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Can Low Testosterone Affect Appetite, Mood And Cause Anxiety?

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Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Question: Can Low T effect appetite, mood, make one anxious?
Can Treatment improve all the above?
How to judge which treatment is best for me.
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Answered by Dr. Elona (59 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, Low T can cause all these symptoms.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question.

It is true. Low levels of testosterone can cause more than sexual problems.
It can also affect your mood, weight, concentration and can cause irritability or make you more anxious.

Fortunately, there are effective remedies to raise testosterone back up to a normal level.
Many men with low testosterone report improved energy levels, sex drive, and mood after testosterone treatment.

However, let me also say that a low testosterone level by itself doesn't need treatment.
Testosterone replacement therapy can have side effects, and the long-term risks and benefits aren't known.

Only in men with symptoms of low testosterone, and blood levels that confirm this as the cause of symptoms should consider testosterone replacement.

Testosterone replacement therapy is available in several forms (skin and mouth patches, gel and injections). All can improve testosterone levels.

It is necessary to understand the cause of your low T and then we can judge if the testosterone replacement therapy is the right treatment for you,

My suggestion is to discuss this with your doctor is the only way you can have the right treatment.

Hope I have clarified your doubts. Feel free to ask further.
Regards.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Elona (1 hour later)
I do have confirmed low t (blood test) after physical. Are there natural safe ways to boost Low T?
What causes Low T by the way. Is it something I could have prevented?

Also what do you say about those t booster formulas at a health store?
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Answered by Dr. Elona (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes,these are natural ways to boost your Testosteroone.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again.

After age 30, most men begin to experience a gradual decline in testosterone.This is normal.Aging does contribute to low scores.

-A lower-than-normal T Level on a blood test can be caused by a number of conditions like: Injury to the testicles; Hormonal disorders; Infection ;Chronic liver or kidney disease ;Type 2 diabetes or Obesity.
Even some medicines and genetic conditions can also lower a man's testosterone score. In some cases, the cause is unknown.

-There’s no magic solution for boosting your testosterone, but some natural remedies may help.
Apart testosteron replacement therapy,a Good Night’s Sleep,Weight loss if you are overweight;a healthy diet with lots of zinc containig foods like beans,nuts,whole grains and resistance training can be natural ways to boost your T level or prevent declining the T level.

-The Testostron boosters formulas may be helpful but i don't recommend to use this frmulas because i don;t think that all these products are safe and effective.You shuold discuss with your doctor if you decide to bye any of these products to boost your T level.

Hope i have answered to all your questions.
Regards.



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Can Low Testosterone Affect Appetite, Mood And Cause Anxiety?

Brief Answer: Yes, Low T can cause all these symptoms. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your question. It is true. Low levels of testosterone can cause more than sexual problems. It can also affect your mood, weight, concentration and can cause irritability or make you more anxious. Fortunately, there are effective remedies to raise testosterone back up to a normal level. Many men with low testosterone report improved energy levels, sex drive, and mood after testosterone treatment. However, let me also say that a low testosterone level by itself doesn't need treatment. Testosterone replacement therapy can have side effects, and the long-term risks and benefits aren't known. Only in men with symptoms of low testosterone, and blood levels that confirm this as the cause of symptoms should consider testosterone replacement. Testosterone replacement therapy is available in several forms (skin and mouth patches, gel and injections). All can improve testosterone levels. It is necessary to understand the cause of your low T and then we can judge if the testosterone replacement therapy is the right treatment for you, My suggestion is to discuss this with your doctor is the only way you can have the right treatment. Hope I have clarified your doubts. Feel free to ask further. Regards.