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What You Need to Know about Low T and Fatigue

Your body produces testosterone from puberty onward. If you’re suffering from low testosterone in Davie, FL and environs, we can help. This vital hormone is responsible for all your male characteristics, and though you may not realize it, testosterone also affects your energy level as well.

Declining Low T

For the average male, the T level begins to decline about age 30, and by the time you reach 40, your testosterone is declining about 1-2% every year. When you’re in your 50s – and possibly before – you may start showing symptoms of Low T. These include:

  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Insomnia
  • Moodiness
  • Hair loss
  • Decreased bone density
  • Fatigue

The fatigue cascade

Approximately 5 million men in the U.S. have low testosterone. Fatigue is one of the most common and most debilitating of the symptoms, raising the question, what is the relationship between low T and fatigue?

In addition to driving a man’s sexual desire, testosterone produces muscle and generates energy. As you age and your testosterone level gradually decreases, interest in sex and your energy level may also decline. However, it’s not normal for your testosterone level to drop so drastically that you lose all interest in sex or fatigue negatively impacts your daily activities.

At the same time, it’s essential to remember that Low T is not the only possible cause for fatigue. For example, it’s possible your thyroid may be producing an insufficient amount of thyroid hormone, contributing to your feeling of tiredness much of the time.

Reversing the trend

When you come to South Florida Men’s Health, Dr. Swartz will evaluate you with a comprehensive physical exam that includes both blood tests and urine samples to determine all the factors involved in your condition. It’s essential to remember that in addition to low T, other conditions, as we said, can complicate and add to the fatigue problem.

If we determine low T is the main source of your declining energy level, we’ll customize a t-replacement regimen for you, including an adjustment period during which we’ll find the exact dosage to bring back both your interest and your energy level.

Don’t hesitate. For help with testosterone in Davie, FL call us today at 954-376-4156 to schedule your initial appointment.