What is Testosterone?

Testosterone is the sex hormone that helps boys become men. This hormone is key during puberty and the development of male physical features. Testosterone helps to maintain men’s muscle strength and mass, facial and body hair, and a deeper voice. Testosterone levels can affect men’s sex drive, erections, mood, muscle mass and bone density. Testosterone is also needed for men to produce sperm.

What is Low Testosterone?

Some men have low levels of testosterone. This is called hypogonadism, or low-T.

A man’s testosterone level normally decreases with age. About 4 out of 10 men over the age of 45 have low testosterone. It is seen in about 2 out of 10 men over 60, 3 out of 10 men over 70, and 3 out of 10 men over 80 years old.

Signs of Low T

There are sexual and non-sexual signs of low testosterone. Sexual signs include:

  • Low sex drive
  • Poor erections (weaker and fewer)
  • Wanting sex less often

Non sexual signs include:

  • Increase in body fat
  • Lower energy
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Feeling depressed
  • Anemia (low iron)
  • Loss of calcium from bone

ADAMS Questionnaire about symptoms of Low Testosterone

(Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male)

  1. Do you have decease in libido (sex drive)?
  2. Do you have a lack of energy?
  3. Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance?
  4. Have you lost height?
  5. Have you noticed a decreased “enjoyment of life?’
  6. Are you sad and/or grumpy?
  7. Are you erections less strong?
  8. Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports?
  9. Are you falling asleep after dinner?
  10. Has there been a recent deterioration in your work performance?

If you Answer Yes to number 1 or 7 or if you answer Yes to more than 3 questions you may have Low Testosterone.
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