What Are the Most Common Low Testosterone Symptoms?

Low energy, decreased libido, weight gain, and depression

...and "man boobs"

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Disclaimer: This information isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should never rely upon this article for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.

8 Common Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Low testosterone symptoms include:

  • Low energy
  • Lack of a sex drive
  • Depression
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Gynecomastia (aka “man boobs”)
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Increased fat gain
  • Decreased body hair and beard growth

Normal Testosterone Levels Vary

The normal testosterone levels in men vary from 300 ng/dL all the way up to over 1,100 ng/dL. That’s a huge range. So you might fall anywhere along that spectrum. Low testosterone isn’t just about a number. The important thing is to address any symptoms of low testosterone when they become a problem in your daily life.

Testosterone levels also change throughout the day, and overall testosterone decreases as you age. So don’t panic if you think you have low testosterone. Eating a healthier diet and exercise more are two great ways to increase testosterone.  And weight loss is one of the simplest ways to boost testosterone levels, especially if you have a lot of belly fat (belly fat can even kickstart estrogen production in men).

If low testosterone symptoms persist, see a urologist for a full diagnosis.

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