There are many signs and symptoms of Low Testosterone. Some are more closely related to Low-T levels (specific signs and symptoms). Others may not necessarily be linked (non-specific signs and symptoms). Your doctor will help you make sense of your own situation.
Specific Signs/Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency (TD)
Specific symptoms are those more likely or directly linked to TD such as:
- Reduced sex drive
- Reduced erectile function
- Loss of body hair
- Less beard growth
- Loss of lean muscle mass
- Feeling very tired all the time (fatigue)
- Obesity (being overweight)
- Symptoms of depression
Non-specific Signs/Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency (TD)
Non-specific symptoms are those that may or may not be linked to TD such as:
- Lower energy level, endurance and physical strength
- Poor memory
- Difficulty with finding words to say
- Poor focus
- Not doing well at work
Having any one of the specific or non-specific symptoms may not mean that you have TD. But if you have a mix of symptoms, for instance, if you start to feel very tired and sad over a period of time and this is a change for you, you may want to check for TD.
Low sexual desire alone may not mean that you have TD. But if you have a combination of low sexual desire, reduced erectile function, and feelings of sadness and tiredness, you should talk to your doctor.