Men: Do You Suffer from Low Testosterone? 

In a physical sense, testosterone is what makes a man a man. It makes his voice deeper, his muscles larger and is responsible for his sex drive.

Testosterone levels tend to peak for men in their 20s. By the time a man reaches his 30s, he’s more likely to experience low testosterone.

A man who has low testosterone is subject to various symptoms. Awareness of these symptoms makes it possible to get tested for low testosterone and seek treatment.

How Do You Know If You Have Low Testosterone?

Numerous symptoms may accompany low testosterone levels. Frequently, the most noticeable of these is a lower sex drive. Men who do not have adequate testosterone may have little or no interest in sex. Just as troubling is the tendency to have difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection.

Loss of Hair and Muscle

When a man has low testosterone, he may find that he is losing hair. This is not confined to the head. Men may discover that their facial and body hair is also thinning. At the same time, their muscle mass begins to decrease, and no amount of weight training seems to compensate.

Low Energy, Lower Spirits

Low testosterone may be the culprit in the case of a man that feels tired all of the time. This fatigue remains regardless of how much sleep the man gets. Depression and irritability are also common in men who experience this condition. Guys who find that their mood just never seems to improve may need to go in for testing.

Testing for Low Testosterone

A simple blood test, known as serum testosterone level, is all that is required to determine whether or not a man is suffering from low testosterone. The results can be used by a physician to develop a treatment plan.

Contact your nearest ARCpoint Labs location today to learn about our male health testing services — including testing for testosterone levels — as well as other types of clinical testing.

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