After the age of 30, some men experience a drop in sexual drive and difficulty with erectile function. While some erectile dysfunction (ED) symptoms are caused by psychological factors, there is a biological factor that men often forget to get tested: testosterone levels. Learn to recognize these common signs that your testosterone levels should be tested.
Drop in Sexual Drive – The most common symptom of low testosterone (low-t) is a drop in sexual drive and libido. While this drop can be caused by psychological symptoms like stress and anxiety, low-t is a potential cause of impotence. If nighttime erections begin to wane, it’s time to test your testosterone levels.
Physical Symptoms – A drop in testosterone levels can sometimes cause obvious physical symptoms like enlarged breasts or hair loss. One of the most common early signs that some men notice is that they do not need to shave as often as before.
Andropause – At the age of 40, some men begin experiencing a male form of menopause called andropause. Men will typically experience menopause-like symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats. This is a time when hormone levels begin to drop due to age. It’s important to test testosterone levels after this age to make sure your hormone levels are decreasing at a normal rate.
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