As you age, your testosterone level gradually declines. Typically, when a man reaches age 30 the decline in testosterone is at 2-3 percent a year. Testosterone replacement therapy can improve the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in men. BHRT, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the most effective delivery method to your body. It releases small amounts of testosterone into your body at consistent amounts so that your levels remain optimal.
Some signs and symptoms of low testosterone levels include:
Changes in sexual function. This can include sexual desire, fewer spontaneous erections such as during sleep, and infertility.
Physical changes. Physical changes can include increased body fat, reduced muscle tone/bulk, reduced strength, and decreased bone density. Swollen or tender breasts and body hair loss are possible. You can also have less energy, focus, and brain fog.
Emotional changes. Low testosterone also contributes to decreased motivation and self-confidence. You might also experience sadness or depression and have trouble remembering things.
Other factors that come into play are caused by other factors such as mediation side effects, obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid problems, diabetes, and depression.
A blood test is used to diagnose low testosterone levels.