Testosterone. It’s one of the most basic building blocks of a man. It’s a hormone produced in your testicles and works to promote sperm production, increase your libido, and build muscle mass and strong bones. It’s normal for testosterone to decrease as you get older, but low T (AKA hypogonadism) can happen to anyone. Here are 8 warning signs that you may be suffering from low testosterone production.
Any time is a good time for sex. If your girlfriend is gorgeous but you’re more interested in video games and sleeping than sex with her, you may have more than just relationship problems.
A numb dick
Yes, you read that right. Not only is your sex drive low, but when she touches you, you don’t get that insane nerve-ending buzz you used to get. Some men complain of less sexual pleasure down there when their testosterone levels have gone down. Feeling numb to what should be one of the most pleasurable activities for you and your partner is a pretty crappy situation.
The dreaded ED. Testosterone helps stimulate the brain to produce nitric oxide, the molecule that helps produce an erection. Without enough testosterone, you can struggle to get or keep an erection at all. Not sexy.
The more testosterone in your system, the more semen your body produces. If you’re hardly cumming at all, that’s another sign you’ve got low T.
If you want to have sex but you pass out on the couch before you can make it to the bed, low T might be to blame.
Sometimes low T is confused with depression because it’s hard for you to get out of bed, you’re low on energy, and you feel shitty. Just as women get a little off when they go through menopause, a decrease in testosterone is going to make you feel lower than usual. Common symptoms include depression, irritability, or an inability to focus.
And not just on the head. Testosterone gives you your manly chest hair and facial hair. If it starts thinning, a lack of testosterone could be to blame.
Less muscle, more fat
It doesn’t sound very fun, does it? If you’re usually a gym rat but you find yourself unable to lift your usual amount of weight, check out your T levels. What’s even worse is that low T results in more fat. One of the worst symptoms of low T is gynecomastia, AKA man boobs.
If these signs and symptoms sound like you, consider getting a serum testosterone level blood test to see if you’ve got low T. Low testosterone production can be treated with injections, patches, gels, supplements, or even implantable pellets. Your sex life, self-esteem, and health don’t have to suffer just because you’re getting older and your T-level is a little low. As soon as you’re balanced out, you’re going to feel a lot better, and the sex is going to get a lot better, too.