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What are the Signs of Low Testosterone in Men?

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.