04 Apr The Effects of Aging & Lower Testosterone in Men
Many men know the stigma of aging all too well. They feel the changes decreased testosterone has on their body, and many aren’t interested in feeling the effects anymore. The good news is you don’t have to go through this. When you recognize the signs of aging and associated changes in testosterone, you can work with your doctor to select a service or treatment that addresses your concerns.
Do you think you are noticing the effects of aging? Read on to see if this is something you can address with testosterone. These are among the most common effects men see as they age, especially after they hit the 50-year mark.
Less Energy & Motivation
Men who see a depletion in testosterone also see changes in their energy levels. They are less energetic and sometimes even extremely fatigued. Men with higher levels of testosterone are typically more active. Changes in sleeping patterns are also incredibly common among individuals experiencing hormone fluctuations.
This change in energy can affect concentration as well. Some men who used to have great focus find that it wanes with age. Sometimes, this leads to a drop in motivation, making it more difficult not only to achieve goals but also to set them in the first place.
Memory loss often accompanies the changes to energy and motivation.
Depression can be more common in men who are experiencing low levels of testosterone. Other common mood changes include increased irritability and a lower sense of well-being. If you notice significant changes to your mood, you may benefit from a therapy that can adjust this.
Hair loss is common in men as they age, but it also has a lot to do with the body’s hormones. Some men don’t want to bald, and they turn to PRP and other therapies to change this.
Decreased Muscle Mass
It is natural for the body to lose muscle mass with age, and many men gain weight at the same time. If you have experienced a significant weight gain, you may benefit from medical weight loss at a clinic that focuses on the role of testosterone in men’s weight fluctuations.
Changes in Sexual Functioning
Individuals who are seeing a decrease in testosterone also see changes in the way they function on a sexual level. For instance, some men have a lower libido and may experience fewer spontaneous erections. Low testosterone can even lead to impotence. Some men are able to change this with medications, but other treatments are also available to increase libido.
Some men in their 30s and 40s may see premature changes in testosterone that can impact fertility. For men in this age group who are trying to have children, this news can be devastating.
Another common issue is premature ejaculation. Much like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and other sexual dysfunctions can have emotional tolls as well as physical side effects.
Changes in Urinary Functioning
Urinary incontinence is a common concern among men as they age. For men, changes to the reproductive system also impact the urinary system. The prostate also has a lot to do with the ability of men to have proper urinary functioning.
Whether you experience erectile dysfunction or hair loss, health clinics can help you regain some of your mojo. Testosterone therapies and other methods have a great success rate.
NuMale Medical Center offers treatment for men living with low testosterone, whether the change is brought on by aging or something else. Call our office today to discuss your options for growing older without losing your energy or your zest for life. We’re happy to help you.