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How Do You Fix Low Testosterone?

How Do You Fix Low Testosterone?

By Mike Kocsis | 7 minutes read | Last updated: June 29, 2023
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    Many men around the world suffer from low testosterone levels. Testosterone is a condition that affects many men. Low testosterone can be caused by a number of things and affect a wide range of areas of your life negatively. If you are suffering from low testosterone, you likely want to know how to fix it and get your body back on track.

    You’ll first need to identify what is causing the drop in testosterone. This guide will walk you through everything you’ll need to know. From identifying the symptoms and causes to available treatments.

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    What is Testosterone?

    First, you will need to have a basic understanding of what testosterone is and why it is so important for your body. Though testosterone is generally associated with men, it is present in women as well. It is a very important hormone for the body in a number of different ways. Testosterone is a hormone in your body that is essential for a wide range of bodily functions along with general health and sexual health.

    When the body does not have enough testosterone, it can cause several issues for the individual. If you don’t want to encounter the effects of low testosterone, you should ensure your health is at an optimum level. A step in the right direction would be having balanced hormones.

    If you are experiencing low testosterone and want to fix it, then this guide should be very helpful for you in doing so. It will help you to determine the cause of your low testosterone and get some guidance as to what you should do to combat low testosterone and the symptoms that come along with it.

     

    Symptoms of Low Testosterone

    One of the most important steps in fixing low testosterone is knowing the symptoms. When you are aware of the symptoms, you can correctly identify if you have low testosterone. Being familiar with these symptoms can also give you a deeper understanding and provide you with the knowledge you need to help fix low testosterone.

    Here are some of the most common symptoms of low testosterone:

    If you are experiencing one or multiple of these symptoms, it is very possible that you have low testosterone levels. If this is the case, you should get in contact with our specialist doctors by clicking the button below.

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    Causes of Low Testosterone

    The next step is understanding the array of potential causes for low testosterone. This will also help you know what actions need to be taken to fix the condition and ensure your side effects are managed. Here are some of the most common causes of low testosterone. You should keep in mind that the causes that affect you individually could be multiple, which would require more action to remedy.

    Health Conditions

    The first type of condition that affects men experiencing low testosterone is underlying health conditions. There are several conditions out there that can interfere with the body’s functions, including the production of an adequate level of testosterone. If you are experiencing any of these medical conditions, they could be contributing to your low testosterone levels.

    Hypogonadism

    This is perhaps the most common health condition known to affect testosterone levels. Hypogonadism refers to the condition in which the parts responsible for creating testosterone are not able to keep up with the demand. When this happens, it quickly creates a problem in the body where not enough testosterone is present to fuel all the functions that are needed. Hypogonadism is generally not cured but made up for by injecting more testosterone into the body on a consistent basis. Hypogonadism can be onset by other health factors, which can be cured.

    Cancer Treatments

    Though it is unfortunate, it is very possible for cancer treatments to affect the production of testosterone in the body. With more people suffering from cancer each year, it is becoming more and more common for men to experience low testosterone at the hands of cancer treatments. Cancer treatments, while they are sometimes effective, do a lot of damage to the body in the process. One of the casualties of cancer treatment on the body can be testosterone production. Many times, once the treatment is stopped and the cancer is beaten, testosterone production will return to healthy levels.

    Other Health Issues

    There are a number of health issues out there that can interfere with healthy testosterone production. This includes things like diabetes, AIDs, heart conditions, and more. When your body is under attack from a disease or health condition, it is much more likely that it has trouble producing the right amount of testosterone. If you are experiencing other health conditions, they could very well be linked to a lack of production of testosterone.

    Lifestyle Conditions

    Health conditions are not the only factors that can negatively impact testosterone levels in the body. They can also be impacted by lifestyle conditions–choices–that you make. Here are some of the most common reasons for low testosterone when it comes to factors involving lifestyle choices.

    Stress

    Stress is a serious problem all over the world in both men and women. Without the ability to properly handle stress or the insistence of taking on too much stress, you can easily put your body under hardship. One of the things that could be affected by holding too much stress is testosterone production.

    Physical Condition

    Your physical condition certainly matters when it comes to testosterone. If you are able to keep active and keep your body in relatively good condition, you will have a better chance of maintaining proper levels of testosterone. If you feel that this is leading to your low testosterone, you should consider picking up aerobics and trying to include more exercise in your life.

    Diet

    Diet is another factor that could certainly affect your testosterone levels. Having a good diet and giving your body good nutrition is very important in having normal testosterone levels. Your diet should be a priority. You should be eating a balanced, nutritious diet if you want to have balanced testosterone levels. If you find that you have low testosterone, it may be worth it to examine your diet and see if you are meeting nutrition requirements and recommendations.

    Drugs & Alcohol

    Using drugs and alcohol is undoubtedly something that can contribute to lowered testosterone levels over time. Drugs and alcohol are difficult substances for your body to deal with and they can certainly prevent your body from operating as normal. If you are trying to increase testosterone levels, a great start is to stop using any drugs and alcohol that are currently in use.

     

    Treatments for Low Testosterone

    Luckily, there are a few different ways that you can treat low testosterone and overcome the symptoms that you might be experiencing as a result of low testosterone. Here are some of the most popular and best treatment plans for low testosterone.

    Testosterone Replacement Therapy

    Testosterone replacement therapy is a very common treatment for low testosterone. It is generally used in men that are experiencing testosterone production decline before they are meant to. This generally means men that are under the age of 40 and are experiencing a premature decline in testosterone. Testosterone replacement therapy is used to inject more testosterone into the body to help the body function as normal instead of forcing the body to operate on a testosterone shortage. Our doctors are some of the leading medical professionals in the world on the subject of hormones and in particular testosterone deficiencies, contact us if you are interested in TRT.

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    Lifestyle Changes

    Another thing that you can do if you want to combat low testosterone is to make lifestyle changes. These can include a variety of things such as working out more, eating a better diet, and reducing the amount of stress in your life. Each of these things can lead to an improved amount of testosterone in your body. These lifestyle changes are key if you want to make an impact and you are nearing the age of natural testosterone decline. They can also be helpful if you are experiencing low testosterone at an early age.

    Testosterone Testing & Specialist

    Whatever you decide to do about your low testosterone, you should certainly get tested for testosterone levels. These tests can help to identify the amount of testosterone in your blood and determine if there is indeed a shortage. It can also help to determine whether your treatments are successful. Speaking to a specialist is a great idea that can prevent any confusion or safety risks when trying to address low testosterone.

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    About the Author: Mike Kocsis

    Mike KocsisMike Kocsis has an MBA with a focus on healthcare administration and is an entrepreneur and medical case manager for Balance My Hormones Ltd which offers medical services in the UK and Europe. Mike has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector, much of that working with people who have hormone imbalances. Mike has appeared on podcasts and radio and is an expert speaker on the subject of hormone imbalance. He specialises in Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and has helped thousands of people suffering from hormone imbalances recover and regain control of their lives. You can follow him on LinkedIn and on the Balance My Hormones YouTube Channel.

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