Being a low testosterone man can negatively impact your quality of life from a variety of both physiological and psychological reasons.
In fact, many issues suffered by men can be attributed to poor diet and lifestyle choices ubiquitous in the 21st Century that significantly reduce testosterone levels.
Herculean Strength has discussed the devastating consequences of all of the above factors at length in past articles as the average man’s fertility drops sharply with each subsequent year that passes.
Low T is to blame for a lot of modern phenomenon that see men openly emasculate themselves for social approval — be it for attention or to avoid ostracism.
And being low T is a nasty place to be, leaving millions of men frustrated, socially — and literally — impotent, and NOT living their best life.
Here is a quickfire list of reasons why being low T absolutely sucks.
20 Reasons Why Being Low T Sucks
- Poor sex drive
- Lack of confidence
- Higher bodyfat percentage
- Lower bone density
- Poor muscle definition
- Low motivation
- Low energy
- Proneness to depression/anxiety
- Weaker connective tissue
- Slower metabolism
- Premature balding
- Self-confidence issues
- Shorter life expectancy
- Cardiovascular issues
- Inability to realize potential
- Lower likelihood to attract partner
- Slower post-exercise recovery time
- Poor skin quality
- Lower fertility rates
There are no two ways about it: if you’re a dude and you have low testosterone levels, the chances are that you’re not living life to the fullest.
Aside from the negative consequences of having low testosterone listed above, there are a few other symptoms we have listed in a previous article.
So how can you tell if you have low testosterone?
The easiest and most definitive way is to have a blood test. A normal testosterone level range for men is 300 to 1,000 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dl), whereas for women, it’s between 15 and 70 ng/dl. If as a man your testosterone is below 300 ng/dl, you have low testosterone.
But this is putting the cart before the horse, because before you decide to have a test you will experience some or all of the following symptoms, assuming you actually do have low testosterone.
You’ll have good reason to ask the question ‘Do I have low T?, because in some very obvious ways you’ll feel like less of a man.
The main symptoms include:
- Reduced libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Fertility problems (inability to conceive)
- Fatigue/Low Energy
- Depression/Lowered Mood
- Weight Gain
- Muscle Loss
Boys with low testosterone may develop slower, with little or no body hair, under-developed muscles and smaller penises; and men with low T will have difficulty building muscle, no matter how hard they try.
In extreme cases of low testosterone, usually referred to as hypogonadism, men may also develop breast tissue (gynecomastia) and osteoporosis (reduced bone density).
Hypogonadism has a variety of causes, which include:
- Certain genetic disorders
- Pituitary disorders, including pituitary tumours and injuries
- Inflammatory diseases
- Obesity and also rapid weight loss
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Steroid use
Obesity, in particular, is an increasingly common cause of hypogonadism.
Things You Can Do To Boost Your T Levels
Being low T isn’t necessarily a life sentence to an unfulfilled existence — there are several things you can do to remedy the situation.
We have an article on how to boost T levels that include 20 strategies to help you start improving your quality of life.
There is no reason for you to suffer in silence and things that you can do that will take almost immediate effect.
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