Testosterone levels in men effect such things as sexual performance, muscle size, physical stamina, mental sharpness, and many other health related issues.
Is testosterone replacement right for you?
Check out the follow signs and symptoms of low testosterone.
Sore-body syndrome - aches, joint and muscle pain
Decline in flexibility and mobility
Decrease in muscle size, tone and strength
Decrease in physical stamina
Decrease in athletic performance
Tendency to pull a muscle or get leg cramps
Development of osteoporosis or inflammatory arthritis
Decrease in spontaneous early morning erections
Decreased libido or desire for sex
Decrease in fullness of erections
Decrease in volume of ejaculate or semen
Decrease in strength of climax or force of muscular pulsations
Difficulty in maintaining full erection
Difficulty in starting erection or no erection at all
Feeling burned out or inability to concentrate
Tiredness or sleepiness in the afternoon or early morning
Decreased mental sharpness, attention or wit
Change in creativity or spontaneous new ideas
Decrease in initiative or desire to start a new project
Decreased interest in past hobbies or new work activities
Decrease in competitiveness
Change in memory function or increased forgetfulness
Feeling of depression or a sense that activities have lost significance
Increase in total cholesterol or triglycerides
Decrease in HDL cholesterol
Rise in blood sugar level or diabetes onset
Rise in blood pressure or diagnosis of hypertension
Unexplained weight gain, especially in the midsection
Increase in fat distribution in the breast or hip area
Development of chest pain, heart disease or blocked arteries
Shortness of breath with activity, asthma becomes worse or emphysema
Lightheadness, dizzy spells, or ringing of the ears or headaches
Poor circulation or development of varicose veins or hemorrhoids
Changes in visual acuity or changes in focus of reading fine print
Many of these symptoms may just make you think you are someone entering middle age.
However most of these symptoms correspond remarkably well with the expected results of hormonal deprivation.
For example, lower levels of estrogen and testosterone have serious deleterious effects on the proper functioning of the brain, resulting in a decreased mental sharpness. The "sex" hormones turn out to also be brain hormones.
And from reading the above information you will also see that these hormones are also muscle hormones, bone hormones, skin, energy, mood and urinary hormones.
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