To fight fatigue from low testosterone, men should focus on making lifestyle adjustments and seeking treatment, if necessary. Some of the things you can do to reduce fatigue and boost energy are discussed below.
Check for an Alternate Cause
While fatigue does accompany low T levels, another issue could be making your fatigue worse. A separate condition or medication may be the issue. Thyroid disease, sleep apnea, heart problems, or medications like antidepressants or narcotic pills are known to cause fatigue.
It’s important that you seek professional help to determine if there is another cause contributing to your low-energy state. Alleviating this issue will likely reduce your fatigue associated with low testosterone. Our team can assist you in discovering any root causes of your fatigue by running diagnostic tests and discussing your lifestyle and medical history.
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If you have low T, it’s possible you’re also suffering from depression. Men with depression were found to have lower levels of testosterone, according to a study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology. A correlation between the two means that your depression could be making you feel even more lethargic. Getting help with depression may reduce fatigue from low testosterone. If you are prescribed antidepressant medications, be sure they aren’t serotonin reuptake inhibitors, which increase tiredness or may reduce sexual desire.
Get a Healthy Amount of Sleep
Men and women need to rest to rejuvenate and heal. Important processes take place in your sleep. Men produce most of their daily testosterone while they are sleeping. Naturally, lower amounts of sleep would mean lower amounts of testosterone.
Eat a Balanced Diet
As food is the basis of the body’s energy manufacturing, having a diet optimized for energy production makes sense. Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables with just a hint of animal fat is recommended. Having a healthy diet also means reducing or eliminating things that contribute to your fatigue, like alcohol. Drinking too much can lead to liver problems, which decrease testosterone.
Not only does exercising boost your energy and improve your weight, but it also naturally increases your testosterone. In conjunction with a balanced diet, routine exercise will improve your health overall.
Receiving testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may relieve the fatigue associated with low testosterone. As TRT would increase the amount of testosterone in your body, it would also help reduce the fatigue that comes with it. Some men may feel better after therapy to rebalance their hormones, while others may not. Speaking to one of our doctors will help determine if testosterone therapy is the right choice for you.
IV Infusion Therapy
IV infusion therapy is a direct-to-bloodstream treatment that gives you essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Intravenous infusions are likely to boost your energy and mood quickly because they send all the healthy benefits directly to your blood.
What Is the Connection Between Low T and Fatigue?
Chronic fatigue is one of the primary symptoms of low testosterone levels in men, along with decreased sex drive, loss of muscle mass, and changes in mood. Men often feel low energy when their testosterone drops. While this is normal for most people as they age, if fatigue is making it hard to function and complete daily tasks, it may be time to make some changes or seek help.
Testosterone is a key component of energy production in men. It is primarily produced by the testes. As men age, testosterone levels decrease. T levels drop 1 percent to 2 percent every year after age 40.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone
Low T can cause various symptoms that impact a man’s physical and mental health. In addition to fatigue, low testosterone is also known to cause:
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased body fat
- Reduced sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Hair loss
- Gynecomastia (enlarged male breast tissue)
- Mood changes
- Difficulty focusing
- Loss of bone density, resulting in osteoporosis
If you have any of the above conditions, one of our doctors can help. We’ll evaluate your hormone levels and perform a deep dive to discover if low testosterone is causing your symptoms. You do not have to continue feeling overtired with no relief in sight. Our physicians are dedicated to helping aging men feel their best every day.
How Is Low T Diagnosed?
If you have signs of low T, a doctor will conduct diagnostic tests to verify. A testosterone test is usually performed to check the total testosterone levels in your blood. A blood sample is taken from your vein.
The total testosterone test checks for free testosterone and protein-attached testosterone. It is usually done in the morning when T levels are highest. In preparation for the test, your doctor may ask that you stop medications or herbal supplements that could interfere with results.
Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates
At Anti-aging & Regenerative Associates, men and women suffering from hormone imbalances like low testosterone have treatment options. We provide a consultation to uncover your health needs and goals. If TRT isn’t a fit, we have an array of therapies that may suit your needs, like regenerative therapy. Call us today to schedule your appointment and take the next step toward achieving your health goals.