Testosterone Deficiency Signs and Symptoms

Testosterone Deficiency Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of a testosterone deficiency are often very noticeable, but not everyone knows that the ailments that they are feeling are caused from low T. It is a specialized doctor who can diagnose a testosterone deficiency (also called low T). Many people are dealing with low T, but this gets overlooked and not properly treated.

Doctors will give prescriptions for chemically filled medications when they are trying to just treat symptoms. They do not know these problems are caused from low T. More doctors need to be educated as to testosterone deficiency symptoms and treatment for the problem.

For an example, when a man visits a doctor complaining of fatigue, lethargy and sadness, these symptoms will usually get lumped together and become titled, “depression.” The person may complain of not having the energy to workout anymore, they are gaining weight, losing their muscle mass, have lost their sexual desire and have developed erectile dysfunction. Although, these can be signs of depression, they are also symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men.

The below chart consists of 11 warning signs that men may have a testosterone deficiency and 9 warning signs that women may be dealing with the same. Learning what one may be feeling when their testosterone levels become lower than the normal range for a person of a certain age over 30 is important. This way, symptoms of a testosterone deficiency will not get confused with something else and can be treated appropriately.

Testosterone Deficiency Symptoms In Men Testosterone Deficiency Symptoms In Women
Erectile dysfunction Lack of energy
Loss of sexual desire Loss of sexual desire
No energy Vaginal dryness
Weakness Hot flashes
Weak bone mineral density Night sweats
High LDL cholesterol levels Sleep disturbances
Weight gain Emotional instability
Muscle loss Weaker bone mineral density
Mild depression and/or anxiety Weaker skin elasticity
Irritability and/or agitation and anger  
Sleep disturbances  

Continue reading for more details about the warning signs in men and in the warning signs of women who may have a testosterone deficiency.

11 Warning Signs in Men

11 Warning Signs in Men

The top 11 possible warning signs for males that they may be dealing with testosterone deficiency symptoms in men are:

  1. Erectile dysfunction – inability to get or maintain an erection
  2. Lack of sexual desire – a dip in sexual libido and loss of interest in sex
  3. Lack of energy, vigor and vitality – apathetic about life with lethargy, fatigue and tiredness
  4. Decreased strength and endurance – weaker with a dip in exercise capacity or ability to recover quickly from physical activity
  5. Weaker bone mineral density – easier to break bones or develop osteoporosis           
  6. Higher LDL cholesterol levels – possibly leading to atherosclerosis, heart attack or stroke
  7. Weight gain – especially around the abdominal area
  8. Loss of lean muscle mass – muscles are not as pronounced and start to wane away
  9. Mild depression and/or anxiety – emotional instability including irritability, mood swings, and uncontrollable anger outbursts
  10. Looking older – balding, thinning hair and facial wrinkles with saggy skin
  11. Difficulty with sleep – difficulty falling or staying asleep during the night

As we mentioned, these symptoms are often treated with other methods, when a safer and more appropriate kind of therapy would be testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Treating depression, for example, with anti-depressant medications is often what most doctors lean towards. However, these medications can cause terrible side effects and often men will stop taking the pills because of how lousy they make them feel.

The doctors often do not know that the depression is one of the symptoms of a testosterone deficiency and therefore, do not diagnose it correctly. Often times, there is no treatment given because anti-depressants are not tolerable and one may think there is no other way out of the problems that they are experiencing.

Again, education about testosterone deficiency symptoms is vital for professionals and even lay people. Understanding what is going on with your own mind and body is important in order to get the proper diagnosis and relief from what ails you.

9 Warning Signs in Women

The 9 most common warning signs in females that they may be dealing with testosterone deficiency in women symptoms are:

  1. Lack of energy – fatigue, lethargy, apathy and tiredness
  2. A decrease in or no sexual desire – sexual libido wanes away
  3. Vaginal dryness – leads to uncomfortable intercourse and less desire for sex
  4. Hot flashes – intense waves of heat throughout the body
  5. Night sweats – very uncomfortable symptom of naturally occurring menopause becomes worse
  6. Difficulty with sleeping – sleep disturbances or inability to fall asleep at all during the night
  7. Emotional instability – depression, anxiety, irritability and mood swings
  8. Low bone mineral density – at risk for fracturing bones or developing osteoporosis
  9. Weaker skin elasticity – facial fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet and saggy skin

Not all women will experience these testosterone deficiency symptoms, but many will due to the natural decrease in this very vital hormone. Although women need less testosterone than men do, they do need a certain amount to keep their health in check.

Testosterone replacement therapy should never be ruled out to help with the symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes, night sweats, loss of sexual libido, vaginal dryness, difficulty sleeping and other issues can all be relieved with properly prescribed TRT medication. It is up to a licensed doctor to diagnose the symptoms of testosterone deficiency in females as such and then to prescribe the appropriate medication.

For more information about testosterone deficiency symptoms and how to treat them, please fill out our online contact form to speak to one of our expert clinical advisors. It is time to get rid of the ailments that you are facing with the appropriate, gentle and correctly prescribed testosterone medication.

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