Low testosterone levels in men bring about a number of physical symptoms like reduced sex drive and decreased muscle mass. Yet, sometimes the psychological impact of testosterone imbalance is even more debilitating. What’s the best way for men to overcome the mental effects of Low T?
Your Brain on Low T
There are many ways that a testosterone imbalance can impact your brain, including your emotional health:
- Concentration Problems: A lack of mental focus is a very common symptom of Low T, and is often more pronounced in men who really need extra brain power in their daily life due to intellectually challenging or highly creative jobs.
- Mental Fatigue: A lack of motivation, sometimes seen in combination with physical fatigue, but also manifesting on its own, is another hazard of testosterone imbalance. Many men simply lack the mental energy to accomplish simple daily tasks.
- Mood Swings: Unpredictable emotions, general irritability and mood swings, especially tending toward feeling down or depressed, are typical of men with Low T. In some cases, clinical depression may be diagnosed as the problem instead of the true cause: hormone imbalance.
The joint problems of brain fog, exhaustion, mood swings and depression are all serious concerns that can add up to a dramatically decreased quality of life, particularly when looked at in context with the physical symptoms of Low T. Bioidentical hormone therapy doctors are able to develop a customized treatment plan that’s designed to bring your hormone levels back into proper alignment with each other, improving both the physical and psychological symptoms of Low T.