The following are the potential signs and symptoms of low testosterone. Experiencing one or more of these items does not necessarily mean you have low testosterone. These signs and symptoms may be related to one of many other, unrelated issues.
Nonetheless, it is important for one to be aware of these potential issues and to discuss with your physician the need to check your testosterone level.
Signs and symptoms of low testosterone:
- Decreased sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of muscle mass
- Reduced energy level
- Reduced strength and endurance levels
- Sleep problems
- Increased breast size and tenderness
- Decrease in the amount of body hair
- Emotional instability
If you have one or more of these problems, ask your doctor about low testosterone. Your doctor can perform simple blood tests to determine whether or not your testosterone levels are low.
Also, consider taking the ADAM Questionnaire. It is a simple questionnaire to help men decide if they should discuss their symptoms of low testosterone with their doctors. The standard questionnaire consists of ten easy ‘yes or no’ questions. It is not used for diagnosis. Rather, it is used as starting point for a conversation with your physician.