Testosterone is an important hormone for men. It plays a role in sexual health, hair growth and emotions. A decrease in testosterone is normal as men age. However, it can affect men of every age.
Testosterone plays a major role in the libido of both men and women. Low testosterone often results in a diminished libido and trouble with erections.
Depression and Mood Changes
According to a study by The University of Washington, men with low testosterone are four times more likely to have issues with depression. They can also experience drastic mood swings, irritability and have trouble focusing.
Decrease in Bone Mass
Decreased bone mass (osteoporosis) is most often linked to women, but men with low testosterone can also experience a decrease in bone mass because the hormone plays a role in keeping bones strong.
Decrease in Muscle Mass
Testosterone plays a vital role in the building and strengthening of muscles. Men with low testosterone often see a decrease in muscle mass and an increase in body fat.
Testosterone levels impact a variety of body functions, including hair production. Men with low testosterone often go bald or have trouble growing facial hair.
Low testosterone can cause the testicles to shrink and become smaller.
Decrease in Amount of Sperm
When your testosterone levels decrease, you might also notice a decrease in the amount of ejaculate.
How Can I Boost Testosterone Levels?
There are simple ways to boost testosterone. Consult with Dr. Eric Diner in St. Petersburg, FL for more information.