Testosterone deficiency in men - symptoms and signs

This sex hormone is one of the most important factors in maintaining the normal functioning of the body. A decrease in its production leads to various diseases. Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men are manifested both in appearance and in behavior or character.

Symptoms of low testosterone in men

The steroid hormone is responsible for the regulation of many vital processes. The normal amount of this substance in the blood is from 11 to 33 nmol / L. Low testosterone in men is manifested:

  • decreased physical stamina and strength;
  • pain in bones, joints, muscles;
  • increased tendency to depression;
  • decrease in bone density;
  • sleep disturbance;
  • infertility
  • manifestations of anemia (weakness. fatigue, pallor of the skin, etc.);
  • a decrease in muscle tissue;
  • rapid physical and mental fatigue;
  • weakening of libido (sexual desire);
  • reduced semen during ejaculation;
  • lack of a morning erection;
  • potency disorders;
  • excessive sweating;
  • frequent urge to empty the bladder.

Signs

As a rule, a decrease in testosterone in men is manifested by the following symptoms:

  • obesity according to the female type (deposits are localized on the buttocks, hips);
  • gynecomastia (breast enlargement);
  • loss of density of hair on the body;
  • baldness;
  • increased appetite;
  • dry skin;
  • the formation of deep wrinkles on the face;
  • changing the type of body hair to female.
Attention! The information presented in the article is for guidance only. Materials of the article do not call for independent treatment. Only a qualified doctor can make a diagnosis and give recommendations for treatment based on the individual characteristics of a particular patient.

Watch the video: Low testosterone: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Ohio State Medical Center (February 2020).