.

You don’t feel like yourself

Testosterone gets much attention for its role in sexuality, but its benefits go beyond the bedroom. In fact, many men describe their low-T symptoms as no longer feeling like themselves. A significant reason behind that shift involves your moods and energy levels.

When your testosterone levels drop, you can experience irritability, anxiety, depression, and fatigue — all of which make you feel like a different or dimmed version of your usual self.

Your sex life is suffering

Testosterone significantly impacts your sexual health and function, given its importance for physical arousal. Once low-T begins, you might experience erectile dysfunction (ED) — difficulty achieving or maintaining erections during sex. Meanwhile, your libido can drop, making way for additional intimacy challenges.

Performance anxiety around sex is also linked with low testosterone levels, and it can worsen ED. The more nervous you are leading into sex, the more difficult arousal becomes.

Your appearance has changed

You could be dealing with low testosterone if you’ve noticed reduced muscle mass, increased body fat, or larger breast tissue. Some of this is because the hormone plays a crucial role in your ability to develop muscle tissue. And when you have less muscle mass, your metabolism declines, increasing fat. 

Testosterone also promotes hair growth, so a drop may lead to less hair on your legs, armpits, and pubic area.

Getting a low-T diagnosis and treatment

If you are experiencing symptoms, seek care from a qualified professional rather than assuming they stem from low testosterone. Our team pinpoints or rules out low testosterone, ensuring that you get proper treatment.

We may recommend testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) if you are dealing with low-T. We offer numerous forms, including implantable pellets, intramuscular injections, gels, creams, and patches. By restoring normal testosterone levels, TRT alleviates your symptoms.

To learn more about low testosterone or get the care you need, call Kane Health or request an appointment through our website today.