If you are an adult man and notice a lack of energy, increased body fat, chronic fatigue, reduced muscle mass, or poor sleep, you may have testosterone deficiency. Testosterone deficiency (which is also referred to as low testosterone or simply “low T”) is a serious medical condition that needs prompt medical attention. The symptoms above are sometimes mistaken for signs of old age but for the 13 million American men who are thought to have low T, they indicate something far worse. If left untreated, the symptoms will only increase in severity. In some cases, low T can reduce a man’s life expectancy. Needless to say, low T is something men should address immediately.
The medical definition of low T is having a total testosterone level lower than 300 ng/dL and a free testosterone level lower than 5 ng/dL. Amazingly, up to 90% of men with low T do not seek or receive treatment. Why? As stated, the symptoms as rided off as signs of aging — which makes some sense. After all, testosterone levels in men naturally decrease by 1-2% every year starting around the age of 30. However, low T is something no man should ignore. It requires serious medical attention.
There are treatment options available for men with the illness. One of them, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), has proven to be highly effective in treating it. The therapy involves the administration of synthetic testosterone into the body. The administration method varies (shots, pills, gels, creams, pellets, etc.) but the results are the same. In a matter of weeks, low T patients can see palpable improvements in their health and overall quality of life.
Low testosterone can be debilitating but it’s not the end of the world. With TRT, men no longer have to suffer from a lack of energy, increased body fat, and the slew of symptoms associated with the disease. For more information about low T and its treatment, feel free to leave a comment or question at the bottom.