05 Jul Low Testosterone and Your Mental Health
Low testosterone, or low T, is a condition that impacts many men today. This hormonal imbalance can cause many different symptoms, and every man’s experience may be different. Low T can cause emotional and physical symptoms, including depression and anxiety.
While many men associate low testosterone with sexual symptoms like low libido or ED, many men don’t realize the impact that this condition can have on their mental health. While everyone’s testosterone levels will start to decrease as they age, there are many men who experience most drastic drops than normal. These drops are what lead to unwanted symptoms like weight gain, ED, and changes in mood.
Many researchers believe that because testosterone is a neuroactive steroid which means it impacts your central nervous system. This is why researchers believe it can impact mood. Lowe testosterone levels are also linked with depressive symptoms and disorders in men. Certain research has found that men with depression tend to have lower levels of total testosterone in their bodies.
Low T issues and mental health disorders often also come with the same symptoms, which is why sometimes low T can go undiagnosed. This includes symptoms such as fatigue, depression, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, and more. The good news is that most evidence suggests that treating low T with treatments like testosterone replacement therapy can help you return to feeling like yourself again and helping you overcome these bouts of depression and anxiety.
While there is still research being done on the topic, there is a suggested link between depression and testosterone and studies that suggest Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) can help relieve depressive symptoms and boost mood in men who have low testosterone levels. Here at LT Men’s Clinic, we can help you get the testosterone treatments that you need in order to get back to feeling like yourself. Testosterone treatment can help with the mental health symptoms you experience as a result of your low T, but the first step is getting your testosterone levels checked to determine if this could be the cause of your mental health symptoms.
If you have questions about low testosterone and what you can do to help get your testosterone levels back on track, LT Men’s Clinic is ready to help. We are here to help with innovative low testosterone treatments, just contact us today at (817)-369-3605 to schedule an appointment.