Testosterone is a hormone that helps contribute to having healthy levels of energy and an overall feeling of vitality. This means if you’re a man with low testosterone, you can experience unwelcome symptoms of tiredness and fatigue.
When the effects of low testosterone exhaust you and cause other unwelcome side effects, testosterone specialist Hasan Badday, MD, can bring back your usual vigor with testosterone therapy at Pacific Pain & Regenerative Medicine, located in Irvine and Los Angeles, California.
Find out more about testosterone therapy and how it can renew your energy.
What is testosterone?
The hormone testosterone is naturally present in both men and women, but men have it in significantly higher levels. In men, testosterone is produced by your testicles and ensures your genitals and secondary sexual development characteristics develop.
Healthy levels of testosterone ensure your muscles, bones, and red blood cells stay strong and healthy. Having the correct level of testosterone is also important for you to maintain sexual performance and desire and an overall sense of well-being.
What is the connection between testosterone and energy levels?
Having healthy levels of testosterone helps you maintain a strong sense of vigor, motivation, and health. If your testosterone levels drop, whether it’s due to getting older or a condition that lowers testosterone levels, you might start to experience higher levels of fatigue.
Sometimes, low testosterone can cause dramatic effects like leaving you exhausted all the time, or you might just feel more tired than you used to be. This effect often remains even when you’re able to get enough sleep.
Symptoms of low testosterone
Excessive tiredness and fatigue is just one of the negative effects you might experience when you have low testosterone. Other symptoms include:
- Lower sex drive
- Difficulty having or maintaining an erection
- Reduced muscle mass and bone density and increased body fat without lifestyle changes
- More trouble sleeping
- Less ability to focus and concentrate
- Reduced drive and motivation
- Thinning hairline
- Fertility problems
These symptoms can also have other causes, so if you’re experiencing them, it’s important to make an appointment with Dr. Badday to confirm low testosterone is the cause of what you’re experiencing.
How testosterone therapy makes you less tired
Once Dr. Badday determines you have low testosterone, he recommends testosterone therapy to get your testosterone up to your previous levels. Testosterone therapy restores your overall feelings of vitality and also restores your sexual drive, ability to perform sexually, and full enjoyment of your orgasm.
Your restored health and improved ability to sleep all bring your energy levels back up to what they previously were. This also means you experience significantly less fatigue and can go about your typical activities with renewed vigor.
Testosterone therapy comes with other health benefits as well, including improving cardiovascular health, helping you control your blood sugar, and lowering your risk of developing osteoporosis and diabetes.
If you’re experiencing fatigue or other symptoms of low testosterone, our team can help. Schedule an evaluation at Pacific Pain & Regenerative Medicine by calling our office most convenient for you or booking an appointment online today.