Low T. You hear about it all the time, but almost always in regards to men. Here’s a hint – low testosterone is not an issue that’s exclusive to the male half of the population. Women make testosterone too. In fact, it’s around 40 percent of our hormonal makeup!
Testosterone affects many body functions, including:
Thyroid: the thyroid needs testosterone to function properly
Moods – depression and anxiety can often be tied to testosterone deficiencies. The problem is that many antidepressants inhibit testosterone production/function and make things worse.
Libido: low testosterone = low sex drive
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Joint and muscle aches and pains (often diagnosed as fibromyalgia)
Fatigue, even after resting/sleep
Forgetfulness, memory issues
Irritability and decreased ability to tolerate “stupidity” in others or cope with life Depression, anxiety, panic, sudden sense of doom; onset or worsening of previous mood disorder Weight gain, food coma/fatigue after eating, sugar cravings
Lack of endurance during workout or taking longer to recover
Onset of, or worsening headaches, including migraines
Low libido, difficulty reaching orgasm
Irritable bowel syndrome, constipation or bloating
Recognize any of these signs or symptoms? Call our office for an appointment: 480.619.4097