Some symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Decreased sexual desire
- Erectile dysfunction
- A depressed mood
- Low energy level
- Decreased muscle strength
Because the symptoms can be subtle, I usually suggest a trial of testosterone replacement when a man has a low testosterone level. In addition to possibly making a man feel better, testosterone helps keep bones strong. Low testosterone contributes to osteoporosis in men.
There are potential risks to testosterone therapy. It stimulates the growth of normal prostate tissue and prostate cancer (if cancer already is present in the gland).
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