Men with low T can experience emotional and physical health challenges as well as significant drops in sex drive. Anxiety, irritability, depression and other mood changes are common in men with low T.
Low T Can Impact Emotional Well-being
Testosterone is a steroid hormone that stimulates the development of male sexual characteristics and is produced mainly in the testes, but also in the ovaries and adrenal cortex. Many men experience the physical and emotional symptoms of low testosterone. Low testosterone can affect your self-confidence and physical well-being. Low levels can also cause memory problem, lack of concentration and insomnia.
If you’re feeling irritable, sad, or just not like yourself, make an appointment to see your doctor. A routine exam and some blood work can identify if your testosterone levels are within normal ranges or if you have a deficiency. Many people utilize testosterone therapy. It can be an effective way to boost your mood and other symptoms that accompany the deficiency.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment option that helps restore normal testosterone levels. Synthetic testosterone is available in several different forms. The most common choices include injections, wearable skin patches, and topical gels that are absorbed through the skin. Your lifestyle can guide you and your doctor on which form is best for you.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help if you’re having trouble dealing with mental health/psychological symptoms of low T. CBT can help you to learn coping skills that improve your sense of well-being, reduce irritability and combat depression. For more information call 801-386-9799.