Low T Affects Your Whole Body

Low T Affects Your Whole Body

Cognitive, heart, and nerve problems may arise if you have low levels of testosterone.

Low testosterone could be weakening your bones. Treatment appears to strengthen them.

Low testosterone can make it difficult to lose weight, even if you’re watching what you eat and exercising. Depression, fatigue, and low libido are some of the better-known symptoms of low testosterone

  1. Reduced Bone Mass – “You won’t realize your bones are getting thinner until they fracture, but lower testosterone can contribute to reduced bone-mineral density,”
  2. Heart Attack or Stroke – “…we do know what happens when men do not have testosterone: They are more likely to fracture bones and have cardiac events, strokes and heart attacks
  3. Nerve Pain or Numbness – “Testosterone and its derivatives, such as DHT, have recently been demonstrated to repair damage to nerves in the peripheral nervous system. If you have a condition such as diabetes and you find your nerve pain and numbness getting worse, talk with your doctor about the possibility that you may also have low testosterone.
  4. Skin Problems – … “skin can become dry, and those with skin conditions such as psoriasis get worse.
  5. Difficulty Losing Weight – “Men who are overweight tend to have lower testosterone levels,”
  6. Changes in Memory and Cognitive Ability – A man’s memory and cognitive ability may go down along with his testosterone levels, report researchers who tested, over a five-month period, a group of men aged 70 and older. Another change related to testosterone’s possible effect on cognition is its impact on the ability to carry out visual motor tasks.

Researchers are only now beginning to explore the many ways that low testosterone can affect your health. If you’re wondering whether there might be a connection between your symptoms and low testosterone, ask for a testosterone blood test. That’s the only way to get a definitive diagnosis. PC Medical can help, call 317-288-5187.