Halt! Gents, we’re standing in front of modern men’s ultimate curse and some interesting details about it – low testosterone and symptoms. These two words strike fear into every gentleman’s heart for a good reason – although older guys are more likely to fall victims to low T levels, younger folks are not safeguarded.
Low testosterone symptoms for men are the true manifestation of evil for us men and you know I’m right!
So my task at hand for this post would be to reveal some really valuable information concerning low testosterone and symptoms which could affect one’s physical, mental and emotional state. You have to be familiar with this saying (I’m twisting the true meaning, but you catch my drift anyway):
Wherever the head goes, the body will follow!
To kick things off, I would like to say a few words about this condition, most importantly what’s the range considered to be the norm when it comes down to testosterone levels in men. It’s generally agreed upon that the range between 300 – 1000 ng/dl is normal, so anything below 300 may be regarded as insufficient T in terms of The King of Hormones (testosterone).
To get a better understanding, I’ve written a helpful post related to the normal range of testosterone levels for us men.
If you’re too concerned about having low levels, there’s always the possibility of visiting a lab, so that you can roll your sleeves up and let the fine looking nurse (fingers crossed) draw some blood – although some symptoms are unmistakable.
It might not be too far-fetched to say that every fellow out there has suffered bouts of not-so-decent testosterone levels during his lifetime, but having in mind that it most likely returned to normal shortly after. I definitely believe that my T is plunging down after I experience failure of some sort.
Some specific and relevant examples now!
(1) Receiving an embarrassing exam score;
(2) Screwing up that crucial job interview;
(3) Getting completely rejected by that hottie;
(4) Losing an arm-wrestling match in front of a crowd;
(5) Forgetting to pay your car tax in time (trust me, this sucks)… etc.
Sounds familiar eh? Some smart people actually did a research on this subject and their findings totally support my theory – here’s the proof.
That’s awesome indeed, but now we’ll focus entirely on guys who actually experience low testosterone on a daily basis, not sporadically. The king of hormones (you know who that might be) is our primary friend as men and it’s our responsibility to treat it with respect. We’ll ditch the analogy for a moment so that I can clarify what I mean – your condition may very well be the consequence of a poor lifestyle.
Yep, you got that right:
It’s commonly the result of neglecting your overall health!
As expected, this is excluding causes like diseases of the testes or pituitary gland since it affects a lesser portion of guys with low T. But seriously, when was the last time you got hammered? Or perhaps the (over)consumption of something (there’s a reason I picked this word and not “food”) packed with sugar, loaded with saturated fat and also processed? Maybe even disrupted sleep patterns combined with excessive stress?
Speaking of food, yours truly has created a valuable article directly related to this subject, more specifically the 5 most anti-testosterone foods out there! This is the right time to check them and does your best to avoid, avoid, avoid… you know the drill!
Fast paced urban life certainly has an impact, also everyone has a vice or two – especially being surrounded by all kinds of temptations on a daily basis just makes it hard not to slip every now and then. And yes I’m indirectly implying that folks living in rural regions are probably walking around with way higher T levels than us big city men!
All of this might sound obvious or even a cliche of a sort, however connecting the dots shouldn’t be rocket science and it’s rather clear how these factors could possibly have a negative impact on our manliness. Diet especially is a completely different topic altogether which deserves its own separate post – and it’s been honored to have one!
Having this information in mind, now I will stomp on a rather unpleasant myth. Hypogonadism ( a fancy scientific term for low T) is a condition that an awful lot of men just consider a perfectly natural part of the aging process… they couldn’t have been more wrong!
Being older DOES NOT automatically mean that you’re a sissy with low T!
It’s true that testosterone levels gradually decrease as we get older, but it’s only about 1 percent every year after we hit 30, so it would be foolish to solely blame your age for having below the norm values of the king of hormones. Actually, I’m pretty sure that there are some older men who walk around with twice or thrice the amount of T of many younger guys.
Doesn’t take a quantum physicist to realize that some gentlemen do carry bigger amounts of total testosterone than others, hence why even the supposedly plagued age difference cannot make such a big difference if one man’s body already possesses higher values of our favorite hormone.
Tonight we dine in… low testosterone!?
Think you’ve got what it TAKES to officially announce that your T is below the norm? Now I want you to imagine a crazed spartan screaming this! Alright, relax folks, relax… still, did you enjoy screaming your lungs out!
Anyways, talking about low T, an article of mine exploring the real possibilities of low testosterone treatment without needles was created to wrap up the natural approach to this unfortunate condition for many men out there.
Please focus now – when it comes down to low testosterone symptoms for men, these are some of the most common ones:
- Did somebody say erectile dysfunctions? Oh damn – this, and also losing your desire to spend some private time with a female (had to put my professor glasses here);
- Losing all kinds of gains (see what I did there?) – a rather unpleasant and most importantly unwanted decline in muscle strength, mass as well as an overall drop in endurance and stamina;
- Finding it hard to bust a nut;
- Carrying nastier, jiggly fat on your frame;
- A reduction in the density and mass of bone tissue leading to more likeliness of fractures (osteoporosis);
- Takes you longer to get that plane up in the air again – refractory period raised;
- Man boobs or a.k.a. gynecomastia or simply gyno.
Just wanna point out that these not entirely and exclusively reserved for low testosterone, but you can be damn certain that if you associate yourself with a symptom or two from the list above – things don’t sound right and getting your T levels checked might be a wise move.
Having the aforementioned symptoms would most likely mean you’re riding the low T train
But after all, if you made your way to this post one would assume that you are concerned and in need of help so that you can reclaim your male mojo. Fear not dear friends, for I will be giving you my best and sincere advice on how to tackle this tricky subject with the positive mindset that it’s a totally reversible process.
In case you DO need to redeem your manliness, I have just the right tools (articles) for natural testosterone treatment! What’s been broken can be repaired, but only if you approach the problem at the right angle.
I feel that this is the perfect timing for a brilliant (and rather hilarious at the same time) quote from Conan the Barbarian – here Arnold (Conan) is asked the simple question “what’s best in life?”:
“To crush your enemies, see them driven before you and to hear the lamentations of their women”
Now, as a faithful Christian I’m in no way advocating violence but be honest with yourself here – these specific words coming out of this particularly manly character that is Conan, should at the very least excite you and possibly make you feel pumped.
Of course don’t get too excited because your testosterone levels will go through the roof and then what are we going to do? I’ll probably have to start tackling the “awful problem” of high T values, hm?
Back on a more serious note now. Low testosterone is without a doubt a curse and I would be glad to help anyone out there looking for different ways to cure that condition in a natural way, without harmful chemicals. In this age of increasing feminism and mass emasculation of men, it is of vital importance to help each other with ways to up the hormone that constitutes the word MALE!
Always be on the lookout!
I don’t mean THAT lookout, you know – be on the lookout for hot ladies (it’s acceptable only if your single!), I’m talking about always staying alerted about ANY possible signs of low T. It can most definitely hit you out of the blue… in other words, it can catch you with your pants down, bro!
Make sure you’ve got your natural testosterone production optimized for that matter, either through T-enhancing supplements, innovative testosterone-friendly ‘liquid’ nutrition, by eating the RIGHT kind of foods and/or by making timely adjustments to your lifestyle!
I pray that this post was of assistance to you guys, keep an eye out because I’ll continue with my journey to the land of maximum T levels.
If anything in this post DID catch your attention or you just have something to say – don’t be shy and leave me a comment!
Founder of Testosterone Nerd